Friday, March 9, 2007

Blogroll and Buttons

The TopBlogMag blogroll is a great way to advertise the fact that you write for TopBlogMag, increase the number of links to your blog and get your blog name displayed on other writers blogs.

Everybody on the list must display the blogroll somewhere on their blog, meaning that your blog will be linked to by all the other people on the roll increasing your links, your blog name will be sat on everybody else's sidebar or links page just waiting for their readers to click on it and become your readers too and your name shall only be accompanied by those writers deemed good enough for publication in TopBlogMag.

The blogroll is optional for all those that joined topblogmag before 1st of June but compulsory for those that joined afterwards.

To get your blog on our blogroll you must be a writer or contributer (ie have had a link from us in the 'join-in' section at the bottom of the main page) for TopBlogMag. If this is the case simply copy and paste the code below for the colour scheme of your choice onto your sidebar or links page and email your blog url to

Once I have checked to make sure the blogroll is up and running on your site I shall add your blog to the list.

If you choose to put the blogroll on a links page or somewhere else not visible from your main page please put a link on your main page going to the blogroll on your site using one of our buttons. The blogroll must be reachable by no more than one click from your main page and be easy to find.

Please note: This list is for TopBlogMag writers and contributers only. If you are not a writer or contributor of TopBlogMag and want to put the blogroll on your site you can, but you will not be added to the roll.


Code for blogroll with red border

Code for blogroll with black border

Code for blogroll with gray border


We also have a collection of lovely buttons for you to decorate your blog with.

To put one of these in your sidebar:
  1. Right click on the image you want and select 'save image'
  2. Save to your own computer and then upload to an image hosting site such as photobucket
  3. Copy and paste the code below into your sidebar element
  4. Replace the words put image url here with the url of the image you just uploaded to photobucket or similar image hosting site. Note: Make sure there are no spaces between the url and the quotation marks

If you want the image to be centered in your sidebar use the following code (notice the addition of p align=" center" surrounded by the arrows. Should you want to center any other images in your sidebars just add that little piece of code to the beginning).

If you want to use one of the buttons to direct your readers to the TopBlogMag blogroll (if
the blog
roll is not visible on your main page) simply change the url the url on your blog where the blogroll can be found.

Featured Post and Blog of the Week

You Are Here

by Amie from

You did well in school to get into college. You tried to get by well enough in college to be attractive to an employer or graduate program, and along the way you may have opened your heart a time or two. Maybe you even found true love.

With a foot in the door, the first years of work were the time to
prove your mettle once again. Promotions, raises all with the goal to secure your future will allow you to settle down, buy a house, travel, commit to a relationship, have kids or not. In what feels like a blink of an eye, your future is here.

And now what?

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Chance Favors Only Those Who Court Her

by Debbie from Missives from Suburbia

After a less-than-friendly divorce, I was on the market again. Seizing the opportunity, my friends scoured their address books and Palm Pilots for single men and set me up on blind date after blind date. My reaction to most of those dates was, "I call these people my FRIENDS?" One of my real friends suggested, and given how much I love the Internet, I gave it a go.

A couple months of e-dating passed by in a blink. It was fun, but so far nothing meaningful had hit my radar, and my match inventory was starting to run low. You see, "matches" you to people based on a list of your requirements, and I'd pretty much run through all my existing matches who didn't seem psycho or stoned, based on their profiles.

Then, one day, I got an email from a guy who was not a match by my standards...

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A Lost Opportunity

by John from Altjiranga Mitjina

Trying to break in as a writer in the comic book industry can be a bit like the one legged man in a butt kicking contest. Every step forward you make means you land on your butt after your kick forward. Comic books are a visual medium. An artist can bring a portfolio to an editor at a convention and said editor can sit there and look at it within minutes and decide if this artist is worthy of working on the newest issue of Stupendous Man or not. Trying being a hopeful writer handing over a script to this same editor at a busy comic convention. You’ll be lucky if the editor agrees to take the script and promise that they’ll look at it later. Most times the hopeful writer is told to send for their submission guidelines and mail in their proposal.

The best way for a writer is to find an aspiring artist and hook up...

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Jesus Toothpaste!

by Karen Rayne from Adolescent Sexuality Today with Karen Rayne, Ph.D.

This weekend I went out of town, leaving my family to fend for themselves. On Saturday, my darling husband took my two darling daughters – 6 and 3 years old – to what he heard was a fun new toy store in town. Great, right?

They walk in the door, and the 6-year-old pipes up with “Look, Daddy! Jesus toothpaste!” He takes one look, puts one hand on each girl’s shoulder, and does a 180 out of the store. It may be a fun new toy store, but it’s intended clientele does not include the under-13 set.

When I got home on Sunday, the first thing the 6-year-old says to me was, “Guess what! We saw Jesus toothpaste!” I blinked, figuring I hadn’t heard her correctly. Regrettably, I had...

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A biker, a green thumb, a cracked hand, and a Queen.

by Megan from Velveteen Mind, originally guest posted at Queen of Spain

A random biker on a Harley-Davidson took my picture last week. What I wanted to do was take his picture, but I hesitated. Now, instead of a photo of some random biker holding an i am bumper sticker, all I have is a lame photo of me holding the bumper sticker and the mental picture of him riding off into the sunset, never to be seen again.

Okay, it wasn’t as romantic or dramatic as that. It was nine in the morning and there was no sunset.

This is not the first time that I have hesitated to seize an opportunity. I don’t expect it will be the last. However, I hope with each lost chance for something intriguing, I will lose a shade of that hesitation for next time...

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