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The 'sidelines' of my blog

  1. There used to be a feature that automatically tagged your stories, gave you options for pictures and related articles. It has disappeared. I would like it back. Also, I can never get a video to load to my blog other than just a link. What am I doing wrong. And lastly, how can I get sponsors to my blog?

    The blog I need help with is while-you-were-sleeping.com.

  2. Hello Dsw2,

    That removed feature was called Zemanta, I miss it as well (I really missed the Recommended Images and Links and Tags), but it was removed by WordPress for unknown reasons (http://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/removing-zemanta-integration?replies=1); and they supposedly have plans to hopefully add some of those Zemanta-like features to WordPress in the future, and they have already added one Zemanta-like feature already called Related Posts (http://en.support.wordpress.com/related-posts/).

    And if you still want to use Zemanta there is a browser extension for it that you can get for your internet browser(s):

    http://www.zemanta.com/download/

    Video embeds are easy, just follow the instructions for the video service(s) that you want to add embeds for, they are found under the Video section on the WordPress Support (http://en.support.wordpress.com/) page for Shortcodes:

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/shortcodes/

    I am not sure how to answer your Sponsors Question, you will probably have to ask someone from WordPress and/or someone with some knowledge about that, but this WordPress Support page might be helpful:

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/advertising/

    I hope that information helps you Dsw2 :) ,
    -John Jr

  3. And lastly, how can I get sponsors to my blog?

    No sponsored content or paid content is allowed on any free hosted WordPress.com blog. read these support docs so you clearly know what gets a free hosted WordPress.com blog suspended:
    http://wordpress.com/types-of-blogs/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/advertising/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/affiliate-links/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/suspended-blogs/
    http://en.wordpress.com/tos/

  4. . Also, I can never get a video to load to my blog other than just a link.

    Then you aren't following the troubleshooting instructions like these:
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/videos/youtube/#troubleshooting

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