Primp My Blog

While working on my blog’s redesign, it was a (lofty) goal of mine to do all of the design work myself. Considering I am a self-taught Photoshopper, have minimal HTML experience, and little to no CSS knowledge, this was a lot to take on. I found it really difficult to find the information I was looking for out there on the big, bad internet, and the information I did find was often too technical for me to understand or poorly translated to English. But I accomplished my goal, and I love my new blog, and in the true spirit of Her New Leaf, I learned a ton of new things in the process!

I’m excited to share my knowledge with you in a  feature called Primp My Blog. I hope to present the information I find all over the internet in an easy and readable way so that someone who is brand new to blogging can utilize it. Please let me know what you hope to learn, and I will do my best to learn it myself, then share here!

The newest posts are listed at the top of this page.

If Primp My Blog has helped you, consider adding a button to your own blog to share with your readers.

300 px x 143 px

<a href="http://hernewleaf.com/primp-my-blog/" target="_blank">
<img border="0" src="https://hernewleaf.files.wordpress.com/2012/
01/primp-my-blog-300.png"</a>

200 px x 95 px

<a href="http://hernewleaf.com/primp-my-blog/" target="_blank">
<img border="0" src="https://hernewleaf.files.wordpress.com/2012/
01/primp-my-blog-200.png"></a>

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30 Responses to Primp My Blog

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  2. MaJo_BV says:

    I’ve tried adding you smallest button to my blog, but it isn’t working 😦

  3. This is a fantastic series! I’ve given my whole blog a facelift with your tips- thanks!

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  5. autum says:

    Thanks for the tips. I was able to add the social media icons to my sidebar (typepad blog) thanks to your help. I pinned a link to the post on pinterest.

  6. Danielle says:

    The small button isn’t working for me either! 😦

  7. Danielle says:

    Okay I got the small button to work for you Kira! Your HTML code was missing > before the ending tag. Hope this helps everyone! Your button is now on my blog and I love all your tips!

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  9. Hannah says:

    Thanks for the comment on my blog series, I Heart Blogging. I hopped on over here and I’m excited to read your series. I LOVE the design of your blog and plan on sticking around and getting to know you better!

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  12. Célèste says:

    Something I’d like to learn is how to create links to the previous and past posts when you’re looking at a post on its individual page. An example will help this make more sense. On A Beautiful Mess, when you look at a post like this one: http://abeautifulmess.typepad.com/my_weblog/2012/03/highlights-scrapbook-diy.html at the top of the page, just under the post’s title, there are the options to see the previous post, the next post, or go to the main homepage. It’s simple, small, and I think it would help drive traffic. I just can’t figure out how to do it myself.

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  15. Très jolie tenue! j’aime beaucoup

  16. I had to bookmark this page for future reference. My blog needs work! 🙂

  17. auntie k says:

    i love love LOVE your blog! reading your posts distracted me for about a good hour! your an inspiration!

  18. mrsbuenavida says:

    How do you create a “button” for your blog? Post coming soon? 🙂

  19. I’m pretty new to wordpress and so far I’ve been trying to figure the features out on my own. Your posts look so helpful! I’ll definitely use your tips to beautify my blog! Thanks so much for your help!

    xo, jen

  20. amandadanae says:

    posted your button on my blog to share with readers, brilliant! Thank you

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  22. Thank you for being so willing to share your hard work. I am just getting ready to redesign my website as a blog in WordPress after shifting from Mobile Me when it goes kapoots in a few weeks. Trying like mad to spool up on everything — all at the same time. Appreciate you!

  23. Fay Moore says:

    Thank you for doing this. It is helpful! I am sharing your site on my blog. Hope you garner some new followers.

  24. This is so helpful! Congrats on your freshly pressed- I’m so glad it led me to your blog! 🙂

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  27. Brittany says:

    Do you have any ideas on how to make a cute signature icon like you have?

  28. Thank you so much for this! I am new to blogging and this has been so helpful. Can’t wait to see what you do next.

  29. This is awesome! What a great bunch of tips. Thanks so much for sharing with us – so glad I stumbled upon it!

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