Personalization of your Active Rain profile is easy to do with all the handy widgets available to bloggers these days. One of the most popular (free) widgets is the My Blog Log. Signing up for this bit of technology will allow you to see who is visiting your blog. You will also be able to see which of your links are getting clicks and what blogs are sending you the most visitors.
If this is appealing to you keep reading!
First you must be a member of My Blog Log. Join here. (If you are a member already, follow these instructions skip to the Widget section.) Become a member, fill out your profile and upload your photo. Once complete go to >My Home > Get Widgets > (see illustration below)
Use the widget page to configure your widget to match your color scheme. Several style and sizes are offered by combining screen names (or not), full or half-size and number of rows. You may also personalize the title to suit your theme.
NOTE: the graphic on the right shows your choices. Once satisfied click "Preview & Get Code".
My Blog Log offers several formats for your Log Widget. Here are some samples:
Open the next window, check your work. If you don't like what you built, just go back to the previous window and start over again. Once satisfied cut and paste the code. (Highlight code "HOLD CTRL C" to paste it to the clipboard. (Next illustration shows Code)
NOTE: the code trails off the window, be sure you scroll over to get the COMPLETE code. It will begin with an opening bracket "<" sign and end with a closing bracket ">"
With your code still pasted to your clipboard, open your Active Rain Home Page.
In the upper left you will see "My Settings" click on it.
If you have filled out your profile, there will be words in the Description blog. Place your cursor at the end of your text and "PASTE" the code. Click "UPDATE."
Your Blog Log will take a few seconds to populate. Done right it should look something like mine on the right column of this page.
Good luck with making your Active Rain Blog pretty!
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