Blog Updates

Post ImageI added some new features to my site tonight, so I figured I should make a post to introduce them. Here’s a quick description of each:

  1. New Tags!
    If you look at the bottom of the last post, or any of the old ones really, you’ll generally find the little Technorati icon followed by a bunch of text links. Those are tags, which I linked to Technorati so you could see what other bloggers were saying about the topic. As you can see in this post, those links have now been replaced with my own tags (right after the little star icon). Clicking any one of the tags will take you to a page on my site that will in turn connect you with blog posts, images, podcasts, links, and other items about that topic.
  2. Add Comment
    The little discussion bubble icon next to the number of comments for each post has now been linked to the Post Comment page. That means you no longer have to click on a post title, then on the Post Comment link. You can just click the icon and post a comment right away!
  3. Bookmark with Delicious
    The first of three new icons next to the Add Comment icon, is the Bookmark Post icon. Clicking it will let you add the post to your delicious bookmarks. This icon appears on the main page, and on each entry page.
  4. Email to a friend
    The second new icon is the Email Post icon. Clicking it will let you send an email to someone telling them about the post. This icon appears on the main page, and on each entry page.
  5. Monitor with TalkDigger
    The last of the new icons is the Monitor Post icon. Clicking it will let you see who is linking to the post, using the search provided by TalkDigger. I love the functionality that TalkDigger provides, but I am not too keen on the look of the site, so I might change this to use a different service in the future. This icon appears on the main page, and on each entry page.

There’s probably small problems that I haven’t discovered yet, but everything should work pretty well. Enjoy!

Read: MasterMaq’s Blog

One thought on “Blog Updates

  1. For example, if you’re using Firefox and you hover over one of the new buttons/icons, you’ll see a cool black tooltip that tells you what it does. This apparently isn’t working in IE!

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