Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Writing About Blog Entries

Tonight I learned about a website that had information on how to mark a book. This website seems to be more for educators and actually marking a book. As I was reading this, I realized some of these ideas could apply to writing about blogs.

I was thinking about how this could relate to the
Nonprofit Blog Exchange. One of the goals of the exchange is to encourage nonprofit bloggers to write an entry in their blog about another nonprofit blog.

Listed below are a few ideas which might help when writing about another blog.

  • Comments agreeing or disagreeing with the blog or blog entry
  • Write about something that happened to you that the blog or blog entry reminds you of
  • Does the blog or blog entry remind you of something else? A song? Another blog?

Tuesday, September 06, 2005

How to Tag Hurricane Katrina Bookmarks on

The blog entry titled Tagging for Katrina on You're It! has great information about tags, tagging blog entries on Technorati, and a table of suggested tags.

However, I have not seen an entry yet about tagging for Hurricane Katrina on

What is is a great tool to share bookmarks with others. When you add a bookmark, you add tags that are related to the link.

How can help you find and share Hurricane Katrina related websites?

You can find and share:

  • News articles about Katrina
  • Organizations who are helping out
  • Information about volunteering and donating
  • Information about missing people and people who have been found
  • Information about missing pets and pets who have been found
  • Education websites about Hurricane Katrina and Hurricanes

Finding bookmarks tagged by others

By adding tags to your bookmarks, it helps others find bookmarks you use.

For example, you are looking for bookmarks related to Hurricane Katrina that are tagged with hurricanekatrina.

How do you find these bookmarks?

Example: goes here

What if you wanted to find a bookmark that uses both a hurricanekatrina tag and neworleans tag?

Example : goes here + tagname goes here

Hurricane Katrina related tags

Listed below are Hurricane Katrina related tags and the links to the tags that might have resources to help you. I am sure there are more tags, but this is a start.

Saturday, September 03, 2005

How to Add an American Red Cross Donate Now Button to Your Website or Blog

Donate to the Red Cross

Code for an animated Red Cross button:

<p style="text-align:center"><a href="">
<img alt="Donate to the Red Cross" src="" width="125" height="125" /></a></p>

Code for a static Red Cross button:

<p style="text-align:center"><a href="">
<img alt="Donate to the Red Cross"
src="" width="125" height="125" /></a></p>

Thanks to Deborah and Rebecca for posting information about this.