Woo hoo! Got it working!!! Thank you sooooooooo much!!!!!
You have no idea how satisfying it is for me to be able to help. I love it.
And I know I'm a hypocrite and have not had a blog button of my own. But guess what? I finally made one. Actually I made three. And now I can actually speak from experience (ahem) when I tell you my tips…
My 2 Best Blog Button Tips
- Make it interesting.
- Include a very clear call to action.
Instead of including just your logo or blog name, make your blog button something someone will want to click. Make it mean something. Be creative. Intrigue them.
Blog buttons and similar-sized ads are a dime a dozen these days. People like images, but they like images that speak to them and don't just advertise someone else's something. Know what I mean?
Make someone curious and wonder what's behind that button of yours. And make it super clear exactly what they should do next (like "Click Here").
In short, make your blog button more than just, "Here's the name of my site. The end."
Let me show you what I mean…
I made the following three buttons with not only a potential clicker in mind, but I also tried to make them interesting enough so that someone would want to put one of my blog buttons on their blog in the first place.
My first button is for the blogger who gets a lot of emails from readers saying, "Hi! I love your blog and want to start my own. How do I do that?" Well, now you don't have to (a) ignore those emails and feel guilty or (b) spend too much time responding and feel frustrated. Now you can just stick this puppy in your sidebar (and reduce your email at the same time)! As for a potential clicker, the question draws them in.
The second button is much like the first. This is for the blogger who gets emails and comments from readers that say, "Hi! I'm a blogger too and I noticed you __________ on your blog. How did you do that?" Put this in your sidebar and eliminate the need to field the "how to" questions. Again, reduce emails! And again, for a potential clicker, the question draws them in.
Now, when I created this third one, I had many of you in mind. This is for the blogger who just started their own blog and feels mighty proud of that fact. And you should. Because starting a blog is a big deal. I completely relate to the excitement of having zero technical know-how and then suddenly, after a few tutorials, I HAVE MY OWN BLOG. WOOHOO!!! It's an exciting moment to be sure. You should celebrate it.
As for a potential clicker, it's like a personal message from the blog owner to the reader. Again, with the intention of drawing them in, and offering hope and encouragement at the same time.
What do you think? Any more tips to add?