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Install HTML / JavaScript Accessories On Your Blog, Using Care And Discretion

Recently, we've had a few reports, in Blogger Help Forum: Something Is Broken, from unwary blog owners
I can't see my blog! I load it in the browser, and another website loads in its place!
or
I am getting reports from my readers that my blog contains a virus.
or even
Blogger just deleted my blog, and tells me that it contains malware. Help!
Some of these are people who have seen a shiny gadget or website, and either added the gadget to their blog, or added a link to their blog - and now, they are regretting that addition.

It's not difficult to add a link to your post or to a linklist gadget, or add a new HTML / JavaScript gadget to the template. Unfortunately, past experience has taught us that what we add to our blogs today may look and work great today - but not so great, next month (or even, next year).

And even if you do add a shiny gadget or link, to your blog - and it does not cause an obvious problem - be aware that some of your readers will filter untrusted content, such as HTML / JavaScript, on BlogSpot hosted websites. Any accessories that you add should not be used as a cornerstone for your blog design.

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