Jul 31, 2009

FeedCat Feed Boosting Service

FeedCat is a free service to boost your RSS feed and redirects your feed to a new address. It serves as an RSS and Atom feeds public catalogue. You can submit or promote your feed content for free.

Just like other feed burner, FeedCat calculates the number of your feed subscribers. You also get a feed counter to show off on your blog. Your new feed address will look like this: http://feed.feedcat.net/DedeAndro.

There are several reasons why you should boost your feed:

* Your feed will be more easily to read and user friendly.
* The contents of your boosted feed will be promoted on their site.
* Your feed can be tagged and found more easily.
* You can keep track of the subscribers.
* You can take full control over the content of your feed.

FeedCat includes a feed directory where your feed is listed based on tags that you provide on registration. You can specify the update frequency of FeedCat to checks your blog for new content. They also provide a couple of different templates for you to choose and make your feed easier to read.
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Jul 29, 2009

The Adorable Blog Award 2009

The Adorable Blog Award 2009I want to thank again to Reema for passing me The Adorable Blog Award.

The rules for The Adorable Blog Award are:

* Include the award logo in your blog or post.
* Nominate as many blogs which you like.
* Be sure to link to your nominees within your post.
* Let them know that they have received this award by commenting on their blog.
* Share the love and link to this post and to the person from whom you received your award.

Now I am going to nominate this award to the following bloggers regardless if you've received it or not because I consider you all great bloggers:

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Jul 27, 2009

The "Uplifting Blogger" Award 2009

The Uplifting Blogger Award 2009The "Uplifting Blogger" Award 2009 was passed to me by Reema. Thanks a bunch Reema.

Here are the rules for The "Uplifting Blogger" Award 2009:

- Include the award logo in your blog or post.
- Nominate as many blogs which you like.
- Be sure to link to your nominees within your post.
- Let them know that they have received this award by commenting on their blog.
- Share the love and link to this post and to the person from whom you received your award.

I want to pass the award to the following people:

Dorothy L, Matt Seymour, Imam, Maliki, Dita, Cassey, Poem, Harshil Aka Slayer, Patricia Rockwell, Shvt, and You if you do not have this award yet.

I have one more award to post. So, stay tuned.
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Jul 26, 2009

Odiogo Voice Your Blog Content

Odiogo empowers you to transform or convert your blog posts into audio files ready to download and play anywhere on any device.

Odiogo is compatible with blog platforms that publish RSS feeds. The generated MP3 files are stored on their server and no need to worry about bandwidth.

First, you have to register with Odiogo for a free account.
Fill out the form and tell them a bit about yourself and your blog. Confirm that you are the owner of the blog and allow Odiogo to convert your content.

Once installed, Odiogo will make your published posts available for listening. You can also use the service to listen to your favorite blogs on a portable music player.

That is it, now you have a podcast feed served by Odiogo. I have no idea if this is something people want to use, but I think it is very cool. It is a free service that anyone can use. Check out my Odiogo page and subscribe to my feed if you wish.
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Jul 24, 2009

EntreAdgi (Entrecard Adgitize) Drop List

EntreAdgi (Entrecard Adgitize)
I want to build a small list of EntreAdgi (Entrecard Adgitize) enabled blogs. I need a little help from the readers here. The blogs will have to meet only one requirement.
The requirement is very simple: "The Entrecard and Adgitize widgets must be above the fold (truly visible at 1024 x 768 resolution). In other words, the widgets appear at the top of the blog without having to scroll down to see it"
That is it, no other requirements needed. If your blog meets the criteria and would like to be added to the list, use the comments section to submit your blog. Personally, I will check every link and decide which will includes in the list. This list will grows and continuously updated.

EntreAdgi (Entrecard Adgitize) Drop List
Join now . Get the code

If you find this list useful, feel free to make a direct link to this page or grab the code below to embed this list on your blog / blog post.

Image: BBCChannelPartners
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Jul 22, 2009

MckLinky Picture Caption

MckLinky Picture CaptionAs I wrote on my previous post, today I will give a test for MckLinky Picture Caption and see how it works. So now, please help me to test it by giving a caption suggestion about picture above.

Image: Eukanuba

Or use the form below to leave your caption suggestion:


125 characters.
All HTML is stripped out.
Enter your blog URL or leave blank if you don't want to be credited for this caption
This address is not made public (optional).

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Jul 20, 2009

MckLinky A Simple Link List Widget

MckLinkyMckLinky is a widget that allows you to create a list of links / blogroll on your blog. This is a useful tool and easy to use. You can use this widget in various ways, such as list of your friend's blogs or as a blogroll for your blog.

You only need to register for an account. Copy and paste the code into your blog / blog post, or wherever you want it to appear and that is it. You are done.
But if your blog does not allow you to put Javascript or if you choose to have your link list appears on a separate page, they also provide a simple HTML code to put into your blog. Each link can be edited or deleted using the User Dashboard on their site.

That is an easy way to link up to blogs and MckLinky did a great job to gives people a chance to interact with other through their widget.

Check out my new Magical Links powered by MckLinky here.

* For the next post, I will test MckLinky Picture Caption feature (where the readers can leave caption suggestions about an image) and see how it works. So, stay tuned!
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Jul 18, 2009

Zemanta Helps To Make Your Blog Better

ZemantaImage via CrunchBase

Zemanta is a browser add-on for Firefox to make your blogging activities easier. It gives content recommendations for your posts without having to install it on your blog. It saves your time and improve your blog posts with relevant links, pictures, articles and tags (labels). All recommended content will give you additional ideas and better experience on what to write about.

Zemanta works on all major blogging platforms. For Blogger users, you only need to install Zemanta Firefox Add-on. Once the add-on is installed, Zemanta will open in the sidebar next to Blogger post editor, and starts to give you relevant suggestions for links, pictures, articles, and tags (labels).

The related articles feature allows you to link to trusted blog posts and as well as your own content. Blogger Labels are easier to use with it, because Zemanta automatically suggests labels for you (based on the text of your post), and creates the labels for you if you like.

This my first experience using Zemanta. I think, it is a cool tool and also a great way to discover other blogs that talking about similar topics. Yeah, I can make better blog posts now.

Watch the video below to see how Zemanta works.

Click here to download Zemanta Firefox Extension.

Zemanta Reblog

Jul 17, 2009

Happy Birthday Card

Select » Copy » Paste
Here is how to use it: Select the code, Copy, then Paste it where you want it to appear. It can be used on any website or blog that allows HTML.

Image: JulieanneJones

Jul 14, 2009

TweetLater Auto Follow And Unfollow Features

TweetLaterI have seen a lot of people automatically follow people who follow them. They are interested in a reciprocal relationship with friends and other followers on Twitter.

Just like other people, I also want to follow everyone who follow me.
So, I decided to use TweetLater to auto follow my followers and unfollow those people who unfollow me.

TweetLater is an application that allows you to manage your Twitter account to publish tweets on a schedule. You can tweet now and publish it later. It also allows you to follow people (new followers) / unfollow those people who unfollow you automatically, even when you are not in front of your computer (online). These automation features are great options to have for busy people. It can help you save a lot of clicking "Follow" button time on Twitter. It is very cool.

All you need to do is just, sign up for an account at TweetLater. When finished, go to your "Twitter Account Automation" page and check "Auto Follow" and "Auto Unfollow" options. That is it, now you are ready.

I always want to follow new people. So, do not hesitate to add me at @DedeAndro.

Jul 11, 2009

About DedeAndro Weblog

Welcome to DedeAndro weblog, another personal blog on the web.

Hi, my name is Dede Andro, a man with a dark hat. I write DedeAndro weblog to share about my blogging experiences. I started DedeAndro weblog in July 2008 mainly because I want to keep records of what I have learned about blogging.

Quickly find what I am doing, get in touch with me and stay up to date with my latest updates by subscribing to my feed. Currently, I manage several blogs including:

* AddYours, another blog directory.
* Papiere, another ecard blog.
* Medioz, another media blog.

It is appreciated very much if you could leave relevant comment on any posts at DedeAndro weblog to make this blog better.

Do not hesitate to connect with me on Facebook, Twitter, and Friendster if you are active on those networks. I hope you enjoy DedeAndro weblog.


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Jul 10, 2009

Twittley Social Bookmarking Site For Twitter

First time I know about Twittley is from TycoonBlogger. You can find useful articles about Twittley on his blog. But here, I just want to share short info about Twittley.

Twittley is a place to find, discover and share content through Twitter network. Twittley allows your readers to tweet your post to their Twitter followers without leaving your blog. Tweets are also displayed on Twittley site. It is like a social bookmarking site connected to Twitter.

By adding Twittley buttons on your blog, will make easier for your visitors to tweet or re-tweet your posts. They can simply click on the button, and the link is automatically sent to all of their followers on Twitter.

Each item tweeted by users are also submitted to Twittley, where people can view and re-tweet them to their followers as well.

It is a simple social bookmarking site like Digg or other social bookmarking sites where you can vote on links that are submitted by users. Everyone can submit a link at any time by clicking a Twittley button.

So what are you waiting for? Visiting Twittley site will not hurt you.

Jul 7, 2009

Bertuah Award 2009

Bertuah Award 2009
Hello everyone, I hope you are doing fine. Today, I would to say thanks to all who have commented on my First Blog Anniversary post. You know what, you all are awesome. I love you all!

Now, it's my time to spread the award. This is my first award of this month. It's called, Bertuah Award 2009. It was awarded by Riez.
Riez is a man behind the 'ThinksFree - Discovering For Make A Better' blog. Thank you Riez.
The rules of this award are:
- Post this award on your blog.
- Place the link of the person who has given this award.
- Pass the award to ten other blogs.
- Let them know by leaving a message on their blogs.
I would like to pass this award to my lucky commenters, even if they have received this award or not. Here they are:
Dorothy L, Penchenk, Suara Petualang, M@tt, PJ, Bingkee, Hangga Nuarta, Pabela, BlackBerry, and Grampy.
Everyone is free to grab this award.

Jul 4, 2009

July 4th, 2009 First Blog Anniversary

July 4, 2009 First Blog Anniversary
Happy First Blog Anniversary (July 4th, 2008 - 2009) to DedeAndro Weblog. Today is my first blog anniversary. My first post was July 4th, 2008. A lot have happened since then and I have to learn from past mistakes.

Unbelievable, I never thought to develop a blog before. I learned a lot of useful things, found awesome articles, met fellow bloggers and made friendships.

I want to thank to those who are still around, who have read, commented and encouraged me. Without you, my blog is nothing. Thank you very much!

Image: LATimes

Jul 3, 2009

TweetMeme Finds Hottest Links On Twitter

TweetMeme is a site to monitor Twitter tweets for links and determine which ones are becoming popular, then post them on their pages that are updated continuously. TweetMeme can categorize the links into categories and subcategories, so it's easy to filter out to find what you are interested in. To start, follow the steps on their site and copy the code to your blog. It also helps you to find the new media in TweetMeme.

By using the TweetMeme button, you can find new content and tweet about it. This button provides URL shortener integration, encourage audience to retweet your blog contents to Twitter and also the ability to easily retweet the links. You can easily integrate into your blog and promote your blog by using this TweetMeme button. It's simple and easy.

Click here to read tutorial on how to add TweetMeme button into your blog.

Jul 1, 2009

Entrecard Top Droppers June 2009

Entrecard Top Droppers June 2009
This lists the Entrecard users who dropped their card on my blog the most in the last 30 days:
- Online Marketing. I Learn Online Marketing.
- The Credit Bum. About credit, credit cards, managing debt and getting out of debt as fast as possible.
- Beethoven Midi. Beethoven Midi.
- Blog Mockers. Critical review of blogs from all around the blogosphere mixed with a bit of commentary on life.
- A Simple Life. A 40 year old mother of two who likes to write just about anything. A baking enthusiast, a crafter and a hobbyist. This is about me, my views, my interests and my favorites.
- Mommy's Little Corner. A blog that talks about my adventures of being a wife and a mom. This blog also focuses on food, nutrition and health.
- Zero. Zero's Blog.
- Proud Mommy. Proud Mommy of two wonderful kids and a wifey to a very responsible man. A day to day account of a full time mom and wife.
- Blogging Ideas. Ideas about what to blog about and how to go about doing it!
- Vacation Oregon. Information about various places, activities and facts about Oregon and things to do within the state.
Thank you for being my Top Droppers.