OK, so we are officially launching this weekend - i.e. now. Kudos to those who were already hard at work.
I've snuffled about the guts of blogger and found an easy way to keep your wordcount at the top of your blog, without having to make a post. 'Gadgets' click the 'text' option - put in a title - 'The Public Humiliation Challenge' springs to mind. Then you can simply type text into the box (like your wordcount), or add links, for example to the appropriate Koala Claw badge or to the original post. Above the box is a small selection of activities, such as links and images to make it even more easy, peasy. Writing it is pretty much like writing a regular post. Save the gadget and It should appear at the top of your blog. Then it's simply a case of clicking on the 'tools' pic under the gadget to edit the text and each day's word count.
This is not obligatory, a post or a comment is fine, but once you've set it up, which doesn't take long, it's quick and easy to amend without having to open posts or comments.
Here are our fantastic Koala Claw badges, provided by the seriously talented JJdeBenedictis:
As you can see, she presented me in my best light. Although I'm not sure about the size of that Koala butt.
I'm sure you are all on Koala Approves...or do I need to issue reprimands so soon?