How to Offer A Free Printable in Blogger

Blogging Tips: How to Offer a Free Printable in Blogger

Hi Blogger users! Today I am going to show you how to offer a free printable with your blog readers. If you are using wordpress you're gonna want to check out this post. Free printables are a great way to give something back to your readers! It can be printable wall art, party decor, gifts, cards or holiday decor! The possibilities are endless really! In Blogger you can not directly host your own files like you can in wordpress. So you will need to use an outside host. Today I am going to suggest 2 different options for places that you can host your files. Honestly there are several … [Read more...]

Updated! – How to Embed a Pinterest Board on Your Blog

How to embed a Pinterest board on your blog!

Hi there! Earlier in January I wrote a post How to Embed a Pinterest Board on Your Blog. At the time the post was specifically for Wordpress Users (and Genesis Theme users). But today I am happy to share that the Pinterest Widget Builder page has changed and now ALL Blogger and Wordpress Users can easily (we are talking copy and paste!) embed a Pinterest Board in a blog post or sidebar! All you need to do is head over to the Pinterest Widget Builder Page. 1. Select the kind of widget you would like to build. 2. Paste in the URL for your Pinterest. 3. Chose your size. 4. Click … [Read more...]

Add Pinterest Hover Button in Blogger

Add Pinterest Hover Button in Blogger

Hey there! Are you ready for a quick and easy tutorial that is going to make your site more pinable? Today I am going to show you how to add a Pinterest hover button in Blogger. Here is an live example >>> Okay here is what you need to do to add the Pinterst Hover Button in Blogger ... #1. Login to your Blogger Dashboard. #2. Click on "Template" #3. Click "Edit HTML" #4. Click Command F (mac) or Control F (pc) to bring up the "search" box. #5. You are searching for </body> #6. Once you find </body> you will need to add this code directly ABOVE … [Read more...]

How to Upload to Photobucket – Video Tutorial

upload to photobucket

Hi! Today I have something fun for you guys! A video tutorial! This was my first time making  video tutorial, so don't laugh when I mess up! But I hope this will be a fun new way to learn and hopefully be helpful for you visual learners. As always leave questions and comments in the comment box! How to Upload a Image to Photobucket and Place in Blog Sidebar Here is the code I reference in the video :: Here are a few other blogging tutorials where you will use a direct URL from Photobucket. Create an Image Slider in Blogger Make a Blog Button with Grab Code Add Social … [Read more...]

How to Add Horizontal Featured Posts in Blogger

How to add featured post thumbnails to your blog

Time for a Blogger tutorial! Who is ready?! Today I am going to walk you through adding horizontal thumbnails of your most recent blog posts. Here is an example :: See the 5 square images? Those link to the 5 most recent posts! And they update automatically! COOL huh?! To add this to your own blog you need to -- 1. Go to your Blogger Dashboard. 2. Go to Layout 3. Add a new HTML/Java Script Gadget to the area right above the posts. 4. Paste in this code. To copy put cursor at the beginning of the code and drag all the way to the end.  <center><div … [Read more...]

Parts of a Blog and Tutorial Roundup

DIY blog tutorials for Blogger and WordPress via

Hi, friends! Today I am going to go over a few basics with you including the different parts of a blog. I have also rounded up all the blog "how to" posts for you! Parts of A Blog There are 4 general areas to a blog. The Header, Content Area, Sidebar, and Footer. You can see them below >>> Inside of those 4 main parts there are some other elements that make up a blog design... The background, the favicon, signature, post divider, post titles, post info, blog button, individual sidebar elements, and menu bar. Here are some examples >>> Tutorial Round-Up Now … [Read more...]

Customize Block Quotes in Blogger

Customize Block Quotes in Blogger

Hi Friends! Today I am going to show you how to customize block quotes in Blogger. First let's talk about a couple things... What is a block quote? Technically a block quote is used for quoting something or someone. You indent the paragraph when you are quoting a passage or citing. Do block quotes have another purpose? If you ask me, yes! And of course I am referring to blogging. I think using the block quote tool while writing your blog posts can help you emphasize and draw attention to particular parts of your post. Maybe you want to highlight project directions or giveaway rules. … [Read more...]

How to Customize Your Blogger Background with 5 Freebies!

How to customize blogger background

Hey there! I hope everyone is enjoying this fresh start in 2013! I am sure many of you, like me, made a few resolutions for growing and improving your blog! If any of those resolutions include goals for your blog design or branding then you are going to love what I have in store today! A really simple way to give you blog a new look, for a new year! First I am going to show you how to customize your blogger background. Then I have a few freebies for you! To Upload a New Background in Blogger :: 1. Go to your Blogger Dashboard 2. Click on "Template" on the left hand side. Then click on … [Read more...]

How To Truncate Posts in Blogger


A few weeks ago Amy showed us a tutorial on How to Truncate Posts in Wordpress. Today I want to show you how to do the same thing in Blogger. The process is very similar but I want to go over a few Blogger specific things with you. And if you are wondering what Truncating a Post is, take a look at Amy's post. She did an awesome job explaining truncating and the reasons why you would want to do this. Truncated Posts in Blogger look like this >>> First you compose your whole post just like normal. Then take a look at it and decide where you want to insert the "Read More" … [Read more...]

How To Make an Image Slider in Blogger


Today we are going to learn how to do something really fun! Wordpress users have the options to install plugins and create featured images slides show on their blog. This is not a standard widget that is available as a Blogger user, BUT today I am going to show you how to make an image slider in Blogger. * The original code I am going to show you to make this can be found at Helper Blogger.* How to make an Image Slider in Blogger #1. The first step is to actually create the slides that you want in your image slider. Choose a size and make 3-5 slides all the same dimensions. In the … [Read more...]