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Blog Tip 9 - Interactive Blog Tools

2 November, 2003 7:09 AM

In the last blog tip we talked about how comments are one way to increase the interactivity of a blog.

Of course not everyone agrees that comments are the way to go. Each to their own.

Having harped on about comments I should also say that there are many other ways to make your blog more interactive.

Interactive Blog Tools

- chat, rooms || Newsletters/mailing Lists || Guest Maps || forums || discussion boards || trackback || Polls (and another) || guest book || Chat Boards...

The remainder of this tip has been moved to Pro Blogger - Interactive Blog Tools.



I looked around a while for a poll program, and found a PHP app I really like. Go to http://www.proxy2.de/ and look for "Advanced Polls." If you run MT, you can probably run this polling program. It has a windows-looking interface, though it's totally browser-based. And it's free and highly customizable.

Justin Baeder » 2 November, 2003 9:08 PM

I like your tips. There are a number here that I will have to follow. In particular the one on making the blog scannable and staying on topic.

Kevin » 4 November, 2003 3:50 AM

I'm trying to figure out how to add a search engine to my blog. Anyone have any easy-to-implement suggestions for someone who's not super tech-literate?

Ian » 29 November, 2003 8:14 AM

a good place to look for a search engine search bar would be to go to google "services and tools" if yo ucant find it there, i dont know where to look, i know there are ones that you can get paid per user that uses a certain search bar, but that will take you a little more investigating, good luck, when you find one and have it in your site post here so i can check it out :)
good luck

jazz man » 16 January, 2004 9:09 AM

Guestmaps are a very neat feature for blogs... or for any website! Here's another cool guestmap.

It's completely free, and has no ads (as opposed to Bravenet's guestmap, which is linked to above.)

cwp » 15 July, 2004 10:13 PM

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