Each new paragraph of text will need to be framed in a

 set. You can manipulate the appearance of your text by using  tags  for bold, or  tags or Italics.

So, here is an example of what your paragraph text might look like (in red), all nicely framed within your border code (in grey).

Welcome to my blog!


(Notice this first paragraph of text is in bold, as is indicated by the tags.)

Subscribe to my blog via Facebook or Twitter!

Now, let’s polish things a bit further by centering everything. This can be done simply by adding center tags at the beginning and end of your code as shown below:

Welcome to my blog!


Subscribe to my blog via Facebook or Twitter!

So, you’ve hammered out the details of your code. Now, let’s add it to your blog! From the Design tab of your Blogger account, click on Page Elements. Click “Add a Gadget” and choose “HTML/Java Script.” Copy and paste your code into this box, and then click on “Rich Text.” Highlight the portions of your text that you want to be linked, and click on the “Create Link” tab on the top right to specify where each of the links should go. Click “Save,” and head over to your blog to admire your work!

Happy blogging!

Reader Interactions


  1. Jello says

    excellent! thank you so much for sharing… not a lot of info about those CSS codes out there. your post’s so easy to follow! thanks so much! love, Jello

  2. PaChomp says

    Thank you! I added a note to the bottom of my blog and I’m thinking of adding a little welcome note to the top later. I really appreciate you, not only posting the code, but also explaining them.

  3. Craig says

    Wow. That was a really really thoughtful and kind thing to do. Showing the code – and explaining.

    This is my first time here since meeting you at Blissdom. Going through all the business cards – and doing life at the same time – harder than I thought.

    I heart the Colossians verse at the top. ANd your heart shines through in the post – and your about section and a bunch of posts I just read.

    God Bless and keep you and yours.

  4. Our Seven Dwarfs says

    Thank you so much for this tutorial. I have been wanting to add this to our blog for awhile and didn’t know how! Thanks, it worked beautifully!

    Jill of oursevendwarfs.com