Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Button Swap anyone?

So for the past week now I've been trying to get myself familiar with the whole blog universe. Let me tell you, I did not expect this much confusion. I thought I was pretty internet savvy, since I spent far too much time on the internet. But I guess I never took the time to understand all the work that goes into having a blog. (That being said, I have a whole new admiration for all of you bloggers out there

I knew the HTML would be difficult, but I had Google to lean on for support. That's how I spent most of my first days of this week. Find a problem? Google it. I spent a lot of time googling. I'm so glad there are so many helpful blogs and websites out there to help you out with your own.

Blogs like:
Mr. Hubert's Class Blog
Code It Pretty
and so many more!

And then if Google couldn't help me out, I had to fend for myself and keep experimenting until I got it right. Which I'm proud to say happened at least 2/3 of the time. Or almost that much anyway. Close enough!

But after getting the HTML down, I had to learn this new (at first very confusing) language of the bloggers. I learned what GFC stood for (thanks Rocketraptor!), what Bloglovin' is, what on earth a button is, what sponsors are, button swaps, and so much more that just went completely over my head.

But the button thing did interest me! I mean, how cool! You can support other blogs that you love, and other blogs can support you. That's one of the things I probably like most about blogs. Everyone is always ready to help each other out. So I created a section at my sidebar for just that! I'd love to help out my fellow bloggers in anyway I can, so if you'd like me to display your button just leave a comment here and let me know!

I only ask that you help me and support my blog too. I'm a pretty new blogger after all, and need all the help I can get! I created my buttons in a variety of sizes (is there a standard size blogs prefer that I don't know about? I feel like there's more to this button thing than I understand). Once you have my button on your site, let me know down below and I'll be happy to support your blog too!

125 x 94

150 x 113

200 x 150


Don't see the size you want?
Send me an email ( citrusprincess@ymail.com ) with your size preference and I'll send you the perfect size for your blog!

If you want to give me your opinion on my button, I'd appreciate that too! I wasn't sure exactly how my button should look, so I took out my camera and just decided to wing it. Maybe I should have just gone with designing something simple in Photoshop though? Your advice would be extremely appreciated! I'm such a newb. ._.

Oh! And I figured Bloglovin' out! At least, I think I did. Is it normal to follow people on both Bloglovin' and GFC? Or would I just come off as this psycho stalker lady? I feel like this is something very important to find out.. Anyway! Click this to ---> Follow my blog with Bloglovin . I'll also create a little icon at the top of my blog, since I understand a lot of people like to use Bloglovin'.

Oh, and since this post is all about supporting fellow bloggers, I wanted to let you guys know about a couple great giveaways that blogs I follow are doing right now!

Rocketraptor is doing an awesome giveaway, with a pair of super cute sunglasses up for grabs! You can find out more in the link below:
Rocketraptor v1.2 Giveaway

My Kawaii Secret is also doing a giveaway for your choice of a pair of glasses/sunglasses from Firmoo! Both prescription and non-prescription is available! Find out more at this link:

So if you're in need of some cute eyewear, I'd definitely check out the above giveaways! :) If I find anymore awesome giveaways for you guys, I'll be sure to let you know!

Until Next Time,
Bye Lovelies! ♥


  1. I know how you feel, I felt the same way when I first started and I'm still learning every day. Who would've thought blogging would be so difficult?

    I really like your button! I love the text in it :)

    I'd do a button swap with you but since I don't have buttons, how about a link exchange instead? :)


    1. Aw, thank you :) I'm glad to know the button actually looks nice, haha!
      And I'm sorry, but I'm not sure what you mean by 'link exchange' ._.
      But I checked out your blog and I really like it! I followed :)

    2. Link exchange is when I post your blog's URL on my page and you post mine on yours. It's basically like button swap minus the buttons ;)

      You can see what I mean on my blog, under "Connections" on the right hand side. Let me know if you're still interested!


    3. I wouldn't mind if you put my url there. Would you mind if I just made a simple button with the name of your blog, rather than a url? c:

    4. That'd be awesome, of course I don't mind!


    5. Alright, great! :) I'll get a button made soon!

    6. I can't wait to see it! Let me know when you're done :D

  2. I think I'm finally just getting into the whole blogging thing, and your blog looks really good! I would't have guessed you were a novice like me at all :)
    Maybe we could swap buttons? By the way your button looks lovely :D xx


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