Sunday, September 23, 2018

Book Blogger Icon Tags!


A few years ago, Parajunkee made a set of book blogger icon tags that she sold through her blog. When I was blogging in college, I thought they were really fun and unique, so I happily bought them to use on my site! Unfortunately, all of that information was saved on a laptop I used in college, which has been at my parents house for the last few years. I recently got it back and found the old icons while looking through my files.

I decided to use some of the old icons again while reviewing, but suddenly had an itch to make my own! It's taken me a few days, but I think I've created an interesting set to share with everyone. Additionally, I will not be charging anyone to use these icon tags. Please feel free to use them however you wish! I would love it if you gave me credit and linked back to my blog, but it's not a requirement. (A blog follow would be nice, too!)

I also have a Ko-fi account, so you could always buy me a coffee! Any money I receive through Ko-fi gets funneled back into my blog (giveaways, upkeep, and new creative ideas). I've researched icon tags, and they can be really expensive, but again these are free. If you're able to buy me a coffee for using these tags, thank you in advance! (There's a button over on the right!)

If you would like an icon that isn't included in this set, just email me with your requests! I would be happy to make one that compliments this set.

For the full set (there are currently 132 total) please see the tab at the top, or click here to view them.

49 comments:

  1. These are cute. Nice job! I actually got my daughter to make me a post banner by feebly attempting to make my own. I think she felt sorry for me, but I don't care, because I am getting my banner.

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    1. There are a lot more on the "Book Blogger Icon Tags" page! There are a lot, so I thought including them all in this post would make it crazy long -- haha. I love that your daughter is helping you with a post banner! Hey, whatever works... ;)

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    2. That's funny, Sam! I do exactly the same thing. I make something pathetic looking and my daughter will roll her eyes and take over :)

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    3. I feel like this is a strategy I should use with my kids in the future!

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    4. I agree, my kids are way more tech savvy so I should try this. :)

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  2. Cool, I've never actually used icons before :)

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    1. This will be my first time on this blog! I used them before when I had a book blog in college, but even then it was only briefly. It was a few years before I started blogging again, and I just decided to start from scratch. <3

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  3. These are so cute! I love the font you chose.

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  4. These are very cute! Are the ones I saw under your most recent reviews of your making too?

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    1. It depends on when you looked at them -- hah! All of the icons you see now are mine, but I was using others I'd bought previously before these were finished. There are 132 total -- just click the tab at the top, or use the link within the post. It was too many to squeeze into this blog post. ;)

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  5. I've never used icons but this might be a good excuse to start!

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    1. They're so fun! It's a great way to highlight specific parts of a book. I love using them!

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  6. What an awesome thing to do for the book blogging community, Lindsi! You rock!

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    1. I hope people find them useful! I think they add a little pizazz to reviews. <3

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  7. These are fun. I want to see them in use. I don’t think I’ve seen anyone use them before.

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    1. I've used them on my last few posts, and Kimberly at the Caffeinated Reviewer uses a different set on her blog all the time! She has the version I used to use -- they're adorable!

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  8. That's a great idea, I love them all!

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  9. Those are cute! I especially like the moustache one.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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    1. Haha! I actually had trouble deciding which mustache to use... there were so many to choose from! ;)

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  10. That's an interesting idea. I've seen other people make icons to use on their blog but I never thought to make any. I usually just use pictures I've taken.

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    1. Nice! I've never used pictures myself, but I love when they're incorporated into posts. I thought these icons would be an easy way to highlight certain parts of a book, or how it made me feel, even if I'm unable to go into too much detail within the post. It's also nice to have them all made, so I can just grab the ones I need!

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  11. Oh wow, you made so many, and they all came out super cute!

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    1. Thanks! It took a few days, and I don't think my elbow will ever recover, but I think it was worth it. ;)

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  12. These are amazing! I love 'em! Especially the "fangtastic" one, and the "fail" one cracked me up! I will definitely use these, and credit you of course! Awesome.

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    1. I'm happy you like them! Those two were fun to make. ;)

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  13. These are awesome, Lindsi! So creative for each category. I wish I had talent to make bloggy things. My posts are about all I can manage, lol. :)

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    1. Thank you! Seeing your comment gave me an idea... I should totally make you a cowboy icon! <3

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  14. Those are all so cute! That must have been a lot of work.

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    1. Thanks! My elbow and wrist weren't used to the abuse, haha. It's okay though! I'm really happy with the results, and I'm sure they are something I'll use for years -- totally worth it. ;)

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  15. Oh wow, that's a lot of tags! How fun - and it's really sweet of you to offer these for free. I hope if people use them, they donate a little to you.

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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    1. I know a lot of book bloggers, myself included, don't have the funds to buy things like this. We review books because we love to read, but we're not compensated for them. The free books are a lovely bonus, but there is no monetary compensation to help with our blogs and their upkeep. We put so much love and effort into our designs and our content, so I wanted to give something back.

      If someone is able to donate some money by buying me a coffee on Ko-fi, that's wonderful! Any money I receive through that site does back into this blog. <3

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  16. I love the buttons, but never have time to remember to use them. I even paid someone to create some star images with dachshunds on them for my blog, but still haven't used them. :-( I love that you made your own!

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    1. That sounds really cute! Stars and dachshunds? Yes, please! I think you should use them just so we can see them. ;)

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  17. These are really cute! I also use Parajunkee's tags and created some of my own.

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    1. I love that she created them all those years ago! They were a constant on my old blog. I just wanted a little something different this time. <3

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  18. I've seen icons around on some blog posts but never really paid much attention to them. Well done for creating your own! They're cool. :)

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    1. Thank you! I think they're a fun way to highlight what the book is about, or maybe mention something I didn't have time to cover in my review. For example, I reviewed The Lantern's Ember today, but didn't have a chance to mention the love triangle (square?), so I added a tag instead. :)

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  19. Oh! I remember those icons - I really liked the idea of them but never used them myself. 😅 I love that you created your own and got inspiration from Parajunkee. ☺️

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    1. I used to love using her icons for my reviews, but I wanted something a little different after all these years! I've been doing things a little differently since I started blogging again, so I thought fresh icons would be a lovely addition. <3

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  20. Oh these are so cool! I've seen blogger icon tags but never really looked into them. They look great!

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    1. Thank you! I've used them in the past, but it's been a few years. I'm excited to start using them again. :)

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    1. I didn't realize there were so many until I tried to upload them all -- hah!

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  22. Oh my gosh these are so cute! And the tied with a bow?! My favorite! There are so many times when I finish a book and it's a hfn and I'm wishing it was a a hea. This is the perfect answer. :)
    Jen @ Star-Crossed Book Blog

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    1. Haha -- Thanks! I'm happy you like them! I feel like there are a lot of books that end with everything wrapped up, but it's not necessarily a HEA. Let me know if there's another button you'd like to have made! I know everyone likes to express their thoughts differently, and there's no way I thought of everything. :)

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