Helpful Blogging Links: Make a Gravatar, Free Copyright Webinar, Retro-Styled Gadgets, Fixing Broken Links

Intersection of TwoBefore I share the helpful links today, I want to say THANK YOU to everyone who is checking out TypePad for Dummies on Amazon! Our publisher let us know that the book is really moving and shaking on Amazon! Right now we are

  • #1 in Books > Computers & Internet > Web Development > Web Services
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  • #2 in Books > Computers & Internet > Home Computing > Blogging & Blogs

And we are #388 in books on Amazon overall. Shannon and I really appreciate the support everyone has shown the book. If you have a copy of the book, we’d love it if you’d help us out a little more by leaving a review at Amazon. Thank you so much!

Now on with the helpful blogging links!

  • Gravatar 101: We Want to See Your Pretty Face via Life with My 3 Boybarians. A gravatar is the picture next to a comment on a blog. It’s easy to set up, follows you across the web (meaning it shows up where ever you comment), and Darcy has some simple instructions on how you can set yours up.
  • Free Copyright Webcast March 30 via Plagiarism Today. Jonathan Bailey has been my go-to guy for copyright questions for years. If you want to learn more about copyright or have some specific questions, check out his free webcast next week.
  • Top 10 Modern Gadgets with Retro Styling via Mashable. I can’t put into words exactly how I feel about modern things with a retro feel — it’s more a look of bliss on my face that doesn’t translate to words. I luh-huv retro. I am particularly fond of the Olympus’ Pen E-P1 digital camera in this article. And the USB mix tape. And the Snowball USB mic.
  • How to Find and Remove Broken Links in Your Web Site via Six Revisions. Broken links hurt your credibility and your SEO, so you’ll want to know if something’s not working. This article walks you through how to find and fix your broken links. Awesome, right?
  • How to Make Your Blog Mobile Friendly via BloggingPro. These days you just don’t know how your readers are accessing your blog. If you have a Movable Type or WordPress blog, you’re in luck: there are plug-ins to help you offer readers the most usable version (web or smartphone) of your site.

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