In this blogging tutorial, you will learn how to make a blog button in five easy steps. You’ll get the blog button code and the grab box code. Plus, you will find out how to install the HTML code into your sidebar, and troubleshooting tips. I have included screenshots along the way to help you get a better picture on how to do this. I’ve done my best to make this as easy as possible for newbie bloggers. Let’s get started.
In order to be a successful blogger, you have to brand yourself and your blog. There are a million blogs and websites out there. What makes your blog different? Why should visitors take the time to read yours?
Creating a blog button is the perfect way to brand your blog. It promotes your blog’s name, look and feel, and mission in one simple image. You will use your unique blog button on blog hops, blog directories, Entrecard, on your sidebar, etc. When another blogger grabs your blog button and posts it on their sidebar, it opens you up to new visitors and more followers. In a nutshell, your blog button is your main advertising tool.
(Newbies – a blog button is a hyperlinked image or logo that takes a visitor to your homepage when it’s clicked on.)
When my blog was young and newly “born,” I was actively participating in blog hops where I was sharing my blog button. From personal experience, it definitely helped drive more traffic and get me new followers and readers.
To drive traffic to your blog, you’ll want to design and make a blog button that makes visitors want to click. Mommy bloggers create the most stylish blog buttons. I’ve found that the most successful mom and parenting bloggers have well-designed blog buttons. You can hire a graphic designer to create a blog button for you for a minimal fee, or you can design it yourself.
This tutorial gives you the steps involved in:
- How to make a blog button.
- Creating a code box that allows other bloggers to grab your blog button and place it on their blog.
- How to add and display the code box and make a blog button using WordPress and Blogger platforms. [continue reading…]