Thursday, April 30, 2009

Tutorial: How to Get Your Own Grab Button

Have you noticed that grab buttons are everywhere these days? Grab buttons are images usually intended for use in a blog's sidebar that link to another site or blog. In short- it's an ad. Grab buttons are the ultimate way to show your support and to spread the word about something you dig. Here's an example of my own spiffy grab button which you may, of course, grab (wink wink)...





Now how do YOU get one? Well, I'll tell ya!

1. Choose the image you'd like to use as your button. I'd make it no bigger than 200 pixels wide so it fits on the average sidebar.
2. Upload your cool new button to the image hosting site of your choice. (I use Photobucket, but it doesn't matter.)
3. In another tab, log into your Blogger account and go to the Page Elements page. Click on "Add a Gadget" and select HTML/JavaScript
4. Copy and paste the following code in the text area:



5. In Photobucket (or wherever you chose to store your button), copy the URL or direct link and paste it in both places where the code says YOUR BUTTON LOCATION.
6. Replace the words YOUR BLOG ADDRESS with...your blog address. :)
7. You can change the size of the box below your button by adjusting the numbers 4 (rows) and 22 (columns). You don't have to, but I just thought I'd let you know.
8. Build your blogging empire!

*I have a bunch of blogging tutorials lined up so let me know if there is something in particular you would like to know and I'll add it to the list!

253 comments:

  1. Ms Megan, Thank you for sharing so much. You are so appreciated. I featured you in my blog this week. Have a blessed weekend, Cherie

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  2. Thank you again Megan and will try this out at some point!!!
    big marshmallow hugs
    tracy
    xx
    Have a great weekend!!!!

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  3. very helpful!! you are so sweet ! thanks alot

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  4. I would like to know about changing fonts for my posts, and a signature at the bottom of my post, where i could have my name or a symbol or something that always shows up at the bottom. oh my i am always so full of questions.

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  5. I am having trouble getting the html to be visible for copy/pasting. All I see is my graphic stacked on top of itself. Can you help? Check out my blog to see what I'm talking about.

    Thanks!

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  6. Thanks guys!

    *Sorry about that! I fixed the code and it should work perfectly now. :)

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  7. Thanks Megan! It worked beautifully. Have a great weekend!

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  8. Hi Megan, thank you so much for stopping by today...we are enjoying all your treats!! Thanks for sharing!
    Marcela & Clara

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  9. Oh I can't wait to try this!
    I'm still working on the collage frames though!

    Question? What font do you use on your post titles? I love it!

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  10. Thank you soooooo much for this tutorial! I have been searching high and low, and could not find a tutorial on this subject. I would like you to be my first feature on my newest blog http://sharingoutgifts.blogspot.com. Email me if you are interested. Thanks!

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  11. sorry, typo...that is http://sharingourgifts.blogspot.com/

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  12. Your website is great! My blog is newer but thanks to you it now has an adorable background :) http://www.babycakescreations.blogspot.com
    Thank you :)

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  13. I added one of your awesome backgrounds to my blog and I am loving it. I wanted to change my blog and you made it so easy thank you! thank you!

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  15. I delete my post, because I was an idiot and I figured it out!!!

    here is my blog addy thanks for the background....they are super cute, I want them all!!!!

    http://paperscissorsandglue.blogspot.com/

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  16. Ok Megan,
    Did I inspire this blog:) Thanks again for making my sophiemac blog button and not accepting a dime! I can't say enough thank you's. I'll just say it one more time....THANK YOU!!! You're an amazing gal!

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  17. Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful tutorial. I have now created a Blog Button...however I must be doing something wrong as the code shows up underneath the graphic on my blog...could you check it out and let me know where I am going wrong.
    I am so happy to have discovered ShabbyBlogs.
    http://innanaskitchen.blogspot.com/

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  18. Oh my...I am so sorry...my mistake.
    The code needs to show up under my button...I finally figured it out.
    Thanks so much...I have learned something new today!!

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  19. thanks so much for sharing... only 4 days old to blogging and was trying to figure out how to add these. thanks againg!!

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  20. Thank you so much! I've been wondering how I could get a DIY button. Now to figure out how to make it pop!
    =^..^=

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  21. Thanks so much for the tutorial! I want to make a custom signature for the ends of my post. Do you have a tutorial on that?

    Thanks!
    Lauren over at http://dechiros.blogspot.com/

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  22. Thank you so much for this awesome tutorial!! love having my own button to share!

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  23. Thank you so much! I will try!
    You're so sweet!
    Hugs

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  24. ok...so apparently I am the only one that can't figure this out...i do exactly what you say and I end up with text under my picture and then the little box with the code...help!

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  25. Ok...so i figured it out! It would help if I would follow the directions exactly! Thank God for computer-smart people like you! Thanks for this awesome tutorial! YOU ROCK!

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  26. Hi, I found your blog while searching for the 'grab my button' keywords (I also have a tutorial). I noticed your image is 200 wide and some blog sidebars may have a problem. I just published a post on my WP blog to assist with this. Basically tell readers they can use size attributes to shrink to another size. e.g. add this after the end quote for img src
    height="125" width="125" Since yours is square, they can use 150 x 150 or any other square re-sizing! I actually put the 125 size on my blogspot blog and it looks fine!
    P.S. I love that you give free blog design makeovers or touchups ...

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  27. Thank you thank you thank you for this tutorial!! I have been wanting to know how to do this for AGES!

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  28. THANK YOU! Your blog and your "shoppe" is wonderful! I'm so glad I found you!!!

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  29. Hey Megan,
    Is there an easy way or like a 10-step way to make your blog a three column instead of two? Did we already talk about this? Anyhow, thought that would be a good tutorial. (Of course, since I am trying to figure out how to do it!) LOL!

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  30. thanks alot .......... a BIG BEAR HUG!!!!!

    YEAH!!! I DID IT AT LAST !!!!! thank u again
    love you

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  31. OH MY GOODNESS I FINALLY DID IT!! I HAVE A BUTTON!! COME GET MY BUTTON! =)

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  32. hey shabby blog, did u use illustrator to make the image for buttons? i did, and it turned out blurry

    please please reply, n i am delighted graphic designers such as u are here to help us out to make the prettiest blogs!

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  33. You are awesome! I love your tutorials, so much! You're really making me look good! Haha.

    I've been wondering how to make a button be a link. So that when they click on the "Follow Me" tag, it will lead them directly to my twitter page, for instance. If you could do a tutorial about making "clicky buttons," that'd be great. Thanks so much!

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  34. Thank you so much! I've been wanting to do this for a long time!

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  35. Thanks for all of your help! I'm just starting a blog for our business, and your products as well as your tutorials have been such a giant help!

    Could you please let us know how to remove the lines that show up between gadgets in the sidebars? I put your tags on my page, but they're so far removed from the actual archives and labels below it thanks to the spacing and line. That would be really great to know how to fix! Thanks for everything!

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  36. Megan,
    I love your blog, and it's helped me so much!! I'm wanting to make a button, but I'm having a terrible time figuring it out, even with this tutorial. I don't know how to use photobucket, and can't seem to get the photo to work. I just finally gave up and placed it as a large graphic at the bottom of my blog. I'd love it if you would be able to help me, keeping in mind that I'm really not very tech savy and could use any and all guidance you would be willing to offer!

    Thanks so much,
    Sasha

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  37. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!! I've looked all over for instructions on how to do this and it's right here! I've used several of your other tutorials and let me say you ROCK!!!!!!!! They're easy to understand and use and I love them and you, LOL! Keep 'em coming--we need you!!! Your blinkie is on my blog!

    Barbara

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  38. Awesome ! Thank you I can't wait to try it
    http://30isthenew20something.blogspot.com/

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  39. Hi, thanks for the tutorial on the button thingy. I've done it! Please visit my site and have a look!

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  40. Hi shabby,
    I can't seem to add the dividers. When previewed, it says :

    We were unable to preview your template
    Please correct the error below, and submit your template again.
    Invalid variable declaration in page skin: Variable is used but not defined. Input: bordercolor

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  41. First, thanks for ALL the hard work you put into tell us all that. I did as you said, but for the part when your suppose to "put YOUR BUTTON LOCATION" in those areas, I wasn't quite sure what to put on there. I thought, "maybe she means the name of the document" but I did that and it didn't work. Please tell me what I did wrong. Thanks!

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  42. Thank you so very much!!! This tutorial is excellent! You're the best!
    xoxo
    Giovanna
    www.bohomarket.blogspot.com

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  43. OMGosh! Thank you SO VERY MUCH! This tutorial is the best online, I PROMISE you! I have been figuring this bjunk all day, and on so many different sites, and I got it the very first time with your tut.

    I LOVE YOU! hehe
    www.sayrahterry.blogspot.com

    *God Bless :)

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  44. Thanks! This was very helpful. I was wondering how to do this.

    Michelle
    Nature Manipulated
    -visual, wearable and practical art
    http://naturemanipulated.etsy.com
    http://naturemanipulated.artfire.com

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  45. Hi Megan, happy Tuesday to you!! I am so happy I stumble on your blog from blog hopping through Ruby Tuesday meme. Anyhow, I made it at last, on how to make a button, I've been trying this one for weeks, googling it, going to tutorial website but couldn't figure it out. Thank you again for the help and for sure I will look at more of your helpful tutorials.
    I have one suggestion, how to make or put a scroll bar in one of our widgets. As you see we accumulated friends and their websites so I wanted to put a scroll bar to make it short so not to make our blog very long to look at. ^_^ Thanks again it's just a suggestion will be surely coming here forever!!! ^_^

    My Lifes Journey in Focus
    At my tabletop
    My Life’s Photo
    My Pride and Joy

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  46. ¡Gracias! You're awesome! I did my button 1, 2, 3, thanks to you. I tried my best, I hope people like it....but atleast I have a BUTTON! God bless you Megan!

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  47. Whoohoo! It worked for me! Here's mine!

    http://juliegarciamatus.blogspot.com/

    Thx so much! Happy 2010 =)

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  48. Thank you so much for all of your easy to follow tutorials and free downloads. Being a brand new blogger I had design envy until I found your site! Thank you again!

    Do you have a tutorial for adding buttons under the header (like short cut buttons to other pages, but side by side in a row, instead of down the side bar)?

    thekestlyncollection.com

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  49. I am so frustrated, I just can't figure this out! The picture for my button doesn't show up. It shows that little red x with the html code below it. What am I doing wrong?
    Thanks, from a brand-new blogger!

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  50. I love your site I just added one of your backgrounds to my blog :D and once im settled in and have got used to doing more blogging I shall be back here to work through the tutorials and add more onto my blog :D
    Thankyou.

    Katie
    xoxo

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  51. I was so glad when I found this blog! I am learning how to blog and have been using your tutorials and freebies. Thank you!

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  52. It took me a few tries but I finally got my button on my blog. You're awesome! Thanks :)

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  53. amazing tutorial- you are so generous with you knowledge- thank you!!

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  54. Hi, I made a button and have it on my blog but it will not link to my new blog! How do I get it to link? :)

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  55. Hi there!

    Thanks SO MUCH for this! I was trying to use another tutorial but it wasn't working, so I did a google search and found yours and worked like a charm! I'll be linking to it in my blog! =D

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  56. I was just asking how to do this. Thanks so much.
    Right now I am trying to have lists of things on both sides of my blog(like yours), instead of just the right side. Can you do a tutorial on that?

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  57. THANK YOU FOR THE HELP
    IS A GREAT AND EASY TUTORIAL

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  58. Ooh, I can't wait to try it. Thank you!

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  59. Thanks so much! I did it and my grab a button looks lovely on my blog.

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  60. Thank you so much! I combined your grab button and add a page tutorials to make a clickable grab button picture link that will take you to a new page that has the code & instructions. I can't believe I did it myself. Now that my blog is all set up, I just have to start posting.

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  61. Thanks so much ! I'll grab your button and put it on my blog !

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  62. Thanks for the tutorial. It really came in handy today!!!

    Christy
    http://visualizedbychristy.blogspot.com/

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  63. I love this tutorial! I love all the others, they're written so that anyone can understand what to do... fantastic! I will be using this I think. :-)
    Joey x

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  64. Thanks you so much for this! I've tried adding a button a hundred times but yours was the only tutorial that made it work! I love your site-super helpful!

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  65. Thanks for the info. I used it on my blog and it works great! I retweeted your blog... maybe you will swing by my blog and give me a digg... :)

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  66. Thank you so much for the tutorial on making a grab button! I tired others, and they were just darn confusing. Yours was easy peasy, all your tutorials are that way! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

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  67. Omg! Thank You sooooo much! I have tried for a week now to make a button searching through a bunch of tutorials and not one was as simple as yours! THANK YOU. ~Cierra

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  68. Thanks heaps that was easy as!

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  69. This is what I had to do: In photobucket I copied the html code instead of the direct link and it then worked like a charm. I have been trying to do this for like months and then stumbled upon your blog and it worked for me and I am sooooo happy. I will feature/review your blog on my blog soon, you are fantastic. Please check out my sewing blog.

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  70. thank you so much i finally did it!!! ufff

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  71. I DID IT!!

    Thank you!!

    www.homeschoolercafe.blogspot.com

    Janet

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  72. Dear Megan,
    I heart your blog!!!... first of all. I need something special, I need to change the font of my blog. What I'd like exactly is the font used in www.dmiventana.blogspot.com. I lve it! Is there any way to change it from www.encasadetiagretel.blogspot.com? Thank you in advance.
    Hugs,
    Tía Gretel ;O)

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  73. Help, help please! Everything worked until I tried using my button. When I put it in a new post, it's say that the HTML cannot be accepted: closing tag has no matching opening tag....huh? What am I doing wrong?

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  74. Thank you so so much for this HTML code. It worked like a charm and did exactly what I wanted! I've been trying to figure this out for the past couple of hours (in between washing the dinner dishes and getting the kids ready for bed, lol) and was getting frustrated. XOXO, Kristi

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  75. Thank you SO much for explaining! Now I finally know how to do this.
    xxx Annemarie

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  76. Thank you so much! I am new at this and
    it worked! Please check out my blog at:
    www.msbinglesvintagechristmas.com
    Thank you again!
    Leticia

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  77. Thank~You! Your tutorial was super easy and I love my new blog button! I just have to go back and make it transparent. I also added you to my "Mucho Thanks to You!" link on my blog! ;0) Shar!
    http://www.heybiatchesitsshar.blogspot.com/

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  78. Thank you SO much, I have been messing around with code for over an hour using another tutorial...it took me all of 30 seconds to have my button finished with your coding!

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  79. This tutorial was great! Thanks so much, I now have a button on my blog!! http://www.becandycoated.com

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  80. thanks so much for sharing, Ive been looking for something like this for a while.
    I'll pass it on to my blog readers soon
    Cheers Cintia

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  81. Thank you very much! Finally figured it out, after discovering which code to add from my flicker acct. Yay!

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  82. I keep trying to do it and I am so computer illiterate I can't make it work! UGH!

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  83. Thanks for sharing New follower will try later on Tonight! Feel Free to stop By and check out My Blog *Hint Hint* www.ladii-Aponte.blogspot.com By The way I took Your Hint [The *Wink Wink*] and will be linking You Up for others who may Need help with their blog =D

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  84. sorry i dont know what i'm doing wrong but this doesn't work for me...

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  85. This is such a wonderful tutorial :D I didn't know how to do this, and have been mudling through :D

    Thank you so much :D

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  86. Thank you thank you thank you!!! I love your blogs and really appreciate your tutorials! I don't know how to make my blog special as I like, but with your help, I will give it a try! xxx

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  87. Thanks so much for posting this tutorial! I had been having problems trying to create a button for my blogspot. But I now have one.

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  88. This is a great tutorial, So nice of you for sharing this. Thanks :)
    Cindy@collage frame

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  89. Easy to follow, clear instructions and IT WORKED!
    I have been looking everywhere for how to do this and now I can.
    THANK YOU SO MUCH!
    Now I ust need to persuade people to GRAB it ;o)

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  90. I have done it twice and the graphic doesn't show up. What am I doing wrong? Thanks. And by the way, you are great to post this!

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  91. Thank you soooo much. You made it so easy. I'm your new follower.

    http://seriousmrse.blogspot.com

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  92. thank you so much for being willing to share your knowledge! there is a small post dedicated to your awesomeness on my {newly improved} blog.

    http://tinylittlehappies.blogspot.com/2011/01/technological-genius-me.html

    xoxo chrissy

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  93. Beautiful stuff. I have used your work now on my 2 blogs and home page. I will now post this on all 3 so they come your way!
    ♥ Meredith ♥
    www.MeredithResnick.org (www.LabelsNotLimits.com & www.aMotherSeeking.com)

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  94. Megan, I love the sidebar titles you posted! But how do I use them? Thanks!

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  95. I have been trying to do this for the past two hours & i cannot figure it out. I am SO sad, bc I really wanted to use it! =[

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  96. I'm so happy I finally found you! Thanks so much for the amazing instructions! Your a life saver!

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  97. hi.. i really want to know how can i change the title font?

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  98. Thank you so much for posting button info. Ive been trying over and over again but can't seem to get grab info to work correctly:( What am I doing wrong??? HELP!!!P.S. just became your newest follower.

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  99. Thank you so much, I've been trying to do it for ages, it looked so difficult. =)

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  100. MMmmmm I think I love u guys!!! I've learned so much with you this few days!!! I started my blog (like for real) about 3 moths ago and with your help I've finally reached the second step!!! My own grab buttons!!!

    Hey! when ever you want pleace come to my place and say hi!!!

    Xam Z.

    http://megiraffe.blogspot.com/

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  101. Thanks for the tip on grab buttons! Just browsing around but I absolutely love your blog and designs :)

    Thanks again!
    Carol

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  102. Ok so I figured how to add my own grab button but how do I add others buttons to my blog or blogger award from theirs?

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  103. Honestly, it took a few hours for me to get this done! First Picasa didn't work out so went to Flickr and it refused to see my creation as a jpg so I now have a Photobucket account too! THEN it finally showed up WAAAAAY too large but thanks to SBA's comment about sizing it, it worked!

    Thanks for the tutorial. I'm another blogger who really wanted her own. Hopefully it links. Or if anyone really wants it, it can be cut & pasted.

    Love your site too...the look is really appealing.

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  104. Wow! Thank you so much, but I need your help, my button does not link to my blog?????
    After so many attempts, I am afraid to remove what I have done. I know you are busy, could you check out www.shabbyredoforyou.blogspot.com and advise me, so excited to get going on this blog.

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  105. I tried it! IT WORKS! thank you sooooo much!

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  106. YOU RAWK!
    I just stumbled onto you via facebook. This in particular I've been wanting to learn about. No one would tell me how to make. I'm so not a techie. I'll be playing around with this next week, and I'll be tooting your horn when I do. Thank you so much!

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  107. Thanks to you, we have a completely made over blog (macgyvermamas.blogspot.com)... and I've discovered fotoflexer. You rock!

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  108. Landed on this page through theblogfrog community. And worth to have this idea. Keep sharing such good ideas as we are not much great with coding.

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  109. Finally...success! Thank you, Shabby Blogs!

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  110. THANKS SHABBY ! I`ve been searching for this over the net for a thousand times thank you thankyou thank you!!!! Godbless!!! and more power to this site!^_^gd am.!

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  111. this was very helpful, thanks heaps!!

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  112. this is great, i got it on my blog, but it won't direct to twitter. help?

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  113. I can't get the button to work.. I don't know what I'm doing wrong. It seems so easy! LOL What am I doing wrong??

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  114. I can't get it to work either. I get the text but the red error X for my immage. Help!

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  115. sorry about silly question, but when I TAKE YOUR BUTTON FOR EV FOLLOW THE TWITTER!

    WHERE I MUST PUT IN MY ADRESS??? I TRY SOME VARINTS BUT IT DOES NOT WORK!

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  116. thanks! your blog is soooo cute, i adore it so much :)
    See me @ www.raisa-angelin.blogspot.com
    -r-

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  117. I want to know how to use a background image on my blog. I want it to stretch the picture if need be.

    I don't know how to use yours either.

    April
    nginerd at gmail dot com

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  118. This helped me so much! Thanks!

    Amy

    http://sciencestuffbyamy.blogspot.com/

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  119. I have learned so much from your tutorial but I have a problem. I manipulated an image in Photobucket editing and put my blog name on the pic. I copied your code then placed the DIRECT code of my new image where you instructed to put it and my blog address etc.
    I get the little box at the bottom on my blog but a red X where my image should be. I have removed it because I don't want it sitting there with no pic.
    Please tell me what I did wrong or did Photobucket do something to the code that interferred with yours. In PB I also made the image width 200 as you instructed so can't be that either.
    Boohoo and I so want a button of my own.
    Thanks Megan you are a great teacher!!!

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  120. Thanks to Shabby Blogs for Sharing!Happy Creating!Okay my button its not the most creative, but it is there. Ticket Graphic from The Graphics Fairy

    http://www.delld610.com/

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  121. You are an ANGEL! I am technologically challenged...seriously. I bought a new computer and it took me 15 minutes, a couple of bumps on the head and some cursing to find the power button. You have helped me out SO much! Thanks for making the tutorials easy for the computer illiterate like myself. Will you be featuring a tutorial on cloud tags?? I would LOVE that! However, I'm sure that timing is an issue...thanks anyway for helping me to make my blog look much much better than it did!

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  122. Thank you so much for your fabulous site! Your tutorials are extremely helpful and I love the whole shabby chic look because that is one of my favorite styles! Thank you, thank you!

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  123. This is awesome thanks :) I made one for my blog
    Thesparrowsend.blogspot.com
    Come on by and check it out I put your button on my page as well :)

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  124. Loved this! It was very helpful. Thanks!

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  125. Thanks for the helpful tutorial! :)

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  126. Pelase a tutoríal about setting a favicon in the blog

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  127. Thank You so much! I may have created my first button due to your tutorial! Have tried several times before! So grateful!

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    http://www.delld610.com/

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  129. Thank you so much for helping me FINALLY get a button! The best tutorial so far, I did it quick and easy! You took a lot of stress off my shoulders :)

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  130. soooo coool! I was scared to attempt it, but I did it! It's so much easier than it looks!! I even made an extra 'I was featured' button for the business I write feature articles about! v.excited.

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  131. So excited to put this to use! Thanks SO much for the helpful tutorial...YIPPEE!

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  132. thanks for posting this! just one question when i uplode my button it comes up as an X with a thin frame around it.......

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  133. Thank you so much! I am new to blogging and this was so simple and well taught!

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  134. It's not working for me! :( When I am doing it, I look at my blog, and the button comes up as a little box with a piece of paper that's folded on one edge and has two little blue dots and a pink simi circle mouth. Help!

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  135. I figured out my problem! I wasn't copying the direct link, just the web link! :) This is an amazing tutorial! I am soooo thankful!

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  136. Dear Megan and team,
    I used one of your awesome templates for my blog...heres a look at The Book Worm http://www.debolinasbooks.blogspot.com/ I wanted to get a button for myself, but somehow, its only showing the code on my blog, no image or anything..I deleted it...Any help?
    Thanks again :)

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  137. thanks for sharing! I just realized though that when I save the gadget it is just a white box with html code in it? HELP! thanks, Rae

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  138. THANK YOU!!!! I LOVE how generous you are with your knowledge I love when people pay it forward! I'm building a blog that's reflecting me! Thank you again!

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  139. thanks for sharing this with others. i've just recently discovered all the buttons and would like to create one of my own. i tried following your instructions - but no luck yet. my photo is in flickr, should that work? thanks for your help. i'll definitely be checking out your other tutorials!

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  141. Oh my goodness... I spent FOREVER trying to get this done after googling "create blog button". After a lot of frustration, I googled "create a blog grab button" & came to good ole Shabby Blogs (where I got all the bedazzling for my blog) & did it in 5 minutes. Shabby Blogs... I LOVE YOU!

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  142. Thanks so much! It worked out great!

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  143. Hi I have tried more than several times to get the grab button up on my blog. I can't get the photo to show up.
    I have blogger and I have tried the photo hosted on my website and in Fliker. Can you help me please
    beadwright(AT)hotmail(DOT COM)
    Thanks so much
    Nicole/Beadwright

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  144. Is your address supposed to appear on my page? I don't want to do anything illegal and if it should not be there-could you tell me how to get if off??
    I love your site!!

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  145. anyway to do it without photo bucket?

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  146. No matter I times I try this, and with different photo sites, my picture shows up HUGE on my page above the address box. I've resized on my computer AND then confirmed again an Photobucket. Everything else is fine, but I can't get the size of the photo to stay put! haha Help! Thanks!

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  147. I made my own button for my 1st blog and it went great. Thanks for posting. Your instructions were the easiest to follow (I tried a couple without success). One question I have is, How do you make a button for blog #2 and then want to post it on blog #1? For some reason when I try to click on my button on blog #1 my browser won't recognize my request. Help?

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  148. Wonderful tutorial, and so easy to follow. I now have my own grab button on my blog! :o) Thanks so much for sharing this.

    Love Joan xx

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  150. Thanks for helping some of us newbees! Amazing tutorial.
    -Jenna

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  151. omg!your blogs saved me!im new in the blogging world and your blog is so resourceful,im not looking anywhere else after this!tq so much!!!come check out my blog mrswilliamsonblogs.blogspot.com and grab my button!im definitely recommending you in all my advice blogs!THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!

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  152. Thank you for this tutorial as I've been wondering how to make a button for ages!

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  153. Thank you so much :) I now have a button to grab, and you made it soooooo easy!

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  154. I did it!!! I made my own Grab Button and added it to the Blog of ARTSpecially Friends blog! So freaking proud! Thanks for all the wonderful and easy tutorials you make!!!
    Big Hug
    Marion

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  155. I did it but the picture didn't come with the code so I added a pic above. Should it have come with the code? And if that is the case, can I make the space between the pic and the code smaller? Thank you.

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  156. Easy, simple... just perfect!

    Sharing on my FB page... Thank you ladies!

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  157. thank you very much i learned how to place the grab my button in my blog

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  158. Thank you SO much for the help! I didn't know how to before and this walk through was GREAT!!!

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  159. I'm having the same issue as some of the other posters, my photo isn't showing up in my blog, just the button information. I feel so silly, can you help me out? Thanks so much!

    www.uniquenessofbeing.blogspot.com

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  160. Awesome!!! Thank you so much! It was very easy following your tutorial.

    http://threadingmyway.blogspot.com/p/buttons.html

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  161. Ok--what am I doing wrong?! I uploaded a little image to Photobucket and I think I followed your tutorial step-by-step, but no picture shows up, just the box with the grab code. Help! Not sure if you'll still see this comment since your directions are from 2009--any help would be great if possible!

    shanejill@hotmail.com
    jill-lambert.blogspot.com

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  162. Hi Just wanted to leave a comment & say thanks a lot for this. I've been trying to workout how to do this. I Googled "Blogger Grab My Button" & found your blog & other sites too. Some I visited before finding yours was rather complicated to follow. Thank you for an easy to follow tutorial. Works on my blog perfectly.

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  163. I think that you have a great site and I love your designs that I've seen on other blogs. :)

    One thing that I would like to see is a tutorial on how to create a blog template from scratch, not based on someone else's basic template. Barring that, I would just be happy to find someone that would/could tell me how I need to save my images (format/size) for use as blog backgrounds/headers, etc. Every image that I've created and tried to use as a background on Blogger has visited wonky-ville instead of displaying nicely. :(

    Keep up the great work!

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  164. I have just realized that if you take out the HTML before "<a border=" it should work. It worked for me!

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  165. Excellent tutorial! Thank you...I love your designs, you are very clever!

    See the button I created at
    justnofrills.blogspot.com

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  166. Another awesome tip from you guys:) Super thanks!

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  167. At last! I found a good post like this.. Thanks for this informative post! By the way, can you write a post about plaxo seo factors? Thanks again!

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  168. Thank you so much for your generosity and amazing images. I am just setting up blog but have already grabbed your button - thank you so much x

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  169. I'm so glad I found this blog! The tutorials are amazing...I can now add pages to my blog, and make my own button....yipee! Thanks :]

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  170. I added my button, but can't seem to activate it, giving your site a shout out is amazing!

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  171. thanks so much.. Ijust did this right now and it was easy.. I was using someone elses advice and it was working.. so I did a search on grab button and this page popped up and I did it easily no frustration or tears!! THANKS

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  172. Thank you so much for your tutorial - I have been so frustrated with other tutorials which didn't seem to work, and so close to giving up, but I found yours and voila it worked first time! THANK YOU

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  173. Thank you for this tutorial. I love Shabbyblogs! I love doing graphics and would like to ad free backgrounds and stuff for people to use on a blog of my own. Do you have any tutorial on how it is done? What code to use and how to make it work?

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  174. Thanks so much for the tutorials! I would also like a tutorial on how to make a face book button, so I dont have to have the badge. Or if any one else knows how to do that.... I havent figured that one out. Thanks!

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  175. Mrs. Crafty Pants. I know one way of doing it. If you use blogspot then you have the option of ading an url, for exampel the adress of your facebook account. This will make you image clickable. If you have to write your own code it should look something like this:

    img src="http://YOURBUTTON.jpg" href="http://YOURFACEBOOKACCOUNT.com" target="_blank"></img

    I can't promise it will work but I do know that if you goggle your question you should find a code or tutorial you can use. :D

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  176. Hmmm.... The code didn't turn up as I wrote it. But you can find it in the example above. Just change it so that it directs to your Facebook account. I hope it helps some and doesn't confuses things... lol /Cheers!

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  177. I think I might be the most blog helpless person there is!! I can't get this to work!!! UGH!

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  178. I can't get the code for the picture to copy. What's up you think?

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  180. Great info! Thanks So much! But I am having trouble getting the HTML code to show up below my button so folks can grab it! Any ideas?

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  181. OH...I finally got it...thank you so much for a great tutorial. It was what I was doing not your directions.
    Thank you again for all the work you share here on your blog.

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