Want More Blog Traffic? Build A Community

Want More Blog Traffic_ Build A Community

Now that your blog is created, and you have blog posts published, the next step is getting people to read it.  Building a blog following takes some time and you must put into the work - not just on your own blog, but in seeking out other bloggers. 

Connect With Other Bloggers

Besides sharing your blog with people you already know, look for other bloggers who write about similar topics or topics that interest you.  You can create a free account with a website like Bloglovin' to discover new blogs. We have more recommendations of places to join to connect with other bloggers here.

Build A Blogger Community

Once you start following blogs and leaving thoughtful comments regularly on their posts, the blogger will get to know you. If available, always include a link to your blog in your comment so other readers and the blog owner can check out your blog.  Building an online community is so important for growing your blog. This includes following and connecting with other bloggers on Social Media. Responding to tweets or retweeting a blog update is a courtesy that will likely be reciprocated.

We have more tips on how to bring more readers to your blog via social media, email lists, and SEO in our Knowledge Base


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! 

Afuturehope
Johnny and his family moved to Kenya and opened an orphanage. They are doing their part to provide a hopeful future for these children. Learn more about their lives in A Future And A Hope and see how you can support their cause.

Dogscats
Learn about the cutest animals up for adoption and what it takes to run an animal rescue. Check out the blog from Winnie's Wish Rescue - Daily Dose of Dogs (aka Cats with your Coffee)

Clutter
Clutter is all over. Help make sense of all the political, sports and random clutter with Clearing Out the Clutter.

Tea
Tea lovers, you have your own scrapbook! Check out The Tea Enthusiast's Scrapbook and discover some new teas to try out!

Specialfood
Hand crafted spices for that special cook or baker in your life. Check out Terra Americana and spice up your kitchen.

Aerial
Flying through the air, dodging in and out of the clouds. Own a great flight print from Photographer and Digital Artist, Gary Eason and read about his experiences at Aerial Combat


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Get inspired by the art from Roulier's Rusty Reliques. Explores all things art, the studio, and get a glimpse of works in progress.

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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! 

Creative Jewish Mom

Creative Jewish Mom is a great DIY for amazing crafts. Learn different ways to cultivate joy in your home with crafts, cooking, more.

The ScenestarThe Scenestar is all about the LA-based music scene. Get band interviews, news, album, and show reviews.

HinesSight

If you love Salem, Oregon you will love HinesSight. Keep up with all the political news and issues in the area. Check out the blog today.

FDA Law Blog

FDA Law Blog has its finger on the pulse of the FDA and provides insight into the universities and companies regulated by the FDA.

Spirit ClothSpirit Cloth is an great blog from Jude Hill. She creates spirit cloths. This is art is amazing. Join her as she goes though the process.

Song Of My Heart

Lyssa Zwolanek is the author of Song of My Heart. A creative blog to help with your stamping


Image Editor Changes

When you use the Image Editor today, you'll notice that the Aviary Image Editor is no longer available. Adobe purchased the product and is discontinuing its use as an online editor on November 30, 2018. Please see our updated Knowledge Base article to see how to use the new editor within Typepad.

We are very sorry to see Aviary go.  If you have any questions or concerns, as always, the Typepad Support team is here to help you!


Cyber Monday 2018 Promotions!

Cyber Monday Promotions

It is Cyber Monday!!! The day we all pretend to work but are really on Amazon and Target getting gifts for loved ones! (If the boss asks, it is for them, wink!)

We want to share some amazing discount codes for you and your readers! Give gifts that save everyone money! 

Cyber Monday Typepad Discounts

Save 25% when you prepay for one year!
Use discount code CYBERPADYEAR18 and receive 25% off when you pay for one year. Valid until Saturday, Dec 1st, 2018.

Save 50% for 3 months when you pay monthly!
Use discount code CYBERPADMONTH18 and receive 50% off your next 3 months. Valid until Saturday, Dec 1st, 2018.

From your dashboard, click on the Account tab, then go to Billing Info. Click on Update Payment Method and put in your discount code. Scroll down and save changes. This will apply the discount to your next yearly or monthly bill.

Don't see the box to enter your discount code? Let us know! Create a Help Ticket (Help > New Ticket or email support@typepad.com) and let us know what discount to add.

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Share With Your Readers

We have a special discount for you to share with your readers! Encourage them to create their own Typepad blog and they will receive:

30 day extended trial
3 months free
No credit card needed until the trial period is over
Valid until Dec 31st 2018

Give your readers a gift by sharing the discount code below. They can add the discount code when they create a new account.

Discount Code: 8140E5E4


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! 

Crossword
Down: Seventh-most published crossword puzzle constructor for the New York Times, meet Brendan Emmett Quigley. Publishes two free puzzles a week. Check out the link to get your answer!

Naturkinder

NATURKINDER is a blog from one Nature Mama who loves being outdoors whether it's in a garden, woods, or mountains. Read about this mom of 11 children and their adventures.

Maverickphilosopher

Maverick Philosopher's  motto is "Study everything, join nothing." This blog is a philosopher's online journal, notebook, common place book, workshop, soapbox, sandbox, literary litter box, and online filing cabinet.

Vintagescrap

Consider Vintage Scrapping your home base for mums your mom will love. If you have that special homecoming date make her a special mum from Vintage Scrapping.

Artfaircalendar

Support local artisans and crafters at your local art or craft fair. If you are looking for one near you,  Art Fair Calendar  helps you find one that is close by.

Expressiveart
Expressive Art Inspirations is written by Shelley Klammer - a Counsellor, Artist, and Educator with the International Expressive Arts Therapy Association. She shares how spontaneous art and writing can offer a mirror reflection of your inner world, and help you to express, release, see, and heal emotional pain. 


Typepad Bloggers Weekly Roundup

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

Sportsphilly

Sports Talk Philly covers Philadelphia's four major pro sports teams - the Philadelphia Eagles, Flyers, Sixers, and Phillies. Each day, Sports Talk Philly provides game previews, recaps, news stories, coverage of trade rumors and original opinion content. 
 
Dawn_stamp
DoStaming with Dawn is a great blog that inspires your creative side with stamping. Get ideas and inspiration for your next stamp project.
 
Aross Alex Ross: The Rest is Noise is written by Alex Ross, a music critic from The New Yorker since 1996. 
 
Filmfreak
If you are in search of a great movie, Film Freak Central has some recommendations. Their unique insights into movies and reviews will have you wanting to watch more movies!
 
Gooseberry
Do you like to cook? In need of some more recipes? Gooseberry Patch, a National bestselling publisher of homestyle cookbooks, is the blog to follow. They share recipes, videos & free goodies.
 
Jfriel
Joe Friel's Blog is for the serious endurance athlete who wants to stay current on the science and art of training for sport. Here you will find Joe's thoughts and ideas before they are published anywhere else.
 
Balzer
Balzer Designs is written by Julie Fei-Fan Blazer. Julie is many things (Blogger, Vlogger, Maker, Author, and much more). Explore her blog and learn more about art, crafts, and fun projects.

Typepad Bloggers Weekly Roundup

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Welcome to our new weekly feature here at Everything Typepad! Every week we will share Typepad blogs that have caught our eye this week and that we shared on our social media platforms.  We want to make sure you don't miss a beat.

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If you watch an NFL game and they're showing the starting lineup where the player says what college they went to, if any of them say "The U", they're talking about the University of Miami. But there's more to "The U" than just football, and that's where Canespace - For The Fans, By The Fans, comes into play.  It's your central spot for all things Hurricane sports and a long time Typepad blogger.

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The Homesteady is by Hannah Clay Wareham, who is a writer by trade. Her blog is a place for her to celebrate the happy moments in her and her family's lives along with the many projects that keep their hands busy.

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What The Junk?! Is an Adventure Time fangirl's blog about her Starbucks obsession, and love of coffee, fitness, bullet journals, pen palling and more.

Screen Shot 2018-11-08 at 4.01.08 PMStamping the Cape is a delightful DIY blog from Ginger - an Independent Stampin’ Up Demonstrator. She lives in beautiful Cape Cod and uses her surroundings for inspiration in her projects.

Screen Shot 2018-11-08 at 4.02.51 PMIdeas In Food is an amazing blog from couple Aki Kamozawa & H. Alexander Talbot, to give you some great information about food and preparing food. This blog is an extension of their culinary consulting business based in Plumstead, PA.  They also co-own Curiosity Doughnuts, a small, artisan doughnut shop, open weekends only, in the Stockton Market across the river in Stockton, NJ.   They met at a kitchen at Clio in Boston in 1997 and have been cooking together ever since. 


SSL For Blogs with Non-Secure Content

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Now included free with every Typepad account is an automatically added SSL certificate for your typepad.com, blogs.com, or custom domain site. SSL certificates are important for your site, especially for search engine ranking, so be sure to visit our Knowledge Base to learn more about them.

However, when you visit your site, you may notice that your blog is showing that it's not secure due to mixed media items which includes things like videos and images.  This is happening because these files are uploaded on another site - not Typepad - that is not using secure https links.

For instance, if you're using an image hosted on a site not on Typepad on your blog, even though all of your Typepad files are secure, this image is not, breaking the secure SSL lock in your address bar when visiting your blog.

One way to work around this is to save a copy of the image to your own computer.  Then, on Typepad, upload the image and replace the old, non-secure URL with your new Typepad URL.  Once all files have been fixed, you'll see the secure green padlock on your site.

To help determine what's causing your site to not be secure, you can use a service like Why No Padlock? to find the culprit. Typepad Support, of course, is always here to help too.

We hope you are excited as we are about SSL and Typepad!


Switching To a Mobile Design - Let Us Help With Typepad Design Services!

Switching To a Mobile Design - Let Us Help With Typepad Design Services!

For some of our long-time Typepad bloggers, the thought of redoing your entire blog design can be stressful. Where do you even start?  Usually when this request comes in, we first recommend creating a test blog so you can play around with our different responsive themes first before applying it to your main blog.

But what if you don't have the time to do all of that? Let Typepad Design Services help!  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. Here are a few of the Design Services we loved!

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Here is a great example of using a Landing Page with your mobile design.

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When was the last time you updated your blog design? Are you using a Responsive theme for your blog?