First I found plenty of bloggers by searching on etsy.com's forum page:
This is how I discovered etsian Contrariwise's blog. What luck ! The article from Friday, December 5th, is full of blog tips. Ideas include How To Increase Traffic To Blogs, Using The Blogger Followers Feature, Blog Promotion, and Getting the Most from Google Image Search. I went down the list and picked ideas I could use today.
First, I wanted to know how other bloggers were adding links to pictures. This process was explained clearly, and here is my image with a link to my etsy shop --> Click it ! Once I get Photoshop Elements (Thanks Santa), I could also add text to the picture.
Next I was curious about the ability to size pictures with more flexibility than blogger allowed. I found a helpful tip on this too! By using pictures on my Flickr Photostream, I could easily resize them, then copy the pictures to my blog page. For example, here is the same picture in a square size (75x75):
Excellent, now I am in control, or so I think right now! Contrariwise's blog has many more helpful tips, so I recommend you visit this helpful blog soon.
I found another site that is so packed with information that I think my coming days will be spent reading and experimenting a bunch more. Tips for New Bloggers is all about helping newbies, and anyone else ready to fine tune their blogs. This resource will certainly keep me busy, and improve my blog over time.
If you know of other helpful blog tip sites, please leave comments here so everyone can find out where to look.