Some useful links and tips for bloggers

Good morning everyone! Hope you had a great weekend!
Through my wander in blogland I've discovered  some useful links - besides all those creative blogs I'm following - and tips, which I thought I should share with you, as they're of much interest.
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  1. Free templates and backgrounds:                                                                                                       a. The Cutest Blog on the Block, b. Leelou Blogs, c. Shabby blogs and d. Btemplate.             I think these four, are the best that I've found so far with the cutest templates ever, which you can easily add in to  Warm Home  your blog if you follow some simple instructions.  
  2. Bloglovin': Due to some Bloggers' errors in the blogs I follow, I've found out that this is the most easiest and safer way  Follow S t a r d u s t   -  Decor & Style  to follow blogs.   And it's for free! You just sign in and then you add all the blogs you want to follow. Then you'll be receiving a daily report on how many new unread posts you have. You can also add the relevant button on your toolbar which is being refreshed automatically with the new posts. I've also added the bloglovin' button on my right sidebar, just to make it easier for people who want to follow. I loooove bloglovin'!
  3. Link Parties: this is how I got most of my followers and this is where I owe the total number of my pageviews! Visit some of them, or why not...all of them for a ton of crafts and inspiration and join in the fun!  
  4. Blog Hops: on the right sidebar of my blog you'll see the section "Blog Hops". Click on each image to be taken to a blog hop where you can link your own blog in order to make some new friends and gain some more followers!
  5. Pin it button: I suppose you all have by now a Pinterest account. If not, go ahead and do so, as this is the most convenient way to save all your inspiration pictures in one place. Anyhow, I believe that adding the Pin it button is very important as you can make a big hit there with one of your projects and this means a lot of traffic into your blog from Pinterest! Well finally, there is a way of adding the Pin it button under each one of your posts and this is the how to:  go to Settings->Formatting->Post Template and paste the following code and then Save: <a href="javascript:void((function(){var%20e=document.createElement('script');e.setAttribute('type','text/javascript');e.setAttribute('charset','UTF-8');e.setAttribute('src','http://assets.pinterest.com/js/pinmarklet.js?r='+Math.center()*99999999);document.body.appendChild(e)})());"><img class="aligncenter" src="http://www.clickinmoms.com/cmprodaily/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/pinit.jpg" alt="Pin It" /></a>
         ***UPDATE: since this button stopped functioning, pls see here my relevant post for a new  
               improved Pint it button at the bottom of each post ***



* Sharing this post with these link parties and this. Check them out for a ton of crafts and projects! *

69 comments:

  1. Olga, I can't seem to get the code to work. I get an error that says "tag is not closed : DIV. Any ideas?

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    1. Dawn, that's strange! I just tried it and it does work. Try adding it in a new draft post in your HTML section and let me know.

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  2. Thanks for the tips and advice. Love your blog!

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    1. Glad to hear that! Will be soon reverting with some more when I have something new that's worth telling about!

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  3. Thank you, Olga. Great tips. I've neglected my Pinterest account for a long time--need to go back and update it with the pics of my crafts...Also, I've never heard of "Blog Hops"--will explore it! Thanks!

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  4. ολγα μου καλημερα καλη εβδομαδα δεν ειμαι πολυ καλη σε αυτα!!!

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    1. Εύα μου καλημέρα! Δεν είναι και τίποτα δύσκολο! Γι αυτό τα έγραψα εξάλλου για να γίνετε καλύτεροι! :)
      Φιλιά, Ολγα

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  5. Wonderful tips. I thought I joined Bloglovin but I don't think I have done it right. Thanks for the reminder.

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  6. Hi,
    Thanks for inviting me over. It's been fun looking around your blog! I love all the home tours under your home tours tab!!!

    Thanks for visiting Creatively Living!
    Following you now :)
    --Katie

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  7. Thank you so much for the tips!! I´m trying to get the pin button but I still can´t. I´m getting bloglovin´as well.

    www.tatianadoria.blogspot.com

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    1. Tatiana, try it now once again and let me know if it works. Thanks

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  8. Great post! What a excellent list of tips! I've definitely found this useful!

    Thank you for leaving that very nice comment on my blog, I would love to read your take on Greece and the must-see sights!!
    xx


    The Urban Umbrella
    xoxo


    http://urbanumbrella.blogspot.com/

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  9. Great post-you are such a sweet blogger to share these tips. Thank you!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha.

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  10. Thanks for the tips and advice! I wondered for a long time about how to add the pinterest icon in my posts automatically and your post really helped me.

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  11. Ολγα καλημερα!!το εκανα save to code αλλα δεν λειτουργει!!Great tips by the way!!

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    1. Anyway if you want follow me in pinterest http://pinterest.com/elenartnouveau/

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  12. ok !!In the latest post added automatically!!I can't thank you enough!!xoxo

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  13. Thanks Olga, great tips as always. I definately will get Pinterest, but it concerns me how long I spend on here already !!! And I will look into Bloglovin.
    xxx

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    1. I know... once you start, you never stop! LOL!

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  14. Thanks! I am going to check out that Bloglovin site!!

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  15. Thanks for sharing your blog tips. As a newbie I can use all the help I can get!
    Thanks again, Jules

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  16. Thank you for this I tried to do the pin button but I don't see the button anywhere, my dil usually does all this stuff for me but with a brand new baby i haven't been bothering her for any of my blog tips..so thank you again i will keep trying cause i LOVE pinterest1

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  17. Love the tips! I'm always trying to find ways to make my blog better. I think I'm going to have to start using Bloglovin'... sounds like a great way to keep track of blogs I love and always seem to forget about :)
    Great post!

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  18. Great post, Olga. So many useful information.

    Have a great day!

    Jessie
    www.mixandchic.com

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  19. Great tips and info! Thanks for sharing :)
    Stopping from the Southern Product Queen Party/

    Vanina
    http://mothercrafter.wordpress.com/

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  20. Thanks for the tips! I will be following some of them. I am a new follower from the blog hop.

    Mel S

    www.twomomsalittletimeandakeyboard.blogspot.com

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  21. Thanks so much. You published some useful tips especially for we newbies.

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  22. Love reading bloggy tips!! I was thrilled to finally figure out the pin it button for blogger the other day, woot!!! Stopping by from Organize & Decorate Everything!

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    1. So glad to be able to help! More to come so... stay tuned!

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  23. Loved these tips! Thanks for sharing. I found you on Junkintheirtrunk's linky party.

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    1. Thanks for dropping by Charissa! Hope you stick around!

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  24. Thank you Olga! That is all very helpful especially to a new blogger like myself.

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  25. Definitely checking out that bloglovin - thanks for sharing.

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  26. Thanks for the great tips, Olga. I'm new to blogging and not very tech savvy so I need all the help I can get!

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  27. These are great tips, Olga. Thanks for sharing them at my Show & Tell party. I appreciate it!

    Sharon

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  28. such great tips, and thank you, thank you, thank you for the Pin It button, already using it in my blog. Thanks for sharing these great tips at Sunday's Best.

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  29. I'm a new blogger myself...thanks for the tips!

    Cath @ Home is Where my Heart is
    http://cathhasablog.blogspot.com/

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  30. Thanks for the tips Olga! I have started using bloglovin as well.. blogger doesnt update all of my blogs. Kinda annoying but oh well :)

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  31. Great tips, Olga! I'll check out the Blog Hops!! Thanks for sharing with my readers!

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  32. Great tips!
    I think I've tried almost all of these. I've tried Bloglovin but ended up using googlereader the most.

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  33. Love bloglovin' -- so easy to use and a big help in keeping up with my "must reads"!

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  34. Thanks for sharing everything you've learned so far, Olga! So helpful when we don't have mentors and are on our own here in blogland! I'm going to be adding a page on my blog of all the tips I've learned too :)

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  35. Thanks Olga!! These are awesome tips! I already did the Pin It one and plan to do the rest today.

    Lynn AKA Scrapity Anne

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  36. Awesome Olga! You are the best! Thanks for the great ideas!
    Melody
    ChattyChics.com

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  37. Woops! My blog site didn't show up.

    www.scrapityanne.com
    www.facebook.scrapityanne.com
    www.scrapityanne.etsy.com

    I think that covers everything! LOL! Thanks for the heads up Olga, I appreciate it.

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  38. Thanks for sharing these great tips. Glad to have you at Things I've Done Thursday!

    www.bearrabbitbear.com

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  39. Thanks so much for sharing this at shine on fridays...I'm trying to add the Pin It button to my post template right now!

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  40. FYI, I posted this great article on my Facebook page.

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  41. Great tips! Thanks for sharing! ~Tonia @TheGunnySack.com

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  42. Thanks for the tips I am going to add the pin it button! Thank you!

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  43. Thank you. This was most use helpful.

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  44. Thanks for the tips... I can't wait to try some of them out!

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  45. Thank you Olga.I am new to blogging.And you have no idea how valuable this information is.I just became a follower of your blog too.I have so much to learn.

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  46. hello. I am a new follower from the blog hop.
    Can you please follow me back?

    http://countryliving-productreviews.blogspot.com/2012/01/cute-baby-for-less-make-it-yourself.html

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  47. You're being featured at Shine on Fridays tomorrow {on kara's blog}!
    See you there!

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  48. Just posted links to your blog on my post today. Here's the link if you'd like to check it out!

    http://4you-withlove.blogspot.com/2012/01/blogging-tips.html

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  49. My blog has just gone through its very own makeover thanks to your great tips Olga! Thanks so much for sharing.

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  50. thank you....I've got 'pin it' button now...

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  51. Your directions for the pin it button were spot on. I did it perfectly. The only thing is there is no pin it button anywhere that I can see. Does it automatically post on the old posts? or only new posts? I found you on a bowl full of lemons and I am soooooo glad I did, because you are teaching me everything I have wanted to know but couldn't find the answers anywhere. So thank you so much. btw, I think I read in your comments about a post you did on sights to see in Greece????? Could you let me know where that is. We were supposed to come to Greece in November for my 50th birthday, but we adopted a baby from Jamaica instead. LOL But Greece is sooooooooo on my bucket list.

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  52. Hi Olga. Thank you for the tips. I have tried a couple of times with the Pinterest button on my post. The button shows up and it opens the box to add the board, but the pictures from the page do not show up to click on which one to pin onto the board. Could you tell me what I am doing wrong?

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  53. I just landed on your site from the www.thegrantlife.com. Thanks for the great tips! I'm just learning how to navigate blog land.

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