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December 10, 2008permalink

Today’s release features a brand new graduate from the Blogger in Draft testing ground: Import and Export for Blogger blogs.

The import/export feature opens up a whole new range of portability for your blogs, as well as allows for a few new options in the blog creation process. To get you started, we’ve rounded up a handful of ideas that can be done with importing and exporting:

You can access Import and Export from the Blog Tools section on the Settings | Basic tab.

We have also added new importing options to the blog creation process:

For some more detailed info on all of the things you can do with Import and Export, please check out our accompanying help article.

A couple caveats

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iLike: Add a soundtrack to your blog

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Sometimes we stumble across gadgets that are just too cool to keep to ourselves. And such is the case with the slick iLike gadget, which should be a real treat for all of you Blogger audiophiles out there.

iLike brings music to your blog by letting you embed and share playlists that you make yourself. Using their simple interface, you can organize and arrange your tunes, then seamlessly integrate them into your blog’s sidebar.


To get started, head on over to the playlist editor and build up your list of tunes from the iLike database. When you are finished, simply click the orange ‘Done!’ button at the bottom of the page, and you will be taken to a preview of what your playlist will look like on Blogger.

If everything looks good, click the orange ‘Add to Blogger’ button to go to Blogger’s Import Page Element Page (if not already signed in you will be prompted to do so.) Then choose the blog which you want to have the playlist, and click ‘Add Widget.’

The iLike gadget will now show up in your blog’s page elements editor for you to arrange as you wish. Pretty cool, eh?

Keep in mind though that playlist editor feature of iLike is still technically in beta, so the usual caveats apply. However, if you are feeling extra entrepreneurial you could help out the iLike dev team by answering their quick survey.

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Reactions: easily engage your readers

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One of our goals at Blogger is to make it easy for authors to get feedback on their content; we believe that authors are driven in part by the reactions and criticisms offered by their readers, and that these interactions enhance the quality of blog content. In support of this effort, we’re launching Reactions, simple annotations chosen by authors and given by readers.

With Reactions, readers can easily respond with one click, increasing feedback on posts.

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To enable Reactions, log in to your dashboard, go to Layout > Page Elements and click the Edit link in the Blog Posts element to open the blog post configuration tool. Then, check the box next to Reactions, edit your reactions as a comma-separated list, and click Save.

Reactions works with Layouts templates, though if your template is heavily customized, you may have to reset your widget templates for Reactions to appear. If you have a Classic template you will need to switch to Layouts to use Reactions.

Of course, Reactions isn’t the only way to gather great feedback from readers; we also recently launched the Embedded Comment Form. With both Reactions and better commenting, we aim to make it easier for you to get the response and adoration you deserve.

Try Reactions now! We hope your reaction is <3.

Updated, 2:30 PM: Corrected to say that Reactions is a Layouts-only feature.

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New feature: Geotagging

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We’ve just added geotagging to the new post editor on Blogger in draft. With geotagging, you can add a location to your each of your blog posts. Just as time stamps help readers find posts from a certain date or time, geotags give your readers a way to browse posts near a specific location.

Adding a geotag to your post is easy. Log into draft.blogger.com, open the post editor, and click the add location link below the main text field.

Use the location editor to search, drag, click and zoom on a map to choose and save a location. We’ll try to label the location you choose using our reverse geocoder, which looks up a name for a point on the map. You can also edit the location name by clicking the blue location name text below the search field.

When you publish your post, the geotag is displayed below your blog post as a link, which will open up Google Maps.

We also include each post’s location in your blog’s RSS and Atom feeds using GeoRSS, a standard for geotagging. This means that feed readers, map applications and search engines can associate your posts with their locations.

We’re still working on other ways to show geotag information on your blog. Brian, the Google engineer who created this feature in his 20% time, has written a gadget that will display your posts on a map. To add it to your blog, click “Add Your Own” on the “Add a Gadget” page and paste in this URL: http://blogmap-gadget.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/blogmap.xml

Geotagging has a few known issues. We’ll be addressing them shortly, but here are some suggested workarounds for the near-term:

What types of posts are you adding a location to? What other functionality would you like to see in this feature? Leave us a comment and let us know what you think!

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>Gordon B. Hinckley’s Talk Warmly Received By My Jewish Friend, Eric

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Re: Your recent articles about women of the Republican Party

Monday, May 25, 2009
From:
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“Don White”
#yiv132659154 {font-family:Geneva, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:9pt;background-color:#ffffff;color:black;}Don,

I am beyond humbled by your kindness towards me. Yes, the story you sent me was quite inspirational, but more importantly, so were the words you wrote as well.

Thank you so much for your decency and warmth toward a complete stranger. May God bless you in everything you do.

eric aka the Tygrrrr Express

—–Original Message—–
From: Don White
Sent: May 23, 2009 12:42 PM
To: g
Subject: Your recent articles about women of the Republican Party

Eric, I read with great interest how you have successfully gone to the various caucuses and Republican women groups, which you lauded warmly. I admire your writing but I admire you far more as a human being.

In keeping with our respect for women including our wives and our mothers, scarcely more than a  year ago a Mormon prophet died at age 98, Gordon B. Hinkley, whom I had known for the past 50 years or so. He was an extremely talented and spiritual man. He spoke briefly of the passing of his wife, and he lived as prophet of the Mormon Church for several years after she died. He reverently, and kindly spoke in a talk thereafter about his wife and also all women, something I want to share with you:

“I am grateful to be able to say that in our long life together I cannot remember a serious quarrel. Small differences occasionally, yes, but nothing of a serious nature. I believe our marriage has been as idyllic as anyone’s could possibly be.

“I recognize that many of you are similarly blessed, and I compliment you most warmly, for when all is said and done there is no association richer than the companionship of husband and wife, and nothing more portentous for good or evil than the unending consequences of marriage.

“I see those consequences constantly. I see both beauty and tragedy. And so I have chosen to say a few words today on the women in our lives.
I begin with the Creation of the world.
We read in the book of Genesis and in the book of Moses of that great, singular, and remarkable undertaking. The Almighty was the architect of that creation. Under His direction it was executed by His Beloved Son, the Great Jehovah, who was assisted by Michael, the archangel.
There came first the forming of heaven and earth, to be followed by the separation of the light from the darkness. The waters were removed from the land. Then came vegetation, followed by the animals. There followed the crowning creation of man. Genesis records that “God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good” (Gen. 1:31).
But the process was not complete.
“For Adam there was not found an help meet for him.
“And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof;
“And the rib, which the Lord God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.
“And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman” (Gen. 2:20–23).
And so Eve became God’s final creation, the grand summation of all of the marvelous work that had gone before.
Notwithstanding this preeminence given the creation of woman, she has so frequently through the ages been relegated to a secondary position. She has been put down. She has been denigrated. She has been enslaved. She has been abused. And yet some few of the greatest characters of scripture have been women of integrity, accomplishment, and faith.
We have Esther, Naomi, and Ruth of the Old Testament. We have Sariah of the Book of Mormon. We have Mary, the very mother of the Redeemer of the world. We have her as the chosen of God, described by Nephi as “a virgin, most beautiful and fair above all other virgins” (1 Ne. 11:15).
She it was who carried the child Jesus into Egypt to save His life from the wrath of Herod. She it was who nurtured Him in His boyhood and young manhood. She stood before Him when His pain-wracked body hung upon the cross on Calvary’s hill. In His suffering He said to her, “Woman, behold thy son!” And to His disciple in a plea that he care for her, He said, “Behold thy mother!” (John 19:26–27).
Crossing through His life we have Mary and Martha, and Mary of Magdala. She it was who came to the tomb that first Easter morning. And to her, a woman, He first appeared as the resurrected Lord. Why is it that even though Jesus placed woman in a position of preeminence, so many men who profess His name fail to do so?
In His grand design, when God first created man, He created a duality of the sexes. The ennobling expression of that duality is found in marriage. One individual is complementary to the other. As Paul stated, “Neither is the man without the woman, neither the woman without the man, in the Lord” (1 Cor. 11:11).
There is no other arrangement that meets the divine purposes of the Almighty. Man and woman are His creations. Their duality is His design. Their complementary relationships and functions are fundamental to His purposes. One is incomplete without the other.
I recognize that we have many wonderful women among us who do not have the opportunity of marriage. But they, too, make such a tremendous contribution. They serve the Church faithfully and ably. They teach in the organizations. They stand as officers.
I witnessed a very interesting thing the other day. The General Authorities were in a meeting, and the presidency of the Relief Society were there with us. These able women stood in our council room and shared with us principles of welfare and of helping those who are in distress. Our stature as officers of this Church was not diminished by what they did. Our capacities to serve were increased.
There are some men who, in a spirit of arrogance, think they are superior to women. They do not seem to realize that they would not exist but for the mother who gave them birth. When they assert their superiority they demean her. It has been said, “Man can not degrade woman without himself falling into degradation; he can not elevate her without at the same time elevating himself” (Alexander Walker, in Elbert Hubbard’s Scrap Book [1923], 204).
How very true that is. We see the bitter fruit of that degradation all about us. Divorce is one of its results. This evil runs rampant through our society. It is the outcome of disrespect for one’s marriage partner. It manifests itself in neglect, in criticism, in abuse, in abandonment. We in the Church are not immune from it.
Jesus declared, “What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder” (Matt. 19:6).
The word man is used in the generic sense, but the fact is that it is predominantly men who bring about the conditions that lead to divorce.
After dealing with hundreds of divorce situations through the years, I am satisfied that the application of a single practice would do more than all else to solve this grievous problem.
If every husband and every wife would constantly do whatever might be possible to ensure the comfort and happiness of his or her companion, there would be very little, if any, divorce. Argument would never be heard. Accusations would never be leveled. Angry explosions would not occur. Rather, love and concern would replace abuse and meanness.
There was a popular song we sang many years ago, the lyrics of which said:

I want to be happy,
But I won’t be happy
Till I make you happy, too.
(Irving Caesar, “I Want to Be Happy” [1924])

How true this is.
Every woman is a daughter of God. You cannot offend her without offending Him. I plead with the men of this Church to look for and nurture the divinity that lies within their companions. To the degree that happens, there will be harmony, peace, enrichment of family life, nurturing love.
Well did President McKay remind us that “no other success [in life] can compensate for failure in the home” (quoted from J. E. McCulloch, Home: The Savior of Civilization [1924], 42; in Conference Report, Apr. 1935, 116).
Likewise, the truth of which President Lee reminded us: “The [greatest] work you will ever do will be within the walls of your own home” (“Maintain Your Place as a Woman,” Ensign, Feb. 1972, 51).
The cure for most marital troubles does not lie in divorce. It lies in repentance and forgiveness, in expressions of kindness and concern. It is to be found in application of the Golden Rule.
It is a scene of great beauty when a young man and a young woman join hands at the altar in a covenant before God that they will honor and love one another. Then how dismal the picture when a few months later, or a few years later, there are offensive remarks, mean and cutting words, raised voices, bitter accusations.
It need not be, my dear brothers and sisters. We can rise above these mean and beggarly elements in our lives (see Gal. 4:9). We can look for and recognize the divine nature in one another, which comes to us as children of our Father in Heaven. We can live together in the God-given pattern of marriage in accomplishing that of which we are capable if we will exercise discipline of self and refrain from trying to discipline our companion.
The women in our lives are creatures endowed with particular qualities, divine qualities, which cause them to reach out in kindness and with love to those about them. We can encourage that outreach if we will give them opportunity to give expression to the talents and impulses that lie within them. In our old age my beloved companion said to me quietly one evening, “You have always given me wings to fly, and I have loved you for it.”

Eric, I hope that you felt the spirit of this great man, who was an example to all of us. I felt some of his kindly spirit in the words that you wrote about the stature and quality of our Republican woman who are strong in their faith and in their belief in Independence and the things which we value and cherish as Americans.

Keep up the good work, Eric.
Don White

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The Company of Good Women, Vol. 3: Surprise Packages by Lael J. Littke July 11, 2008
In Surprise Packages, the satisfying conclusion of The Company of Good Women series, Juneau, Deenie, and Erin deal with a new set of challenges.
The Stripling Warrior and Warriorette Workout by Shane Barker July 08, 2008
“I’m sure that Helaman gave his young warriors drills that honed and sharpened their fighting skills. But I believe they had spiritual workouts, too. I believe they had activities and exercises that built their spiritual muscles so that they were ready when God needed them most.” Using engaging and timely stories along with insights from latter- day prophets, author Shane Barker encourages today’s teenagers to be spiritually prepared, to become valiant Latter- day Saints who are ready to stand up for what’s right.
The Temple: Where Heaven Meets Earth by Truman G. Madsen July 08, 2008
In his youth, Truman Madsen watched his grandparents take their large family to the temple almost every week. Decades later, a friend said, “Your spiritual life began with the temple and everything since has flowed from that.” The messages in this book attest to his love of temples.
Toss the Guilt and Catch the Joy: A Woman’s Guide to a Better Life by Merrilee Browne Boyack July 08, 2008
Are you tired of worrying about things you can’t control? Do you feel distracted or overwhelmed by the daily demands of living? Do you wonder if it’s even possible to make space in your busy life to become the person you really want to be? In her down- to- earth style, popular author and speaker Merrilee Boyack presents eight pairs of contrasting characteristics, inviting women to consider their own tendencies: Faithful or fearful? Focused or distracted? Peaceful or worried? She then discusses how we can move from where we are to where we want to be without feeling guilty or discouraged
Holding Fast: Dealing with Doubts in the Latter Days by Robert L. Millet July 08, 2008
This book is written to anyone (young or old) who has experienced doubts or who wants a stronger testimony of the gospel. In more than thirty years as a religious educator, Brother Millet has spent hundreds of hours meeting with people who wrestle with questions. He has observed what kinds of attitudes and habits undermine testimony and which ones engender steadfast hope and faith.
Odds Are You’re Going to Be Exalted: Evidence That the Plan of Salvation Works by Alonzo L. Gaskill May 30, 2008
Many Latter- day Saints worry whether they’re capable of reaching the celestial kingdom. Are these anxieties born of a sense of unworthiness, or is it that we just don’t think we can “do it all”? Author Alonzo L. Gaskill believes that such pessimism results from misunderstanding God’s great plan of happiness and what it is that the Lord actually requires of us.
Faith in the Service by Chad Hawkins May 09, 2008
This riveting collection of stories from Latter- day Saint men and women serving in Iraq, Afghanistan, Germany, and other locations around the world offers a remarkable record of uncommon courage and dedicated service.
The Great and Terrible, Vol. 5: From the End of Heaven by Chris Stewart May 09, 2008
The battle of good against evil intensifies in the darkness of an EMP-devastated America. The electromagnetic pulses that wiped out the country’s entire electrical grid have reduced people to an almost animal existence. While those with good hearts pull together to help each other, those inclined to evil find free reign for the rage that Satan and his minions are stirring up in their hearts.
Bitten by Robert Farrell Smith May 01, 2008
Serving as a missionary in Thelma’s Way, Tennessee, is an unforgettable, colorful, and bewildering experience for Trust Williams. (The bugs are the least of his problems.) But as Trust settles in, he begins to love this ratty bunch of misfits. In particular, he’s smitten by a mysterious redhead named Grace. His mission mishaps and later courtship will leave readers in stitches. In the end, Trust discovers that despite religion, location, or upbringing, love bites whom it pleases. Read a chapter from this favorite author
Freshman for President by Allyson B. Condie May 01, 2008
Fifteen- year- old Milo J. Wright and his best friend, Eden, are crazy to even consider participating in the election for President of the United States of America, aren’t they? Never mind that Milo is twenty years too young. Never mind the fact that he’ll have to balance the election with school, his lawn- mowing job, soccer practice, and trying to understand girls. There are times in life when you just have to go for something, no matter how impossible. Readers will discover that everyone, no matter what age, has something valuable to say. Read the first chapter.
The Book of Mormon Sleuth, Vol 5: Secret Mission by C. B. Andersen May 01, 2008
The Andrews family is off on another exciting quest, and once again, clues in the scriptures lead to mystery and adventure. Watch your kids run for their copies of the Book of Mormon to follow along!

Read the first chapter of novel.

The Cost of Winning: Coming In First Across the Wrong Finish Line by Dean Hughes April 03, 2008
Life is a not a contest. Why do we make it one, and in the process make ourselves unhappy and distant from the Lord? Bestselling author Dean Hughes suggests some ways to “get out of the game,” shedding a lot of what doesn’t matter and focusing on what does. Read the first chapter from a beloved author.
The Holy Secret by James L. Ferrell March 13, 2008
Many today carry a secret: We do not love what we have been commanded to love. We do not love what is holy. Although we might reverence things that are deemed holy– the temple, for example, and the scriptures, and the Sabbath– we do not love them. Not really. Not with our whole souls. Read the first chapter from this novel by the author of The Peacegiver.
MEE Speaks by Mary Ellen Edmunds March 13, 2008
Popular author and speaker Mary Ellen Edmunds is affectionately known to thousands of people by her initials, MEE. This sequel to her bestselling book MEE Thinks shares more of her whimsical thoughts about a host of topics such as noisy neighbors, unexpected gifts, early retirement, and putting first things first. This thoughtful, creative, poignant, funny book will lift your spirits and encourage you to think more deeply than ever before about the things that really matter in life (as well as some that don’t matter so much)! Read an excerpt from this new book
Finding the Angel Within: Spirituality, Body Image and Self-Worth by Pamela H. Hansen March 07, 2008
Why is it so difficult to feel good about ourselves? There are times when most, if not all of us, have felt miserable about our bodies– no matter what the number on the scale tells us. Bestselling author Pamela H. Hansen has received thousands of letters and emails from people struggling with issues of body image and self- worth. Her new book confronts society’s obsession with the perfect body and examines the destructive belief that physical appearance determines worth. This spiritually sound approach to developing a healthy body image will change the way you think about yourself and others. Read a chapter from this new inspirational book.
Whisperings of the Spirit by Nancy Murphy March 07, 2008
The Holy Ghost is always whispering to us. Through the Spirit we receive guidance that can be acquired in no other way. But are we listening? Communicating with the Holy Ghost is a process, not an event. Whisperings of the Spirit offers inspiration and guidance for seeking, recognizing, and acting on the promptings of the Holy Ghost. The author identifies some of the things that stand in the way of fully realizing our relationship with the Holy Ghost and provides specific suggestions to help us remember the whisperings of the Spirit. Read a chapter from this highly anticipated book.
Live, Love and Learn: Devotional Messages for Women by Mary Ellen Edmunds March 07, 2008
Sometimes we just need a little encouragement. Other times, a good laugh can turn the entire day around. Then there are times when a personal insight reminds us that there is more to life than schedules, laundry, and yet another trip to the grocery store. More than 60 straight-to-the-heart messages from the Time Out for Women team of speakers help make the connection between where we are and where we want to be. Included are selections by Mary Ellen Edmunds, Ardeth Kapp, Emily Watts, Hilary Weeks, and Virginia Pearce. This inspirational collection captures the warmth and wisdom of your favorite LDS speakers and authors. Read one of the devotionals by Mary Ellen Edmunds.
Fablehaven V3: The Grip of the Shadow Plague by Brandon Mull March 07, 2008
In the third volume, the peril escalates as an unexplained darkness infects the creatures of Fablehaven. Read the first chapter of this highly anticipated novel.
You Don’t Need to Slay My Dragons, Just Take Out the Trash by Beverly Campbell March 07, 2008
Science has long recognized that men and women think differently. So why are we surprised when experiences, language, or reactions are perceived in different ways? There are important variations in how men and women process such things as emotions, voice tones, and body language. Beverly Campbell, author of Eve and the Choice Made in Eden, with more than 40 years of marital and professional experience, offers a clear picture of who we were created to be and why our differences should be recognized and embraced. Read a chapter from this favorite author.
Forgiving Ourselves: Getting Back Up When We Let Ourselves Down by Wendy Ulrich March 07, 2008
All sin, many repent, but few really forgive themselves and find peace. Latter- day Saints believe in becoming better– we work hard at it– but we’re also among the most self- critical people. Too often we fail to fully claim the “amazing grace” of the Atonement. How can we help our loved ones– and ourselves– let go of past mistakes? Wendy Ulrich, an experienced psychologist, maps the journey from self blame to self- forgiveness. She shows how the pure doctrines of the restored gospel, coupled with the practical perspectives of psychology, can help us stop harrowing our souls and start planting the seeds of faith, healing, and joy. Read a chapter of this new great book.
Spires of Stone by Annette Lyon February 01, 2008
Bethany Hansen wasn’t sure when or if she would ever see Benjamin Adams again. She also told herself that it didn’t matter. But when Ben and his two brothers come home after more than two years of serving a mission to the Eastern states, her feelings of heartache and anger also return — fiercer than ever. And so do Ben’s feelings for her.

Read the first chapter of this highly anticipated novel.

Upon the Mountains by Gale Sears February 01, 2008
World War I is raging in Europe. As America is drawn into the bitter conflict, Nephi Erickson comes to believe enlisting with the Marines is not only his duty, but also his best chance at making some much-needed money. He feels he has failed in his promise to care for his wife, Alaina, and their small daughter, Katie. As he leaves their tranquil Salt Lake City hillside home for a barren battlefield where disease can be as deadly as the enemy, Nephi has no idea that Alaina is carrying their second child–a child he may never see. Read chapter one of this new novel!
Freefall by Traci Hunter Abramson January 31, 2008
Lieutenant Brent Miller arrived in the Middle East with one objective — get seven hostages out of a hostile country. The plan almost worked. But now he has been left behind — with one of the hostages. It’s up to Brent to get Amy Whitmore, an LDS Senator’s daughter, across miles of desert to safety. What he doesn’t know is that to survive, he needs her as much as she needs him. Read chapter 1 of this new novel!
Traitor by Sandra Grey January 31, 2008
With war raging in Europe, the only way Marie can be with Felix is to join the Allied forces. However, as Marie parachutes into France to Join the Resistance, she not only lands into the arms of her fiancé, but also drops into the hands of the enemy. Read the first chapter of this exciting new novel
Promise of Zion by Anita Stansfield January 31, 2008
Nothing has prepared Casey Harrison for the emotional and spiritual storms that lie ahead as he anticipates a future with Iris Barrington, whose wounded heart and spirit threaten to rob them both of their eternal destiny. This is a story of love, miracles, and redemption. Savor the superb storytelling skills of author Anita Stansfield in this triumphant finale of the Barrington family saga. Read chapter 1 of this novel!

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Complete List of Don White’s Blogs

Affinity: Don White’s Sunshine Cabal Always show
46 Posts, last published on Jan 7, 2009
New Product Clearinghouse Always show
53 Posts, last published on Jan 7, 2009
House ABC’s Always show
126 Posts, last published on Jan 7, 2009
His Heart Pounds To The Tempo of Hers Always show
22 Posts, last published on Jan 7, 2009
Yankee Wizard Always show
153 Posts, last published on Jan 7, 2009
Church Wire Always show
4 Posts, last published on Jan 5, 2009
Discrimination Always show
38 Posts, last published on Jan 5, 2009
Anger Stimulates Action Always show
225 Posts, last published on Jan 5, 2009
Political Disconnect Always show
287 Posts, last published on Jan 5, 2009
Don White Portfolio Always show
298 Posts, last published on Jan 5, 2009
Job World: World Organization of Work Always show
70 Posts, last published on Jan 4, 2009
Women Love and Men Admire Always show
52 Posts, last published on Jan 2, 2009
COSMIC Light LOGIC Always show
104 Posts, last published on Jan 2, 2009
BODY & MIND ATTRACTION Always show
58 Posts, last published on Jan 2, 2009
FAMILY HISTORY Always show
47 Posts, last published on Jan 1, 2009
Women Love & Men Admire Always show
51 Posts, last published on Dec 31, 2008
Auto Always show
62 Posts, last published on Dec 31, 2008
Auto Ecstasy . . . Always show
41 Posts, last published on Dec 31, 2008
Hot Air Machine Always show
6 Posts, last published on Dec 31, 2008
WOW1 Always show
68 Posts, last published on Dec 31, 2008
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The latest from Blogger Buzz

Your blog, your data

December 10, 2008permalink
Today’s release features a brand new graduate from the Blogger in Draft testing ground: Import and Export for Blogger blogs.

The import/export feature opens up a whole new range of portability for your blogs, as well as allows for a few new options in the blog creation process. To get you started, we’ve rounded up a handful of ideas that can be done with importing and exporting:

You can access Import and Export from the Blog Tools section on the Settings | Basic tab.
We have also added new importing options to the blog creation process:
For some more detailed info on all of the things you can do with Import and Export, please check out our accompanying help article.

A couple caveats

— JJ from the Data Liberation Front

iLike: Add a soundtrack to your blog

December 5, 2008permalink
Sometimes we stumble across gadgets that are just too cool to keep to ourselves. And such is the case with the slick iLike gadget, which should be a real treat for all of you Blogger audiophiles out there.

iLike brings music to your blog by letting you embed and share playlists that you make yourself. Using their simple interface, you can organize and arrange your tunes, then seamlessly integrate them into your blog’s sidebar.


To get started, head on over to the playlist editor and build up your list of tunes from the iLike database. When you are finished, simply click the orange ‘Done!’ button at the bottom of the page, and you will be taken to a preview of what your playlist will look like on Blogger.

If everything looks good, click the orange ‘Add to Blogger’ button to go to Blogger’s Import Page Element Page (if not already signed in you will be prompted to do so.) Then choose the blog which you want to have the playlist, and click ‘Add Widget.’

The iLike gadget will now show up in your blog’s page elements editor for you to arrange as you wish. Pretty cool, eh?

Keep in mind though that playlist editor feature of iLike is still technically in beta, so the usual caveats apply. However, if you are feeling extra entrepreneurial you could help out the iLike dev team by answering their quick survey.

— Brett

Reactions: easily engage your readers

November 6, 2008permalink
One of our goals at Blogger is to make it easy for authors to get feedback on their content; we believe that authors are driven in part by the reactions and criticisms offered by their readers, and that these interactions enhance the quality of blog content. In support of this effort, we’re launching Reactions, simple annotations chosen by authors and given by readers.
With Reactions, readers can easily respond with one click, increasing feedback on posts.
Photo by Kevin Steele

To enable Reactions, log in to your dashboard, go to Layout > Page Elements and click the Edit link in the Blog Posts element to open the blog post configuration tool. Then, check the box next to Reactions, edit your reactions as a comma-separated list, and click Save.

Reactions works with Layouts templates, though if your template is heavily customized, you may have to reset your widget templates for Reactions to appear. If you have a Classic template you will need to switch to Layouts to use Reactions.

Of course, Reactions isn’t the only way to gather great feedback from readers; we also recently launched the Embedded Comment Form. With both Reactions and better commenting, we aim to make it easier for you to get the response and adoration you deserve.

Try Reactions now! We hope your reaction is <3.

Updated, 2:30 PM: Corrected to say that Reactions is a Layouts-only feature.

— taj
Get more news from the Blogger team at the Blogger Buzz blog

The latest from Blogger in Draft

New feature: Geotagging

December 10, 2008permalink
We’ve just added geotagging to the new post editor on Blogger in draft. With geotagging, you can add a location to your each of your blog posts. Just as time stamps help readers find posts from a certain date or time, geotags give your readers a way to browse posts near a specific location.

Adding a geotag to your post is easy. Log into draft.blogger.com, open the post editor, and click the add location link below the main text field.

Use the location editor to search, drag, click and zoom on a map to choose and save a location. We’ll try to label the location you choose using our reverse geocoder, which looks up a name for a point on the map. You can also edit the location name by clicking the blue location name text below the search field.

When you publish your post, the geotag is displayed below your blog post as a link, which will open up Google Maps.

We also include each post’s location in your blog’s RSS and Atom feeds using GeoRSS, a standard for geotagging. This means that feed readers, map applications and search engines can associate your posts with their locations.

We’re still working on other ways to show geotag information on your blog. Brian, the Google engineer who created this feature in his 20% time, has written a gadget that will display your posts on a map. To add it to your blog, click “Add Your Own” on the “Add a Gadget” page and paste in this URL: http://blogmap-gadget.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/blogmap.xml

Geotagging has a few known issues. We’ll be addressing them shortly, but here are some suggested workarounds for the near-term:

What types of posts are you adding a location to? What other functionality would you like to see in this feature? Leave us a comment and let us know what you think!
— Brian
Learn more about upcoming features at Blogger in Draft

The latest Blogs of Note

January 7, 2009
January 6, 2009
January 5, 2009
January 2, 2009
January 1, 2009
December 31, 2008
December 30, 2008
December 29, 2008
December 26, 2008
December 25, 2008
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posted by John Mahoney at Gizmodo – 31 seconds ago
On top of their Blu-ray-packing BD series, Sharp’s E-series is new for CES. Sharp’s big-panel LCD prowess lets them hit 65-inches for under 5 grand—a size (and price) we’re not seeing a lot of. Price an…

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>Don’s Blogs

>

Complete List of Don White’s Blogs

Affinity: Don White’s Sunshine Cabal Always show
46 Posts, last published on Jan 7, 2009
New Product Clearinghouse Always show
53 Posts, last published on Jan 7, 2009
House ABC’s Always show
126 Posts, last published on Jan 7, 2009
His Heart Pounds To The Tempo of Hers Always show
22 Posts, last published on Jan 7, 2009
Yankee Wizard Always show
153 Posts, last published on Jan 7, 2009
Church Wire Always show
4 Posts, last published on Jan 5, 2009
Discrimination Always show
38 Posts, last published on Jan 5, 2009
Anger Stimulates Action Always show
225 Posts, last published on Jan 5, 2009
Political Disconnect Always show
287 Posts, last published on Jan 5, 2009
Don White Portfolio Always show
298 Posts, last published on Jan 5, 2009
Job World: World Organization of Work Always show
70 Posts, last published on Jan 4, 2009
Women Love and Men Admire Always show
52 Posts, last published on Jan 2, 2009
COSMIC Light LOGIC Always show
104 Posts, last published on Jan 2, 2009
BODY & MIND ATTRACTION Always show
58 Posts, last published on Jan 2, 2009
FAMILY HISTORY Always show
47 Posts, last published on Jan 1, 2009
Women Love & Men Admire Always show
51 Posts, last published on Dec 31, 2008
Auto Always show
62 Posts, last published on Dec 31, 2008
Auto Ecstasy . . . Always show
41 Posts, last published on Dec 31, 2008
Hot Air Machine Always show
6 Posts, last published on Dec 31, 2008
WOW1 Always show
68 Posts, last published on Dec 31, 2008
Displaying 20 of 20 blogs – Show all Minimize list

var BLOG_feedlessStreamId = “feed/none” Reading List

The latest from Blogger Buzz

Your blog, your data

December 10, 2008permalink
Today’s release features a brand new graduate from the Blogger in Draft testing ground: Import and Export for Blogger blogs.

The import/export feature opens up a whole new range of portability for your blogs, as well as allows for a few new options in the blog creation process. To get you started, we’ve rounded up a handful of ideas that can be done with importing and exporting:

You can access Import and Export from the Blog Tools section on the Settings | Basic tab.
We have also added new importing options to the blog creation process:
For some more detailed info on all of the things you can do with Import and Export, please check out our accompanying help article.

A couple caveats

— JJ from the Data Liberation Front

iLike: Add a soundtrack to your blog

December 5, 2008permalink
Sometimes we stumble across gadgets that are just too cool to keep to ourselves. And such is the case with the slick iLike gadget, which should be a real treat for all of you Blogger audiophiles out there.

iLike brings music to your blog by letting you embed and share playlists that you make yourself. Using their simple interface, you can organize and arrange your tunes, then seamlessly integrate them into your blog’s sidebar.


To get started, head on over to the playlist editor and build up your list of tunes from the iLike database. When you are finished, simply click the orange ‘Done!’ button at the bottom of the page, and you will be taken to a preview of what your playlist will look like on Blogger.

If everything looks good, click the orange ‘Add to Blogger’ button to go to Blogger’s Import Page Element Page (if not already signed in you will be prompted to do so.) Then choose the blog which you want to have the playlist, and click ‘Add Widget.’

The iLike gadget will now show up in your blog’s page elements editor for you to arrange as you wish. Pretty cool, eh?

Keep in mind though that playlist editor feature of iLike is still technically in beta, so the usual caveats apply. However, if you are feeling extra entrepreneurial you could help out the iLike dev team by answering their quick survey.

— Brett

Reactions: easily engage your readers

November 6, 2008permalink
One of our goals at Blogger is to make it easy for authors to get feedback on their content; we believe that authors are driven in part by the reactions and criticisms offered by their readers, and that these interactions enhance the quality of blog content. In support of this effort, we’re launching Reactions, simple annotations chosen by authors and given by readers.
With Reactions, readers can easily respond with one click, increasing feedback on posts.
Photo by Kevin Steele

To enable Reactions, log in to your dashboard, go to Layout > Page Elements and click the Edit link in the Blog Posts element to open the blog post configuration tool. Then, check the box next to Reactions, edit your reactions as a comma-separated list, and click Save.

Reactions works with Layouts templates, though if your template is heavily customized, you may have to reset your widget templates for Reactions to appear. If you have a Classic template you will need to switch to Layouts to use Reactions.

Of course, Reactions isn’t the only way to gather great feedback from readers; we also recently launched the Embedded Comment Form. With both Reactions and better commenting, we aim to make it easier for you to get the response and adoration you deserve.

Try Reactions now! We hope your reaction is <3.

Updated, 2:30 PM: Corrected to say that Reactions is a Layouts-only feature.

— taj
Get more news from the Blogger team at the Blogger Buzz blog

The latest from Blogger in Draft

New feature: Geotagging

December 10, 2008permalink
We’ve just added geotagging to the new post editor on Blogger in draft. With geotagging, you can add a location to your each of your blog posts. Just as time stamps help readers find posts from a certain date or time, geotags give your readers a way to browse posts near a specific location.

Adding a geotag to your post is easy. Log into draft.blogger.com, open the post editor, and click the add location link below the main text field.

Use the location editor to search, drag, click and zoom on a map to choose and save a location. We’ll try to label the location you choose using our reverse geocoder, which looks up a name for a point on the map. You can also edit the location name by clicking the blue location name text below the search field.

When you publish your post, the geotag is displayed below your blog post as a link, which will open up Google Maps.

We also include each post’s location in your blog’s RSS and Atom feeds using GeoRSS, a standard for geotagging. This means that feed readers, map applications and search engines can associate your posts with their locations.

We’re still working on other ways to show geotag information on your blog. Brian, the Google engineer who created this feature in his 20% time, has written a gadget that will display your posts on a map. To add it to your blog, click “Add Your Own” on the “Add a Gadget” page and paste in this URL: http://blogmap-gadget.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/blogmap.xml

Geotagging has a few known issues. We’ll be addressing them shortly, but here are some suggested workarounds for the near-term:

What types of posts are you adding a location to? What other functionality would you like to see in this feature? Leave us a comment and let us know what you think!
— Brian
Learn more about upcoming features at Blogger in Draft

The latest Blogs of Note

January 7, 2009
January 6, 2009
January 5, 2009
January 2, 2009
January 1, 2009
December 31, 2008
December 30, 2008
December 29, 2008
December 26, 2008
December 25, 2008
See more Blogs of Note

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New update on Blogger Buzz – View posts
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posted by John Mahoney at Gizmodo – 31 seconds ago
On top of their Blu-ray-packing BD series, Sharp’s E-series is new for CES. Sharp’s big-panel LCD prowess lets them hit 65-inches for under 5 grand—a size (and price) we’re not seeing a lot of. Price an…

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Don White’s Blogs

Affinity: Don White’s Sunshine Cabal lways show

New Product Clearinghouse Always show

House ABC’s Always show

His Heart Pounds To The Tempo of Hers Always show

Yankee Wizard Always show
Church Wire Always show
Discrimination Always show
Anger Stimulates Action Always show
Political Disconnect Always show
Don White Portfolio Always show
Job World: World Organization of Work Always show
Women Love and Men Admire Always show
COSMIC Light LOGIC Always show

BODY & MIND ATTRACTION Always show
FAMILY HISTORY Always show
Women Love & Men Admire Always show
Auto Always show
View Blog in New Window

Hot Air Machine Always show
WOW1 Always show
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The latest from Blogger Buzz

Your blog, your data

December 10, 2008permalink
Today’s release features a brand new graduate from the Blogger in Draft testing ground: Import and Export for Blogger blogs.

The import/export feature opens up a whole new range of portability for your blogs, as well as allows for a few new options in the blog creation process. To get you started, we’ve rounded up a handful of ideas that can be done with importing and exporting:

You can access Import and Export from the Blog Tools section on the Settings | Basic tab.
We have also added new importing options to the blog creation process:
For some more detailed info on all of the things you can do with Import and Export, please check out our accompanying help article.

A couple caveats

— JJ from the Data Liberation Front

iLike: Add a soundtrack to your blog

December 5, 2008permalink
Sometimes we stumble across gadgets that are just too cool to keep to ourselves. And such is the case with the slick iLike gadget, which should be a real treat for all of you Blogger audiophiles out there.

iLike brings music to your blog by letting you embed and share playlists that you make yourself. Using their simple interface, you can organize and arrange your tunes, then seamlessly integrate them into your blog’s sidebar.


To get started, head on over to the playlist editor and build up your list of tunes from the iLike database. When you are finished, simply click the orange ‘Done!’ button at the bottom of the page, and you will be taken to a preview of what your playlist will look like on Blogger.

If everything looks good, click the orange ‘Add to Blogger’ button to go to Blogger’s Import Page Element Page (if not already signed in you will be prompted to do so.) Then choose the blog which you want to have the playlist, and click ‘Add Widget.’

The iLike gadget will now show up in your blog’s page elements editor for you to arrange as you wish. Pretty cool, eh?

Keep in mind though that playlist editor feature of iLike is still technically in beta, so the usual caveats apply. However, if you are feeling extra entrepreneurial you could help out the iLike dev team by answering their quick survey.

— Brett

Reactions: easily engage your readers

November 6, 2008permalink
One of our goals at Blogger is to make it easy for authors to get feedback on their content; we believe that authors are driven in part by the reactions and criticisms offered by their readers, and that these interactions enhance the quality of blog content. In support of this effort, we’re launching Reactions, simple annotations chosen by authors and given by readers.
With Reactions, readers can easily respond with one click, increasing feedback on posts.
Photo by Kevin Steele

To enable Reactions, log in to your dashboard, go to Layout > Page Elements and click the Edit link in the Blog Posts element to open the blog post configuration tool. Then, check the box next to Reactions, edit your reactions as a comma-separated list, and click Save.

Reactions works with Layouts templates, though if your template is heavily customized, you may have to reset your widget templates for Reactions to appear. If you have a Classic template you will need to switch to Layouts to use Reactions.

Of course, Reactions isn’t the only way to gather great feedback from readers; we also recently launched the Embedded Comment Form. With both Reactions and better commenting, we aim to make it easier for you to get the response and adoration you deserve.

Try Reactions now! We hope your reaction is

— taj
Get more news from the Blogger team at the Blogger Buzz blog

The latest from Blogger in Draft

New feature: Geotagging

December 10, 2008permalink
We’ve just added geotagging to the new post editor on Blogger in draft. With geotagging, you can add a location to your each of your blog posts. Just as time stamps help readers find posts from a certain date or time, geotags give your readers a way to browse posts near a specific location.

Adding a geotag to your post is easy. Log into draft.blogger.com, open the post editor, and click the add location link below the main text field.

Use the location editor to search, drag, click and zoom on a map to choose and save a location. We’ll try to label the location you choose using our reverse geocoder, which looks up a name for a point on the map. You can also edit the location name by clicking the blue location name text below the search field.

When you publish your post, the geotag is displayed below your blog post as a link, which will open up Google Maps.

We also include each post’s location in your blog’s RSS and Atom feeds using GeoRSS, a standard for geotagging. This means that feed readers, map applications and search engines can associate your posts with their locations.

We’re still working on other ways to show geotag information on your blog. Brian, the Google engineer who created this feature in his 20% time, has written a gadget that will display your posts on a map. To add it to your blog, click “Add Your Own” on the “Add a Gadget” page and paste in this URL: http://blogmap-gadget.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/blogmap.xml

Geotagging has a few known issues. We’ll be addressing them shortly, but here are some suggested workarounds for the near-term:

What types of posts are you adding a location to? What other functionality would you like to see in this feature? Leave us a comment and let us know what you think!
— Brian
Learn more about upcoming features at Blogger in Draft

The latest Blogs of Note

January 7, 2009
January 6, 2009
January 5, 2009
January 2, 2009
January 1, 2009
December 31, 2008
December 30, 2008
December 29, 2008
December 26, 2008
December 25, 2008
See more Blogs of Note

Blogs

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New update on Blogger Buzz – View posts
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posted by John Mahoney at Gizmodo – 31 seconds ago
On top of their Blu-ray-packing BD series, Sharp’s E-series is new for CES. Sharp’s big-panel LCD prowess lets them hit 65-inches for under 5 grand—a size (and price) we’re not seeing a lot of. Price an…

Find Out How to Get Employer Discounts From Your Cellphone Provider [Dealzmodo]

>Don’s Blogs–Links That Matter

>

Complete List of Don White’s Blogs

Affinity: Don White’s Sunshine Cabal Always show
46 Posts, last published on Jan 7, 2009
New Product Clearinghouse Always show
53 Posts, last published on Jan 7, 2009
House ABC’s Always show
126 Posts, last published on Jan 7, 2009
His Heart Pounds To The Tempo of Hers Always show
22 Posts, last published on Jan 7, 2009
Yankee Wizard Always show
153 Posts, last published on Jan 7, 2009
Church Wire Always show
4 Posts, last published on Jan 5, 2009
Discrimination Always show
38 Posts, last published on Jan 5, 2009
Anger Stimulates Action Always show
225 Posts, last published on Jan 5, 2009
Political Disconnect Always show
287 Posts, last published on Jan 5, 2009
Don White Portfolio Always show
298 Posts, last published on Jan 5, 2009
Job World: World Organization of Work Always show
70 Posts, last published on Jan 4, 2009
Women Love and Men Admire Always show
52 Posts, last published on Jan 2, 2009
COSMIC Light LOGIC Always show
104 Posts, last published on Jan 2, 2009
BODY & MIND ATTRACTION Always show
58 Posts, last published on Jan 2, 2009
FAMILY HISTORY Always show
47 Posts, last published on Jan 1, 2009
Women Love & Men Admire Always show
51 Posts, last published on Dec 31, 2008
Auto Always show
62 Posts, last published on Dec 31, 2008
Auto Ecstasy . . . Always show
41 Posts, last published on Dec 31, 2008
Hot Air Machine Always show
6 Posts, last published on Dec 31, 2008
WOW1 Always show
68 Posts, last published on Dec 31, 2008
Displaying 20 of 20 blogs – Show all Minimize list

var BLOG_feedlessStreamId = “feed/none” Reading List

The latest from Blogger Buzz

Your blog, your data

December 10, 2008permalink
Today’s release features a brand new graduate from the Blogger in Draft testing ground: Import and Export for Blogger blogs.

The import/export feature opens up a whole new range of portability for your blogs, as well as allows for a few new options in the blog creation process. To get you started, we’ve rounded up a handful of ideas that can be done with importing and exporting:

You can access Import and Export from the Blog Tools section on the Settings | Basic tab.
We have also added new importing options to the blog creation process:
For some more detailed info on all of the things you can do with Import and Export, please check out our accompanying help article.

A couple caveats

— JJ from the Data Liberation Front

iLike: Add a soundtrack to your blog

December 5, 2008permalink
Sometimes we stumble across gadgets that are just too cool to keep to ourselves. And such is the case with the slick iLike gadget, which should be a real treat for all of you Blogger audiophiles out there.

iLike brings music to your blog by letting you embed and share playlists that you make yourself. Using their simple interface, you can organize and arrange your tunes, then seamlessly integrate them into your blog’s sidebar.


To get started, head on over to the playlist editor and build up your list of tunes from the iLike database. When you are finished, simply click the orange ‘Done!’ button at the bottom of the page, and you will be taken to a preview of what your playlist will look like on Blogger.

If everything looks good, click the orange ‘Add to Blogger’ button to go to Blogger’s Import Page Element Page (if not already signed in you will be prompted to do so.) Then choose the blog which you want to have the playlist, and click ‘Add Widget.’

The iLike gadget will now show up in your blog’s page elements editor for you to arrange as you wish. Pretty cool, eh?

Keep in mind though that playlist editor feature of iLike is still technically in beta, so the usual caveats apply. However, if you are feeling extra entrepreneurial you could help out the iLike dev team by answering their quick survey.

— Brett

Reactions: easily engage your readers

November 6, 2008permalink
One of our goals at Blogger is to make it easy for authors to get feedback on their content; we believe that authors are driven in part by the reactions and criticisms offered by their readers, and that these interactions enhance the quality of blog content. In support of this effort, we’re launching Reactions, simple annotations chosen by authors and given by readers.
With Reactions, readers can easily respond with one click, increasing feedback on posts.
Photo by Kevin Steele

To enable Reactions, log in to your dashboard, go to Layout > Page Elements and click the Edit link in the Blog Posts element to open the blog post configuration tool. Then, check the box next to Reactions, edit your reactions as a comma-separated list, and click Save.

Reactions works with Layouts templates, though if your template is heavily customized, you may have to reset your widget templates for Reactions to appear. If you have a Classic template you will need to switch to Layouts to use Reactions.

Of course, Reactions isn’t the only way to gather great feedback from readers; we also recently launched the Embedded Comment Form. With both Reactions and better commenting, we aim to make it easier for you to get the response and adoration you deserve.

Try Reactions now! We hope your reaction is <3.

Updated, 2:30 PM: Corrected to say that Reactions is a Layouts-only feature.

— taj
Get more news from the Blogger team at the Blogger Buzz blog

The latest from Blogger in Draft

New feature: Geotagging

December 10, 2008permalink
We’ve just added geotagging to the new post editor on Blogger in draft. With geotagging, you can add a location to your each of your blog posts. Just as time stamps help readers find posts from a certain date or time, geotags give your readers a way to browse posts near a specific location.

Adding a geotag to your post is easy. Log into draft.blogger.com, open the post editor, and click the add location link below the main text field.

Use the location editor to search, drag, click and zoom on a map to choose and save a location. We’ll try to label the location you choose using our reverse geocoder, which looks up a name for a point on the map. You can also edit the location name by clicking the blue location name text below the search field.

When you publish your post, the geotag is displayed below your blog post as a link, which will open up Google Maps.

We also include each post’s location in your blog’s RSS and Atom feeds using GeoRSS, a standard for geotagging. This means that feed readers, map applications and search engines can associate your posts with their locations.

We’re still working on other ways to show geotag information on your blog. Brian, the Google engineer who created this feature in his 20% time, has written a gadget that will display your posts on a map. To add it to your blog, click “Add Your Own” on the “Add a Gadget” page and paste in this URL: http://blogmap-gadget.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/blogmap.xml

Geotagging has a few known issues. We’ll be addressing them shortly, but here are some suggested workarounds for the near-term:

What types of posts are you adding a location to? What other functionality would you like to see in this feature? Leave us a comment and let us know what you think!
— Brian
Learn more about upcoming features at Blogger in Draft

The latest Blogs of Note

January 7, 2009
January 6, 2009
January 5, 2009
January 2, 2009
January 1, 2009
December 31, 2008
December 30, 2008
December 29, 2008
December 26, 2008
December 25, 2008
See more Blogs of Note

Blogs

Items

New update on Blogger Buzz – View posts
Loading…
posted by John Mahoney at Gizmodo – 31 seconds ago
On top of their Blu-ray-packing BD series, Sharp’s E-series is new for CES. Sharp’s big-panel LCD prowess lets them hit 65-inches for under 5 grand—a size (and price) we’re not seeing a lot of. Price an…

Find Out How to Get Employer Discounts From Your Cellphone Provider [Dealzmodo]