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March 27, 2008: Twitter Tools, Tweaks and Theories
Comments: 37 | Categories: Blog Tools , Reviews , Typelists + Sidebars , Web 2.0 , Widgets
I have to preface this post with a confession: The first time I heard about blogging, my response was "That's the dumbest @$%#&%$ thing I've ever heard of. Why the hell would I want to do that?" I said the... Read full article

February 28, 2008: Using Firefox Bookmarklets Within the HTML of a Blog Post
Comments: 6 | Categories: Advanced Templates , Basic Templates , HTML , Web 2.0 , Widgets
I'm currently working on a stealth project… a new eCommerce blog where social media is a big part of the plan… and I had this crazy idea that actually works. It started when I wanted to customize the images for... Read full article

December 4, 2007: The Paypal Storefront Widget, The fastest, easiest eCommerce solution for blogs
Comments: 35 | Categories: Advanced Templates , Basic Templates , Blog Tools , News , Reviews , TypePad Stores , Web 2.0 , Widgets
The Paypal Storefront Widget which launched today is pretty darn close to the blog eCommerce solution of my dreams. There's a reason for that… which is that I worked closely with the development team that created it. Back in August,... Read full article

August 28, 2007: The Easy way to get audio, video, podcasts and photos posted to your blog
Comments: 0 | Categories: Advanced Templates , AHA: Applied Hacking Awards , Blog Tools , Web 2.0 , Widgets
Jeff Meade at the Irish Philly Blog is my favorite kind of client— he's funny, personable, and once I've done a few basic things he digs in and learns how to go further on his own. Then he emails me... Read full article

August 3, 2007: Blogs as Stores: A Comprehensive Overview of Ecommerce Solutions for Bloggers
Comments: 40 | Categories: Agenda Updates , Blog Tools , Reference , Reviews , TypePad Stores , Web 2.0 , Widgets
When I started TypePad Hacks, one of the things I most wanted was a simple way to integrate e-commerce into TypePad blogs… at the time, probably 30% of my income came from blogging. This year, that number is more like... Read full article

July 11, 2007: New features and a redesign for Authorati
Comments: 0 | Categories: Blog Tools , Reviews , Widgets

Murali has launched a newly redesigned that's so beautiful, it really makes me want to do a new design for the hacks blog! Sadly, my own redesign will have to wait till things slow down here at hacks central, which probably won't happen till winter. Here's a quick list of new Authorati features, cribbed shamelessly from the Authorati blog: Timeline control: You can now view the rated blog posts on the Simile timeline control.... Postoons: Postoons are humorous, satirical titles for imaginary blog posts based on current events and personalities associated with them.... You can also use the richer Authorati widget instead of the badge.

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May 3, 2007: Add a Free Forum to Your TypePad Blog in Minutes!
Comments: 20 | Categories: Advanced Templates , Blog Tools , Community , Dialogue , Web 2.0 , Widgets
I've had a lot of requests since I started this blog to add a forum for readers to talk amongst themselves. I just did, and if you have a pro account, you can too! Not only that, but it's free... Read full article

January 6, 2007: Customized Headline Animator from FeedBurner
Comments: 0 | Categories: Blog Tools , Hacks for RSS , Reviews , Typelists + Sidebars , Widgets
I've been playing with a few things lately, trying to create a widget linking to all the hack tutorials here on the site. I'd love to be able to hand other bloggers a bit of sidebar bling they could use... Read full article

December 23, 2006: Vote for the Best TypePad Hacks With a New Widget from Squidoo!
Comments: 2 | Categories: Reader Polls , TypePad Hacks , Widgets
Squidoo has launched the coolest hybrid widget I've seen in a while, the Plexo. What is it? Well, it's a few things: a link list, a reader poll, a best-of generator, kind of your own personal Digg on the topic... Read full article

December 22, 2006: Blog Tag: 5 Things You Didn't Know About Me
Comments: 1 | Categories: Blog Tools , News , Reviews , Widgets

I've been tagged by BL Ochman.

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