If you are not on Blogger Beta please do not waste your time by reading ahead.
If you are on Blogger Beta but using the new templates with the Widget thingy and the Layout page, forget my post and get on with your life
If you are like me, switched to Blogger Beta but still using the old template for whatever reason, read ahead if you want to.
Blogger beta has Labels a nice thing that lets you categorize your posts. But if you are using an old template there is no way you can add "Categories" on your side bar. I found a simple way to add categories to your sidebar using your labels even in the old templates and so wanted to share it with you guys. Many of you must know this already but if you are still switching to beta this might help
Label all your posts with the labels you want. Say you have Label1, Label2, Label3
Open your template for editing.
Go to the code for sidebar
Add the following lines
Add an href="http://YourBlogName.blogspot.com/search?label=Label1" for Label1 and so on for Label2 and Label3
This will add the categories Label1, Label2, Label3 in the sidebar
If you are using the new Layout in the Blogger Beta the Layout page does this for you. But if you are like me, who are reluctant to move their template because of all the things you need to redo, this is a simple way to use this Blogger Feature
If you have any questions please post a comment