new skills

i'm learning how to make a blog button. they say i'm supposed to post it to the web as one of the steps. testing 1, 2, 3, testing, testing....

well, the button is made- i should be patting myself on the back. but instead, i sit here frustrated. i can't get the code to show up in my sidebar in case anybody wants to grab my button for their own blog.

i will eagerly take any helpful hints available!