Tuesday, December 20, 2005

X-POST: Styling the LibraryThing Blog Widget

On my personal blog, I have posted about styling the LibraryThing blog widget. The LibraryThing application doesn't have anything to do with blogging, but it's something I would have included in Topic 43, "Implementing Affiliation Links, Personal Lists, or Ads" in Chapter 7, "Additional Blogging Tools," such as in step 3 where I talk about "including personal listes of books and more."

Monday, December 19, 2005

X-POST: Firefox Extension: Blogger Web Comments

On my personal blog, I have posted about the Blogger Web Comments extension for Firefox. This probably would have been a topic in Chapter 7, "Additional Blogging Tools," because like BlogThis! (Topic 47) one of the bits of functionality provided by this extension is a BlogThis!-like posting interface.

X-POST: FeedBurner's FeedFlare service

On my personal blog, I have posted about FeedBurner's FeedFlare service. This additional service is relevant to Topic 49, "Providing an External RSS Feed," in Chapter 8, "RSS, Indices, and Folksonomies."

X-POST: Firefox Extension: Google AdSense Preview Tool

On my personal blog, I have posted about the Google AdSense Preview Tool extension for Firefox. This is a useful extension for bloggers who have Google AdSense ads in their blog template, or are thinking about doing so.

Monday, December 05, 2005

the book IS available

Sams Teach Yourself Blogging in a Snap is available now, so say the various bookseller web sites, plus I walked past a copy in a brick-and-mortar bookstore, plus I got a box of ten the other day.

This is a pretty jam-packed week, so if I get a chance to make updates here, it'll be near the end. But I wouldn't really count on anything until the 14th. The academic semester is wrapping up and that's always a busy time. At that time I'll go through the actual pages and check for errata (and add topics for things Blogger added/modified since the book went to print, like Blogger Backlinks, Comment Modification, etc.)