Upgrade Your Blog by Easily Adding a Custom Blog Signature

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Want an easy way to make your blog look instantly better?  A blog signature adds a custom and professional touch to your blog.

Many people I talk to assume that this is a difficult task but believe me it is not!  You do not have to be a CSS or HTML expert in order to have a great looking signature.  The easiest way to do this is by adding Social Network Buttons.  

 

Looking to add friends to your facebook or twitter? Want to flaunt your RSS Feed or Technorati Page? Use a social network button to grab your readers attention and gain more visitors to these additional pages. It's easy to do!

Here is an easy way to do this:

1)  Find the Buttons- There are many sites that provide free Social Networking Buttons that look very professional.  Here are a few I recommend:  Free Icons DownloadSocial Media ButtonsTwitterButton, and RSS Icons.  Save to your computer.

2)  Host Your Buttons-  Upload the buttons (individually) to an image hosting site.  I use Photobucket.com.  Be sure to get the URL.  (If using Photobucket you will hit share then get link code. You'll want to use the 'Direct Link for Layout Pages' url)

3)  Use the Following Code- <a href=http://www.WHEREYOUWANTTOGOHERE.com><img src=http://IMAGELINKHERE.com alt="" /></a>

4)  Add to blog signature- When you log in to Active Rain click on ‘My Home' and then on the left side of the page click on ‘Settings'.  Where you see the ‘Signature' box, switch to HTML and post your code(s).  Click ‘Update' to save.

It's that simple!  Feel free to add text or even a link to your website.

Need some inspiration?  Here's some of my favorite signatures from Active Rain Members:
Jason CrouchTodd ClarkTeam NewingtonAndy Yakubovsky, and Paige Walker

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Cameron Novak
The Homefinding Center - Corona, CA
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Nicely done.  Where's your blog signature???

May 08, 2010 04:35 AM #1
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Randy Ostrander
Lake and Lodge Realty LLC - Big Rapids, MI
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Good pointers Jennifer. I think we all could use an occasional image tune up and signature section is a great place to start. Great project for a virtual assistant.

May 08, 2010 05:56 AM #2
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Tom Priester
Paradise Sharks Real Estate - Jupiter, FL
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Thank you for the informative post Jennifer. Great information.

May 08, 2010 07:42 AM #3
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Jason Crouch
Austin Texas Homes, LLC - Austin, TX
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Jennifer - Thanks for your polite mention.  Glad you like my signature.  Yours looks cool, too!  Nice job.

May 08, 2010 10:50 AM #4
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Paige Walker
Louisiana Lagniappe Realty, LLC - Pineville, LA
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Jennifer - This post is why you are an awesome Virtual Assistant! Awesome! How did you make your buttons so pretty??? That is cool!

May 11, 2010 03:44 PM #5
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