Saturday, September 6, 2008

Grab A Blinkie Free Blinkies

I made a discovery a while back, “Blinkies”. And since I move at a slightly slower pace than most of my techie friends I hadn’t been aware of them before. So I’m excited at my discovery but if you were already in the know you can just skip this post in my blog. And, if you aren’t (?) well continue reading. I’ve seen them before but I didn’t know what they were called. It’s a really an appropriate name and they’re fun, like the emotion cons you can get. Cool, another new widget. Blinkies are little banners with pictures or messages. The special thing about blinkies is that they blink. Some are really annoying that way. But, if you want to get some attention for something that’s important to you…like a sale at your store or a special cause celeb, then it might be just the thing to do!

There is an entire culture of blinkie collectors and makers on line. When I Googled "Free Blinkies" I found a plethora of sites to check.There are holiday, political, comic, even hobby ones. You can even make your own blinkie on some of the sites.

If you want to catch some blinkies for your sites here are a few that we visited that you can browse for yourself:
Most of them will allow you to copy the HTML code for your blog or web site so you can just paste it in rather than using the right click and “save as” a picture to your computer.

Blink On!


rosebud101 said...

Sharon, you find the greatest things! I'm off to get a blinkie!

angelinabeadalina said...

Hey, you're waaaaaaaaaaaay ahead of me! I didn't even know what they're called until I read this post, LOL

Sharon Driscoll said...

Gheeze, you guys are making me feel like a smartie pants techno geek! I might fall over with my big head now.

susanlambert said...

I can't find one disgustingly funny enough! Fun :-)
'someone' must be using their computer at work!

Right Turn ArtWerks said...

Who me?? My personal code is extinct...I have to call DIT. Or as we call it at the "state" level, dumb dit. You see information technology now belongs to the department of management and budget. So it will be a week before I can surf at hyperspeed!
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