How Do I Print Your Free Patterns?

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How to print your posts

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:

top of post

 

and the bottom of my post:

sharing buttons at bottom of post

 

Here are what the buttons mean:

What are those buttons

 

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.

printfriendly

 

It allows you various options for printing, saving or sharing the post:

printfriendly options

 

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!):

 

other sharing services

 

You can share to Google+, Digg, Hootsuite, Amazon, Evernote, etc.

 

other sharing options

 

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!

Instead say:

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 🙂

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14 Comments

  1. Hi Sylvia, You are very welcome 🙂 If you or any of the group have questions, please feel free to message me. I’d be happy to help 🙂 All the best, Rhondda

  2. Thank you so much for sharing your pattern.Our church group is making beanies for the children’s Christmas shoe boxes.This is perfect!!

  3. Thank you Cammara 🙂 Feel free to contact me if you have one you want me to include – you can send me a message through the contact me form on the website – it goes directly to my email inbox so I will get it pretty quickly 🙂 Have a lovely week! Rhondda

  4. I really loved your post about printing your patterns. I was curious about the last two icon buttons. I recognized the “printer friendly” icon, but had no idea that you could share using the last button–“other options”! The short list in your post demo listed several other social media sites that I use. Now I know to explore even deeper into websites like yours to get the word out about crochet.
    Thank you for your offer to feature crochet items from free patterns–I just might take you up on that!

  5. I am so Happy to see how generous you give to all us who you want to help. Not everyone speacks up for an answer to a question there shy to ask ! I reall am a newbie on laptop get a Rnd. & this is so help ful. Thank you and I love all your patterns I get. I will Share like you said the Blog not just a pattern. Good Night.

    Susan M J

  6. Thanks so much Sandy 🙂 I’m happy to help! and thank you for sharing too 🙂 Have a lovely night, Rhondda

  7. I have always appreciated the fact that you do it this way. It makes things so much easier! I wish more people would do this. Too many times I’ve lost a link or it’s been moved or deleted and then I can’t find the pattern. You make it easier to find what I’m looking for after I’ve saved your pattern as a PDF. I will definitely share more often. And thank you so much for sharing your patterns with us. I truly appreciate it. 🙂

  8. Hi Renee, I’m happy my post was helpful 🙂 I love to be able to access my patterns on my Kobo Arc too so I know what you mean 🙂 Have a lovely night! Rhondda

  9. I love your how do I print your pattern. I wish more artist that share there patterns would have orinter friendly so that I can save the PDF. If I have no wifi I can still find and crochet a pattern saved in my iBook! Thanks fir explaining how to be more specific on my comments. I have stopped fomenting on private sites because I found out my comments go to my news feed!

  10. Very welcome Suzanne 🙂 I’m happy it makes it easier to find the PrintFriendly button! Have a lovely weekend, Rhondda

  11. Thank you so much! Great tip about the Print Friendly button being available with the other social media buttons. 🙂

  12. Hi Angelica, I wondered how many others might have wanted to know but hadn’t asked yet 😉 I wish the button said PrintFriendly instead of just the icon but to add it with the PrintFriendly logo I have to add another app to my site – which slows down the load time – so I chose not to…hope this post clears up any questions 🙂 Thanks for leaving me a comment 🙂 Rhondda

  13. Thanks a lot! 😉 This post has been very useful, (I hadn’t asked yet but…)