Some of my blogging buddies are taking on the challenge of hosting the 2015 New Quilt Bloggers Blog Hop and asked if I would create an advice or tech help post. That got me thinking, what did I most want to know this time last year as I was just starting to blog. The thing that came to mind was some blog bling! Those little icons in the sidebar that cleaned up the clutter and linked readers to different forms of social media. I had drooled about them since I started blogging. I figured they were out of my expertise. Turns out, they are not difficult.
The icons themselves can either be purchased (I got mine from Etsy) or make your own for more personalization. They come in a variety of different social media icons. I just picked my favorite forms of social media to link. It's also fun to look through the styles available. There are so many to chose from, they should match any blog.
So, now is the confession. I do not know how to write code and have no idea how computer programing works, but, there is a shortcut around that for my non compute friends. Don't worry. The videos show how to step-by-step just pick blogger or wordpress.
Right, not so bad? The best part about the video, was I was able to see her actually do the direction, pause the video, do the task, then move onto the next direction. Breaking the information into smaller parts made it more manageable for myself.
Another fun note. This is also how I create buttons in my sidebar to link to different events/activities happing on my blog or in the blogging community.
Good luck in creating your own blog bling!
-Patch & Chels
P.S. If you would like to be apart of the 2015 New Bloggers Blog Hop the links are below ...
Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl
Stephanie @ Late Night Quilter
Cheryl @ Meadow Mist Designs
Terri Ann @ Childlike Fascination