Typepad Bloggers Weekly Roundup


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Every week we share Typepad blogs that have caught our eye and have shared over social media.  Check them out! 

British_baby
Check out British Baby Names. Here you will find statistical analysis, historical research, discussions on current trends, and general rambled musings on names -- all from a British perspective.

Leiters
Leiter Reports: A Philosophy Blog news and views about #philosophy, the academic profession, academic freedom, intellectual culture, and other topics.

Taxprof
Taxes are just around the corner. If you have any questions, check out TaxProf Blog. Written by Paul L. Caron, a Dean and Tax Professor. Go into this tax season with confidence after following this knowledgeable blog.

Miamiherald
Florida Politics can be crazy. Make sure you get the truth by following the blog Naked Politics run by the Miami Herald.

Suny_westbury
Need to know what is going on at SUNY Old Westbury? Check out Global Media News. News from the SUNY College at Old WestBury.

IRES
Dreaming of becoming a published writer? Then you've come to the right place. At the Inventing Reality Editing Service blog, you'll get tips and advice about improving your writing and marketing your book.

Sue_g
Sui Generis, a New York Law Blog that focuses on legal issues of interest to NY lawyers.

Btp
Between The Pages is a yummy blog about creative cakes and cookies. Where pop culture and food meet - you can see the amazing culinary talents from around the web in one place.


New Design Lab Features for the New Year!

New Design Lab Features for the New Year!

The new year is somehow already upon us, so we wanted to celebrate with two new feature additions to the responsive Design Lab!

The first feature is for subscribers that want to custom code their own banner while using one of these designs. This gives you the freedom to really customize your blog.

To add your own banner to your responsive Design Lab, go to Design > Banner, and you'll see the new option to "Code your own banner" in the bottom right.

Code Your Own Banner

Using this option, you can really personalize your banner area. For instance, A Small Orange, used this feature to code their own banner to include a search box:

Banner Example

This feature is currently for Beta Team members only, so make sure to go to the Account link in the top green bar of your Dashboard, and check the "Join the Typepad Beta Team" box to become a member of our Beta Team and give it a try!

Next up is the ability to highlight which page your readers are on in the Navigation Bar via Custom CSS when using the responsive Design Lab.

This requires the use of Custom CSS, so you will need to have our Unlimited plan or higher to make use of this feature. To do this, go to Design > Custom CSS and add the following CSS:

.currentnav {font-weight: bold !important; background-color: rgba(182,182,182,0.3)!important; border-radius: 20px !important; }

Once this has been added, any link in the Navigation Bar will have Custom CSS applied to it to make it stand out while a visitor is on that page.  You can see an example below with the Archives link in the Navigation Bar:

New Highlight Option for Navigation Bar

The CSS can also be edited to change the color, font, and more.

We hope you like these new additions to the responsive Design Lab!  As always, the Typepad Support team is here to help if you need assistance!


Top 10 Everything Typepad Posts Published in 2018

Top 10 Everything Typepad Posts Published in 2018

With 2019 quickly getting closer, we thought we would take a look at some of our more popular posts from 2018. There are some amazing gems here. Take a moment and review. Add these features to your blog in 2019 (or before 2018 ends)!

 

Rolling Out Of Beta: Sidebar Carousel

Sidebar carousel

If you're not familiar with the Sidebar Carousel, it places a slideshow of the images from one category of posts to your blog's sidebar. These pictures will then rotate, based on the various settings you can choose.

Back To Basics: Integrating Social Media With Your Blog

Back to Basics_ Integrating social media with your blog

With the popularity of social networks like Twitter and Facebook these days, integrating social media with your blog is a necessary strategy for helping readers find your content where they are. 

Can I Make My Blog Not Look Like A Blog? 

Can I make my blog not look like a blog

Did you know that your blog with Typepad does not have to look like a blog? If you have a business and you want to keep your blog but expand your web presence, you can build a website around your blog.

Rolling Out Of Beta: Post Carousel

Post Carousel

The Post Carousel adds a slideshow of the latest posts to the top of your blog. Photos from the most recent posts will rotate through the carousel. It's a great way to catch your reader's eye as they visit your blog.

Blogger Beware - What You Need To Know About Using Images On Your Blog

Blogger Beware

Images are a great way to draw attention to your blog post and give it some pizzazz! Sometimes we may want to use an image that we may not have in our personal photo folder. It’s so easy to do a Google search and just grab one that’s appealing from the results right? Wrong! Allow us to help you avoid any potential issues using unauthorized images.

Help! My Domain Name Does Not Work Without the WWW!

Domian with out www

Do you still type "www" when you visit a website? Or do you just type "example.com?" Why is that www even necessary? Learn more about your domain and how to forward your non-www domain to your www domain. 

Design Lab: Posts and Sidebar

Design Lab Sidebar and Posts

Our Design Lab allows you to customize your theme to fit your blog branding. Customize the font, color and size of your text in your blog posts and sidebar.

Amazing Tools To Aid In Blogging

Blogging Tools

There are many tools in a blogger's arsenal that help make blogging easy and fun. Learn about Pocket, Canva, Hootsuite and much more.

Design Lab: Navigation Bar

Navigation Bar

Your blog should be easy to navigate. There is nothing worse than getting lost trying to find information. Great blogs make it easy for readers to find information no matter how they came to the blog. Our Design Lab is here to make it easy to customize your navigation bar so readers can easily find the correct information.

We hope you had an great 2018 with us! In the comments tell us the feature you loved using this year or the feature you are going to add to your blog. 


Typepad Bloggers Weekly Roundup


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Every week we share Typepad blogs that have caught our eye and have shared over social media.  Check them out! 

Girlygeekchic

Girly Geek Chic is about bridging the gap between computers and pretty dresses. Written by Trimid dew Lanns, author of Ella Cerulean, her blog chronicles her life’s adventures and joys.

Tcozy

The T-Cozy is a blog exploring vintage handmade goods. See her amazing finds from flea markets and estate sales.

Frenchlavie

French La Vie is the story of a woman living in France with her family. She loves antiquing and shares her amazing finds through her blog.

Zooborn

ZooBorns is a blog about Baby Animals! Your cute levels will explode! Get all the latest news about baby from zoos around the world.

Angrychicken

Angry Chicken is a creative blog from Amy Karol. Passionate about sewing - she documents her many projects for all to see. Read more today!

Danbarry
Dave Barry's Blog shares humorist articles from around the web.

Raisintoast
Raisin Toast is the life journal of the Susan. She shares stories about her family, art, and much more. 

Holly
Boughs of Holly is the quilting blog from Hollyhill Quilt Shoppe & Mercantile. With brilliant colors and amazing patterns, learn more about quilting today!

Stylenectar
Style Nectar is a fusion of Holistic Lifestyle, Food & Fine Art!  Love is beauty. Health is wealth. And compassion is the best accessory!

Zabars
Zabar's blog is from the famous New York City gourmet epicurean emporium. Learn new recipes and check out their amazing deals and gift baskets!


Typepad Bloggers Weekly Roundup

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Every week we share Typepad blogs that have caught our eye and have shared over social media.  Check them out! 

Nana_co
Nana Company is a blog for quilters! From Amy Sinibaldi, a self taught quilter that sees a project and learns how to do it.

Stitchinpost

Discover education, inspiration, and creativity at Stitchin Post, the premier makery in the Pacific Northwest for quilts, kits, yarns, and workshops.


Peregrine Publishing
Stephen Wendell has been creating characters, scenarios, and fantastic worlds for over 30 years. Check out his many adventures and books at Peregrine Publishing.


Tony Mase

A student of Wallace D. Wattles, Tony Mase now uses the lessons he learned to help others improve themselves. Learn more today!


Visions and Verses

Inspirational handmade cards are keepsakes to be treasured through the years.  Visions And Verses have many different card ideas for you to choose from.

EAB Designs

EAB Designs presents hand-crafted French and Scandinavian inspired home decor as well as unique fashion accessories. Read their blog today to learn more about the latest projects.

Turkey Feathers

Turkey Feathers is the little crafting corner of Vicki Haninger. She blogs about home crafts and her everyday adventures. Enjoy!


Design Inspiration

Spreading colour & pattern one stencil at a time. Design Inspiration makes reusable stencils for decoration & signage.

Positively Present

Have a positive day with Positively Present! Learn about positivity, awareness and self-love from this amazing blog!


Attic 24Lucy is the author of Attic 24, a blog all the way from Yorkshire Dales in England. The blog expresses her passion for crochet and color. Share in her creative journey today.

Seesaw

Written by Liza Cowan, SeeSaw is a blog about art, ephemera, collecting, and history. View more today!