Last Summer, I noticed a phenomenon sweeping the blogosphere – post after post of apologies for being off the grid. Whether is was kids at home, vacations away, rehab, whatever, the guilt-laden stories gave me an idea – how about a sidebar button declaring someone’s status as a P.O.S. blogger?
That’s Prisoner Of Summer by the way.
I believe the more-commonly used meaning of that acronym also correctly reflects how most bloggers feel when they must tend to other duties besides writing, commenting, twittering, stalking, etc. on an extended basis thanks to our public school system not embracing year-round education.
So copy and paste at will (each button links to this post explaining the P.O.S. movement). This year I’ve created five (5!) different buttons – I hope one suits your style. And remember, when you see one of these friendly little buttons, it means it’s not you, it’s just Summer. Cut ’em a little slack.
A massive load of thanks to The Graphics Fairy, where I scored all the free vintage photos (tons of fantastic stuff), as well as to Sneaky Momma, my favorite site for all my bloggy design question needs (she taught me how to do the HTML boxes – sqeee)
(something seems to be a little odd with the box below. I’ve tried to track the HMTL issue, but as P.O.S. bloggers go, I’d rather be writing or entertaining my kiddos then disecting computer gibberish, so use this instead please:
<a href=”http://s421.photobucket.com/albums/pp293/eminpursuit/?action=view¤t=1lamodagfairy003-1.jpg” target=”_blank”><img src=”http://i421.photobucket.com/albums/pp293/eminpursuit/1lamodagfairy003-1.jpg” border=”0″ alt=”Photobucket”></a>
Now, if you would excuse me, Youngest wants a chocolate cupcake for lunch. Coming darling…
P.S. If you want to create your own button for your site, please feel free! Check out Shell at Things I Can’t Say. I’m totally commissioning her for next Summer.
And please, please, please – do not hesitate to contact me directly at ashatshades(at)gmail(dot)com if you have ANY issues with the HTML. We can hold each other, and figure it out.