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Beginner tips are tips that anyone can use.


Most intermediate tips require a little more skill when it comes to working with HTML. Download a copy of your template if a tip calls for making changes to the HTML of your blog. Use a practice blog if you are at all uncomfortable.


Advanced tips are for users who have successfully implemented beginner and intermediate tips with ease. They can be very difficult and most require several attempts before getting them right. Serious problems can result if a mistake is made while using an advanced tip, so try them on a practice blog first. As always, make sure to download a copy of your template before working on your real blog.

Sticky Posts

Have an important post that you'd like to remain on top of all of your other posts? This is called a sticky post because, well, it sticks in place. :)

There are a few ways to create a sticky post. I'm going to show you the easiest way I've found to do it. No need to do any more work than you have to!

To create a sticky post:

1. Create the post.

2. Publish the post. You must publish the post before proceeding in order to make this work.

3. Edit the post.


4. Click on 'Post Options' (above 'Publish Post'- circled in red above).If you are using the Updated Editor, you will need to then select "Scheduled at".

5. Change the date and the time of the post (underlined in green above) to a date and a time that reflect how long you would like for the post to remain at the top. If you want the post at the top indefinitely, change the year to one in the distant future, like I did in the example above (2013). :)

6. Click on 'Publish Post'.

Enjoy your sticky post! :)

*If you are just wanting to draw attention to a few sentences rather than a long post, I would consider creating an announcement instead.

For more help creating sticky posts, visit
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Tips by Ability Level


Beginner tips are tips that anyone can use. If you mess up while following a beginner tip, simply delete everything you've done and begin. Beginner tips pose no risk to your template.



Intermediate tips require a little more skill. Some of them involve making changes to the html of your template. One saved misstep while working with the html of your template can bring an undesirable effect to your blog. It is super important that you go slow and pay close attention when following an intermediate tip. You'll need to download a copy of your template if the tip calls for making changes to the HTML of your template. I recommend creating a practice blog to experiment with.



Advanced tips are for users who have successfully implemented beginner and intermediate tips with ease. They can be very difficult and most require several attempts before getting them right. Serious problems can result if a mistake is made while using an advanced tip, so try them on a practice blog first. As always, make sure to download a copy of your template before working on your real blog.

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Tips by Ability Level



Beginner tips are tips that anyone can use.



Most intermediate tips require a little more skill when it comes to working with HTML. Download a copy of your template if a tip calls for making changes to the HTML of your blog. Use a practice blog if you are at all uncomfortable.


Advanced tips are for users who have successfully implemented beginner and intermediate tips with ease. They can be very difficult and most require several attempts before getting them right. Serious problems can result if a mistake is made while using an advanced tip, so try them on a practice blog first. As always, make sure to download a copy of your template before working on your real blog.


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About

My name is Jill....and I'm a blogaholic!

I created my first blog in 2007 in order to record the events and photos of my growing family. It didn’t take long before I wanted to make my blog better. One quick look at the price of a makeover by a professional blog designer revealed that if I wanted my blog to have a facelift, I would have to learn how to do it myself.

After countless internet searches and HUNDREDS of hours of practice, I gave myself my first three-column makeover. Several people commented on it and asked how I added a third column. Rather than give them the 3-4 links that I combined info from in order to figure it out for myself, I decided to write a easier-to-understand post detailing how I did it. So many people were helped by this tip that I created another post to help others add a grab box for their buttons.

Pretty soon I was cranking out a tip a week and decided that my tips needed their own space. Out of that need, Sneaky Momma Blog Design was born!

I am not an HTML expert by any means. I am simply a self-taught blog designer who wishes to make the blogging world a better place by sharing my hard earned knowledge with others. Need help with your blog? Click here to visit my help section. 

Why Sneaky Momma?

sneaky (adj.): marked by quiet and caution and secrecy; taking pains to avoid being observed

I started calling our girls 'sneaky' when they were into everything as a young toddlers. When we would play peek-a-boo, I would ask where my sneaky little girls were. They loved it and would erupt in giggles every time.

A couple of years ago, I was trying to come up with a unique name for my new blog. Our oldest daughter came up to me and said, "Sneaky mommy! Are you on the 'puter?" The light bulb came on, the keys clackety-clacked, Blogger approved and Sneaky Momma was born!

Help!!!!

Need help?

If you need help with a particular issue, please take a look through my tips to see if I have already covered it. You can search for tips through my search bars, list of all tips, tips by category, or tips by ability. Be sure to read through the comments, as I often answer questions down there. The comments section is often more helpful than my actual tips!

If you cannot find what you're looking for, simply ask your question in a comment on any of my posts. Be sure to click on the "email follow up comments" box so that you will know when I reply. If I cannot answer your question, I will try my best to point you in the right direction. If I do not respond, please submit your comment again. I get LOTS of requests for help and occasionally I will overlook one.

My readers and I have compiled a couple of lists of great blogger tutorials and freebies. Click here to check it out. Perhaps they will help you!

Due to an overwhelming number of requests, I am unable to respond to emails requesting free blog help. Please ask your question in the comments section of any post so that others can benefit from my response. Emails sent to me requesting free blog help will not receive a response.

If you require more help than a quick comment will provide, I offer troubleshooting services at the rate of $15/hour (1 hour minimum). Most problems that I am equipped to handle take about an hour or less. Leave a comment detailing your problem along with your email address and blog url (web address). If I am able to help you, I will send you a quote and time estimate.

I am not accepting full makeover customers at this time, however, I will often take on small orders ($10 minimum) that do not involve a great deal of design work, such as buttons made from logos and/or photographs. If you'd like to hire me to help you with a small order, please send me a detailed email along with your blog url and I will see what I can do for you. :)

Helpful Links

Where do I go when I need help? To the sites below!
Click here for a reader generated list of blog related resources.
Click here for help choosing a blog designer.

Blogger Help Videos
Blogger Buster
Blog Doctor
Blogger Tricks
Tips for Bloggers
Develop A Blog
ProBlogger
Blog Bloke
Tricks for New Bloggers
Tips for New Bloggers
HTML Goodies
Kevin and Amanda
Digital Inspiration
Tech TNT
The Shabby Princess

Promote Your Blog Or Business!


Have a family friendly blog or business that you’d like to bring attention to? Consider advertising on this blog!

All small ad spaces are 125 x 125px. Ad spaces on the top row are $10/month, when available. Lower spots are $5/month. In order to comply with search engine policies regarding paid advertising, all button ads will include the no follow attribute (rel="nofollow"). Advertising payments are nonrefundable. I give the option of paying month-to-month or for up to three months in advance (10% discount).

I can reduce the size and/or add a band of solid color to most square buttons in order to make them fit the ad space. Wish to use a larger ad? Contact me for rate/placement information.

Any questions? I'd love to hear from you!

Looking forward to sharing your blog/business with my readers!