Typepad is continuing its programme of providing its happy bloggers with more upgrades: Everything TypePad: Feature Updates: Comments, TrackBacks, sharing, URLs and statistics. I presume these upgrades are driven by the competition of the many free blogging platforms that are available, not just Blogger and Wordpress, but blogs on many social websites at Facebook, MySpace, Ning, Nature Network et al.. But the winner is the user, and I like the additional features Typepad is offering its bloggers.
Typepad offers many custom widgets, its latest being a Twitter widget, which "displays your latest tweets on your TypePad blog, and makes it easy for your readers to follow you on Twitter. It even auto-magically formats itself to match your blog’s theme!" I'm a very occasional twitterer myself (I go there only when I want to check up on Debra, Ian and Susan!), and know that too many widgets make the blog slow to download (or do I mean upload? I am never quite sure), but this widget will be great for those [Typepad users] who are into it.