Typepad Blogger Weekly Roundup

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

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All That Sparkles is about life. Everything that life has to offer and one woman's journey to overcome it all!

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Join Mystic Polly at her blog Super Life Coach. She interprets her dreams, shares her green living, and eco art projects.

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Written by a 15 year fitness expert, Laura, Body Talk eZine shares her philosophy on wellness, fitness, beauty, and integrative medicine in an effort to inspire everyone!

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Southern Sonoma Country Life is a blog from Frances Rivetti. Follow her travels and the journey of writing her debut novel, Big Green Country.

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There is more to cooking than great food. The science behind it is just as juicy! Read Curious Cook and explore the science of food and it transformation with Harold McGee. 

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Carolina Mountain Dog is a "blogazine" for dog lovers who live in or near the Carolina mountains (or wish they did). This blog celebrates the unique relationship between dogs and the mountains.

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Art can be found everywhere! When you visit the blog LaureLines Paintings and Drawings,  you will see the beauty of everyday life through her eyes.


Publish Twitter Posts On Your Blog With The Help Of IFTTT

IFTTT and Twitter

IFTTT is a great platform that allows different apps, web services, and devices to communicate with each other. These are called Applets and you can set as many applets as you like.

All blog posts don't need to be 1000 words long. Sometimes 280 characters are all you need. IFTTT allows you to create an applet so Twitter can communicate with Typepad and publish a post when you use a specific hashtag.  Easily share your Twitter posts to your blog readers. 

Create a IFTTT Account

From IFTTT.com you will need to create an account. Click on Sign Up to create an account. You can use Google, Facebook, or Email. Once you create your account, you can create an applet. 

Get Your Secret Typepad Email

In Typepad, click on the Blogs tab, then click on the name of the blog. Click on the Settings tab, then Post By Email. Copy the Secret Address and save it somewhere safe so you can use it to create your Applet. 

Create an IFTTT Applet

Click on the down arrow next to your account name, then on New Applet. Select +this then select Twitter.

If ThisSelect "New tweet by you with hashtag". This will set a trigger to publish any Twitter post that uses a specific hashtag on your blog.

Step 2 Choose A Trigger edited

Enter your hashtag and Create Trigger. Enter a hashtag that you don't use often. Whenever you use this hashtag, it will trigger this Applet and post to your blog. 

Add A Hashtag

Now you want to click on That, then select Gmail. From Gmail, click on Send An Email.

Gmail Action

Email set upNext to Email Address you will enter your secret Typepad email address. This email address is used to publish posts to your blog from your email.

The subject will be your blog post title. We recommend using something that can be used multiple times (like Twitter Musings from @ (UserName)).

The body of your post will by default include: the Tweet, link to your Twitter account, and links to show it was created by IFTTTT. 

You can add to what is published as well by adding more the body of the email. After you have customized the body, select Create Action.

Now you can review the applet and click Finish. 

Finished Review

Now that you created one Applet, explore IFTTT.com and see what others useful Applets you can create. 


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!

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Queen's Hotel is a Japanese blog for a shop that works with vintage and antique items.  Showing off original work and new creations.

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Handstories tells Hazel’s life story through textures, colorful fabrics, and daily adventures. It's a mix to really show the fabric of life!

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The Queen of Style is here to share all things style, celebrity, culture, and more! Read about the latest red carpet looks and learn the latest beauty techniques.

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Your creative side needs to be fed. Check out Ingenious Inklings and be inspired by her inspirational cards.

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Even if you are not a speedreader, these reviews from Speed-Reading Book Nerd Reviews are great. These detailed reviews will help you find an epic (5 star) book or be steered away from a wallbanger (1 star).

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Oberon's Grove is for those that love classical music or want to learn more about classical music. This is an open diary about music and dance events in New York City.

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Looking for a job can be stressful. If you are in Minnesota your search is a little easier. The Minnesota Headhunter blog is here to show you the latest opennings and give you advice on how to get hired.


Blog Smarter with Master Templates

Blog Smarter with Master Templates


Everyone has heard the saying "Work smarter, not harder." At Typepad, we are here to give you tips and tricks to make sure your blog is a success! Today we are going over how to create a Master Template for sharing recipes.  

First, you want to copy the code below and put it into a new blog post by clicking on the HTML tab on the Compose page. 

Code For Recipe Template

Now click on the Rich Text tab to see the post and make changes. 

TIP: Name this post Master Recipe and save it as a draft. Make any changes to the font, color, and branding you want to have in every post.  Change the status to Draft and click Save. Now you have code to reference for future blog posts. 

Table For The Recipe

The recipe is in a 1x2 table. This gives you a section for the ingredients and a section for the instructions. You can change the background of the table to match your brand colors. 

To edit the background color, click in the table then click on the Table Properties icon in the bar under the table. On the Advanced tab, click on the little square to select a color. Put in the hex value or RGB values of the color you want. Click Ok. You will see that color in the little box and the hex value next to it. Click OK to save your changes. 

You can do the same thing to add a border around the table. Keep in mind this will add a border around each cell. 

Advanced Table
Recipe TemplateAdd Code To New Post

Now that you have the Master Template post set up, you want to save it as a draft. Next to Status click on the drop down and select Draft, then Save. 

When you are ready to create a new recipe post, search for the Master Recipe post and click on the title to go to the Compose page. From the Compose page, click on the <> button to view the source code, copy the source code. Next, click on the Posts tab, and create a new post. Click on the <> button and paste in your code. Select Ok. 

Adding A Printed Version

Some home chefs don't like to have their phones out while they are preparing food. Always offer a way for your readers to print out your recipes. We recommend that you write them up in a document and save as a PDF. PDF's are easy to upload, download, and print on a multitude of devices. Look for 'Print Recipe' in the recipe template, then click on the File icon. Choose the PDF file of your recipe, then click OK to upload and link it to the highlighted text. The 'Print Recipe' text will change to 'Download NAME OF FILE'" where "NAME OF FILE" is italicized but not capitalized like in my example here. You can keep the default text or customize the text by clicking the newly made link and editing the text in the 'Change the Text to Display' field. Click OK to save the change. TIP: The Jump To Recipe link is an anchor link that is already set up to go down to the recipe. No need to change anything. 

Image Gallery

The Image Gallery is a great way to display your images. You can add images of you creating the dish or of your family and friends enjoying the meal. 

To change the images in the image gallery, select one image, then click on the Insert Image icon. Choose file and select all the images you want to add.

Image Gallery

Tip: Hold down CTRL to select multiple images if you are using Windows. If you are using a Mac, hold down CMD. 

Select Insert Images to add the images to the scroll bar. Once you have added your images, you can delete our images. Select the Image and tap delete on your keyboard.

To change the text, click on the text and delete what is written. Now type in what you want to add.

We recommend using a master template to save time with formatting and managing images. We provided one example of how such a template could be used, but we'd love to learn what other types of templates you would like to see. Make sure to leave a comment with your thoughts and suggestions!


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!

Screen Shot 2019-03-21 at 5.13.19 PMNoe News Is Good News follows this cute family on all their adventures. Laugh, love, and learn what makes this family special.

Screen Shot 2019-03-21 at 5.16.34 PMUpskilling with Unschooling is a blog about the challenges and triumphs in educating a child with Autism. Join this family's journey was they explore making education fun, student driven, and successful.

Screen Shot 2019-03-21 at 5.19.18 PMAlliance of Women Filmmakers is a resource for women filmmakers. Read about the new films and show your support.

Screen Shot 2019-03-21 at 5.21.30 PMAre you heading to Plainview, TX? Check out Exploring Plainview and experience it like a local. Find the locals favorite places and learn all the latest news!

Screen Shot 2019-03-21 at 5.24.05 PMThe Celery Farm & Beyond is all about the Celery Farm Natural Area. Learn all about the animals that call this magical place home and view their beautiful pictures. 

Screen Shot 2019-03-21 at 5.28.02 PMDo you need help dealing with the emotions, humans, and relationships? Check out The Joe Martino Show Podcast.

Screen Shot 2019-03-21 at 5.26.02 PMAnyresemblance is the blog about life's quirks and everydayness. Read and be drawn into the randomness!


Start Fresh This Spring With A New Design From Typepad Design Services!

Spring Sale
 
Have you taken a look at your blog on a mobile device lately? Is your blog mobile-friendly or responsive? There are plenty of free tools to use in order to find out.  If you do not have the time to create a responsive theme for your blog, allow Typepad Design Services to help you! Typepad Design Services includes Tune-Up service and Custom Design service for an additional fee. We will work with you to create an amazing blog that is everything you could wish for.
 
When we receive a request to update a blog design, we always refer to the Nimble Design Lab to get started and build your design around this theme.  This includes creating a Test Blog in your account so we can tweak your new design and make it just right.
 
We are excited to offer you this special Spring Sale on our Tune Up and Custom Design Services! This sale is good until April 30th, 2019.  After our free consultation, we will charge the credit card or PayPal account on file.

Tune Up Service

  • Blog Evaluation and Custom Report
  • Implementation of Changes
  • Wrap Up
 
Originally $349
Now $279
 
Follow the link and complete the form on the right. Add the secret code: 25TuneUp after your last name so our designer knows to give you the discount.

Custom Design

  • Free quote before you start
  • Design Creation
  • Banner Design
  • Design Implementation
Originally $200 an hour
Now $150 an hour
 
Follow the link and complete the form on the right. Add the secret code: 25Custom in the Custom Design Request box so our designer know to give you a discount.
 
When was the last time you updated your blog design? Are you using a Responsive theme for your blog? 

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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If there is a universe you love more than ever, then Geekweek is the blog for you! They cover comics, movies, TV, and more. Get your geek on today!

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Get inspired with the old world glamour with Barones Lovey's The Red Lip Conspiracy. Read her blog for the latest in makeup tips, beauty thoughts, and much more.

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The Life as a Modern Dancer blog is about bringing voice, dialogue, and resources for modern dancers throughout their careers.

Screen Shot 2019-03-14 at 5.09.42 PMRun by Verna Mullen, StampinNotes is about sharing music and creating beautiful cards. Follow this blog and get inspired to create the perfect card for that special someone.

Screen Shot 2019-03-14 at 5.12.04 PMDanceViewTimes is your peak into the world of Dance in New York. Reviewing different ballets, they almost make you feel like you were in the front row.

Screen Shot 2019-03-14 at 5.15.03 PMWorking with tin and aluminum takes some strong hands. Lady Bug Circus loves to re-purpose, create, and share with her readers. Read all about Jenny's adventures.

Screen Shot 2019-03-14 at 5.20.20 PMHorse-crazy girl impersonating a responsible, working adult (who can relate?). Read The Equestrian Nomad and learn all about their horse adventures.

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There really is a blog out there about everything! The Ins and Outs of Poop is here to help you with your child's constipation. Read about his six step program that makes going a little easier for your little one.


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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How are your farming skills? Do you love FarmVille2 and need some help? Check out the FarmVille2 blog and stay up to date with the latest news.

Screen Shot 2019-03-06 at 5.19.52 PM WindThread is the journal from Grace Forrest. She shares her love of nature and life with the world. Read today and enjoy the beautiful images.

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If you have an ethics issue, then Ethic Sage is the blog for you. Through his blog, Ethics Sage, you will gain insight into all things ethical for businesses.

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Celebrating 70 years of this smart club, join the Earth Science Club of Northern Illinois and learn more about Earth Sciences. 

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If education is your business check out PILOTed. It is a blog about Academic Business Advisors and how they help expand education businesses.

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Want a view of the Black Diamond from a local's perspective? Check out Black Diamond Now and learn about its colorful history with this adventurous couple.

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Who is Thanos Autonious? Learn what the voices in his head think about him and what is going on around him. Some say grossly hilarious, but read for yourself.


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!

Screen Shot 2019-02-28 at 5.39.28 PMA chronicle of Ronni's adventures in growing older (but never growing up). Time Goes By is a blog that will help you find the humor in growing older.


Screen Shot 2019-02-28 at 5.35.36 PMWritten by Betsy Verldman, Paper, Scissors, & SuperHeros is about her life and love. She blogs about her super kids and her love of scrapbooking and papercrafting.

Screen Shot 2019-02-28 at 5.20.32 PMPat Sloan uses her blog to teach quilters how to create and have fun! She shares her fun patterns and great DIY projects for all to see and do!

Screen Shot 2019-02-28 at 5.24.19 PMRun by Mark Thoma, Economist's View provides you with all the latest in economic news. It is a one stop shop for those looking to learn more about the economy.

Screen Shot 2019-02-28 at 5.26.31 PMThe latest in pickup truck news, including spy photos, new models, and new engines.  From cars.com, PickupTrucks.com will help you find the truck of your dreams!

Screen Shot 2019-02-28 at 5.28.36 PMRun by Philippe Bilger, he uses his blog, Le Blog de Philippe Bilger to engage in dialogue with fellow citizens on issues of justice and society. If you don't read French, you can still check out his writings by using a tool like Google Translate. 

Screen Shot 2019-02-28 at 5.31.48 PMPeter Hitchens is an English conservative journalist and author. He writes for The Mail on Sunday. Read more today from his column in Mail On Sunday.


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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Go!Go!Gail is written Gail Gedan Spencer who chronicles her weight loss journey with humor. Read about her work outs, healthy recipes, and weight loss journey. 

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The FIDM Museum Blog is dedicated to showcasing selected garments and accessories from their fabulous collection. Focusing on 19th and 20th century American and European dress. Learn more about dress and textiles today!

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On a New York vacation? Maybe for a business trip? Eat like a local with the recommendations from Eating In Translation.

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Wise Woman Wisdom is a blog dedicated to the wise woman in all of us. Read about herbal healing, health, childbearing and more.

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Coralville Courier gives you all of the online news and entertainment in the Coralville (IA) and the surrounding corridor. Get info about lodging, dining, activities and more!

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If you are interested in learning more about swimming, check out The 17th Man. Learn about new swimming suits, other swimming blogs, and training.