Let me first say THANK YOU to all of the Barefoot Bloggers who submitted an avatar in the recent BRC. I received close to 10 avatars, certainly making it difficult to narrow my choices down to the 5 avatars which the group voted on. The creators of all of the avatars that were submitted did an outstanding job and I truly appreciate the time and effort they took to create the submitted avatars.
Secondly, I would like to thank all of the group members who voted. A blogging group’s avatar is probably the most important identifying factor of the group to the rest of the blogging world. The fact that you took the time to evaluate your favorite of the 5 choices means that you have had a say in how our group will be “branded.”
Thirdly, I’d like to personally apologize for not having posted this last Thursday morning. I have recently had some family health issues come up in the past week that have prohibited me from posting as frequently as I would like to, both on my personal blog and here on BB. To this end, I am a few days behind posting on both blogs.
And lastly…Please take a moment to CONGRATULATE Lisa of Lime in the Coconut for creating the winning avatar for this BRC!! 65% of those who voted declared that avatar #3 will be the BB avatar. There were a few suggestions about the colors used in #3 and after my discussing with Lisa, she changed up the colors slightly and increased the heaviness of the font for the word ‘bloggers.’ I think you will be happy with the result. 🙂
This is the official Barefoot Bloggers avatar. I encourage you to post this in your blog and to use it along with your BB posts. You are not, however, required to use it. If you choose to post a BB avatar (or post header) in your blogs, please be sure it is only this avatar that you use.
If you would like to post the avatar as a clickable image in your sidebar, please use this code:
<a href=”https://barefootbloggers.wordpress.com”><img class=”alignnone size-thumbnail wp-image-417″ title=”bb_avatar_2-1028083″ src=”http://smellslikehome.files.wordpress.com/2008/10/bb_avatar_2-1028083.jpg?w=128″ alt=”” width=”128″ height=”94″ /></a><code>
Please note that I am NOT versed in html and it took me almost 2 hours to figure out how to make this work in my blog. If this code doesn’t work in your blog, please refer to the ‘”customer care/FAQ” area of your blog hosting service for instructions on how to link an image to a webpage…or maybe someone can leave a comment in this post with instructions. 🙂
As a result of Lisa’s winning avatar submission, she has the pleasure of choosing a bonus recipe for November. This bonus recipe will be in addition to the regular bonus recipe and will also be optional. Check back here on Saturday November 1st for Lisa’s choice.
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