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    NevOn is the archive weblog of Neville Hobson, a British business communicator based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, a record of commentary and conversations from December 2002 until 22 February 2006. This site is no longer updated - please visit www.nevillehobson.com.
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  • Delivering The New PR – How Blogs, Podcasts and RSS Can Work For You - Manchester, UK, February 15, 2006

    New Communications Forum 2006 - Palo Alto, USA, March 1-3, 2006

    Blogging for Business - London, April 4, 2006

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    IABC EuroComm 2005 - Paris, Nov 30 - Dec 2, 2005

    Melcrum workshop on New Media - London, November 29, 2005

    Making the News: Blogging, Really Simple Syndication and The New PR - Sunderland, UK, November 18, 2005

    Emerce E-Day - Amsterdam, October 12, 2005

    Global PR Blog Week 2.0 - September 19-23, 2005

    PodcastCon UK - September 17, 2005

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    New Communications Forum 2005 - Napa, USA, January 26-27, 2005

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22 November 2004


Mike Manuel

Congrats Neville, you've clearly made a significant contribution to the conversation in a very short amount of time -- and these stats, if nothing else, serve as testament to that. I know I personally enjoy reading all your stuff...keep it coming!

Neville Hobson

Thanks, Mike, I appreciate those comments. You're one of the seven!

Allan Jenkins

I read Nevon first thing in the morning, and since I am generally a crowd-follower, your stats come as no surprise to me. You slap down insight before breakfast, throw in some professional judgement, and by-the-way comment on your life -- it's what I love in all writing.

But...I've been reading you for 10 years now, this month, if memory serves. I first read you on the old CompuServe PR-SIG...

Keep on keepin' on!

Neville Hobson

Allan, thanks.

I do remember those days of the PRSIG on CompuServe. That's when a dial-up connection at 1200bps was like greased lightning!

Hot discussion topics then included what to do with email as a communication tool, how this thing called the web would evolve and how communicators should evolve with it.

Specifics may change 10 years on but the broad topics don't.


Regarding the statcounter code and typepad: where does one put the code??!! Any tips would be appreciated.

Neville Hobson

Norman, you need to put the code somewhere in the template so that it will enable StatCounter to track every single page in your blog.

If you have the TypePad Pro service level, then it's very easy as you can directly dive into the template HTML code. But if you have the Plus or Basic (I have Plus), you need to do a little workaround involving a Typelist.

Here's what I did that works:

1. Create a new links Typelist that has a blank title (so that you don't get a title heading showing in your blog). You still may get an underline showing, depending on the design and layout in your blog template.
2. When it asks whether you want to add the new Typelist to your blog, say yes (or you can manually do this later).
2. Edit the Configure section in your new Typelist and select 'Display notes as text.'
3. Then, in the Manage section, add a new item and paste your StatCounter code into the Notes section. Don't add anything else into any of the other sections (Link title and Link URL - leave those blank).
4. Save and close the window.

You'll then need to go into your template configuration (TypePad Home > Your Weblogs > [blog name] > Design > [template name] > Order) and choose where you want the Typelist to appear.

That's it. It should all work.

Hope this helps!


Hey, thanks so much. Up and running. It leaves a little line ( owing to the template I'm using, as you suggested). Not sure how you figured all that out (it's hardly intuitive), but I'm glad you did.


Neville Hobson

Glad it helped, Norman.

I experimented to get this to work. I figured that as you can use Typelists for all sorts of workarounds, it should also work for this.

And it does!

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