You may wish to create an announcement that links to a giveaway that you are having or to relay some other important information that you really would like for your readers to see.
To create an announcement above your posts:
1. Go to your page elements page. (dashboard-->layout-->page elements)
2. Click on 'add a gadget' above the 'blog posts' section. If there is not an 'add a gadget' option in this area, then click on the one under your header or above your sidebar.
3. Scroll down and click on 'Text'.
4. Write your announcement in the big box, adding a link if you'd like. You can modify the color and bold or italicize the text to your liking. If you wish to center your announcement, you can do so by clicking on 'edit html' in the right corner and adding <center> before the text and </center> after it.
6. If you were not able to add a gadget above Blog Posts, you will need to click and drag your new text gadget so that it rests above this section. See example below:
Enjoy your announcement!
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