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