Getting the State Button

To get the state button to display on your blog, simply do the following:

1. Left-click (PC) or Control-click on the image you want to use and save it.

You might want to rename it something that is meaningful to you so you can find it.

2. In Blogger, go to your Overview page and choose Layout.
3. Click Add a Gadget on your sidebar.

4. Click on the plus sign for Image.

5. Cut and paste this link into the Link box - http://fifthinthemiddle.blogspot.com/p/blogs-by-state_9707.html

6. Make sure that the button in front of From Your Computer is chosen and click Browse. Find the image of the button that you saved in step 1. Click Save.

7. Once you've returned to the Layout window, click Save Arrangement. You're done!

35 comments

  1. I have tried to add the state image with link to my side panel a few times now... but blogger never allows it to work!!!

    Any advice?

    Thanks,
    Holly :)

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  2. Hmm, I don't know. Maybe try Kate's tutorial here:
    http://edukateandinspire.blogspot.com/2013/03/where-did-march-come-from.html

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  3. :( still being fussy! But I will search around and post back if I find a solution! Thanks! I <3 this idea!

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    1. Bummer! I wish I knew what the exact problem was so I could help! Are there are error messages or anything?

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  4. Yeah!!! I got it!!! SO EXCITED!!! I simply changed browsers. I used Google Chrome! ...I never really got a message or anything to indicate the error... I just got nothing... but here is the link to the site that helped me problem solve:
    http://support.google.com/blogger/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=42538

    Happy Blogging Diane!

    ~Holly

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    1. Thank you for sharing the link! Maybe it will help others who are experiencing that problem :)

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  5. Thank you for doing this. It's great to see what fabulous bloggers are nearby.

    Stephanie
    PolkaDotPalace

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  6. Wow! That was ease-peasy! Thank you for the visual tutorial!

    Janet
    www.koalakinders.blogspot.com

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  7. Do you know if you can do this with a WordPress blog?

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    1. I think that you would do it the same way that you add anything else to your sidebar. I'm not familiar with WordPress, so I'm not sure. Sorry!

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  8. Thank you for making these cute buttons! I grabbed my state today:)

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  9. How exciting, I just added the button to my blog! Thank you for making these cute state buttons!:)

    Alma Solis
    http://alsolis.blogspot.com

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  10. Love having a handy list of Michigan bloggers! Also love the button and the link up instructions. Thanks so much for this resource!

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  11. Such a great idea, thank you so much! I love it!!
    www.kinderdragons.blogspot.com

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  12. Awesome, I just added my IL button! Thank you for such a cute resource!

    Ventaneando: A Window Into First Grade Bilingüe

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  13. Thanks. Wonder why it forced me to have a title.

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  14. Your blog has been so helpful with tips and information. THANK YOU for sharing your knowledge for us newbies. :)

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  15. Any chance you could post the HTML code for the state blog logos? Its much easier to link to you that way. Thanks

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    1. I wasn't planning to since that would take a long time. Unless you know a shortcut to do 50 quickly.

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  16. This is awesome! Thank you so much such a great idea. :)
    Ms. Pretzel's Super 2nd Graders

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  17. Mine tells me I have to add a title to the image. Any tips on how not to have to have a title on an image?

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    1. Copy and paste this code into the title box:

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    2. What code? I thought maybe you meant the button code, but the whole code just showed up as the title.

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    3. So I'm trying the code, and it keeps showing up blank. It should be < - - space - - >

      Try that code, but without the spaces except where I typed space.

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    4. Otherwise, go here and look at tip 1 - http://www.teachingsuperpower.com/2014/06/tiny-blogger-cheats.html

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  18. Question!!? If I live in NJ but teach in NY, what "blog button" should I grab? Or should I grab both?!

    Thanks :)

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  19. I love your brainchild but I am currently teaching overseas. I created my own version of your state button for my current country (the UAE). Would you be okay if I use, blog, and share my country version to bloggers here? I would give you credit for the original idea.

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  20. I often wondered how people got the state image on their blog. Now that I discovered this I am elated. Now I can finally find bloggers in my home state. Thanks so much for this link up and easy to follow tutorial. AWESOME 123kteach

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