After a lot of searching and frustation, I worked out how to put linked buttons on the sidebar of this blog (this post imported from Typepad blog Original Home Business) and am happy to share if anyone finds this item and wants to know.
Part of the problem was that the info on the Everything Typepad! page was evidently about 2 years old and the configuration of the tabs on the Typepad control panel/composing page had changed. So what was in the instructions did not relate to what was now in the toolbox.
A Google search was no help. Eventually, by trial and error, I adapted what was on the Everything Typepad! resources page and made it work – hence the Blogarama button on the sidebar. Now I can fix the others.