Guest Author - Vanessa Pruitt
Do you participate in online message boards or forums? Then you would enjoy having a pregnancy ticker!
A pregnancy ticker is an online graphic that is automatically updated to display how far along you are in your pregnancy. This is calculated based on your due date or the date of your last menstural period. Here is an example of a pregnancy ticker from Lilypie.com:
Women like to use tickers to display the progress of their pregnancy in their forum signature. This lets other people on the forum know that you are pregnant and how far along you are without having to tell them all the time.
Pregnancy tickers are fun and easy to make. Just go to the ticker generator of your choice, enter all of the required information, and then generate your personalized pregnancy ticker.
Here are some popular websites that let you create a pregnancy ticker:
Each generator will give you a preview of your pregnancy ticker and then several snippets of “code”. You will need to select the right code for the location that you would like to use your pregnancy ticker. For instance, many forums use HTML or UBBcode. Check with each individual forum as to what is accepted.
Pregnancy tickers aren't just for forums and message boards. You can use your ticker in a variety of places. Would you would like to display it on your website, desktop, mobile phone, or even in your email signature? You can grab a snippet of code for each of those places!
They also make tickers for many other occasions and life events. You can generate a ticker for adoption, birthdays, trying to concieve, miscarriage, weight loss, and much more. Whatever timeline you would like to display, you can probably find a ticker for it!
How to add a ticker to your BellaOnline forum signature
Yes, you can add a ticker to your BellaOnline forum signature! This is a great opportunity to join us on the BellaOnline pregnancy forum. If you don't already have an account, go to the BellaOnline forums and create one.
Next, use a ticker generator to create your ticker. BellaOnline forums use UBBcode for signatures, so you'll need to grab this snippet of code when you create your ticker. Either copy the code to your clipboard or copy and past the code into notepad.
At the top of the BellaOnline forums, go to 'My Stuff' and then 'My Profile'. Scroll down to where you can edit your signature. Paste the UBBcode for your ticker into this text box. You can click 'preview' to see what your signature will look like. If you are satisfied with the look, scroll down to the bottom of the page and click 'submit' to save your changes. Your ticker will now show up at the bottom of all of your posts.