I get quite a few newer bloggers approach me to ask how to make a blog badge or linky badge. I have saved my badge instructions in my word document but I think it would be far easier if I shared it here for people to find and use it to their advantage. Like anything, it really is easy when you know how!
Firstly, before you do anything else, you need to be a member of Photobucket. You can sign up for a free account at http://www.photobucket.com. This is where you need to upload your image to in order to get the necessary code. Once uploaded, you will need to resize the picture. Generally around 150 x 150 should do it – although some people prefer to display smaller badges.
For a Badge displaying text underneath.
If you would like a badge like this: