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Each month, we choose one of our SCN bloggers to be featured in our national eletter. The selection is made on the basis of the blog's outstanding content, visual appeal, and the importance of its contribution to the growing universe of lifestory blogging. We've marked these featured bloggers with a
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If you're using WordPress (self-hosted or on WordPress.com), you can add the button and link in a sidebar widget.
Upload the blog button and note the URL of the uploaded image.
In your DASHBOARD, select MEDIA in the left column.
Then select ADD NEW in the menu that drops down under Media.
Select the SELECT FILES button in the "Upload New Media" screen.
Navigate to the place on your computer hard drive where you have the button image file.
Highlight that file then click on the SELECT button. The image will upload and you can show or hide its information.
In the slot next to the words "File URL" you sill see the location of your uploaded file. Highlight that and go to EDIT>>COPY.
[ex. http://katherinemisegades.files.wordpress.com/2010/10/blogbutton.gif -- yours will say something similar only with your blog name and date.]
Paste that File URL in a text document so you can use it later.
Click on the Design tab and click on the Widgets menu item.
Add a Text widget.
If you're using Wordpress, create a side bar text widget:
In your DASHBOARD, select APPEARANCE in the left column.
Select WIDGETS from the drop-down menu
Drag and drop a TEXT widget into the Sidebar. You can change its position up and down in the sidebar.
Select the wee arrow on the right to open the text widget
Paste the following into the body of the widget then replace the image source (shown in green here) to the one you copied in STEP 1 (we've left the TITLE empty):