I’m just doing two very simple tricks this week! The first one is something that I didn’t figure out until two weeks ago…I don’t know why I never looked into it before! So you have a Feedburner account, right? If not you should definitely get one. It’s a great way to see your stats and just overall improve your blogging experience. Since I’m not going to talk about setting up a Feedburner account here’s a nice post about that. If your blog is on Blogger ignore that last step because it’s for WordPress. But never fear because I’m going to show you how to get accurate stats from not just your email subscriptions but from things like Google Reader (and other Readers) too! For longest time I was like ‘Why does my Feedburner only show my email subscribers??!’ *Cries* I really needed to get my full count since I was moving to WP. So I asked around on Twitter and Twitter always comes through. Here’s what you do to get your full count on Feedburner:
You’re going to have to switch back to old Blogger because the option you need doesn’t show up in the new interface. To switch back click the little gear icon on the right side of your dashboard then select the Switch to old Blogger option. Then go to Settings- Site Feed. Put the url that Feedburner gives you in the Post Feed Redirect option.
Now on to the second simple trick. This one is a tiny bit selfish….because I want you guys to have pictures on your comments here and it’s super easy. See I always thought you had to have a WordPress profile in order to have a picture show up with your comment. That’s not the case at all. Just go here: http://en.gravatar.com/ and set up your gravatar. It’s associated with your email address so it will always show up on WP sites!
Let me know if there are tips and tricks you want me to discuss!
Past Tips and Tricks:
New Features in Blogger–new interface & mobile templates
More info on mobile templates & reply to comments in Blogger
A overview on the new Blogger interface
Pros & Cons of word verification
How to make a customized link bar
Things that slow your blog down
New Blogger app
How to add live links to comments
How to remove hidden HTML from your posts (this is a life saver!)
Info on getting your own domain name
How to get the external link to your Followers gadget
Automatically tweet links to your posts with Feedburner
Keeping Up With Your Books Read Throughout the Year
Getting share buttons to work in Blogger