Monday, June 23, 2014

How to install badge codes to Blogger´s sidebar

You are a corteous blogger who engages with other bloggers´content in a consistent and supportive manner.
You are generous with your Likes on Facebook. your retweets on Twitter and your +1 on Google+.
People smile when they see your name pop up at a linky party because they know they are in for a treat at your site.

If that is the case, then an award like the International Bloggers Association Influencer Award is certainly about to land in your inbox and you will wonder how to display that on your blog.

Today I will tell you how to do that on Blogger:

1) Go to your dashboard on Blogger. In between the "New Post" button and the "View blog" one you will find a downfacing arrow for a menu. Click on it
2) Scroll down to the word Layout. Click on it
3) Now you have your blog´s layout on the screen, showing all the content boxes. On the right hand column click on "Add a Gadget"
4) A new window opens. From the list of options clcik on HTLM / Java script. 
5) Fill in title if you wish

6) In the big box that says Content, paste the code for the badge you want to display.
7) Click on Save
8) The new box will be at the top of the right hand column. Click on it and drag it to the position you want it in.
9) Click on Save arrengement (at the top right, just above the layout)

These past months I met three bloggers who I contacted as I think they deserve the Influencer Award for Outstanding engagement. As I have been accepted by the IBA I can bestow the awards myself.

Paula who has been blogging at Poems and Quotes Finder since April this year. I have seen her interacting on line and she is really excellent at engaging. She has thought provoking posters and fun trivia posts plus yummy recipies along teh way. Today I invited her to answer a mini interview about her work as part of an international blog hop. Read her answers here!

Joanna is a Finnish woman who lives in Ecuador and works with Kichwa indigenous people developing an inclusive and special education system for them. She shows glimpses of her life and work there and shares her fictional writing as well. Visit her at Ecuador in my eyes

Mary Ann from The Mommy Avenger. She visit such cool places that I keep adding them to my "to visit" list!  For example the breathtaking views at Marblehead or the interesting stories at Salem. Her cooking and restaurants reviews are also fab.

Looking forward to meeting more awesome bloggers out there!

Btw: I´m considering moving blogging platforms. Which one do you use? Are you happy with it?

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Paula Parker said...

Those are great instructions. Thank you for the award and shout-out. I really appreciate it. I whole-heartily agree that Ecuador in my eyes and The Mommy Avenger are great blogs. I enjoy my visit to their blogs as well as to your informative blog posts. Thanks again.

Kung Phoo said...

Great instructions.. Congrats to Paula!! her blog is as great as this one!

Mary Ann said...

Thanks for the award and shout out, Paula! I very much enjoy your blog, too!

As for blogging platforms, I use wordpress and I am really liking it.

Looking forward to getting to know you better through your blog!
Mary Ann

Michelle Feliciano said...

Thanks for the tutorial with the pictures. I wish I would have read this when I was trying to figure it out.

Annemarie Leblanc said...

This is a perfect tutorial for people who are having problems with getting their badges up.

Diana Villa said...

Thank you so much for the great and useful post ^_^

misteejay said...

Very informative post Paula.

At the moment I am really struggling with Blogger - it doesn't seem to like me and I'm not having much luck through Bloglovin. One of these days I might actually get some techy skills LOL

Toni xx

Samantha Angell said...

Great instructions! Any time I need to learn something new with blogging I can always turn to google. This will be a great post for you!

Don Purdum said...

Paula, this is really a helpful idea even if you don't have blogger and host your own site. The neat thing about awards is it is a great way to offer recognition to someone who deserves it!

Heather Jones said...

Great tutorial! Congrats on your award too!

Cory LeBihan said...

Nice post Paula. It's always great when bloggers give recognition to the blogs they frequent.

Maria Constanza Oller said...

Great idea and you make it sound so easy I have problems with blogger 24/7 =(

Liz Mays said...

I've been on Wordpress for the last few years. I moved from Blogger, and the learning curve was a little weird at first, but I'm really glad I made that jump.

Rena McDaniel said...

Great instructions for ones that still have blogger. I started off there at first but so glad I moved to Word-press self-hosted. Blogger is a great platform though.

Tonya Lewis said...

I still have Blogger and I appreciate all of the info. Blogger teaches you to learn code and I really like it

Lavende And Lemonade said...

These are great instructions, I'll have to give this a try! Many thanks to you, I'm looking forward to getting familiarized with your blog!

RD Balita said...

This is a great image tutorial, i would like to ask if you have a video tutorial. This really interest me. Thanks for sharing.

Rebecca Swenor said...

Great instructions and love reading all three bloggers you have mentioned.

Ivory Glass said...

really great and easy to follow I know where to come if I get stuck!

lisamc7 said...

Thank you - I always forget how to adjust things when adding badges to one of my sites! This will come in handy a lot.

Krystal Butherus said...

Thanks for sharing this tips. I am Wordpress and love it though.

Julie Tucker said...

I'm glad blogger does this for you. I use word press and I didn't know how to make a button so I paid someone to do it. It was only $10 so no big deal. I also see Paula and her poems and quotes. She is a great blogger and deserves the recognition.

For you question at the end. I use wordpress and I love it. It's easy to do plugins and the only plugin I've paid for is the back up plugin. I paid $55 for the theme which I had someone help me install, but now I run it myself with no problems and I'm a very green/beginner. Very happy with it.

FamiGami said...

I use Wordpress. It's ease of use and infinite possibilities are incomparable. It can become as complex as you want tit to be or as simple as you want if you don't know anything about coding. It's a true gem. other platforms like Joomla are not as user friendly but do offer even more possibilities.

Ann B said...

Love these instructions! Thank you for sharing. I am always confused when it comes to adding things to my blog.

Patricia Woolverton said...

Great instructions! I used to use blogger but now use wordpress. A lot of people have trouble knowing how to use blogger so this will help them.

Cococute Manaloto said...

Very clear instructions and this is very helpful for beginners, I remember myself struggling to find guides like this when I was still a newbie blogger.

Leira Pagaspas said...

This is helpful for new bloggers starting on blogspot.

Aleshea said...

this is such a great tutorial. Sometimes we need reminding on even the little things.

Cheap Is The *New* Classy said...

When I first started blogging I used Blogger. I haven't used that platform in about 2-3 years now, though. I wish I knew about this then. :)

Zulema Tomlinson said...

great instructions for a beginner. It is blogs like this that helped me when I got started.

Brittany said...

Wow, Paula, I guess all of your posts get tons of comments, don't they? It's really a testament to how engaged you are online. Thanks for the IBA shoutout!!

Anonymous said...

Great instructions, I was on blogger for many years and starting out was tough with coding! Love the award for Paula!

Kath Rivera said...

I love blogger, it's user friendly and placing codes are a breeze. Thanks for the mini tutorial :)

Payal Bansal said...

Thanks for sharing the instruction to install badge codes to Blogger.

I use Wordpress, but definitely going to share the post with all my blogger friends who use Blogger :)

C. Hawkins said...

You are considering switching from Blogger to Wordpress (or something similar) I use blogger I know people say that Wordpress is better but I don't know. I've had both I think blogger is simpler

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

It was great fun to have you all Paula! Thank you!

Thanks Robert. The Paulas rule. ;)

Looking forward to your summer adventures Mary Ann.

It took me quite a few hours to discover the features Michelle. Thats´why I share. :D

Thanks Annemarie and Diana.

I´ll send you an e-mail Tony to see what can be going wrong with it. Hang in there! :)

I always start by asking my friends Samantha. There is alsways someone who has "been there" :D

Dom, once you get the hang of it you look at things differently even on other platforms. You become more intuitive in your search.

Thanks Heather! :)

I´m a blogging cheerleader Cory! :D

You on Blogger Conny? Sending you a pm as well.

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

I had a lot of unjustified fears about wordpress Liz, I´ll let you know when I move. :)

Love Blogger Rena.

Yay! ANother Blogger blogger. Good to see you Tonya.

Hello and welcome Lavande & Lemonade.

RD, not into video yet. It is on my "to learn" list. My son is the resident expert. His YT channel has thousands of suscribers.

Good to know Rebecca! :)

I´ll go backj and tag more Blogger tutorials then Ivory Glass.

You are welcome Lisa.

I´ll be moving soon Krustal. I´ll record m,y experience.

Thanks for the information Julie!

Haven´t heard of that one FamiGami. I have two different ideas about site trees so far.

Ann B, if you need to know anything in particular, just ask! :)

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

I´ll be making the change soon Patricia.

Kenneth, I spent a lot oftime clicking on things. Hopefully someone in need will find this post. :)

Thanks Leira and Aleshea.

Dawn, there was a lot of coding involved when I started blogging. It is so much easier now.

Thanks Zulema.

Thanks Brittany. I´m everywhere. ;)

She is lovely, isn´t she April?

Love it too Kath. Many things to play with.

Thanks Payal for spreading the knowledge.

Yes, C. I think BLogger is very user friendly too. I´m looking now for a more "pro" look.


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