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Not too long ago, I asked for you guys to share with me the resources that you turn to most often for help with your blogs. I was going to use this information to compile my own master lists, until I remembered that one of the blogs that I featured back in August contains super long link lists to just about anything you could ever need help with blogwise. Beautiful Blog Designs has tons of resources for the DIY blogger or the do-it-for-me blogger. One could literally spend a few hours there checking them all out!

Erin over at If You Give A Mom a Moment also has a long list of great resources. Take a look!

Susie over at 1st Floor Flat has a site full of great blog information. She offers free backgrounds and other helpful information (like how to adjust your screen resolution). Awesome!

Thanks to all of you who took the time to share your favorite blog help sites with us. I love hearing about the good things that are out there in the blogging world! The following links are resources that were found to be most helpful by the readers of this blog. They may also be listed on the sites mentioned above. They are in no particular order:

http://sodazzlingblogs.blogspot.com
http://www.thebackgroundfairy.com
http://BabblingBrookeDesigns.blogspot.com
http://my-cup-of-milktea.blogspot.com/
http://hotbliggityblog.com
http://www.thecutestblogontheblock.com/
http://shabbyblogs.com/
http://www.blogdesignsbydani.blogspot.com/
http://adorigraphics.blogspot.com
http://allthingsdigi.blogspot.com/
http://tips-for-new-bloggers.blogspot.com
http://bookblogs.ning.com/group/bloggingtips
http://threecolumnblogger.blogspot.com
http://www.pyzam.com/bloggertemplates
http://www.deluxetemplates.net/
http://www.kevinandamanda.com/

Now, go improve your blog! :)

Navigation Bar w/Images- Advanced

The Girl Creative

Several people have asked me how I created the navigation bar (sometimes called a menu bar) with the cute font and flowers below my header. I have been meaning to share this tip for awhile now, but have not been able to devote a few hours to detail each and every step of the process. Fortunately, The Girl Creative has written an easy-to-understand tip on how to get a menu/navigation bar with images. I just had to share!

This particular tip is ADVANCED, as it requires that you make changes to the HTML of your template. I highly recommend doing this on a practice blog first. Before changing anything on your real blog, be sure to download a copy of your template. Proceed with caution and read through the directions very slowly so that you do not miss anything. If you mess up, try, try again. You can do this!

Click here to check it out! :)

A Giveaway!


One of my sponsors, Custom Scrapbook Blog Designs, is giving away a blog makeover this week. This giveaway ends on Wednesday, so hop on over there quickly and check it out!

Tips by Category - Sidebars/Gadgets

Back Up Your Blog List
Link Lists
Format Ads/Buttons To Sit Side-By-Side (Intermediate)
Popular Posts Gadget
Straighten Up The HTML Gadgets/Buttons In Your Sidebar
How To Move Gadgets On Your Blog
How To Add Music To Your Blog (Intermediate)
Resize Your Sidebar Photos
Put Tweets In Your Sidebar
Get A Drop Down Labels Gadget (Advanced)
Create Custom Drop Down Menus (Intermediate)
Remove The Lines Between Sidebar Gadgets (Intermediate)
Create A Scrolling Slideshow For Your Buttons (Advanced)
Top Commenters Gadget
Center The Gadgets In Your Sidebar
Blog Archive Options


Tips By Category

Tips by Category - Protect Your Blog

Making A Blog Private
How To Make A Copyright Symbol
Protect Your Email Address
How To Block A Follower On GFC
Image Protection: Watermarks
Image Protection: Resize Your Images Before Uploading
Back Up Your Blog
Create A Practice Blog
How To Download Your Template
Disable Right-Clicking
Protect Your Photobucket Photo Album!

Tips By Category

Tips by Category - Posts

How To Put A Button In A Post
Share Buttons
Popular Posts Gadget
Add Built-In Words To Your Posts
Protect Your Photobucket Album!
How To Hide A Post
Add An Announcement Above Your Posts
Adding Share Buttons Below Your Posts
How To Link To A Single Post
Add A Video To Your Post
How To Create A Sticky Post
Adding and Moving Photos in Posts (Old Editor)
How To Deal With Spacing Issues Within Posts
How To Enlarge Post Photos (Old Editor)
How To Modify Posted By/Comments Line
Add A Border To Your Post Images
Remove The Line Between Your Posts (Intermediate)
Add A Signature To Your Posts
How To Strikethrough Words
How To Schedule A Post To Be Automatically Published
How To Create A Link Within A Post


Tips By Category

Tips by Category - Photos/Images

Super Easy Watermarks
How To Put An HTML Image (Or Button) In A Post
Sidebar Photo Customization
Protect Your Photobucket Photo Album!
Before/After Mouseover Photos
Remove Borders From Post Photos/Images
Get An HTML Code For Your Photo/Image
Adding and Moving Photos In Posts (Old Editor)
How To Post Larger Photos (Old Editor)
Create A Watermark For Your Images
Protect Your Photos/Images By Resizing
Add A Border To Your Post Photos
Take A Picture (Screenshot) Of Your Blog


Tips By Category

Tips by Category - Overall Design/Templates

Blogger Help Videos
Easy Way To Search For Sections w/in the HTML of Your Template
Custom Colors For Your Blog - The Easy Way!
Finding Your Fonts and Colors Section
How To Install An Old Template On A New Blog
Tips For Choosing A Blog Designer
Get Custom Colors For Your Blog (ColorZilla)
Improve Your Blog's Loading Time
How To Make and Install A Favicon (Intermediate)
Cool Fonts For Your Blog
All About Borders
Parts Of A Blog
Convert Your Blog To A Simple Three Column Template (Advanced)
Put A Border Around The Middle Section Of Your Blog (Intermediate)

Tips By Category

Tips by Category - Navigation/Menu Bars

How To Create Pages For A Custom Navigation (Menu) Bar
Get A Navigation (Menu) Bar With Images
Change The Color Of Your Blogger Nav Bar

Tips By Category

Tips by Category - Links

Rainbow Links and Post Titles
Link Lists
How to Link to a Label
Links: Images/Photos
How To Link Directly To An Email Address
How To Link To A Specific Post
How To Make Links Change Color When Hovered Over
Make Your Links Open In New Windows
Putting A Link Inside A Post

Tips By Category

Tips by Category - Followers/Readers

How To Block a Follower on Google Friend Connect
Build A Friendly Following (Personal Blogs)
Why You Should Show Your Email In Your Profile (and how to do it!)

Tips By Category

Tips By Category - Headers

Create A Free Header With Picasa
Create A Free Header With Scrapblog
Add A Border Around Your Header
Remove The Border Around Your Header

Tips By Category

Tips By Category - Buttons

How To Put A Button In A Post
Format Sidebar Buttons To Sit Side-By-Side (Intermediate)
Share Buttons For Blogs w/Custom Design
Share Buttons
Straighten Up Your Buttons
How To Move A Button
Get An HTML Code For Your Button
How To Center A Button
Create A Grab Box For Your Button (Advanced)
Create A Scrolling Slideshow For Your Buttons (Advanced)


Tips By Category

Tips by Category - Cool Stuff/Miscellany

Rainbow Links and Post Titles
Format Ads/Buttons To Sit Side-By-Side (Intermediate)
Blogger Help Videos
Make It Snow On Your Blog!
How To Make A Copyright Symbol
Fun Facebook Symbols
Blogger Dashboard Shortcut
How To Switch From The Old Editor To The New Editor
Put Your Tweets On Your Blog!
Improve Your Blog's Loading Time
How To Get A Free Blog
Favicons (Intermediate)
Disable Right-Clicking
Number Your Comments (Advanced)
Blogger Etiquette
Choosing A Blog Designer 


Tips By Category