I'll did in to the haloscan thing one of these days, but I've noticed many blogs have posts in different categories. How is that done? --TedErnst|
*I've added a haloscan link and now each of my posts has two ways to comment. That seems sub-optimal. I assume I lose the original blogger comments if I delete that piece of code? Ashley says the haloscan comments only stay for a couple of months anyway so she goes back and pastes them into the body of the post. Anyone else have a different thought about this?|
*I've noticed many blogs have posts in different categories. How is that done? --TedErnst
Perhaps the easiest place to start is at http://www.blogger.com. Quick and easy setup. Then also see GivingMindedBlogs for some links to existing blogs that can give you some sense of where these things lead us. Once you get going, you'll likely want to add links and comments. See below...
Our First New Blog!
As a result of the conference I've started my own blog at http://tedernst.blogspot.com Because I don't really know what I'm doing I've started by using the default http://www.blogger.com comments feature which doesn't seem so optimal. I've also started wtih http://www.blogrolling.com for my links. Any suggestions on either front? What else do I need structurally to make this thing work well? --TedErnst
Thanks for the suggestion Michael J. You're right about readability. I've changed it now.
Adding a Blogroll and Reader Comments
you can use comments at http://www.haloscan.com. also a case of generating the text and pasting it into the code of your template page. the comments code goes WITHIN the bounds of the code for the individual posts. otherwise, it same as what you've already done to add the blogrolling.com roll to your sidebar.
once you do that, or alter the template in any customizing way, you'll lose those customizations if you choose another template from the blogger.com selections offered. i keep a backup copy of my template code on my hard drive locally.