Blogging is the modern day tool for sharing opinions, experiences and views online with millions of people across the globe. It has gained worldwide popularity as famous brands, models, designers, and politicians have plunged in and have set up their blogs for a more direct interaction with the general public. While on the other hand, social networking websites like Twitter and Facebook have earned global recognition and are considered to be an essential part of one’s social life.
Blogging and social networking go hand in hand. It is highly recommended for all the bloggers out there to be available for the reader to answer and respond to their queries. And bloggers need to fetch the attention of larger number of people so that the blog always stays on the top over the search engines. Incorporating icons for social media sites is a useful and easy way to attract more number of visitors at your blog.
Simple Methods To Add Social Media Icons In Your Blog
Inserting social media profiles’ icons in your blog will enable the people to follow you on your blog and on other websites. Follow the simple method mentioned below to add icons for social sites in your blog.
Find or create beautiful, attractive icons
You can Google and search many icons of different color, shape and style. There is a variety of icons of various different designs available over web for free. You can even create your own stylish icons via Photoshop and other graphic designing software.
Upload the icon over web
After creating or finding the desired icon, you will need to upload that image over web. Use a photo bucket account (sign up for one if you don’t have one) and upload the image on your photo bucket account.
Writing an HTML code
The image you uploaded over your photo bucket account will have an HTML code. Copy this HTML code and paste it in to the section of blogger gadget at your blog. After you have pasted this code, the icons will be added to your blog. Then you will need to link the icon with your desired social networking profile.
How to find the HTML code?
At your photo bucket account, click on the icon you uploaded, a box would appear. In the 3rd row of that box, you will find a code, that the “HTML code” of that particular image. Remember, there will appear two links, remove the first link and paste there the link of your social profile. Now copy both these links and paste them into the blogger gadget’s section.
Where to find the link of social networking profile?
When you open your social media profile’s account, copy the link appearing in the browser’s search bar. This is the link of your social site’s profile. This is the most easy and simple way to add icons of social profiles at your blog. You can be as creative as you can, and add colorful, uniquely designed icons to make your blog look more artistic and attractive.