Favorite Blogging Tips… Friday Favorites

This week I’ve been tidying up my blog a bit.  With the Thanksgiving-Christmas season all over, I’ve finally had some time to sit down and update my blog!

picture from Blooming Rouge

I decluttered some of the basic things that came with the blogger template. I redesigned my header for the year, too. Do you like it?? The backdrop of the header was actually the inside of the envelopes from my wedding.

I updated my About Me and also my Recipe Pages. Check them out.

Here are the links I’ve read and used. I summarized them below. 

7 Things to Remove from your Blogger Template – including getting rid of that ugly Navbar that sits on the top of blogger pages!

7 Places to Find Free Photos to Use on Your Blog – very useful for stock photos… and they are FREE!

A Simple and Attractive Search Bar Widget – do you like my search bar? This is how you get it (or very similar minimalist ones)

some coffee for your blogging

How to Enlarge your Popular Posts Thumbnails – I totally hated Blogger’s popular posts widget so I removed it a year ago.  I found a way to customize the pictures and make them much bigger!

How to have a Pretty Preview of Your Instagram Pictures – I’ve been working on growing my Instagram following.  Follow me here @LePetit_Macaron. You can see the pics to the right.

How to Move your Page Tabs or Navigation Links to the Top of the Page! – I moved the page tabs to the tip top of the page to make the blog seem a little sleeker.

Don’t forget to follow me… 

I use bloglovin’ to read all of my blogs that I follow… follow me on bloglovin

I frequently use instagram to share a snap or two… follow my pretty pictures on instagram

Tweet tweet, follow me on twitter at Le Petit Macaron

Follow me on pinterest… I have a gazillion boards. 

And follow me along on google plus. If you don’t use google plus, google gets you more hits than I think any social media site because… google search engines put google plus searches up first! 

 I’m sharing my Friday Favorites at the following link parties… link away and have some fun!

Friday Favorites with A Little Bit of EverythingFive on friday at A Liz Adventures, Oh Hey, Friday! at September FARM
Written at http://peoniesandorangeblossoms.blogspot.com 


  1. January 15, 2016 / 8:39 pm

    I'm glad I found your blog through the linkup! Can't wait to read more! Hope you'll stop by mine 🙂