I thought it might be helpful to write a quick post to answer a question I have been seeing more and more frequently over the last few weeks 🙂
How do I Print Your Free Patterns?
I would like to show you where my social media sharing buttons are located – in each blog post I write you will find them at the top:
and the bottom of my post:
Here are what the buttons mean:
The button you want to use to print a copy of my free pattern without all the ads sneaking in 🙂 is the PrintFriendly printer button.
It allows you various options for printing, saving or sharing the post:
Very handy and a great way to save some trees if you are printing a copy for yourself 🙂
The other sharing options are there for when you are feeling generous and would like to help me out by sharing my post on social media 🙂
Even 1 new reader helps so I appreciate each share made on my posts – if you find them helpful and worth sharing 🙂
For each visit to my website my ads generate a small amount of revenue – just for being ‘viewed’. This is why I ask that you please share my posts, rather than share the pdf version of my patterns. It allows me to provide free patterns to you – because I receive revenue from the ads placed on my site when people visit my website and browse around 🙂 So if you love my pattern, please share the link to the pattern – rather than the pattern itself – it allows me to keep offering more and more free patterns! I hope this makes sense 🙂
Other sharing options are available on my sharing button bar too – they are located on the far right of the button bar (the green one, beside the PrintFriendly button!):
You can share to Google+, Digg, Hootsuite, Amazon, Evernote, etc.
Lots of options 🙂
One other thing I should mention, is that Google likes comments left on blog posts – when someone takes the time to leave a comment and uses something from the post in the comment – it helps bring the post more recognition.
So if you want to say:
Thank you! I love this pattern!
Thank you! I love the Midnight Aura Wrap pattern!
The second comment has more ‘value’ because it is specific to the post. Some ‘spam’ blockers added to our sites will actually block comments that just say generic things like “Thank you! I love this!” – I never knew this until I started finding legitimate comments in ‘spam’ and when I investigated it, I found it was because the comment did not provide ‘value’ to the post – good to know, right? I mean I never knew either!
Hope this is helpful 🙂