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Friday, July 12, 2013

TOP 6 Blogger Tutorials - spice up your blog, today!

If you’re anything like me you could spend an hour looking for the easiest/most convenient code to add something/change something on your blog to make it look better. Wouldn’t it be so nice if there was a one stop shop for all those tutorials? Well, you’ve come to the right place! Here are six tutorials that we have personally used on our blog. Obviously they all work, and were easy enough for even me to make it happen, which is saying a lot. I will say, some of these took a little more time than the others, but eventually I figured it out. Alrighty, here goes…  Here is a quick summary of what tutorials you will find here, keep reading to see a picture example of each tutorial and how we used it on our blog.
Tutorials in this post:
1. Customize your Pages Tabs from (Third Grade-First State)
3. Adding your own Social Media Icons from (Orchard Girls)
6. How to add a custom "Scroll to Top" button on your blog from (My blogger Tricks)
    (Keep reading --below is a link to use our custom "Back to Top" button for FREE)


1.Customize Your Pages Tabs from Third Grade-First State
These are great for adding your own look. We kept trying to edit our tabs through blogger and were not satisfied with the look, so this worked perfectly, and we got to design our own tabs. (We did ours through picmonkey)

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2. How to Make your own Watermark for your blog pictures from Mom in Time Out 
This is great to ensure your "name" stays on all of your photos and you get credit for all your hard work. When you add it to your pictures you can edit it to be smaller/larger - fade it out as well. (Again through picmonkey)


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3. Add  your own Social Media Icons from Orchard Girls
Feel free to use our custom social media icons - for tips and tricks feel free to ask :) These are a great tool to gain readership and make it easy for readers to follow along.

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4. How to add an Icon next to your blog post titles from 
Code it Pretty
This is just for show. But how cute is that? If you have a certain symbol or something that goes along with your blog name, it would be fun to have it inserted before each blog post.

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5. How to add “Pin It” buttons to Blogger from Code it Pretty
The majority of our traffic comes from pinterest. Allowing guests to "pin" your images is a great tool to spread the word about your blog. Lots of different "pin it" options with this tutorial as well.

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6. Scroll to Top Botton from My Blogger Tricks
I haven't seen many blogs out there with this feature, but it's great, isn't it? Allows your readers to smoothly glide back to the top of your page, with a simple code added to your blog. Feel free to use our image if you'd like for free!

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If you're not sure how to make a button or just don't want to feel free to use ours
This is just like our button but the arrow is black (so it will match any blog)




I hope these help you in some way or another. Please let me know if you have any questions, and I will do my best to help you. Please let us know if you use any of these I would LOVE to see how you added your own personal touch to make it work with your blog!!I hope you have a wonderful weekend,


27 comments:

  1. Hello.
    New follower Bloglovin and GFC Thanks for your visit. If you can come back and link up to my Thursday hop also. We are at about 250+ and its great also. I'd love to have you.
    Angel

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  2. Oh Thank you so much!! I am going to have to put a few of these in action!

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  3. Thanks so much! =)
    Your tips look easy, and so helpful!

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  4. Angel, thank you! I'd love to come link up!
    LaShawn and melissa thank you for stopping by and for your sweet comment! I hope that you are able to try some of these out! :)
    -Kayla

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  5. Great tips , awesomes . I love a Pin button but I keep it with the theme of my blog . You can try it as well :)
    So glad that you stopped by Aloha , I'm following you guys too .
    Noor @ Noor's Place

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  6. Noor, thank you for stopping by! I had to check out your "pin it" button...super cute! :)
    -Kayla

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  7. Great post! I'm always looking for ways to keep my blog snazzy. I'll definitely be using some of these tips.

    Stopping by from DIY Showcase link party

    ~Tenns
    New Mama Diaries

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  8. Awesome post!

    I would love for you to share and link up at my weekly TGIF Link Party if you haven't already this week. Your favorite posts, most popular, recent or new! The party is open every Thursday night and closes Wednesday's at midnight. Followed by (Not SO) Wordless Wednesday! http://apeekintomyparadise.blogspot.com/. I would be honored if you join us! Have a wonderful week!

    Hugs, Cathy

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  9. Tenns, thank you for stopping by! I stopped over at your facebook page and starte following along. I hope the tutorials work out for you. :)
    Cath, we will be sure to link up. Hope you have a wonderful week, as well.
    -Kayla

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  10. Thank you for all the help! I am using your image for the "scroll to the top" :-)

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  11. Linda, that's great I am glad you're able to use it! Thank you for letting us know, I will have to come check it out. Thanks for stopping by.
    -Kayla

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  12. Thanks for the tutorial. I added your scroll to the top button on my blog! :)

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  13. Shannon, thank you for stopping by. I'm glad you were able to use our button. I will come check it out :)
    -Kayla

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  14. What a great round up of blog tips! I'd love for you to share this at our link party! http://posedperfection.blogspot.com/2013/07/all-things-thursday-blog-hop.html Hope to see you there!
    Blessings,
    Nici

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  15. Thank you for stopping by Nici! I've actually already linked it up, through all things with purpose! :) I enjoy your ladies party.
    -Kayla

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  16. Thank you girls for joining us at Let's Get Social Sunday. Pinned this. Great ideas and tips. I'm sharing on google+
    I'm your newest follower. I have a link party Tuesday Trivia at http://www.memoriesbythemile.com/
    Would love for you to come.
    Wanda Ann @ Memories by the Mile

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  17. Wanda, thank you for stopping by and following along, we really appreciate your support! I'm glad you found the tutorials helpful. We will be sure to add your party to our "linky parties" page and stop by on Tuesday, thanks for the invite! :)
    -Kayla

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  18. Thank you for the great tutorials! Visiting from Mop it up Monday's and now following with Bloglovin!
    http://astylishinterior.com

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  19. Thanks so much for sharing these valuable tips! A Pin-worthy post for sure. Visiting today from Mad Skills Party.

    Michelle @ On A Wing And A Prayer

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  20. Thank you for stopping by ladies! I'm glad you found the tutorials helpful :)
    -Kayla

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  21. Great collection of tutorials...I love the tips about making your own tabs and adding the graphic next to your post title. Thanks for sharing these tips!

    Jamie | andersonandgrant.blogspot.com

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  22. New Follower-thank you for participating in Favorite Things Thursday..looking fwd to digging into your blog content-

    Jonell

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  23. Jamie, thank you for stopping by. I'm glad you like the tutorials and found them helpful.
    Jonell, thank you for following along with us, we always appreciate new followers. Great party, btw!
    -Kayla

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  24. I LOVE YOU FOR THIS!!!!

    katie@mydiyhabits

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  25. Katie, Lol. You're welcome. I'll have to come by and see what you've tried out so far! :)
    -Kayla

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  26. Cool! Still learning, and it's tutorials like these that I learn the most from. Thanks for sharing!!

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  27. I am so glad these tutorials were able to help you out! I know they really helped us out a lot with putting our blog together, so I just knew I had to share them! :)
    -Kayla

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