September 20, 2011

Create a Blogging Signature


I had never really read blogs before I started mine. I expected to write about Z and I and , well, just life. But very quickly I realized blogs are awesome! Seriously, I couldn't believe I had never checked them out before. My favorite to read were and still are home blogs about creative and inspirational DIY decorating.

When I decided to start blogging my own little projects there was a pretty big learning curve. But I took note of all the little {and big} touches that set popular blogs aside from the run of the mill family one.

I noticed that creating an identity was important. One way to do that was to add a personalized signature to sign off at the end of a post. Adding a signature is a piece of cake. Head over to My Live Signature where they will walk you through a few easy steps in creating your new individualized touch.

You will choose the font, color, size, and angle your signature can appear.
You don't need an account, just select "Click Here to Start" .
 

On the next page we are going to select the first option, 
Step 1:Write your name, as you want it to appear in the box.
Step 2: On the next page we can choose from 120 different fonts by viewing a preview.
Here's some of the ones I liked:
 
 From there you will be asked to select all your specifications to make your name look exactly as you'd like it to.
Step 3: Pick out your size, I think I choose size #5.  I'm not 100% certain though.

 Steep 4: Color. Just double click in the box and you'll have the whole color wheel to choose from.
In this screen shot you can see the preview for my name on the left. 
I chose a transparent background and a color for my name.
Step 5: Pick the slant for your name. Currently I have slope #1, which is  pretty much 0 slope. I think I'll change it in the future, to make my name stand apart from all the other text a little better.
Go to the next page and you will have 3 options of what you can do with your new signature. You wan the last choice,  "Want to Use this Signature?" 
The link takes you to the next page, just click on "Generate HTML Code."
Step 6: Now your last decision, would you like you name to appear with other writing or alone. Do you use a good bye tag line? Would you like to start using one?
For example, some peeps say "Hugs" or "xoxo" or something like that. Now's your time to add one if you want one.
Preview your choice and click on "Generate Code" once you've finished.

 Step 7:Choose the link "Generate Code for Blogging" { there are other usage options if you want to explore those on your own}
Below your new code you should select "click here" to get directions on how to insert the code into your blog.
It's super easy, I copied them and pasted them below in case you guys have questions.

WordPress

To add your signature to a post:
- Select "Code" in the editor window
- Insert the HTML code of the signature
- Select "Visual" and continue editing

 Blogger
To add your signature to a post:
- Click "Edit HTML" in the editor window
- Insert the HTML code of the signature
- Click "Edit HTML" and continue editing

Basically, your signature Html code is pasted into the Html version of EACH post you write. You can paste it anywhere, I always scroll to the very bottom and paste it in there.

BLOGGER: You can also upload it permanently into your blog template- just go to:

  • Settings
  • then: Posts and Comments
  • in the Post Template box add your img src code
Super easy and quick way to help personalize your blog, portray who you are, and solidify you blogging identity. Hope that helps some of you new guys. I wished I had help with these things { like making blog buttons, creating the Html code to allow others to copy your button, personalizing your Favicon, and adding Email and RSS social media icons} when I was getting started.
That's why I write these babies up! Hope they help!

 
 Looking for places to link up your projects? Check out my Party page
I'm also linked up here

27 comments:

  1. Thanks for the info, Becca. I am going to check out the siggy maker right now! Just what I need...

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  2. Man, where was this post 2 weeks ago?! I'm literally paying someone, right now, to do this for me. Bad timing on my end! Thanks for sharing. I'm sure I'll use your tips in the future.

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  3. How great of you to share this info. I just put my name on my first post after 2 months of posting. I just typed it but think I will go check this out. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Hi Becca,
    I've come over from Show and Share at Just a Girl Blog.
    I've been wondering forever how so many of my favorite bloggers got signatures in their posts. I'll have to go take a look - thanks for sharing!
    Michelle

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  5. Thanks so much for sharing. I am always finding such great tips at your blog!

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  6. I did this but use Windows Live Writer and it never shows up when I publish.
    I'm your newest follower, great blog!
    I did look for Krylon's Looking Glass spraypaint at Walmart today and they didn't have any! Really disappointed because I wanted to do a lamp with it!

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  7. Hey Girl, Thanks for sharing. I've been wondering how to do this. You are a Gem!
    ~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

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  8. Is it too soon to say, I love you?
    I wanted one of those nifty sigs but didn't know how. I figured after not even two weeks blogging it might be jumping the gun to have a blog designed for me... TY for the fab post. Visiting from BNOTP =)

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  9. Thanks for sharing another great tip!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  10. Hi there, I found ya via blog hop and had to stop in and say hello, LOVE all your creativity and space here.. Excited to get to share in more blog fun reads and inspiration from ya.. I'm officially following ya.. I'm Marilyn via http://theartsygirlconnection.blogspot.com/2011/09/its-officially-fall-crawl-day-1.html - hope you can stop in sometime.. TY

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  11. By FAR the best blog I have read tonight!!! Thanks for this SO much! Visiting from Running with Glitter link party!

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  12. Thanks so much for sharing. This is helpful information. It is such a relief when a friend or family member clues me in or shows me how to accomplish something on the computer or with my blog. I become gushy grateful because it makes such a difference as I stuggle to learn all the ends and outs of blogging.

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  13. Thanks so much for this post, can't wait to read more! New follower.

    Robyn
    http://raisinyankees.blogspot.com

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  14. I have been wanting to create a blog signature for a while now, so I really appreciate this! Thanks for sharing it.

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  15. Oh my gosh, that was so easy.... Thank you so much.

    Rhonda @ The Messy Roost
    messyroost.blogspot.com

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  16. Super tutorial! It seems so intimidating if you're not particularly tech-savvy, but you've broken it down beautifully. Thanks for sharing! Visiting from BNOTP ~
    Heidi @ Show Some Decor

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  17. Hey there I am going right this INSTANT to do this!!! thank you so much!!

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  18. Thanks so much for sharing this info! I'm just getting started and this is very helpful.

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  19. So glad I found this post. This tip is very helpful. Will try to do a blog signature. Mucho thanks.

    Tey@Supermac'sThoughtBalloons

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  20. Thanks for sharing this! What a great idea! I love signatures and have been wanting to make one!

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  21. Hi Becca, nice to meet you. I am Audrey at eleganteconomies.blogspot.com. Total newbie! Thank you for the instructions. Newest follower.
    Audrey

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  22. Nice posting, what I am exactly searched is available in your website. Thanks Bye

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  23. Thanks for the info - I have been wanting to do that!
    -Shelley

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  24. Thank you Thank you Thank you!

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  26. So nice of you. I have seen signatures on many blog posts and always wish I could also add one to my blog too. You have provided an excellent detail and explained the entire process in this article. Thanks.
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