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TypePad Turns Two!

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We're celebrating two years of TypePad this month! And what better way to celebrate its birthday than to toast ten special things you may not know you can do with TypePad.

  1. Share feeds. Have a favorite news source or blog you'd love to promote? Want to share the links you keep on del.icio.us, or even the posts from another one of your blogs on TypePad? You can add any RSS or Atom feed to the sidebar of your blog, and TypePad will keep it up to date for your readers.

  2. Be present. Let your readers see if you’re online and available on AIM, Yahoo IM, or ICQ, right in the sidebar of your blog.

  3. Shout it out. Podcasting in TypePad is as easy as uploading your MP3 or AAC file into a new post. TypePad automatically creates an RSS 2.0 feed, which you can share on the sidebar of your blog.

  4. Get paid. TypePad makes it easy to earn a little extra cash from your blog, thanks to integrated text ads. With just a few clicks, Pro users can add contextual ads to the sidebar of their blog and start turning posts into cash.

  5. Collect tips. Ads aren’t your thing? Then let your readers say "thanks" by adding a PayPal-powered donation button to your blog. You can use those funds to pay for your TypePad subscription, or for that new iPod Nano you've been coveting.

  6. Express yourself. TypePad features more than 35 professionally designed themes that you can apply to your blog with a simple point and click. There are even special themes for weddings, food, travel, knitting and babies.

  7. Deck it out. Once you’ve picked a theme, deck out your blog with badges, blogrolls and bling. TypeLists let you share lists of your friends, your favorite sites, the books you’re reading or the music you're listening to. And we've just added a “Notes? TypeList, which lets you copy and paste in free-form HTML for your favorite badges, whether it’s a Red Cross donation button or a FeedBurner FeedCount graphic.

  8. Apply some feng shui. Once you’ve picked your perfect mix of blog bling, you can use TypePad's drag and drop design tools to customize the layout of your blog. Find that perfect balance of links, photos, lists and posts.

  9. Update from the road. TypePad has powerful tools for moblogging. We give you a secret email address, you give us your pictures and posts from your phone, and we'll automatically post them to your blog or photo album. Or, use Nokia’s Lifeblog and easily post photos, videos, MMS and SMS messages from your Nokia Series 60 phone.

  10. Protect from prying eyes. You don’t have to go public with your blog. Use TypePad's password protection feature to keep a private blog or photo album for your family, your work group, or even just for yourself.

Happy birthday, TypePad! We’re proud of what you’ve been able to accomplish in your short life, and look forward to what’s coming next.