How to Add an Image to your Facebook Like Badge

I opened Facebook last week and read a cry of help from comic book artist, Josh Latta, who is also making a name for himself for creating custom made avatars, or cartoon representations. I’ve yet to find out why he calls them avatards but you can ask him or find samples of his works here. Josh needed help with, among other things, his Facebook Page and Like Badge, and promised an avatard for your trouble.

I decided to help him. First off, I’ve always wanted a Josh Latta custom-made avatard for my band, He Sang She Sang. Second, Josh, whose FB status updates are funny one-liners aimed to skewer or shock, uncharacteristically sounded serious. The dude needed help and I wanted an avatard. I told him I’d help. His Facebook Badge problems were:

He wanted to have the status on his Facebook Page Badge removed. The badge status doesn’t update. Weeks before, he posted this:

ATTENTION HOT CHICKS: Send me a picture of you with my comics and I will put you on my website for free!

And more strangely, it’s not complete. Josh’s badge just said: “ATTENTION HOT CHICKS: Send me a picture of you…” which made him sound like a perv. Him possibly being one is not the point. Why include the page status if the thought isn’t complete? (Also, I was kidding about Josh possibly being a perv — hahaha!)  He didn’t know how to add his pic on the FB Like Badge. It has that default male/female silhouette. Example: The Powerpuff Girls’ Like badge:

The problem is, I don’t know anything about HTML codes.

So, unbeknownst to Josh, I did a little research and played around with the codes. It was a hit or miss process that involved a lot of hunting for words and copy-pasting. I used my own badge and posted them first on my dead blogs to see if they worked. Painstaking, yes, but a worthwhile endeavor because I succeeded!

First Problem: Removing the FB Page Badge status update didn’t require any HTML manipulations. Just in case you want to know, these are the steps:

  1. Go to Facebook Badges.
  2. Choose Page Badge.
  3. Click on “Edit this Badge”.
  4. Un-check ‘status’.
  5. Save.
  6. Then ‘Choose where to add the badge’ to get the HTML code.
  7. Do the dance of joy.

Second Problem: Replacing the default silhouette on the FB like badge with your own picture.

  1. After you’ve done “selecting a page” you like on FB Like Badge, copy the HTML Code.
  2. Now for tedious but exciting (for fastidious geeks like me) part!
  • Paste the code on notepad or word. (I chose notepad)
  • HTML codes can look daunting but treat this whole process like a game. HUNT for the name of the page you selected to like. In this example, I selected to like the band “He Sang She Sang”.  Now look for “He Sang She Sang”.

Man Hands Melancholy and a Quickie Alteration

Today I woke up feeling melancholy. Maybe it’s the weather; the cold, especially.  I’ve never been this cold this long.  I feel like a package of ham living inside the fridge.  My body is so forking confused.  Why the hoot is it so cold yet blindingly sunny outside?  What the heck is that?  Where I came from, if it’s forking sunny then you can be darned sure it’s going to be hot.  You know what to wear and have your shades and bottled water at the ready.  Here, you bring your shades, and your coat, AND your hat, AND your gloves , AND your scarf — but you might not need them.  So bring a big bag.  Con-forking-fusing, I tell you.  Growl.

Ew. Reading what I just wrote, I realized I sounded a bit like that Palin woman with all her “hoot” and “heck” and whatever.  But, when it comes to writing, I can’t bring myself to be hardcore.  I’m out of practice.  I am still too much the high school music teacher of a traditional Catholic school.  At least I didn’t say “hopey-changey”.  I would have barfed into my laptop.  You hear that?  BARFED.

Anyways…

In an attempt to feel better, I thought I’d wear the frilly blouse I thrifted back home and walk around the house doing that booby shake thing Latin dancers do.  Surely that would lift my spirits as well as my bust line.  I’m not really into the frilly and the frou frou BUT I liked this one because it’s black and looked elegant despite the ruffles.

The frilly blouse also had frills at the end of its sleeves.  But, with the help of my trusty scissors, I took them off!  Err… in my excitement, I forgot to take a ‘before’ photo of the whole blouse.  But you get the picture.

I was careful not to cut into the seams, of course, to prevent fraying.  I’ll use the frill fabric for a future project.  I think the blouse now looks a hundred times better.

Black frilly long-sleeves:  thrifted back home
Brown asymmetrical wool skirt with lace edging:  thrifted back home
Brown tights: Hue, Macy’s, 3 for $18 rip off (joke)
Brown metal neck piece embedded with real flowers:  I got this from a bazaar back home.  It’s quite heavy!
Brown headband that stays in place whatever you do:  Goody, 2 for $1 at Big Lots
 

I really love these!  They’re lovely-deadly, but oh-so soft and comfy.

Brown pointy leather boots with stitching design:   Mango, thrifted back home for less than $5!!!
 

I smiled in my photos and I felt better for a while.  Then I went back to my cold workstation and stared at my mess for a few hours, feeling wholly frozen.  Boo-hoo.