Saturday, May 15, 2010

a blogger's Tutorial

Has anyone ever thought to themselves: I have my little blog logo but how do add the code for people to copy? Just how difficult is it?? Can anybody help me please!!!!

Part of making sure a blog becomes popular is making sure there is a way for people to link back to you. So how do you do that? You can just upload your logo into your sidebar and hope people want to save it, upload it and then remember where they're supposed to link back to with it. Seems like alot of work for someone to go thru.

Or you can add the code for them to copy, making things easier all around.

Here's how:

Upload your image to your host of choice. I use Picasa because it's free and you automatically have a Picasa account when you sign up for blogger.

Once you have uploaded your image, you want the image URL. Here is an example of where that is located in Picasa:

 click the image to make it larger

Go to your blog's dashboard and "add a widget". You will want an "html/javascript" widget.

First we want to put the image in there, so people can see what it is they are linking to:
<img src="YourImageUrlHere" border="0" alt="Some text here, maybe the name of your blog"><br>

Underneath that code, you'll use the following code:
<textarea><a href=""><img src="YourImageUrlHere" border="0" alt="Your blog title here"></a></textarea>

So what you end up with is this:
<img src="YourImageUrlHere" border="0" alt="Your blog title here"><br>
<textarea><a href=""><img src="YourImageUrlHere" border="0" alt="Your blog title here"></a></textarea>

It is important that you are very careful when copying the code. With any code like this even a single space where it does not belong can cause the code not to work.

I hope that you have found this tutorial helpful and please do not hesitate to ask any questions. Just comment on this post and include your email address and I will get back to you asap!

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1 comment:

  1. Yippie Skippie!!! Maybe I will attempt again.Thanks for breaking it down. Hope someone makes one and lets us know.