Adding Facebook Social Plugins to your Blogger Blog

Facebook is all the rage these days and adding it to your blog is a good way to drive extra traffic and make your site more "social".

However, it's not very simple for new blogger to add the various Facebook social plugins to your site.

This guide will hopefully change all that!

Details after the cut

Easy Fix to make your Blog more Smartphone Friendly

Here is a quick tip that you can do to make your website more Mobile Friendly for phones such as the iPhone, iPad and the great Android Phones.

1) Goto Design, Edit HTML

2) Under the < head > line simply add this code.

<meta content='IE=EmulateIE7' http-equiv='X-UA-Compatible'/>
<b:if cond='data:blog.isMobile'>
<meta content='width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0, user-scalable=0' name='viewport'/>
<meta content='width=1100' name='viewport'/>

3) Click Save and Voila.

My 1 Month Cloud Computing Challenge - Day 4

Day 3 has been posted below.

This is something I've been thinking about doing for a while..... I hope you can follow along with me and offer any advice help along the way.

What is the Cloud Computing Challenge
Simply put, to see if I can do all my day to day stuff entirely in the Cloud, that is without using any software or file on my hard disk (with the exception of the my Browser (Chrome) and Windows 7).

This means that everything I do on my computer I have to do entirely within my browser and I'm not allowed to store or use any files onto my PC.

How long will the Challenge Last
I'm going to see if I can last 1 full month using nothing but my Browser.

When does it start?
Now! From this post onwards I will use nothing but my Browser.

I will update this post regularly as I face new hurdles and need advice software.

If you have any questions, please let me know.

New Blogger Template Designer

I was so thrilled to see that Blogger have just released a new Template Designer.

This was something that has been missing for Blogger in order for Blogger users to get nice looking custom designs.

I've been playing around with it and it's really rather excellent. My blog today was redesigned using the new editor in just under 5 mins.

You can read more about the new Template Editor here.

Also if you have any ideas about new features for the Template Editor you can go here and vote on existing suggestions or create your own suggestion.

Blogger Template Editor Product Suggestions

If you have used it to revamp/re-design your blog, leave your blog link in the comments below and I will rate it out of 10 and give you a 1 line review and suggestion for improvements.

How to Share your Content with AddThis

Ok, today we're going to take a look about how to add the popular "Add This" button to your Blogger blog. It's a great way to allow readers to share your content on a number of social media sites.

Supercharge your Blog Comments with Disqus

Ok, as we know, most Blog commenting systems suck, especially Blogger! However if you follow this simple guide your blog will be the envy of your friends and fellow bloggers.

In this guide we will introduce you to the Disqus commenting system which is probably the most popular 3rd party commenting system out there.. and it's VERY impressive.

Before we get into how to install etc, lets first look at the advantages that Disqus Provides.

Better Polls for your Site

A great way of adding some interactivity to a blog for your readers is that of asking poll questions. There are plenty of poll making sites out there, and even Blogger itself has it's own simple poll gadget. However if you're serious about your polls then you really need to check out PollDaddy. It's probably the de-facto standard of Polls around the blogsphere and some of the largest blogs on the net use it ... and best of all, it's free!

So lets take a quick look at Polldaddy and what you can do.

Adding a Stat Counter to your Blog

Like most bloggers it's always nice to know more about who is reading your site, where they come from and what they are reading etc. This post will show you how to add an excellent free statcounter to your site which will give you access to a large amount of useful information.

This should be sufficient for 90%+ of bloggers. However, if you later find yourself being in the envious position of getting 1000's of hits per day then you can always look at a more powerful solution such Google Analytics which I will write about later on.

Ok, so how do we get some stats on our blog? For the purposes of this How-To I'll be using the excellent free service from Statcounter and assume you have a Blogger blog, although the technique applies the same to almost all the Blogging services out there.