Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Desi Dabba Ahoy!!

Starting yesterday, I am posting on Desi Dabba too. My posts there will mostly be cross posted here, like my first post was too (the previous post: Mumbai's very own National Theatre Festival) but I would urge anyone and everyone interested in news, views and opinions regarding the Indian Entertainment Industry to drop in there.

Desi Dabba is a colourful and intelligent mix of bloggers (ahem!!) and posts. Do check it out!!


On a more serious note, does anyone at all know how I can add bloggerhacks to my blog. Till now I had been fighting the tag Baby Blogger heaped on me from the bloggers meet, but it seems like yesterday I resigned myself to it.

Although I did succeed in putting up a cluster map yesterday, I have been highly unsuccessful at putting up hacks. I keep linking to... (shudder!!)uhmm.. not very favourable sites.

My department would be shocked to hear me say this, but I am beginning to realize that I am technologically very very challenged, so if anyone, at all, has the time and patience to teach me about a few basic things about add-ons to my blog, then please do drop me a note.

Thankoo in advance!!


Anonymous Economist said...

I'm a "baby blogger" too, and I too have been experimenting with modifying Blogger templates. Things tried so far--Google searches with customised tags, Amazon links with pop-ups that show book details--mostly cut-and-paste jobs. What kind of bloggerhacks are you thinking of for your blog?

'nonnymus said...

I'll tell u!! I'll tell u!!!
Hack someone's blog who has all that you want. Then delete alll their posts, put urs in, re-register, change the password and BINGO!!
need more tips? contact me at:
or u can ask courage the cowardly dog where I live.

IdeaSmith said...

We volunteer to share our miniscule knowledge with you (techno-greek status notwithstanding)!

Pragni~The Dream Catcher~ said...

AnonEcon- I want recent comments hack!! And I want Site meter!! and I want a customized template, and I want proper trackback options..

'nonnymous Sir- Will you believe me if I say that I already tried a small part of it. It din't work!!
I dont like dogs!!

Idea-Thankoo.. we shall burn more phone wires.. BTW, I tried that out, the copying from source thing, dint work..:(

Anonymous Economist said...

Found a easy way to do recent comments. In customize go to Template->Page Elements. It shows you a mock-up of your page. Click 'add a page element' where you want to insert recent comments. Choose the element type of 'Feed' and give the feed URL as http://pragsdreamz.blogspot.com/feeds/comments/default
Change the title to something like "Recent Comments", choose the number of entries and whether you want dates and authors or not. You are done.

Anonymous Economist said...

As for site-meter, you have to subscribe to some third-party service. Here is Blogger's own recommended list. Personally I like StatCounter. Go through their (somewhat tedious) signup process, copy the chunk of code they give you in the end, once again go to Blogger's "Add Page Element", select HTML/Javascript time and paste the chunk of code. Give a nice title. Done.

Anonymous Economist said...

You can see the results of both these methods at


Proper trackbacks, AFAIK, are not possible with Blogger.

'nonnymus said...

@AnonEcon: Cool Man! great tip! thanks!!

@Pragni: http://beta-templatetesting.blogspot.com/2006/11/to-have-background-picture-for-your.html

check this site out.. this females cool.. she sure has hell knows her blogs!!!

Pragni~The Dream Catcher~ said...

anonecon- Thankoo sooo much.. i got the recent comments thing active.. but (isn't there always a but) I dont want the comments to show.. only who commented and on what. Do you think its possible??

'nonnymous sir-thankoo to you too, though I have not tried it out yet.. wonder why you are thanking anonecon??

Pragni~The Dream Catcher~ said...

AnonEcon- the comments are not updating!! i guess i'm having the same problem as u!!

'nonnymus said...

coz i used his 'recent comments' thing ofcourse. Just 'coz I dont post a link dont mean I dont blog...

Anonymous Economist said...

Found a way that takes cares of the slow updates problem. Have mailed the code to the email address in your profile.

Arranging things so that the names of posts on which people have commented appears in the recent comments list seems to be more difficult.

Pragni~The Dream Catcher~ said...