May 26, 2012

New Buttons

I finally made link buttons for my blog today!

If you're not familiar with blog buttons, they're those little square graphics with boxes of html code beneath them, often found on a blog's sidebar. Bloggers can cut and paste that code into their own blog editor, and it will show up on their blog as a linked graphic back to the original blog.  

Bloggers who feature projects from other blogs "hand" their button code out, so to speak, so the blogger whose work was featured can show it off and offer their readers a link back to where it was featured.  

It was a huge milestone for me the first time someone featured one of my projects, and I couldn't wait to proudly display the blog's button on my sidebar. All of those buttons over there are really special to me!

I also feature many other bloggers on my Friday Finds, and now I finally have my own buttons for the lovely people who let me share their projects.

So, to the many gracious and generous bloggers whose work I have shared, if you'd like one, please...

Grab my Button!!

(I always wanted to say that!!)

The North End Loft

The North End Loft

The North End Loft

A huge thank you to Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for writing the absolutely easiest to understand tutorial for making a blog button with a grab box.

You can find her tutorial here


  1. I got one! The one at the end. It's should be up on the right hand side of my blog, where I keep other blogs I like.

    Come and se it and maybe join the giveaway?

  2. That's so cool! I'm still trying to figure out the tab things... :) ~ Jamie

  3. I love them Laurel! Nicely done! I can't take credit for my buttons, my daughter made them. She's my blog guru!

  4. Congratulations! I know I still haven't mastered this, although I will look at the tutorial you posted and try. It is always a challenge to learn something new when blogging, but it really improves your site when you take the time to do it, good for you!

  5. Yay for you! I must attempt this...just not a techie person and have hesitated forever. I so appreciate your sharing!


  6. This is great! I have thought about trying to learn to make those. I am not a tech savvy but I might give it a try. Thanks for the link Laurel!

  7. Good for you! I made one and it took me forever! But, it does feel like a great accomplishment!



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