Make and Sell Blog Ring

A blog ring for people who make handmade items and sell them!

Welcome

If you make and sell handmade items please join us! I thought a little bit of retro blogging could result in a nice little blog community. Anyone who blogged pre-2007 will remember blogrings but in case you don't I've given a brief explanation below.

What is a blogring?A ring allows a group of sites on the web with similar interests/subject material to point to each other, forming a type of 'ring'. Clicking 'next' or 'previous' or 'random' (below the blogring button) will direct you to the next site in the ring and so on.

Why join a blogring?

Belonging to a ring allows more visitors to reach your site quickly and easily. It also helps connect you with other people who have similar blogging interests.

How do I join?

The first step is to sign up by clicking here.

Fill out the form (put in the name of your blog as the site title, describe your blog a little bit and add some keywords. Put your blog home page as the Site Entry URL and leave the next field empty. Give your site an ID - type a short ID (that you make up) for your blog (like 123ABC) it really doesn't matter (use CAPS!). This is just so that Alt-Webring can create code that refers to your blog.

The code will be sent to you in an email which should arrive as soon as you have filled in the form (if it doesn't check your spam folder and whether you typed the email address in correctl


How to add the code to your blog

Blogger – go to ‘Layout’, then click on ‘add a gadget’, then in the ‘basics’ section click on the ‘HTML/Javascript’ option. Copy and paste the code from your email into the box. Save and then move the new html box to where you want it on your layout, click ‘save arrangement’. View your blog to check it all looks ok.

Wordpress – Under the ‘Appearance’ menu click on ‘widget’. Drag a new text box to the widget area you want the blogring button to appear in, copy and paste the HTML code from your email into the text box and press ‘save’. View your blog to check it all looks ok.


Error messages

I get an error message when I click on 'next', saying that I am not a member!That's because you have either not signed up (or your membership has not yet been approved), or your ring code is incorrect.

The most common error seems to be that our specific details have been omitted. Double check that you have copied the code properly. If you are still having problems, contact me by leaving a comment here.

The ring is broken.

Same as above, but for someone else! If you are a member either telll the blog owner which has the broken code or email me.

It is important to be vigilant! Our blogring is only as strong as our weakest link!



23 comments:

Amy Upton said...

I think I have done it correctly, just waiting for my email to verify it! x

Silvia said...

I just added my Blog to the Ring:)

NOfkantsCurios said...

Think I have done it too, just waiting for the email now.

Natalie x

NOfkantsCurios said...

Have added the html code to my blog now! Yay! So ready when you are!

http://nofkantscurios.blogspot.co.uk/

Natalie x

RCD said...

I've added the button to my website, just waiting for it to be activated now! :)

Amy Upton said...

do i post it on a gadget? and how?? haha... is it a create your own gadget?

Sarah said...

Hi Amy, I've added instructions above on how to add it to your blog. I hope this helps but let me know if it doesn't.

Stef said...

Ooo I'd like in please! Will add the gadget now

www.jaysmonkey.blogspot.co.uk

Stef x

say it says said...

Hello. This is a great idea. I hope it's ok for me to join in too. I've signed up and added the code to my blog (www.sayitsays.blogspot.com). Hope it works!

Sarah Hughes said...

Thanks for joining!

say it says said...

Yay, it works :-) Thanks so much Sarah for setting this up, and for letting me join.

It looks like the link to coeur vaillant isn't working. But the other sites seem to work fine. Just thought I'd let you know.

Hannelore Cossins said...

Have done as said, hope it all works. I just love this idea!

Felicity said...

Hi I think I got through! Waiting for activating...
Thanks for such a great idea!

Felicity said...

Thank you Sarah! It works!

Forest Flower said...

Hi there I have just added my blog to the ring too - what a great idea and a lovely way to find some new blogs too :-)

Fiddly Fingers said...

I think I've done it and I've added the gadget. Look forward to meeting all the other bloggers :)

Love Maisy Lee said...

I love this idea, i think i have done it properly.
See you all in the land of Blog.

Donna x

Gelert Design said...

Think I'm good to go?
gelertdesign.blogspot.co.uk

Anonymous said...

Just found you guys, have joined the ring and am here to say helllloooo :))). Joining and activating worked a treat, thanks for the clear instructions

Mecki x

meckimadeit. said...

Whoops spoke too soon, Showing as 'Anonymous' which is NOT my intention. Will try and get it right this time, if I don't succeed, I'd be grateful for some friendly advice ... fingers crossed!
Mecki

George said...

Hi I've added the code to my blog at www.shirewriting.blospot.com but it is still not active. I did it on Friday. Am I doing something wrong.
Regards
george

ColaCreations said...

Just joined the ring (I think!!)

cheeky rose said...

Added the code to my blog, waiting to be activated. thank you