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BYBC Re-Cap DIY Blog Design using Picmonkey.com

I was asked to be a speaker at the Six Sisters Stuff Build Your Blog Conference in SLC last month. I had a blast attending the conference, and it was such a neat experience to be able to teach a class alongside Lindsay from Artsy Fartsy Mama!

However, I did have some technical difficulties and didn’t get to cover all of the material I wanted to. So I made a video tutorial covering all of the major points I wanted to hit. I hope you find it helpful! (and be sure to block out a little bit of time for this one, it’s 30 minutes!)

Ashton Swank

Ashton is the owner and author of Something Swanky. Although first and foremost a wife and mother, she considers herself an online entrepreneur, freelance writer and photographer, and brand ambassador. Her focus is in food styling, food photography and recipe development.

11 comments on “BYBC Re-Cap DIY Blog Design using Picmonkey.com”

  1. Great video! I had no idea that I could copy the color on the circles like you did for the icons. Will definitely make Picmonkey a little easier. Thanks

  2. Hi,
    I just wanted to drop by and say thank you for this video.
    I have teken the time to spruce up my blog a little more.
    Thank you so much! Check it out and let me know what you think.

  3. This video was so helpful! I’m a really visual person so it helped seeing what you were doing – and I love how your demo header was so much nicer than anything I’ve made! Haha. I never knew you could get rid of the standard Blogger header – I’ve been trying to figure out a way to get social media icons into the header and now I can do it. Thanks so much for making this video! I can’t wait to spruce up my blog!

  4. Wow, this was SO helpful, Ashton! Thanks SO much for sharing this! I love your blog design, but thought I could never do anything like it cause it’s so hard, but after watching this video, I’ve realised that it’s not so scary after all.

    Only thing is I have my own wordpress website (not wordpress.com I don’t think…), so I’m not sure if I can make an image with a menu bar and social media buttons…

  5. Ashton, thank you SO much for the tutorial . I watched this on Saturday and immediately went to design my own social media icons. I never knew about the image mapping website, and it seriously made it SO easy. I am not 100% happy with the size and placement o my social media bar, but I am slowly figuring it out! Thanks again!

  6. Seriously, this is the most helpful blog design tutorial ever! You ROCK! My blog definitely needs a makeover so I will be utilizing this in my free time. For real, my husband just might think I’m off my rocker when I do away with the housework this week and instead get to work on my {much needed} blog makeover! Thanks again!!

  7. I was there at the conference! You did an amazing job and I’m so glad you posted it here as well. I pinned it to Pinterest so I always have it to refer to. Thank you!

  8. Really helpful. Thanks! :) But i should create an account on image maps.com, should´t i?

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