Let me first start off by saying that I'm super excited about many things this week. I got my first fellow Blogger follower from my What I'm Making Monday post!! And it seems my page view counter has confirmed my suspicions that I have more than a few SBS (Silent Blog Stalkers). That's great because it means that somebody out there actually gives a hoot about what I have to say and is coming to visit my page. And now to top it off, I created my own blog button!!
I thought it was going to be super hard to do, but thanks to this really easy to follow tutorial from April Showers Blog Design, I was able to create it in under ten minutes. I already had a custom created avatar that looks very much like me saved. So all I had to do was upload to Microsoft Paint, add the purple background with pink polkadots, a text box and save it to Photobucket. From there I just followed the tutorial. I couldn't believe how cute it turned out.
I mean it doesn't have that complete cartoonish look like some of the other buttons, but it's me. And I'm sure that as I experiment more and more with Microsoft Paint that I will create a better button. I even felt inspired to create a button for Etsy shop!! I am in no way a pro and ready to start creating buttons for others but I might one day. I feel like I can finally tackle creating a logo for my Young Urban Modern Mommies brand.
You'd really be surprised at how much quitter people reply to you when you have a logo or face for your brand. This has just totally made my day. I can only hope that the rest of this week goes just as well. I will be trying my hand at making a favicon and eventually a completely customized background for my blog. Wish me luck. And now the words I have been waiting to say, Grab my buttons from the right and add them to your page.