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Automatically tweeting your blog posts

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I’ve been using twitter for a while now, and lately, I’ve been posting my blog posts as tweets. However, I don’t do it manually. Rather, I’ve set it up to be posted automagically. Setting it up is as simple as it could possibly be. Here’s how: 

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Adding a Twitter feed to Blogspot

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One of the big things of today is micro-blogging. If you don’t know what it is, think of Facebook, and then think of the status field in Facebook. Strip most of the other functionality away. That’s microblogging. In other words; microblogging is responding to the question “What are you doing right now?”
 
I’ve got an account at Twitter (my nick there is @razumny), and wanted the last two entries to be displayed in the sidebar of my personal blog. Here’s how I did it:
 
First, you’ll want to find the RSS-feed address for your twitter feed. If you go to your twitter feed page, you’ll see a link at the bottom of the sidebar on the right side, like so:
 

 

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Blogger – displaying the latest comments gadget

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From time to time, people comment on my blogposts (you may too by the way, just click the “# COMMENTS” link below to comment on this post), and at times they even comment on very old blogposts, such as this one, dated September 14th, 2007. The problem with this is that unless you actually read the post in question, you’re not likely to know that the comment was made.
 
What I wanted to do, then, was add a gadget to the sidebar, displaying the last five or so comments that were made. As it turns out, this was simpler than I’d expected. Here’s how:
 

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Adding a favicon to a Blogger or BlogSpot blog

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As you might notice, I’ve got a favicon, a small picture, on my blog. Here’s what it looks like in Firefox:
 
A small picture
 
It’s actually pretty simple to implement in Blogger. To do it, you’ll need to have somewhere to store the favicon file. Favicons are imagefiles (dimensions 16 by 16 pixels) ending in .ico. Apparently, Tripod offer free hosting, and they support .ico files. Once you’ve got your favicon ready, and uploaded, you need to open the administration page for your blog, and then go to the “Layout” tab, opening the “Edit HTML” subtab. You’ll then see a page looking something like this:
 
Edit HTML
 
Find the <head> tag, and insert the following snippet of code immediately below it:

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