From Ken's Meme Deflector comes XBlogThis!, an extension of blogger's "blog this!" bookmarklet that loads before the blogger window, and allows for the automatic insertion of comma delimited technorati tags & for a choice of formatting for the quote you select on the source page. Ken has tested the tool on Firefox & all is well. If you want to add technorati tags your posts in blogthis!, this bookmarklet is the tool for you!!!
Here's two other versions of the bookmarklet that are integrated with del.icio.us. Both include the rel="tag" attribute that enables tag search services to identify the links as tags. The first points to an individual's del.icio.us account (in this case, mine) & is useful for generating the technorati / del.icio.us combo tags that are the crucial tool for the categories method used here. This version is
I have made some very minor changes to the script so that the tags link to my del.icio.us account (and as we know by now, will still be visible in technorati!!) As before, all that you need to do to make this bookmarklet work for you is to right click it on your links bar, select properties, scroll through the script to the very end and replace my del.icio.us signon at the end of the URL http://del.icio.us/***** with your own. Now you can tag & categorise with blogthis!! Tag keywords should be seperated with commas.
The second version takes a cue from Graywolf, and points to the "all posts for a given tag" page on del.icio.us. Your post will eventually get buried in an avalanche of posts with the same tag, but the link in your post will take your readers to similar material. You don't need to edit / customise this script because it doesn't point to an individual del.icio.us account. This version is
Drag one to your links bar & give it a try. Let me know if it makes life easier!!
For the scoop on categories & what this all means, see my 3 category methods post.... which will soon be a 4 category methods post, I guess, because now you can tag with blogthis!! Thanks Ken. Awesome!!
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