Saturday, July 30, 2011

Enabling Blogger on Google Apps domains

For Google Apps accounts, access to Blogger is controlled by the domain administrator.  This article shows why domain administrators may want to turn off Blogger access, for their domains - and describes how to enable Blogger access if required.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Putting a custom +1 button into your blog

You can add a custom version of Google's +1 button to your blog, just like  Facebook's Like button.  It can go in under the title bar in the post-header or beside or below each post.  Or it can be a gadget.   And the "plus one" function can apply to  an individual post or your whole blog.   

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Timezones at a glance: what's the time in your readers' country?

This article describes why timezone matters for bloggers, and has a picture comparing the time in the major areas of the world throughout the day.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Post.snippet and post.thumbnail: tools for summarizing your blog

The snippet and thumbnail attributes now appear to be available for all Blogger posts, even though they're not documented in Blogger's official list.  This article shows documents what I've found out about them.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Sharing blog posts to a Facebook page instead of your personal profile

You can share from your blog to a Facebook page, instead of a profile, by switching to use the Facebook page before you carry out the share.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Putting a "follow me on Twitter" button onto your blog

This article explains how to put an official "Follow me on Twitter" button onto your blog.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Putting a Facebook "like", "send" or "share" button on your blog

There is an official Facebook button that your readers can use to share your blog, your current post, or any website, on their own Facebook account.  This article describes how to get the code from Facebook and install it into Blogger - but most of the information applies to other blogging tools (Wordpress, TypePad, etc) and many other web-site tools also.