Thursday, May 10, 2012

When is it Hip to be Square?

Don’t be one of those folks who rush right in and say, ‘never’!   Square is good…square is solid… Sure, a square won’t fit well inside a circle, but so what?  The last hip thing a circle did popped off your shirt and rolled away already.   So, let’s talk about squares.  Squares make great buttons (Stay with me here…the logic is circular.) and blog buttons are a good way to promote your blog.  Promoting your blog is definitely hip!
Yeah.  But, what’s hip about a blog button … a cone shaped, circle-loving, naysayer might ask.  This is where I close the circle.  All right, squares aren’t inherently ‘hip’ —they have to overcome Society’s infatuation with curvy shapes—but, when used properly, they are a cool foundation for friendship and support.  Here’s how the whole thing works:  I post your button on my page, and you post my button on yours.  Each of us benefits from a win-win.  Love abounds!  It is always hip to show love and support, right?   So, get off your butt-on and make a blog button so we can support one another.


Now, do you see how hip squares are? So, where do I find your button, you ask.  All you need to do is copy the following picture into a Post (in Compose mode) than switch the post to HTML mode to capture the code for your widget. Before you paste the code it into the TEXT widget remember to click the box on the top-right of the widget and change from HTML to Rich Text Format (RTF).
“http://scarlettrainssistersoftheheartsblog.blogspot.com
For those of you who don’t have a button and don’t know how to make one …and have anxiety attacks at the thought of anything involving code: don’t worry, I’ll help you.  You can put down the Mylanta bottle!   Look for my upcoming post entitled (very cleverly) “How to Make a Blog Button and Remain Sane.”  Take your time.  There’s no hurry. My feature of friend’s buttons will be updated periodically to include new friends.  All of my little button buddies will have a permanent home on my Blogg Roll page: as you can see from the post below, it is a very hip place.   It’s not a gated community…but, circles can just roll on by. 
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22 comments:

  1. Hahaha that was a cool pun! xD

    Am a new follower, do drop by my blog too! bookaworld.wordpress.com

    -Alicia

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    1. Hi Alicia- glad to be buds. Just because you're a WP'er and I'm a Blogspot'r (can't say 'BS'r') doesn't mean we can't be pals. :) I'll stop by your blog later. Thanks for coming by.

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  2. I don't have a blog button yet, and hope to read your post soon. I can't wait to create a personalized one!

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    1. Hi Claudine, Never fear! Help is on the way. You shall soon have a delightful blog button to call your own. :) Thanks for coming by.

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  3. Hi Scarlett,

    Great post. Trying to put your button on now. Love the idea

    Amelia xx

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    1. Thanks, Amelia. Your button looks pretty good in there, doesn't it?

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  4. Hi Scarlett,

    Great post. Trying to put your button on now. Love the idea

    Amelia xx

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  5. Hi Scarlett,

    What a wonderful idea! I have put your button on my Wordpress blog. Just a bit of tweaking needed!

    Amelia xx

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  6. Hi Scarlett! Thanks for your comment on my page at Book Blogs, I am a new follower! And great post, I will be looking out for your "How to make a blog button" post! Hope you can follow my blog sometime. :)

    Jessica from Booked Up!
    www.bookedupbloggers.blogspot.com

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    1. Welcome aboard,Jessica. Thanks for coming by, and following me. :)

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  7. Thank you for the warm welcome on book blogs! I'm still learning my way around, and it's a bit overwhelming. It's nice to get welcome messages! I've followed your blog, and I'll so the same with your FB and Twitter also. Here's my info:
    http://flyingonsilverwings.blogspot.com/
    FB: https://www.facebook.com/FlyingOnSilverWings

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    1. Hi Leigh Ann, that's so nice of you. Thanks! Let me know if I can help you, OK?

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  8. Hi there! Thank you for welcoming me on book blogs! I am making a blog button tomorrow, I think this is a great idea. My blog is very new and I am learning very fast thanks to all of the wonderful people I have met in the book blogging community. I am following your blog now, I love how funny your post about squares is and can't wait to read more!
    I would love it if you could follow my blog and let me know how I'm doing
    http://bookburp.blogspot.com/

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  9. My pleasure. Let me know when you finish your button. I'll add it in. :) I'm visiting your blog now.

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  10. Thank you for the warm welcome on Book Blogs. :) I do have my own book blog button if you want to check it out at http://jraineylostprincess.weebly.com/blog.html. I will be sure to put yours up.

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    1. Hi Julie.
      I'd love to switch buttons, thanks.

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  11. Thanks for the welcome on Book Blogs (and on Twitter!). I have great plans to make a button soon. If you check out Tales Between the Pages, you'll see that I have a "Friends of Tales Between the Pages" page where I showcase the buttons of the blogs I follow (that have one). I'll be adding yours next!

    Jessica

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  12. Hi Jessica. Thanks, that's a great idea. I'm making free with your button now. :) Thanks for coming by

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Folks who are kind enough to nominate me for blog awards and such, thank you so much, but...please, don't. I barely have time to comb my hair. :)


Blessings,
Scarlett