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Thursday, June 17, 2010

How To Make A Sticky

All right, you pervs, get your minds out of the gutter. I'm going to show you how to make a sticky post for Blogger. Apparently, Blogger doesn't have a way to make a sticky post with an actual gadget, so you have to make one manually.

The reason I wanted a sticky was to announce this wild scheme that's been percolating in my head ever since a buddy of mine asked about the Google Friend Connect list.

First, I'm going to show you how to make a sticky post on Blogger. BeepTheGeek had the easiest instruction on this.

Here are the steps.
  1. Create a post.
  2. Publish it.
  3. Pull the post back to Edit mode and Change the Date to the far future, or however long you want it to stay on top of your other messages.
That's it. That post will always be above any other post because Blogger is placing it in order of date. Just remember you have to Publish first, then Edit and change the date.

I will try it on my next post to see if it works.

What? You're going to make a sticky, Maria?

Why, yes I am.

Here's my evil plan for the sticky. Tell me what you think and if you'd like to participate.

The trouble with blogs is that we don't introduce enough of our readers to other readers. You know me. I link a lot. I also make my Followers list public so you can check out other blogs for yourself.

What if we made this a contest? And what if I supplied the PRIZE?

Tomorrow, I will put up a sticky with the details. But here is what I want you to do from now until Friday, 7-2-10.

Tweet or post on your blog or forum that I am looking for blogs to shout-out. All blogs are welcome as long as it's not porn or spamalots.

Email me at mariazannini AT gmail DOT com.

That's all I want you to do right now. Tomorrow, I will post a Sticky with the rest of the details.

The goal of this contest is getting more followers and more eyes on your blog. Spread the word. You have a whole week to retweet and post on the blogosphere to your peeps (and their blogs). If I get an email from you, you are automatically entered in the drawing and the shout-out.

PS If ya loves me, you'll also add yourself as a Follower to this blog, but that isn't necessary to be in the drawing.

Even if you don't want a shout out for your blog, if you think your readers would like a shout out, tell them to email me.


Joanne said...

I'm not sure I know what a sticky post is all about, but will tune in tomorrow to find out. And I've been seeing a lot of follower drives lately, it's the latest thing!

Maria Zannini said...

Joanne: Well, it is part follower drive, but I'm thinking more in line of social reciprocation.

Call it a Blog Block Party.

If I can introduce people to your blog, or you to theirs, who knows who we'll meet and add to our friends list?

Jennifer Shirk said...

I need to see this "sticky". Still not sure what it is. But I haven't finished my first cup of coffee yet. :)

Renee Miller said...

Tweeted and emailed. Awesome idea Maria. I'll retweet a couple of times. Ooh, facebook. I'll do that too.

Lydia Kang said...

This is a great idea. I've been thinking of a way to let my followers mingle, so to speak. Will email you in a bit!

Maria Zannini said...

Jennifer: What do I have to do, stick a coffee IV in your arm? LOL.

I should talk--at least you go jogging.

Maria Zannini said...

Thank you! Thank you, Renee!!

Maria Zannini said...

Got it, Lydia!

Not that your blog needs a shout out. It's awesome!

Thanks for coming over.

Ed Pilolla said...

that is really cool, a sticky post. i can see where that might come in handy. i am so technically challenged. seriously. i had to have someone help install -- which means do for me -- a rss feed on my blog. here from lydia kang.

Maria Zannini said...

Ed: Hi Ed! Thanks for coming over!

Ref: technically challenged

Oh, Ed, you are preaching to the choir. LOL.

Believe me, everything I do is trial and error.

Abby said...

I think this is a great idea! Getting views for my blog would certainly feed my ego, hehe. I'm going to tweet about this, too.

Maria Zannini said...

Thanks, Abby. I've got you scheduled for your shout-out!