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Sociable for Blogdrive - all-in-one: Mini-MEditor, del.icio.us, co.mments, Google Blog Search, Technorati and RSS Feed

For some time now, my friends and colleagues have been requesting the ability to add icons or links of social networking/bookmarking websites automatically with the appropriate Blog Title and Permalinks. John (JfZ) attempted something similar, though the focus was on tagging entries - another feature we've all been hoping Blogdrive would one day support.
<3 little icon links making the world smaller ;)

Why Sociable? Sociable is a set of icons and links to popular third party social bookmarking and networking services. These would include: Mini-MEditor, del.icio.us, co.mments, Google Blog Search, Technorati, your blog RSS Feed and any other services which you'd like to add.

How does this help you? Aesthetically, the icons are cute and they break up the monotony of your text. But the real purpose is to help your blog gain the publicity and readership it deserves by making reading and sharing your blog more convenient and easy. As the Blogoshpere develops and evolves, these icons will become more recognizable, making your blog part of the cutting edge of Blogging.

Here are the codes. To install, go to "Layout & Design -> Main Template Edit", look for the blogdrive tag [body] and insert the codes right after it.
<!-- Sociable for Blogdrive Starts -->
<div id="blogtitle [date][time]" style="display:none">[blog title]</div>
<div id="permalink [date][time]" style="display:none">[permalink]</div>
<script type="text/javascript"><!--
// from http://design.blogdrive.com/
// optional: 1 to include and 0 to remove

var icons=1; // 0 to exclude icons
var textlinks=1; // 0 to exclude textlinks

// insert more socials if you know a thing or two about javascript
// sociable[sociable.length] = ["URL", "Img URL", "Title", "Description"];
// leave an empty string "" for unwanted columns
// for URL: use BLOGTITLE, PERMALINK and PID (all in caps) as tags if you'd like them to be include in the URL
// don't forget the opening and closing bracket and quotes

var sociable = new Array();

sociable[sociable.length] = ["javascript:minimeditor('BLOGTITLE','PERMALINK')", "http://www.blogdrive.com/favicon.ico", "Blog This!", "Blog about this entry"];

sociable[sociable.length] = ["http://del.icio.us/post?url=PERMALINK&title=BLOGTITLE", "http://img119.imageshack.us/img119/3639/delicious4dd.png", "del.icio.us", "Add to del.icio.us"];

sociable[sociable.length] = ["http://co.mments.com/track?url=PERMALINK", "http://co.mments.com/images/track.gif", "co.mments", "Track this entry with co.mments"];

sociable[sociable.length] = ["http://blogsearch.google.com/blogsearch?q=link%3APERMALINK", "http://www.google.com/favicon.ico", "Blog Search", "Links to this blog by Google Blog Search"];

sociable[sociable.length] = ["http://www.technorati.com/search/PERMALINK", "http://img87.imageshack.us/img87/9638/technorati0fk.png", "Technorati", "Links to this blog by Technorati"];

sociable[sociable.length] = ["/index.xml", "http://www.feedburner.com/fb/images/pub/feed-icon16x16.png", "Subscribe", "Subscribe to this blog's RSS Feed"];

// do not edit here
permalink = document.getElementById("permalink [date][time]").innerHTML;
blogtitle = document.getElementById("blogtitle [date][time]").innerHTML;
//--></script><script type="text/javascript" src="http://design.blogdrive.com/scripts/sociable"></script>
<!-- Sociable for Blogdrive Ends -->
Blog This! Blog That! is a link to the Mini-MEditor that allows readers to blog in response, or in inspiration, of an entry. The service automatically includes the permalink to the original entry and the title of the original entry in the newly created response post. Also, if any text was highlighted before clicking the link, it will be copied and pasted into the newly created entry.

del.icio.us is a social bookmarking website. It not only helps you manage your bookmarks online, but it also allow you to share them with others. You can share your bookmarks with me here.

co.mments helps you stay on top of the conversation by keeping you updated of new comments. Either on a blog you have commented or would just like to know whats talked about. All you need to do is just bookmark, track and follow. Simple! (currently, it doesn't support Blogdrive yet)

Google Blog Search has got to be one of the best blog search engine out there, much better than Technorati in terms of indexing. This link helps you know who links to your blog entry.

Technorati is similar to Google Blog Search although it tends to have problem differentiatin spam blogs and real blogs. It's useful nevetheless.

RSS Feed is your blog XML feed. It's one of the most useful way to get your blog published and syndicated. Hence it's always helpful to include a link there. JfZ wrote an article here about Blogdrive Feeds, it's worth a read.

The great thing about Sociable is that you may insert more third party blogging services if you want. If you know a thing or two about Javascript, you can edit them on your own. Here's the format
sociable[sociable.length] = ["URL", "Icon URL", "Title", "Description"];
* for unwanted columns, just leave an empty string "".
*for URL that requires entry specific data such as Blog Title and Permalink (or even Post ID): use BLOGTITLE, PERMALINK and PID (all in caps) as tags.
* Small reminder: don't forget the opening and closing bracket and quotes

Here are a few other services you may add on your own
sociable[sociable.length] = ["http://digg.com/submit?phase=2&url=PERMALINK", "http://img119.imageshack.us/img119/7985/digg7al.png", "Digg it", "Submit this story to digg"];

sociable[sociable.length] = ["http://myweb2.search.yahoo.com/myresults/bookmarklet?u=PERMALINK&t=BLOGTITLE", "http://img235.imageshack.us/img235/741/yahoomyweb8zj.png", "Yahoo!", "Add to My Web 2.0 Yahoo!"];

sociable[sociable.length] = ["http://www.blinklist.com/index.php?Action=Blink/addblink.php&Url=PERMALINK&Title=BLOGTITLE", "http://img235.imageshack.us/img235/8608/blinklist5bx.png", "Blink", "Bookmark this at Blink"];

sociable[sociable.length] = ["http://www.spurl.net/spurl.php?url=PERMALINK&title=BLOGTITLE", "http://img235.imageshack.us/img235/8461/spurl5kf.png", "Spurl", "Bookmark this at Spurl"];

sociable[sociable.length] = ["http://reddit.com/submit?url=PERMALINK&title=BLOGTITLE", "http://img235.imageshack.us/img235/4351/reddit5fh.png", "reddit", "Add to reddit"];

sociable[sociable.length] = ["http://www.furl.net/storeIt.jsp?u=PERMALINK&t=BLOGTITLE", "http://img213.imageshack.us/img213/2122/furl2bu.gif", "Furl", "Save this on Furl"];

sociable[sociable.length] = ["http://www.newsvine.com/_tools/seed&save?u=PERMALINK&h=BLOGTITLE", "http://img147.imageshack.us/img147/8289/newsvine3ue.png", "Newsvine", "Add to Newsvine"];

Did I miss out anything? Let me know.

If you have any problem using this script contact me and I'll get back to you as soon as possible.

Reference: Social Networking Integration, New Blogdrive Features, Blogdrive Feeds, Mini-MEditor, del.icio.us, co.mments, Google Blog Search, Technorati,
Tags: blogdrive minimeditor del.icio.us co.mments technorati rss xml icons sociable blogsearch social bookmarking networking comments tracking features

Posted at 03:23 pm on Thursday, June 22, 2006 by Admin

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November 9, 2008   03:39 AM PST
Work at my blog. Thanks alot
August 5, 2008   05:43 PM PDT
Hi, do I paste the entire text of the grey box after the body of my template?
February 25, 2007   02:13 PM PST
help please! my blog sidebar is loading really slowly. actually my whole blog is loading really slowly. could it be because of the sociables? any advice is VERY welcome. thanks in advance :)
February 7, 2007   06:43 PM PST
Thanks! It's a great feature.
January 28, 2007   09:45 AM PST
huhuhu!!! why can't i customize my blog???
would someone help me??
January 28, 2007   09:27 AM PST
huhuhu!!! why can't i customize my blog???
would someone help me??
November 28, 2006   05:37 PM PST
PID stands for Post ID, it's a number that represents your post. It usually appears as your permalink number
November 28, 2006   12:27 PM PST
what is PID ?..
November 21, 2006   09:06 AM PST
what will i do here?
October 15, 2006   03:20 PM PDT
ehm..good tips..i got many thing in this site..
August 17, 2006   05:08 PM PDT
Would you like to make Sociable for Bloglines.com too??
August 17, 2006   04:24 PM PDT
Nice article, I will try it in my blog. I've just translate your "Google Sitemap Generator for Blogdrive" article into Indonesian Language. I hope you don't mine.. :)
August 15, 2006   05:28 PM PDT
Go into Main Template Edit, and look through the source codes. Find the following codes and delete everything in between them:

<!-- Sociable for Blogdrive Starts -->
<!-- Sociable for Blogdrive Ends -->

I hope that helps.
August 14, 2006   05:47 PM PDT
how do i remove this sociable
August 10, 2006   03:36 AM PDT
i like you guys. you really smart...