Since I'm also new in the blogosphere as well! I took the liberty to help out my fellow newbies! Also, made this button especially for iLive, iLaugh, iLove books first giveaway in celebration of achieving 31 followers in her first 2 weeks! I got that many on my 3rd week and its been a month and I haven't reached 100 Followers yet. *sadness* Anyways! for more info go here.
Oh! And theres a possibility you need to scale down the button if you're putting it on your side bar. :D I like my buttons at high res. :D