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More Shops on Typepad to help you find the perfect gift

Final Shop Typepad

Shop Typepad is a great way to support your fellow bloggers! Check out some of them below.

Botanical Paperworks

Plantable paper is a biodegradable eco-paper that is made with post-consumer materials (no trees harmed for this paper!) and embedded with seeds. When the paper is planted in a pot of soil, the seeds grow and the paper composts away. All that is left behind is flowers, herbs or vegetables and no waste. It's easy to plant and grow.

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A Fanciful Twist

Whimsical art from Vanessa Valencia. You can get prints, journals, cosmetic bags and much more. Each one beautifully made. Handmade items that make a great gift for friends and family. 



A Daily Monster

Unique monsters from the head of Stefan G. Bucher.  Great gifts for the little monster or monster lover in your life.  These monsters have invaded computer screens all over the world! Bring one home today!

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Now in Typepad: Upload Multiple Images to Posts!

It's a little early for Christmas, but we're bringing you a present now - the ability to upload multiple images at once to a post!

Now, when you insert an image into your post, you have the option to choose one or more images at the same time.  Simply select the files you want to insert - either non-consecutive or consecutive - and you're done!


We're working on adding some more refinements, like respecting the order choice when choosing files, but we wanted to get this sweet little surprise out to you as soon as possible!

If you have any suggestions or questions on this or any other feature, the Typepad Support Team is only a click away!

Don’t know what to get someone… Donate in their name!


For those that are hard to shop for, donating in their name is a great gift! Find a charity they believe in and support. Donate the money you would have spent on a present to the organization. Shop Typepad has a few non-profits for you to consider!


Chesapeake Bay Foundation

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) is a non-profit organization devoted to the restoration and protection of the Chesapeake Bay. Learn more about their efforts to save the bay through education, advocacy, litigation, and restoration.



Daily Dose of Dogs

Donate to Winnie’s Wish Cat Rescue & Shelter for the animal lover in your life. They provide care for homeless dogs and cats until a loving home is available. This shelter provides needed medical care, socialization,  and a place to be before they can be adopted out to their forever home.
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Humane Society of the US

Your monthly support will help their campaigns to shut down puppy mills, end dog fighting, stop the Canadian seal hunt, reduce the suffering of animals on factory farms, and so much more.



Moms Against Hunger

Help thousands of families around the world that are hungry. Help Moms Against Hunger provide food for those in need in so many nations.



A Future and a Hope

A Future and a Hope is all about bringing futures to those without any. They  do this by caring for children directly, paying school fees, paying for health care, buying relief food, and now building a farm. Your donation goes to help these children in Kenya.



Let Shop Typepad Help You Find The Perfect Gift

Final Shop Typepad


Shop Typepad is a great way to support your fellow bloggers! Check out some of them below. 

Shabby Cottage Adorned is a handcrafted jewelry and hair ornaments store. Romantic and vintage inspired artisan jewelry with modern styling. Give the gift of handmade to your loved one or wear it with pride. Designed and created with love by artist Gail Schmidt, one at a time at her home studio in Tennessee.

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The Tea Lover's Archives have amazing teas and tea related gifts for the tea lover in your life. The great selection of teas includes many different White Teas, Green Teas, Oolong Teas, Black Teas, Puerh Teas and Tisanes. Get your hot water ready and order today! 

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Welcome to A Beautiful Mess! Run by sisters Elsie Larson and Emma Chapman.  Together they own A Beautiful Mess, a women's lifestyle company focused on creating happiness every day through a homemade lifestyle. Here you can find all your scrap-booking needs and other fun accessories. 

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Is anyone paying attention?


Creating your blog post is the first step. Getting people to pay attention is the second, and maybe the hardest. Everyone says you need to post to social media, use SEO, etc. But just doing these does not guarantee people will pay attention. Your content needs to have a purpose and provide quality to your readers.  If it does not, then why should readers care?

In Nicolas Cole’s article “9 Reasons Nobody Pays Attention to Your Content (You Need to Hear This)” shows you what not having a purpose looks like. Read them closely. Make sure your blog does not fall into any of these reasons.

Some reasons no one is looking at your content:

  1. Your content is the same as that of everyone else in your niche.
  2. You have no real message.
  3. You don't follow best practices.
  4. You never collaborate.
  5. You don't understand your audience.
  6. You aren't consistent.
  7. You make today what you made yesterday.
  8. You don't provide enough value.
  9. You don't teach people anything.

Read the whole article here.

Share what you do to make sure your blog gets attention and remains relevant.