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Featured Blog: Knitorious

NAME: Vicki Mothes
BLOG: Knitorious
WHY YOU'LL LOVE IT: Originally started as a knitting blog, Knitorious still focuses primarily on the fiber arts, but blogger Vickie Mothes also takes her readers on a spin through the everyday fantastic, including family life with three adult daughters, and anything else that strikes her fancy, from what's on her table to what's on her mind.


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Discontinuing the Connect to FeedBurner tool

Due to the discontinued support of FeedBurner's API, we have removed the Connect to FeedBurner tool at Settings > Feeds.

The actual connection between your blog feed and FeedBurner will not be disconnected, and the feed will still operate. If, however, you want to disconnect your feed from FeedBurner, either for safe measures or because you want to use another feed service, we've got you covered!

If your blog is not connected, the option will not be present on that screen and you can carry on with your day.

If your blog is connected to FeedBurner, you will see the "disconnect from FeedBurner" button at Settings > Feeds. Click the button to initiate the disconnect. You can, and this is totally up to you, choose to leave the feed connected at That will allow those who use the FeedBurner URL in their feed readers to still see your updates.

Users making use of the email subscription widget from FeedBurner do not need to remove the widget; that, as far as we're aware, will continue to function as it has and not be affected by the API matter. Additionally, the FeedFlare option at Design > Content will no longer be available, though it doesn't appear FeedBurner has discontinued the feature currently activated on blogs.

To learn more about which APIs Google has discontinued or deprecated, please visit their blog.

For other feed service options like FeedBurner, you may want to check out FeedBlitz, AWeber, or similar. Know of another service and want to share it with other Typepad bloggers? Hop over to the user forums!

Featured Blog: The Thicket at State Legislatures

NAME: Various Contributors
BLOG: The Thicket at State Legislatures
WHY YOU'LL LOVE IT: Between the ideas, the proposals and the policies, there are bills and branches of America's government. Here, the Thicket at State Legislatures thrives. It's a place where questions and debates take root, where introspection, analysis and dialogue flourish. The Thicket is a blog about the state legislative institution and federalism written by and for legislative junkies. Contributors are among the nation's foremost statehouse observers at the National Conference of State Legislatures.


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Did You Know?: Changing Your Billing Information

It's happened to everyone.  Your credit card's expired or you've lost it and received another. Or maybe you've decided that you'd rather pay yearly instead of monthly.  This means that now you need to change your billing information.

If you need to update your credit card, it's a simple thing.  Just go to Account > Billing Info > Update Payment Method and enter the new credit card. When you enter your new credit card, you need to enter the full sixteen digits, your address, and the security code for the card.

For the security code, if you are using a Visa or MasterCard, you need to enter the three digits off the back of the card.  If you're using an American Express, you need to enter the four digits from the front of the card.

To switch your billing cycle, go to Account > Billing Info > Change Billing Cycle and select either Monthly or Yearly, whichever option you'd prefer.

If you switch to Yearly from Monthly, you'll immediately be billed a pro-rated difference between the remainder of your billing cycle (based on the date your billing first ran) and today.  If you switch to Monthly from Yearly, a credit will be applied to your account based on the amount that was left from your last yearly charge.  This credit will be used to pay your monthly bill until depleted.

You can read more about billing in our Knowledge Base.

As always, if you have any questions regarding billing within your account, click the Help link within Typepad and open a new ticket.  One of our support team will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.

We hope you found this useful! Check back every other week for more "Did You Know?" tips to help make your blog even better!