Trying to Hack the TypePad Templates is difficult.

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Anyone a whiz at troubleshooting typepad advanced templates? You have to hack the typepad templates. And, after some back and forth with Typepad Support person named Carla, I was able to learn how to edit the advanced templates. Meanwhile, if you use blogger or wordpress, Marshall has posted some tips. Technorati Tags: net2 , nptech , delicious , typepadCan someone help me? What's going on here?

RSS Side Links & Blogger

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How can you stream and RSS as headline links down your sidebar in blogger? I know how to do this in typepad, but not blogger. If you want to have a stream a RSS feed as headlines on your side bar in blogger, after you create the javascript, where do you put in the template This is one of those stupd questions one that reveals your own stupidity. Since questions are your best teachers. I posted it here.

Trending Sources

Be a Blogger for Human Rights

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Anyway, he mentioned that he set up a Typepad blog for Witness' Director, Gillian Caldwell to document her trip to Sierra Leone with Angelina Jolie to deliver recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) to the government.

Do Good Blogger Sampler and Other Blogging Links

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It's just a sampler of do good bloggers (please don't be sad if I didn't include you, it's a sampler ), links to blog search engines, links to blog feed readers, and links to blog software platforms.

Meet the Idealware Bloggers Part 5: Michelle Murrain

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The last installment of the Meet the Bloggers series is with Michelle Murrain. In 2004 she realized that there were things to say about technology and that she had a unique perspective so she began a Typepad blog on tech. Unfortunately we didn't get the chance to sit down together in person at the Nonprofit Technology Conference this year but we plan to remedy that at the next one in Atlanta.

Love It: Tumblr Blogs for Nonprofits

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WordPress, Blogger, TypePad), but what excites me about Tumblr for nonprofits is that it's quick, fun and visual. One of the first Juicy Blogging E-Course assignments I give to my students is to write a blog post that has more images than words.

NetCentric Advocacy: Pitching Blogs: Is there a difference between a PR hack and political or advocacy strategies?

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Here is an interesting riff on the role the pitch, news and bloggers in the world of information flows. Some of the ‘A List’ bloggers command sizeable audiences and can justifiably claim to hold considerable sway in certain spheres of influence. This means bloggers are having conversations about items found on Slashdot slightly more often than theyre discussing stories found on The Guardians Web site. Bloggers talk about blogs, blogging, and other bloggers.

The Dangers of Online Services

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Today, the hacking of the blogging service SoapBlox , which was used by many progressive political bloggers, such as Pam’s House Blend , became known, and it is currently unclear how many sites have survived, and what will happen to them. They hosted a small percentage of the blogs out there (in comparison to, say, TypePad or Blogger.) This week was a bad week for online blogging services.

Five Reasons Why Nonprofits Who Utilize Social Media Should Also Blog

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The world doesn’t need another blogger, right? Blogging tools like WordPress and TypePad automatically add the code for page titles in every new blog post you publish to the Web. Buzz words like “Community” and “Engagement” have become very popular over the last 12-18 months in reference to sites like Facebook, Twitter and MySpace, but blogging and blogging platforms (like Blogger, WordPress, TypePad) gave birth to the idea of a social web.

Some Advice for Phil Anthropoid

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A typepad blog isn't necessarily anonymous. (I I learned this from having just helped some Cambodian bloggers who want to write their criticisms of the government without an AK47 in their face and researched options for anonymous blogging.) Meet Phil Anthropod from Planet Claire.

The Dangers of Online Services

Idealware

Today, the blogging service SoapBlox , which was used by many progressive political bloggers, such as Pam's House Blend , was hacked , and it is currently unclear how many sites have survived, and what will happen to them. They hosted a small percentage of the blogs out there (in comparison to, say, TypePad or Blogger.) This week was a bad week for online blogging services.

These are a few of my favorite blogs

Connection Cafe

Published on Wordpress and Typepad and others Insights from nonprofit sisters and brothers Keeping my online strategy from going to the dogs These are a few of my favorite blogs. Ever since Allyson Kaplin of RAD Campaign became the editor of Frogloop, Care2's nonprofit online marketing blog , Frogloop has experienced a Renaissance of regular, valuable postings both from Allyson herself and guest bloggers.

Why blog?

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Morra Aarons-Mele is working on a research project related to her graduate work and she is interviewing bloggers. I started blogging in 2000 or so - maintaining link lists on html pages and then with a blogger blog before starting this typepad blog in 2003. I ask myself this question every now and then. I had my interview last week and I always like the opportunity to answer questions that encourage reflection. Questions like. Why did you start to blog?

Five Steps to Finding ROI

Amy Sample Ward

Whether it’s a Wordpress, Blogger, Typepad, or whatever, you have access to built-in web analytics or the option to use Google Analytics. Many organizations struggle with the idea of ROI and metrics when it comes to social media because so much of it feels, well, untouchable.

The Rise of Private Blogs

Michael Stein's Non-profit Technology Blog

For those of use who blog on technology, politics, marketing, fundraising, and other issues, the public image of the blogger as a teenaged diarist or bored young mom giving the whole world way too much personal information is one we combat daily. By far the largest single group of bloggers are online diarists. 37 percent of bloggers cite “my life and experiences” as a primary topic of their blog.

Screencast: Call for Blog Actors!

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I'm particulary interested in typepad widgets, but blogger, wordpress, and others are okay. I'm researching for a screencast that I will shoot over the next few weeks on the topic of widgets that can be used for your blog to enable conversation or support nonprofit programs. I'm looking for widgets that can easily add any of the following features: Integrating calendar or events info on your blog. Publishing tag clouds, links from socialbookmarking, etc on your blog.

NetCentric Advocacy: ACLU Family Prison

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On a technical review note these videos need better ways to help people access or send snippets of code so that more bloggers, myspacers and others (via email) can spread the videos. On a technical review note these videos need better ways to help people access or send snippets of code so that more bloggers, myspacers and others (via email) can spread the videos. NetCentric Advocacy Advocacy Strategy for the Age of Connectivity.

Tools I Use to Connect, Scan and React to the Web

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This entire package is a few dollars a month for typepad (hosts this blog ). on iphone) My blog (typepad – only problem.I Firefox – quick publish – blogger. Publish Typepad – 14 bucks a month. Blogger – just for clips.

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Let's Go Widget Shopping!

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I'm not a techy, so I use typepad. Typepad has integrated widgets into the blogging platform, so adding a widget is even easier than cut and paste! " Widgetbox For bloggers like me, Widgetbox offers a Widget panel. This weekend I went widget shopping!

Really Simple Databases

Idealware

Blogger (blogger.com) and TypePad (typepad.com): Two great programs for starting a blog or small website. This wonderful Idealware blog uses blogger, and makes posting a snap. While it did take me about 1 hour and 30 minutes to set up my first website using TypePad, most of this time was spent debating over the free templates I could use to make it pretty. It just seems that too many databases are too complex to use.

Laura Quinn: Founder and Director of Idealware

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For an organization doesn't have skill in HTML and other technical stuff, TypePad and WordPress.com (the hosted version) are likely a good fit. TypePad is in fact the only good choice if you want to really tailor the colors and add your logo but don't have HTML experience. If someone technical can help set it up, but you need it to be easy to post, Blogger, WordPress.org (the installed version), and TypePad look good.

Can A Blogging Work Flow Tool Help Me Be More Productive?

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It works on a number of different blogging platforms, including the one I use, typepad. I recently discovered a blogging work flow tool called Zemanta , that according to its web site. will save you time and increase traffic.

Thoughts from the Bloggercon

SocialFish

I was excited to be there, despite the heat, because (believe it or not) I was not a blogger this time last year! We had lots of bloggers, and also several people interested in how to start blogs for their associations, some total newbies to the craft. Platforms – Blogger , Typepad , Wordpress , Movable Type – all are fine to start. What a nice turnout for the Bloggercon!

NetCentric Advocacy: Local Communications Grid

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Use Technoratis directory of bloggers to hunt for sites that have self-categorized as being about a particular locality. For example, I found 59 blogs about Baltimore there, and since most of these bloggers have also chosen to tag themselves by other topics like politics, its fairly easy to discover some local political blogs here. Use Technoratis directory of bloggers to hunt for sites that have self-categorized as being about a particular locality.

NetCentric Advocacy: Sway opinion within an industry: Blog

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I am not sure what the return on investment is but given that the blogger has been at since 2006 you have to figure that at most it might have cost 200-400K in technology,staff overhead and promotion to get into position to influence the debate in a strike that costs $21million a day. NetCentric Advocacy Advocacy Strategy for the Age of Connectivity. Home Green Media Toolshed Profile Twitter Shared Links Subscribe Archives « This is a good speech.

Benefits of Global Blogging: Dinner Companions No Matter Where You Go!

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The Internet connection is very slow that I am on and typepad won't load. I was greeted at the airport by members of the clogger team, Virak and "Trajoke" and presented with a Cambodian Bloggers Summit t-shirt!

NetCentric Advocacy: Twitter in the Wildfires

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Blogger John Bracken writes about how the area’s public radio affiliate, San Diego State University-based KPBS, turned to Twitter (a free, text-based service using instant message and email updates to rapidly send breaking news to subscribers which, in this instance, numbered over 650 people) and other digital media tools to update the San Diego community after they were forced off the air because of the fires. NetCentric Advocacy Advocacy Strategy for the Age of Connectivity.

How to Start Your Basic Blog

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I use Blogger , because it is free! If I had known I would like blogging so much, I would have set up a Typepad account, because it has more features, but Blogger is just fine and it's a bargain! Click on the Template tab in your Blogger account again.

Picasa is Cool! Blogbinders not so cool.

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Today's task was to further explore the question: What is the easiest way for a user who doesn't know HTML to upload images on Blogger? The ctc afterschool program I'm working with will be using blogger for the poetry blog and in the example I added some images.

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Facebook Community in No Time

Beaconfire Wire

Although it integrates with Blogger , Wordpress , Typepad , and any website well, the best feature I believe is in it’s ability to create a Facebook community. A couple of months ago, I was frustrated with several academic journal websites which did not have the necessities of web 2.0 sharing features which can make their site useful to the new generation of scholars.

NetCentric Advocacy: Identity Woman » She’s Geeky: An Women’s Tech (un)conference

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Julia French from Covered Communications, Deb Roby a BlogHer Blogger, Melanie Swan, Heather Vesent from the Purple Tornado and Laurie Rae. Julia French from Covered Communications, Deb Roby a BlogHer Blogger, Melanie Swan, Heather Vesent from the Purple Tornado and Laurie Rae. NetCentric Advocacy Advocacy Strategy for the Age of Connectivity.

Best of Beth's Blog 2008: Finding The Top Ten Posts In Less Than Five MInutes!

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I use a variety of tools for this analysis, including Google Analytics, Feedburner subscriber counts, and manually tracking comment to post ratios (typepad doesn't have a nifty plugin like wordpress to automate that grunge work) A tool that use to evlauate my content is PostRank. Where Are The Gen-Y Bloggers Who Write About Nonprofits and Social Change? Why Nhung Sun, A Cambodian Blogger, Supports The Sharing Foundation. Bloggers Who Create Community Award.

Delicious Bird Tags and Technology Integration

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" I ended up with blogger because it is free. typepad hides a little more of the geeky code stuff and the categories might be a useful feature. I'm working with an afterschool program/ctc lab to develop an instructional technology plan.

Screencast: Using Widgets to Build Community on Blogs Featured on NTEN Blog

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s experience (good and bad), the NTEN Affinity Groups , particularly Emerging Technology, Nonprofit Bloggers, or Nonprofit Webmasters, are good lists to connect with your peers on these topics. I'm not a techy, so I use typepad. Typepad has integrated widgets into the. There are also other platform-specific widget directories: wordpress ( here and here ) and blogger If you're on another. I went through the typepad collection and installed (unstalled) a lot of them.

Measuring the Value of Your Blog: Reflections Over the Last Year

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My blogging platform, Typepad, does not have a way to easily and automatically measure the number of posts and words in post in a given time period. " That's a hard question for me to answer because as Kaushik notes and all of us bloggers know all too well -- many analytics programs do not track RSS feeds. Or study bloggers SEO resources in more depth. I had to compute mine manually by counting them in typepad. My blog is worth $314,448.78.

The Jing Project: Embed Screencasts Into Conversation

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The very calm Preetamrai , the Southeast Asian Editor for Global Voices who is also attending and leading a workshop at the Cambodia Bloggers Summit told me about his very cool new app from Techsmith, JingProject. Click to play.

Measuring Your Blog's Outcomes and Use of Other Social Media Tools

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My blogging platform, Typepad , does not have a way to easily and automatically measure the number of posts and words in post in a given time period. Maybe one of my readers will point me to some third-party typepad plugin that does this? " That's a hard question for me to answer because as Kaushik notes and all of us bloggers know all too well -- analytics programs do not track RSS feeds. I had to compute mine manually by counting them in typepad.

NetCentric Advocacy: Nice Live8 Technology debrief by EchoDitto

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2) Technorati Tagging the Blog Buzz :: Technorati sponsored what may be the first global online tagging event, encouraging bloggers to tag their posts with "live8" so that they could be counted in the global online discussion, accompanied by a syndicated image. As of right now, there are 12,073 blog posts tagged with Live 8, and 50 bloggers were invited to go backstage. (3) NetCentric Advocacy Advocacy Strategy for the Age of Connectivity.

Chris Brogan: What Were Your First Steps?

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My first blog was on a colleague's movetable type server in 2000 and when typepad launched in 2003?, In the nonprofit sector, there were not many bloggers in 2004. I also followed bloggers who were not in the nonprofit space. My first steps. On Monday, Chris Brogan is going to do an NTEN members-only expert session and I'm filling in for Holly Ross as one of the moderators. We're going to be on a conference call and a meebo chat for member questions.

Blogging for Writers

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Poetry Thursday is an online project that builds community by encouraging bloggers to read and enjoy poetry, as well as sharing it with others. I'm giving a talk about blogging at the meeting of the Marin Branch of the California Writers Club tomorrow at the Book Passage in Corte Madera. I always like folks to be able to have an electronic handout, in addition to a paper one, so I'm posting the handout I'm using here.