I'm new to the whole blogging thing and wanted to add some custom buttons to link to my ETSY shop and Twitter. I designed the buttons, loaded them and had them all linked up, but I still wasn't happy. Wanting to add a little bling to my buttons I brought the images into Adobe Flash and made them into .swf files. Unfortunately Blogger doesn't support these types of files so I had to find an image hosting site to upload the files to.
Once I had the files uploaded I thought, "Great, now I have my bling." Nope! I could see the images but I couldn't get them linked properly. Back to Adobe Flash to embed the URLs right into the file. Again, I thought, "Great, now I have my bling and the links!" Nope! Now I had to go back into my widget and add more code to allow the scripting! What a hassle, but so worth it in the end! It was a learning experience for me and it only took 12 hours! LOL.
Now, that's dedication!