blo Teens Read and Write: Small Review's Tips and Tricks Challenge

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Small Review's Tips and Tricks Challenge

We are blatantly copying Small Review's post about her amazing Tips and Tricks Challenge. Small Review is one of the most generous bloggers with how she provides excellent step-by- step instructions on how-to's that will make your blog shine! 
It's that kind of thing where you want to know how seemingly every other blogger in the universe knows how to do it, and you don't want to look like an idiot by asking how it's done. So here's the scoop! 

Welcome to the first Tips & Tricks post of this year's Busting the Newbie Blues! Click to learn more about Busting the Newbie Blues!
Part of being a newbie is having a TON of questions (and, honestly, oldies have a lot of the same questions). I've answered a bunch of these questions last year through my Tips & Tricks series and I've compiled most of them here for you to browse through. 
And, because January is all about signing up for challenges, I'm turning this into a mini challenge!
Don't worry, there aren't any big rules or requirements (I'm all about fudging challenge rules anyway). There aren't any levels or prizes. It's all very low key.
All you have to do is:
1) Pick one thing (or more!) from the list below and DO IT
2) Come back to this post and leave a comment telling us what you did
3) Leave a link to your post/blog so we can all check out your results and give you lots and lots of praise!
Not sure how to leave a clickable link? Check out my Tips & Tricks post about anchor text
What do you do?
Any of the following Tips & Tricks qualify, plus any future Tips & Tricks posted throughout this event. YOU CAN DO IT!
The List:
Blog Design
How to Make a Full-Screen Blog HeaderHow to Make a Sidebar HeaderHow to Fix Overhanging Sidebar Images
Icons and Buttons
How to Make a ButtonHow to Make a Scrolling Widget for Blog ButtonsHow to Make Social Networking Icons (Goodreads, Facebook, Twitter, etc)How to Make an "Email Me" Link and Icon
How to Add a Signature to PostsHow to Customize a Comment Form Message
More HTML (made super simple)
How to Make Colored BoxesHow to Make BordersHow to Make a Progress Bar (for challenges)How to Customize a Progress Bar

Attract Followers
Blog Promotion
How to Increase SEO with Post Titles
How to Increase Blog Readership with Search Engines4 Ways to Gain Readers Using Comments
Suck Readers in for Hours!
How to Make Anchor TextHow to Make Named Attribution JumpsHow to Maximize Links, part 1How to Maximize Links, part 2How to Use Labels (Tags) to Increase Blog Traffic
Now go ahead and pick one! Make sure to come back here and share your success with us!
Can you believe it? Small Review listed all her tip posts...with links! 
If you don't take part in this challenge, you are nuts! Call the guys with the straight jackets and jump in their padded van. There has to be at least ONE How-To that you've been dying to know about.  Us? We can't decide which one to try first! Seriously guys, take advantage of this outpouring of knowledge and generosity. We can't wait to see all you do!


Missie, The Unread Reader said...

I have used many of Smalls tips. They really work. :)

Lea (YA Book Queen) said...

Ooh, thanks for linking! There a few posts I'll definitely be checking out,

Tales of Whimsy said...

What a fantastic resource!

Bookish Brunette said...

Dude... Smalls is soooo awesome! I love her so much!!! I still totally consider myself a newbie in most cases- so I'll be checking all the ones I haven't already done!! Lol

Bookish Brunette said...

Dude... Smalls is soooo awesome! I love her so much!!! I still totally consider myself a newbie in most cases- so I'll be checking all the ones I haven't already done!! Lol

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

Such a great list here!

A Canadian Girl said...

I learned how to make and customize a progress bar from Small Review and plan on learning how to make coloured boxes and borders. I love her tips!

Bailey said...

Wow these are great tips! Thanks for re posting. I will have to follow Small Review. =)

Book Sake said...

Thanks for the reminder about all of these things...working slowly but surely!
- Jessica @ Book Sake

Small Review said...

Thank you! I'm so honored, really, you guys are like the cool kids and this is like an invite to your lunch table. *blush*

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