Elan Morgan is a writer and web designer who works from Elan.Works, a designer and editor at GenderAvenger, and a speaker who has spoken across North America. They believe in and work to grow both personal and professional quality, genuine community, and meaningful content online.


I started the Collection of Spectacles back in May 2006, and it never occurred to me until now that badges might be a good idea. The BloggerChicks linkroll has them, and the Blogging Chicks blogroll has them, and just about every internet club around has them, so I rolled up my sleeves this afternoon, dove into my image editing program, and made a few lo-fi badges for the present and future members and supporters of the Collection of Spectacles. Who knows? Maybe you would like to wear your collectibleness with pride.

So, if you are a member or background supporter and would like to help me grow the Collection and increase its traffic, feel free to insert one of the following badges into your sidebar or use one in a post. The whole collection thanks you, I'm sure.

I have included the necessary code. Just remember to remove the three asterisks when you install it so that it works in your template or entry.

<*a href="http://collectionofspectacles.schmutzie.com/"><*img src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v491/schmutzie_pickles/eyeglasses%20buttons/words_125X31.jpg" border="0" /><*/a>

<*a href="http://collectionofspectacles.schmutzie.com/"><*img src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v491/schmutzie_pickles/eyeglasses%20buttons/sunglasses_125X34.jpg" border="0" /><*/a>

<*a href="http://collectionofspectacles.schmutzie.com/"><*img src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v491/schmutzie_pickles/eyeglasses%20buttons/3D_125X81.jpg" border="0" /><*/a>

<*a href="http://collectionofspectacles.schmutzie.com/"><*img src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v491/schmutzie_pickles/eyeglasses%20buttons/proud_125X135.jpg" border="0" /><*/a>

<*a href="http://collectionofspectacles.schmutzie.com/"><*img src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v491/schmutzie_pickles/eyeglasses%20buttons/catseye_125X185.jpg" border="0" /><*/a>