For security reasons, and because they want to influence you to sign up for their paid services, WordPress.com’s free Blog hosting service doesn’t allow you to embed media from random sites into Widgets or Pages. This makes sense from a security standpoint, but it’s very frustrating to Ning.com users who want to advertise their presence…
That's the widget on the top right of my blog. It pre-populates Amazon's search tool with results based on either your article's name, or a term you choose if the user is on your blog's homepage.
This plugin is needed for some of my tutorials. It’s pretty straightforward. Watch in full-screen for best results.
A quick-and-dirty demo of changing the background image on a blogger.com blog.
Goes pretty fast so pause it if you need to see how I do something in particular.
Best viewed in full-screen mode.
For best results, view the video full-screen.
This video explains how to use NetworkedBlogs.com’s “Followers” widget in a WordPress blog.
Although the explanation focuses on WordPress, it should give a clear idea of how to use it for just about any self-hosted blog platform.