Every blog needs labels so that visitors can find info about things they are interested in.
The standard blogger way of doing things is clumsy and unattractive and also results in a very long page if you blog about a lot of different things.
As I wandered around the blogosphere I saw some better implementation methods and decided to take a look at how it was done.
I found Phydeaux gave very clear instructions. Although it may look a little daunting for the non-techie, it is really very easy, and I had it all done within 10 minutes with no errors.
To make it easy to find the bits of code I needed to work on in the template, I cut and pasted the whole thing (without widgets expanded) into notepad. DO NOT try and open notepad and then open the XML file you saved and work on it.
DO NOT work on the notepad version and then cut and paste back to Blogger - JUST use your notepad window as a reference to find the right lines to add to or change.
WIth those small warnings, you should find it a breeze. Tweaking to get the colours harmonized with your blog palette and font is similarly easy, once you have the basics in place.
The instructions are not on Phydeaux's main blog - visit that here.
What would be useful would be to know if the positioning of your label cloud has any implications for Adsense. Perhaps someone can enlighten me.