Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Great Idea: Build a Better Blog #4 - Extra, Extra!!


This is my final week of Build a Better Blog!  I've had a lot of fun putting these ideas together...and I hope the tips I've offered have been helpful!!





This week I'm focusing on the extra stuff you can put on your blog:  button, badges, banners, and other fun extras!

First off, I just want to tell you right now that I am NOT an expert...but I know where to find them!!  I've borrowed the following link to some of my favorite resources for all things technical!  So I'm cheating on this one and just giving you all some of the tools I've discovered for doing things yourself!!  (A huge thanks goes out to all those who have written these fantastic tutorials!!!)

BLOG BUTTONS

Here are some tutorials on how to make your blog button and badges...and how to get the code to share them with others!!

Blogging With Amy has THIS fantastic walkthrough on making blog buttons, and getting the code onto your blog!

Musings of a Housewife has THIS one, with some suggestions on how to make it readable and fun!

Welcome to Linneyville has THIS tutorial for Picnik.com on how to make your button *cute*!

BLOG BANNERS

Here are some links to tutorials that are all about making your blog banner fun and cute:

Blissfully Domestic has THIS one on using Picasa to make a fantastic photo banner!

Songbird Nesting has some great tips in THIS one about the feel and overall look of your blog banner...and how to install it in Blogger!

And All About Us has the nitty gritty how-to with Picnik.com on THIS one!

BLOG FONTS & TITLES

Kevin and Amanda have THIS great tutorial on how to add a cute font to your blog post and sidebar titles!

Makin' Cute Blogs has THIS one on adding images to sidebar titles!

EVERYTHING ELSE!!!

The Blog Guidebook has TONS of great tutorials and resources available for bloggers who are looking to spice up their blogs!  Seriously...if I haven't linked to anything you've found helpful yet...check THIS one out for sure!!

Soooooo....I hope you find some great info and tips here!!  Thanks for joining me for my Build a Better Blog series!!  I hope you all have a great time beautifying you blogs!!!

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24 comments:

sue said...

i finally took the leap and built some buttons - love them!!! next i need to fix up the banner.

thanks for all the info it;s great stuff.
sue polliwogsinbloom.blogspot.com

Becky said...

Thanks for the resource! PS. Love your etsy shop! I'm going to be heading over there very often :)

Ashley said...

Oh a very good resource and so helpful! Thanks for linking this up as well!

Jaclyn said...

Thanks for all the tips! I am a newbie at blogging and this is all really helpful!

Jacey said...

Thanks for this I've found all your tips really helpfull. xx

Me said...

I have been so curious how to do some of this stuff!!!! AWESOME POST. L

Erica {B is for Boy} said...

Thank you for putting all these resources together!

Amy @ frillsandbils.blogspot.com said...

Awesome! Definitely plan on using all of it:)

kayla said...

Thanks for sharig this! I've been wondering how to create buttons and other stuff for my blog!!

Judy said...

Great tips. Thanks so much for sharing this great info. I am your latest follower. I would love for you to come and check out my blog and follow me back at www.diybydesign.blogspot.com. Thanks so much.

Amy Lynn Andrews said...

Thanks for putting together this list of great resources, Sarah! I'm so honored to be part of it -- thank you. :)

sue said...

hi! i loved this series and all the wonderful tips you gave... perfect for a newbie blogger like me. would you have any tips for starting up your own etsy shop??

Lisa K. said...

Wow... Thanks for all this amazing info. You are very sweet! I have been trying forever to get my blog going. This has been very helpful. Love all your stuff :)

Shiloh said...

So helpful! Thank you so much for this! I'm going to come back and read all of it.:)

Rachel said...

Thanks for all the wonderful links! I love improving my blog, even if it's just a little at a time. :)

Forever Dream Photography said...

My friend sent me the link to this post. LOVE LOVE LOVE, definitely needed this!

Sarah (Blog Guidebook) Bradford said...

Sarah - Thank you for your great series on building a better blog! And thank you for including us on the list...that's all we really aim to accomplish is to help others be better bloggers and LOVE blogging as much as we do.

Lots of Love,
Sarah & Lyndsay
www.blogguidebook.com

tricia said...

This is great! Shared it in my blogging forum! Thanks!

The Kafeno said...

Great ideas! Thanks for sharing from a new blogger.

Shauna said...

Thanks so much for these posts! Extremely helpful and lots of great ideas. I was able to help make my own blog better. www.whatshaunaknows.com

sarah said...

Great info, thanks so much for sharing these tips! I'm working on fixing up my blog right now that is a big work in progress. Linking to this post on my site! www.makingmyhappyhome.com

Tammy said...

Thanks for putting this list together. HTML can be very confusing sometimes. I have been trying to figure out a grab button for my blog for a few days, and finally got a working one up today.http://tammyinwv.blogspot.com/2012/12/how-to-make-badge-for-your-blog.html

Mama Goose said...

Thanks so much for posting this!

Kuntal Kumar Ghosh said...

Really a awesome article. Hope it will work to all new blogger. It will be better if you write an article on how to start a blog. Waiting for your new post

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