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I have taken a part-time job, and it's definitely affecting my blogging time. I'll continue to post here as I am able.

Monday, April 6, 2009

B Stir Dynamic Random Post Widget

This is a wonderful little addition to a blog that has been around for a long time. It is sometimes difficult to entice readers to look at earlier posts except by links from newer related articles.

The example above I pulled from another of my blogs My Quality Day. The example nicely shows that you can see the date of the original post, and its title, with a line from the beginning of the post. What the example can't show is that this post will show for a few seconds and then fade into a different random selection. This not only catches a reader's eye, but may draw them into reading an older post. The title is clickable, and will open that post in the same window.

This widget is made by Stuff-a-blog, and is called the B Stir Dynamic Widget. It is very easy to install. Follow the link, enter the URL for your blog, enter a keyword. This should be one word that you would say most represents your blog. You can select
  • whether you want a "snippet" of text presented or just a title
  • whether you want a border or not
  • how many entries to include, 1-5
  • a trasparent, red, yellow or blue background
The advanced option allows a choice of UTF-8 or ISO-8859-1 coding (don't even bother with this unless you know you need the ISO setting. Then click on the "Dynamic" button below that. This will bring up a box with the code to enter on your blog. You can only put one box on a blog or the coding will get confused. Grab the code and enter it in one of the sidebars on your blog. If you are not comfortable with inserting code there are buttons to help you with Blogger, or Facebook. I'm off to grab one for this blog right now! B Stir Dynamic Widget
web ad income today (4 blogs, 2 web sites):
Adsense $.08
Adgitize $.88
Project Wonderful $.03
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Total: $.99
Total to date in April $-3.75
Total in March $4.88

3 comments:

Emm said...

I'd recommend LinkWithin too.

Sharkbytes (TM) said...

That looks interesting Emm. I may try it and see if I like the posts it chooses to link to.

I see your site nearly every day from Adgitize clicking.

Lux said...

Hey, that's pretty cool! Thanks for visiting me!