from Blogging for Authors

custom social media icons widgetEver wonder where people get some of their social media icons for their sites, or how they make them? It’s a common question and a smart thing to have on any blog or website. After all, it’s a great way to connect with people from all over the world.

For those of us who don’t have SM plugins that do the hard work, a little bit of HTML code works wonders. I’ve outlined how the custom social media icons from this sidebar were created on the Social Media page of this blog.

You’ll need to work with some general HTML Text code. In some cases, it’s easier to upload images that are a certain size, like 35 pixels, beforehand. Click here to keep reading…

(Hope it works out for you. Please share with others if it does!)

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BloggingThis is Blogging for Authors, an example website from a video course.
It’s possible you came here from another way, but you might be a Udemy student and that’s great if you are. Udemy is a smart place to learn almost anything, like my courses for writers.
This course focuses on making blogs at and Blogger. However, the info presented works for all kinds of other platforms including It’s all fairly universal.
As you probably know, millions of people are blogging, but most of them aren’t doing it well. If you’re working on your game, you can easily develop into a better blogger than most of the writers who are doing it.
I believe blogging is one of the smartest things an author can do. Why? Because blogging:

  • gives you a platform for writing about anything.
  • boosts your online presence.
  • has wonderful SEO properties and helps people around the globe find you.
  • becomes a headquarters for all sorts of things like sample chapters, your social media sites, links to your books, links to other sites you may have and so much more.

My opinion is that a blog will benefit any author, and fortunately it can fit into any routine. If you’re concerned that it may take too much time from your writing, have no fear; you don’t have to post each day or even several times per month. This can fit into your schedule even if it sits for months on end. It can still help your writing career immensely.
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