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How do blogs include information about the author?
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It seems to be common on blogger.com to include "About me" in the sidebar
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(see http://www.blogger.com/redirect/next_blog.pyra?navBar=true for a random blog)
== See also ==
== See also ==
* [[blog-description-format-brainstorming]] for examples on how things ''could'' be done.
* [[blog-description-format-brainstorming]] for examples on how things ''could'' be done.

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Blog description format (background research)

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Discussion Participants

Editors

Authors

Purpose

A microformat to describe the contents of a (we)blog. It provides a specific set of information to categorize a (we)blog. Enables easier search for humans and efficient collection of information by machines.

Here are some of examples for information that might be provided:

Examples

Add real world examples here

Existing practice

Blog description

How do blogs include information about themself?

Feeds

Most blogging tools and services provide information about available feeds in <link> elements.

Example: (random blog from LiveJournal.com)
<link rel="alternate" type="application/rss+xml" title="RSS" href="http://www.livejournal.com/users/shalom9121/data/rss" />
<link rel="alternate" type="application/atom+xml" title="Atom" href="http://www.livejournal.com/users/shalom9121/data/atom" />

Author information

How do blogs include information about the author?

It seems to be common on blogger.com to include "About me" in the sidebar (see http://www.blogger.com/redirect/next_blog.pyra?navBar=true for a random blog)

See also

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