Attentive readers will have noticed the shiny new social bookmarking icon links around the bottom of my entries. I'm catching up with 2005 here. Last month I caught up with 2004 by including ads. You can't imagine how rich I'm feeling. Actually, you can ... but anyway. In 5 years, I'll add a flickr widget and be fully up to date with 2006. For that, I'll need something called a "photostream".
... You know, it's horrible when everyone thinks you're a geek but in fact you haven't a clue what's going on on the internet?
Anyway, I followed Enrico Suarvé's howto for adding these icons to a Blogger template. For someone who claims to be a hopeless blogger, he does an excellent job. Read his howto because I'm not going to repeat it here.
I was able to make only one little improvement: instead of making my own "submitbuttons" CSS class as he recommends, I used Blogger's "item-action" and "icon-action" classes. So I have a little less work to do, and my Blogger template code looks like this:
<span class='item-action'> <a Title='digg it' expr:href='"http://digg.com/submit?phase=3&url=" + data:post.url + "&title=" + data:post.title'> <img alt=' Digg ' border='0' class='icon-action' src='path/to/digg.png'/> </a> <a Title='delicious' expr:href='"http://del.icio.us/post?url=" + data:post.url + "&title=" + data:post.title'> <img alt='Delicious' border='0' class='icon-action' src='http://path/to/delicious.png'/> </a> <a Title='reddit' expr:href='"http://reddit.com/submit?url=" + data:post.url'> <img alt='Reddit' border='0' class='icon-action' src='http://path/to/reddit.png'/> </a> <a Title='SlashDot' expr:href='"http://slashdot.org/bookmark.pl?url=" + data:post.url + "&title=" + data:post.title'> <img alt='SlashDot' border='0' class='icon-action' src='http://path/to/slashdot.png'/> </a> </span>
Paste this into your Blogger html template somewhere sensible. Tweak it until you like it. And upload the relevant icons somewhere so you can link to them.
At first I thought I should include furl and fark and magnolia and a zillion other SB sites I'd never even heard of, but in the end I figured that was kind of immodest (and you should know that I'm the modestest person you're ever likely to meet), so I retained only sites that I use: and , and occasionally: , and . (Hey, I even have an account on and , now that's so 2007! I'm getting there!)
Damn. I've just broken my resolution to not blog about blogging. Again!