If you’re participating in the 2014 Freelance Success/WordCount Blogathon, here’s a badge to put on your blog.
If you aren’t familiar with the Blogathon, it’s a community challenge to blog every day in June open to writers, freelancers and bloggers.
It’s not too late to sign up. Register here. Don’t forget to like the 2014 Freelance Success/WordCount Blogathon Facebook page. [UPDATE – Registration for the 2014 event is now CLOSED.]
Adding a Badge to a WordPress Blog
Adding the blogathon or any other badge to a blog seems more intimidating than it is. Here’s a step-by-step explanation for adding badge code to a WordPress blog:
1. Copy the following code (highlight and right-click to Copy).
<a href=”https://www.facebook.com/2014Blogathon“><img src=”http://michellerafter.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/Logo-2.png” title=”Blogathon 2014″></a>
2. Go to your blog’s Dashboard. Click on Appearance. Click on Widgets. You will see two columns. The left side lists the widgets available for your blog and the right column called Sidebars shows all the widgets you have activated on your site.
3. Find the Text widget and drag it to the Sidebars column. If you want the badge code to appear at the top of the sidebar column, drop it on top of the other widgets shown in that column. If you want it to appear lower, drop it there.
4. Click on that Text widget to open it. Paste the badge code into the blank space. Click Save.
5. Return to the Dashboard. Click Preview to see how it looks, or open a new browser tab or window, open your blog and see how great it looks!
If you use a different blogging platform, like Blogger, Medium or something else, and want to share how you add the badge code to your blog so others can follow those instructions, please feel free to leave the info in a comment, and I will add it to this post.