Delicious Daily Links

I have had about ten requests for this "how to" post. 

So here it goes.

If you want to add daily links to your Typepad blog like I do on mine, here is what you currently have to do.

I stress currently, because this was a hack that Joshua did quickly and hasn’t yet cleaned up.

It’s going to get a lot easier to do this in the future.

But back to how you do it right now:

Step 1 – Go to your delicious account.  Here’s mine.

Step 2 – Click on the link on the upper right that says Settings

Step 3 – In the right column, under Experimental (and I stress experimental), click on the link that says "daily blog posting"

Step 4 – You get a set of fields that look like this:

  add a new thingy

job_name
out_name
out_pass
out_url
out_time
out_blog_id
out_cat_id

Most of the people who have emailed me have gotten this far, but then they see this and throw up their hands.  For good reason.  So here is what needs to go in each of the fields:

job name – anything you want.  I put "daily" in there
out name – your typepad account name
out  pass – your typepad password
out url – http://www.typepad.com/t/api
out time – the GMT that you want the "fetch" to happen.  I use 0 in this field which does the fetch at 8pm EST which is midnight GMT.  i think the best number to use is 4 if you live on the east coast of the US and 7 if you live on the west coast of the US.  that will do the fetch at midnight.
out blog id – this is your typepad blog id number.  you can get that by opening up a typepad post window and look at the last number in the url.  it will say /post?blogid=xxxx.
out cat id - this is the category you want typepad to use for the daily links.  i don’t use anything here although I have had requests to add this to my VC and Tech feed.  i might do that.

Step 5 – hit submit query

That should do it.  I hope it works for all of you who have been asking.

I am sorry that this is limited to TypePad users, but that’s all I know for sure.  I suspect users of other blogging platforms may be able to re-engineer these instructions if they want to do that work.