How to make a blog badge.

How to make a blog badge.

 

When I ventured into the world of blogging I had no idea just how much technical stuff I’d be learning. I did a little research before hand but was completely ignorant to all the little tweaks I could make on my blog to personalise it.

It soon occurred to me that I needed a logo, I’d created my alter ego and like any super hero will tell you, you can’t get into character wearing your civvies. Or my case, the contents of my camera roll.

So in order for brand Mum in a Nutshell to take her place in the virtual world she had fallen for, she needed a badge or logo which I could use across all my social media platforms.

 

I’ve also included an extra section on creating a click through badge which other bloggers can ‘grab’ either for hosting a linky or for placement on other blogs.

clickable blog badge

 You need a photo editing website like Ribbet,   Canva  or Picmonkey . They’re all great websites with lots of free content  I’ve used Canva for Twitter headers and more advanced blog illustrations as it has the preset templates for all social media platforms.  For this tutorial I’ve used Ribbet as it’s easy for first timers.

2.  create an account and click on ‘Blank Canvas’   you can choose your background colour at this stage.

3. click on  ‘aA text’ at the top tool bar and you’ll see a list of fonts appear to the left of the screen.

click in the box just above and type your text e.g. blog name.

4.   you can now jazz it up with the ‘stickers’ tab which is next to the ‘aA text’ tab.

5. once you’ve finished playing around with your design click on ‘save’  just above the tool bar (green button)

8. Now you’re ready to upload your blog badge to Twitter, Facebook or if you’re really on a roll you can go on to turn it into a ‘grab my button’ button.

Grab my Badge‘ steps

1. first go to photo bucket, you can sign in using your Facebook account to make this stage quicker.

2. up load your design then resize it to 150 (the width will adjust automatically)

3. once you’ve saved it click on the box next to ‘Direct’ which will copy the link

4. I use a button generator called My cool realm

5. Put in your blog name, url address and then paste the code into the your image box

6. Click preview and if everything’s hunky dory, click ‘get code’.
7. You’ll find it further down the page looking something like this

8. copy the code, it’s now ready to be added to your blog.
Hey presto! a shiny new blog or linky badge to add to your blog for everyone to ‘grab’.

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7 Comments

  1. Tracey @ mummyshire
    22nd September 2014 / 6:47 pm

    Wow sounds easy!! Like you I had no idea how much technical knowledge I would have to absorb whether I liked it or not – and I don't really like the techie stuff if I'm honest. So to find pointers & short cuts is always a dream! Thnx for the post.

  2. El and Baby A
    18th January 2015 / 11:19 am

    Oh this is so helpful! I’d never used Canva before either but will definitely be checking it out 🙂 Thanks x

  3. Megan - Truly Madly Kids
    18th January 2015 / 8:49 pm

    BIG HELP! Thank you #sundaystars

  4. 19th January 2015 / 9:47 am

    Its a steep learning curve for sure! Until yesterday I hadn’t even heard of linky. Who knew how much technical is required, I thought it was just type and dump!! I’m sure I will look back in horror at my very first posts in a few months!

  5. Heledd
    23rd January 2015 / 11:43 pm

    Great post!! I could have done with this post a few weeks ago when I created my linky badge for #mycapturedmoment. Thanks for linking up to #sundaystars xx

    • 25th January 2015 / 7:34 am

      Thanks, I just thought it’d be useful to someone to have all the information in one place.

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