Typepad Blogger 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! 

Life_crew
Life With The Crew is such a cozy blog!! Katie hopes to encourage people to slow down a bit, notice the beauty in the natural world around them, and make choices in their daily lives that respect the planet and the creatures that inhabit it.

Helmar
Helmar Creative Team Blog showcases artists that use their products to make art or creative DIY projects. Learn about different artists and what their projects mean to them.

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Feast of Music covers live music in NYC, and occasionally other places. They give equal voice to all kinds of music. Check out their concert calendar to find a show or find a music category and learn more.

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Primitive Screwheads blog is for all those that love movies, but have a special place in their heart for bad Horror movies.

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The Best American Poetry is a place where friends can exchange, discuss, and argue about poetry. Open to everyone who loves a good verse. Read a poem today and see what opens up for you.

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Say yoso-hungry, yoso-full, or best of all; mmm-delici-yoso and you will add a smile to your face. The blog mmm-yoso is exploring food in San Diego with friends!


Do You Login With Google+? You Will Want To Read This!


Do You Login With Google+_ You will want to read this!

If you have not heard, Google + is gone. At the end of last year Google announced they were shutting down Google + because they just were not meeting the expectations they set out for their customers. 

So what does this mean for Google + and Typepad? 

Well, you will want to review your blog and make a few changes if needed. Let's walk through those changes. 

Logging in with Google +

Some bloggers may be using Google + to log into their Typepad account. As of right now, your login will work. We believe at some point Google may disable the Google + authentication and we want you to have another way to access your account. 

Google Plus Login

We suggest you add an email address and password to your account. It is easy to add to your account and you can still use the Google + authentication. 

Click on the Account tab, next to Email Address enter your email address. Scroll down and click on Save Changes. We will then send you an email to verify the email address. Please click on the link in the email to verify the email address. 

Next, you need to add a password. On the Account tab, scroll down to Password.  Click the "Add a password" link. Then you will be prompted to add a password to your account. Once you have added a password, you can use the email address and password for your account to sign in instead of the external account.

Links to your Google + page

If you have a link to your Google + page, you want to check to make sure it is still working. Starting April 2nd, Google will start to remove content from the site. You want to make sure any links to your Google + are removed from your blog.

The most common way bloggers have links to their social media accounts is through Other Accounts. Click on the Account tab, then click on Other Accounts. Here you will see a list of social media sites you have linked to your Typepad account. Next to Google + click on Delete. You will get a pop up that ask if you want to delete this account, click on OK. 

Another way bloggers add links to their social media accounts is through the Embed Your Own HTML module. You will need to edit this module to remove the code for Google +. Click on the Design tab, then click on Content. Find the module that has your social media code and click on the pencil to edit. Remove the code for Google + then click on OK > Save Changes. 

If you are unsure how to remove the Google + icons from your blog, reach out to us. We are always happy to help. You can create a ticket in your account (Help > New Ticket) or email us at support@typepad.com. 


Typepad Blogger Weekly Roundup

Typepad Bloggers Weekly Roundup 2 (1)
Every week we share Typepad blogs that have caught our eye and have shared over social media.  Check them out! 


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Written by Lawyer, Poet, Author, and Educator, Rick Georges, FutureLawyer is all about the Future technology that lawyers can use today.

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Posie Gets Cozy the crafty blog from Alicia P. She shares her life and love for making things. She designs sewing, embroidery, knitting, and crochet patterns.

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Do you ever ask yourself Is Mercury In Retrograde? Visit this website and you will get the answer!

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Angela Booth is the blogger you turn to if you need help writing, no matter what you write about. Check out her Writing Blog for wonderful tips on all things writing.

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If you like all things old, you will love JF Ptak Science Books. A daily history of holes, dots, lines, Science, History, Math, Art, the Unintentional Absurd, Architecture, Maps, Data Visualization, Blank and Missing Things, and more!


Typepad Bloggers Weekly Roundup

Typepad Bloggers Weekly Roundup 2 (1)
Every week we share Typepad blogs that have caught our eye and have shared over social media.  Check them out! 

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Lands' End Business blog is about tips, products and innovations that put your brand to work. Get information from the leading provider of logo embroidered and custom apparel for your company.

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When you see a hand crafted card, you know the sender took the time to show their love. If you need card design inspiration for that special someone, check out Prairie Paper & Ink by Amy Rysavy. Her designs will bring your message to life!

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The Hawaiian Ultra Running Team's Trail 100-Mile Endurance Run, referred to hereafter as the HURT100, is a very difficult course designed for the adventurous and well-prepared ultra-runner. Check out their blog to learn more!

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Allison’s first project was a misshapen headband she learned to make from her grandma. Now she is the owner of Simply Socks Yarn Company. Specializing in collecting yarn to create soft socks from Merino wool. Check out her shop today!

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Take a break and read Stepping Away From The Edge. Follow Kym and get a peek into her life.

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Struan Farm is a blog about the rural farm life in New Zealand. Escape to this farm today.

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Plump up the cushions and enjoy the blog Dovegreyreader Scribbles. Join the worldwide conversation about good books and share a subjective passion for reading with like-minded people.


Typepad Blogger Weekly Roundup

Typepad Bloggers Weekly Roundup 2 (1)
Every week we share Typepad blogs that have caught our eye and have shared over social media.  Check them out! 

 

Toynews
What’s happening in the world of Play? Global Toy News writes all the latest news about toys! If it’s happening in the world of play, they’re talking about it and keeping you informed.

 

Revolution_podcast
Be part of the Revolution!! Listen to this podcast and learn about great political revolutions. Who knows what it might spark in your soul?

 

Rangers
The Ranger Report provides you all the information you need about the Kitchener Rangers Hockey Team. Written by  Josh Brown, a sports reporter for the Waterloo Region Record.

 

Lcr
Little Cotton Rabbits is written by Julie, a fantastic knitter. Get amazing patterns for you to try your own DIY project and learn more about her family.

 

Balance_food
Most people eat some combination of food that is good for them and food that tastes good. Finding the balance between the two is a lifelong journey. Follow Balance of Food to learn more about the struggle.

 

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Sometimes it is hard to find that next great book. Read Harriet's Devine Blog and her amazing book reviews to find that next page turner.

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Over-50 is for Baby Boomers that still want to earn income. Learn more about the issues that affect the finances of Baby Boomers.


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! 

Msmith
Stay up to date with Australian news from Michael Smith. He gives his take on what is happening  around Australia.

Ielts

IELTS is a language proficiency test. If you have to take it, then IELTS-simons is the blog for you.  Improve your English language skill even if you are not taking the test.

Soule

Learn more about Amanda Soule's life by visiting her blog SouleMama. She blogs about her life on a farm in Maine, her garden, and her family.

Amalah

Written by Amy, Amalah is a blog about her day to day neurotic life. Learn more about her life by following her blog today.

Greencar

Green Car Congress is about technological advancements in transportation to reduce the impact on the environment. When you get that fuel mix right, you get your rocket ride.

Pumptalk

PumpTalk is a blog created by Petro-Canada to share information and engage in discussion about fuel issues. Weekly posts about #gasprices, reducing #fuelcosts and much more. Read more today.

MadonnaIf you love Madonna, you will love the blog, Madonnalicious. A UK fan site created by fans for fans. Get all your Material Girl news and strike a pose!

JillybeanWelcome to Jillibean Soup! They develop products for scrapbooking, cardmaking, DIY and all around fun products to help you be creative.




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!