How to Create Your Own Bloglovin' Button .

Last evening, over cinnamon speckled chais and a table stacked with camera lenses and Kinfolk journals, my friend Aubrie and I discussed the frustrations of life with (or without!) code. And how sometimes we just want-- after tears and hours of following code directions to no avail-- to fork over the money to an HTML expert to solve our first world problems for us. (smile) We concluded that would only leave us with lighter wallets and still no know-how. It was at that point in the conversation that I leaned over to Aubrie and said, probably with wild eyes and high-pitched excitement, 'I figured something out! I know how to make my own Bloglovin' button!' 

And, on the heels of the blog-shattering news of Google Reader + Google Friend Connect going bye-bye, I'd like to share my knowledge with you just in case you, like me, aren't crazy about the standard Bloglovin' buttons. In this tutorial, I'll show you how to create a banner-type button. But keep in mind you can use any image, overlay, geometric pattern, etc. to create your own Bloglovin' button. Also, this tutorial is meant for those using a Blogger platform, but I think many of the concepts are transferable to other blog hosts. Ready? Here we go!

// Head over to PicMonkey and upload your image, or in my case, a white square! (I simply opened up a blank document in Word and snapped a screenshot.) Next, crop your image to the appropriate size for your blog. (My sidebar allows my image to be 300 megapixels wide and I only wanted it 30 megapixels high.) //

// Next, add the banner overlay and choose your desired color // 

// Add your text and save your work! // 

// Now, click over to and find your blog via the search box. Here's the MOST IMPORTANT PART of this tutorial: Do you see the bloglovin' identification number for my blog in the orange bubble in the picture above? Find yours and copy and paste the entire url. //

// Now go to your blogger dashboard and click on 'layout'. Next, click on 'add a gadget'. Then, click on 'image'. //

 // Upload your saved PicMonkey image and paste your Bloglovin' ID code in the LINK box. //

 // All finished! Enjoy your customized Bloglovin' button! //

p.s. Remember my talented friend Aubrie that I talked about? Please go to this post and look at the newborn that she recently photographed. The photographs of sweet Kate with her doggie? Oh my goodness! You will seriously smile so big it isn't even funny. Actually, you will laugh out loud and be so happy you did! Happy almost-end-of-the-week, friends!


  1. Wow. This is just really great. You are not only so artistically creative, but you are a bit of a techy nerd! (HUGE wink and smile!) Thanks for posting this step by step. My mind goes to mush when I see the letters HTML...but I think it's not so bad when taken step by step + visuals. ;)

    1. Erin,
      You are so sweet. And, as far as the techiness goes, I blame it all on my new hipsterish glasses, ha! I do seriously hope this little tutorial is helpful for some. I love being able to personalize something instead of using general blog buttons. Apparently I need to add ocd-ish to the list too? : )

  2. I am totally following you on Bloglovin' with that cute little button you made!

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  5. Sarahkate- you're the best! First, thanks for the kind words and the "shout-out" to my photography blog. AND... thanks for this tutorial. I'm going to set-up my bloglovin' account... follow you... and then go make my button.

    1. Aubs,
      You are so welcome! : ) So glad we were able to get together!

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  19. Anonymous2:48 PM

    Sarah, you are a star! I added Bloglovin' for the first time today and oh my did I dislike the enforced button. Your blog (which is lovely!) came up in a google search and came to the rescue. I now have a button which fits with the rest of my site & I'm delighted! Thank you so much for sharing that little gem of a step by step! RE x

  20. Amazing tutorial. I dislike so much the original button.
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  21. Perfect! Thanks for the tutorial, it really helped me out. I wasn't liking the generic buttons made by Bloglovin. This lets me have a little individuality.

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