Thursday, 17 December 2009

Blog make over (1)

I feel like I discovered an entirely new World today. Bloggershpere. There are so many things one can do to their blog page, and I felt the urge to try some out… by no means is this attempting to be a guide, more like a few tips for those, who are new to this as well… and since technology, platforms and trends are changing so fast, this is only the first attempt to keep up – I assume there will be many more.

Blogger (my blogger platform) no longer offers 3 column templates, so one has to edit the HTML code of their blog and here is a great step by step guide on how.

In order to drive traffic and increase awareness of your blog (well, if that’s what you aspire to do) it’s important to register it with search engines such as Bing and Google and certainly with Technorati – the homepage which will elaborate on why exactly.

and tips)
You would probably want to add a Retweet button to make it easy for all those Twitter fans to spread the word. Here is how you can do that.

I tweaked the code that’s offered on the site a bit and created my own html code for this, here it is if you want to use it (if you have a Twitter ID, replace that between the ‘’, otherwise just delete that line):

<div style='float:right; margin-left:10px;'>
<script type='text/javascript'>
tweetmeme_style = ‘compact’;
tweetmeme_source = ‘Your Twitter ID’;
tweetmeme_url = ‘<data:post.url/>’;
tweetmeme_service = ‘’;
</script> <script src='' type='text/javascript'/>

And finally make sure you add buttons to share or ‘Add This’.

Here is a slide share on how – have a look, it’s really easy!

Good luck.

before / after

Reka-Zsuzsanna's blog before
Reka-Zsuzsanna's blog after

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