Last week, I talked about having a “pretty” blog design – or at least one that is visually appealing to your readers. Please, please, please tell me you have changed your blogger template to something a little more customized? Okay good. Now, we’re going to face another issue with blog design – social media icons.
Have you ever been to a blog and thought, wow, I’d like to follow along with this blog but I don’t use GFC? How can I follow on Facebook? There’s no button. Can I e-mail the author? Nope… can’t find a button for that either. If you were this reader, what would you do? That’s right, you would click the big x in the top right hand corner and say “oh well”. If you don’t make it accessible for readers to follow and contact you, they won’t. I’m not saying everyone will if it’s accessible either, but there is a higher likelihood that they will.
Your social media icons may vary (facebook, twitter, and pinterest seem to be standard along with rss and email, and some people use any number of other programs including bloglovin’, hello cotton, and google+) but they should always be placed in an easy to find location – usually in your header or near the top of your sidebar. They can be a standard link/button from facebook or twitter, but in case you couldn’t tell from last week, I’m not a fan of standard. Customize it whenever you can! So this week, I am here to show you 10 great resources for social media icon sets that you can download and easily install for free.
Sarah Desjardins is a mother of two girls, a wife, an elementary school teacher, and a self proclaimed glitter addict. Becoming Martha is a place for anyone who wants to make their domestic life more beautiful and creative. Sarah started Becoming Martha as a place to find bliss between the diapers and the dishes, and invites you to do the same.