Being new to computers (other than to read my emails and reply - now don't laugh but I didn't even know how to add a folder to my desktop!!) taking the plunge into the land of blogs felt like the land of bogs - you know, rather than spending my time talking to you I felt like all my time was bogged down in figuring out how to talk to you. So after many hours searching google and reading tutorial after tutorial I feel like I have taken a very looooong journey and would like to spare you some blogging techno bumps and bruises.
I am not going to re-invent the wheel - some wonderful how-to tutorials have already been written by very knowledgeable and generous souls. Don't you love that about our blogging community? Rather, I am going to collate the links I have found wonderfully simple and instructive and show examples where I have used them. There is so much to impart to you that this tute needs to be in a few parts.
Part 2 - Personalising Your Signature
Have you noticed how lots of people have a beautiful signature? Part of the 'personality' of our blog is created with the graphics and style we portray. So in this tutorial we will look at how to make the signature on your blog posts reflect you and your individual style.
Let's learn how to
1. create one, and
2. upload it to your blog (Blogger) so it automatically appears on the bottom of all your new posts.
1. Creating Your Signature
Of course, there are many ways to do this but this way is very easy (and who doesn't like easy!!??)
Go to My Live Signature and register and login. From the tab options across the top select New Sig.
You will then be taken through a series of steps to determine the name of your signature (eg Karen), the font style, size and colour of your signature. Remember, when selecting the colour of your signature to select transparent for the background colour (unless, of course, you want your signature set in a coloured rectangular box).
Next you will be asked to select the slope of your signature - do you want it straight along the bottom of your page or at a jazzy angle? the choice is yours.
The last step is to save your signature - the purpose of registering was in order to be able to save all your signatures together for using in the future. Also, do a right click 'Save As' and save the signature to a folder on your computer.
2. Adding a Graphic to your Signature
There are many places on the net to obtain simple graphics. However, I use PicMonkey - again because it is simple to use. The graphics available within PicMonkey are quite simple but you can import your own, if you desire, as a photo.
This process is essentially the same as creating a blog button (see Part 1 of this series The Blog Button)
3. Adding Your New Signature to All Your Blog Posts
Ok, so now that you have created your signature you want to be able to change your blog settings (Blogger) so it will automatically appear on the bottom of all your new posts.
For this step I will direct you to a wonderful tutorial written by Connie of Quilting by the River. Why re-invent the wheel? Connie's tutorial on this step is very straight forward and well written and is the one I used to edit my blog settings.
So, there it is - a brand new, all you signature for your blog. Pat yourself on the back for taking the next big learning step in 'blognology'!!!
Until next time, happy quilting, knitting, sewing, crafting ....