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Essential Blogging by Mena G. Trott, Benjamin Trott, Shelley Powers, Scott Johnson, Rael Dornfest, Cory Doctorow

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Automated Blogrolling

Automated blogrolling is another JavaScript-enabled technology you can incorporate into your blog. This service is available once you sign up for an account at http://blogrolling.com. With automated blogrolling, rather than make a change in your Blogger template every time you add, remove, or update a blogroll link, you make the change to the service and it’s automatically reflected in your blog.

To create an automated blogroll, you must first provide a Blogroll name and URL location at Blogrolling. Next, add links to the blogroll, as shown in Figure 6-18, using the Add Links option on Blogrolling’s member page.

Adding a link to Essential Blogger’s automated blogroll

Figure 6-18. Adding a link to Essential Blogger’s automated blogroll

Continue adding links until all the existing blogroll links are added. In this example, the target field is left blank so that the page opens in the existing browser window. Instead of leaving target blank, you can use _top to set the target to the top window in a frame or _blank to open a new window.

The priority is set at 1 for each entry as all entries are of equal importance — no one entry has priority over the others. The description you provide in the form is used as the title attribute of the hypertext link and displays when the mouse is over the link.

Once the entries are added (additional entries can be added later), accessing the Get Code link from Blogrolling’s member page gets ...

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