Tuesday, March 18

Impromptu Posts: Changes For The Better

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Yesterday I was home sick all day and got a bit of cabin fever. Rather than just sit there and watch movies all day, I took advantage of my free time and made some changes to the sidebar of my blog. Can you tell what they are?

Me with cabin fever. Before I decided what to do with myself.

Ok, I'll just tell you. I added a Follow Me bar along the top of my sidebar with links to my Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, Youtube, Pinterest, and Instagram. This should make it so much easier for us to stay connected! I try very hard to respond to all my comments and messages on both my blog and all my social media. If you ever want to reach out to me about something Private Message on Facebook is a great way for more, well, private issues. I love hearing from each and every one of you, so if you ever want to tweet me or message me, please do!

I have been jealous of the Instagram slide shows I've seen on other blogs, such as Bird A La Mode, and now I finally have one too! If you would like to add an Instagram widget to your blog, it is extremely easy! All you have to do is go to Intagme, fill in your information, copy the HTML code, and paste it in where ever you want the widget to show up.


For mine I did not use any hashtags as I found that pulled in pictures from other people! I also did not set a background color, made the pictures 255 pixels, and chose not to have a border. I had experimented with other Instagram widgets by other companies, but I currently believe Intagme is the best free Instagram widget. I found that the other apps worked well, but had ads. When I realized they were popping up with very scam-y ads, the kind that say you've won a free iPhone or that you need to update your computer, I decided it was not acceptable to have anything of the sort connected with my blog. Some of these same apps offer paid versions that are ad free, but why would I pay for that service when I can get the same thing free elsewhere?

If you have found another one of these widgets or apps that are easy and free to use, let me know in the comments below! If you are installing Intagme and have any questions, feel free to ask below and I'll do my best to answer them.

18 comments:

  1. The new sidebar looks great! Nice when you can turn a sick day into a bit of productivity, isn't it? Hope you're feeling better now!

    -Ashley
    http://lestylorouge.com

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    1. Thank you! I'm not quite 100%, but I think I'm just tired/weak now, not actually sick. I'm much improved since Sunday and Monday! Hope you are having a great week!

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  2. Great job thank you for sharing this is helpful you made me laugh funny pic. Hope you feeling better.
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    1. Thank you! I'm feeling much better now! Thanks so much for stopping by!

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  3. Sorry I can not help you because I work with my computer, not with the phone...but I use a lot this program and is very easy: pickmonkey

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    1. I love picmonkey, it's one of my favorite programs. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  4. Hello! Guess whatttttttttt!! I nominated you for the Liebster Blog Award! Click here for the details:
    http://tropicalcolours.blogspot.com.au/2014/03/liebster-blog-award.html
    Lots of Love, Karine :) xx

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    1. Oh my goodness, thank you so much! I'll be right over to check it out! :)

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  5. Lauren, I hope you feel better soon doll! I was sick with the flu for a week, so I know how you feel. Love the changes you made. Staying connected is so important! And thank you for sharing the Instagram widget. That's so cool!

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    1. Ugh, a whole week sounds terrible! I was sick for two days and kind of recovering for a 3rd. I'm better now, except I think my stomach shrank... :/ Thank you so much for stopping by!

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  6. Hi Lauren,
    So good you added a Follow Me bar! It made me follow you on Twitter and discover your YouTube channel! I've watched your November Favourites (and gave it a thumbs up). You're such a lovely girl, really loved that video, it made me feel good :)
    Hope you're feeling better now!
    Have a lovely day!

    Sofie x
    Little green Sofie

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    1. Thank you so much, Sophie! I followed you back on Twitter. :) I'm feeling much better. I hope you have a lovely day, too!

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