Sunday, August 19, 2012

The Novice Blogger #2 - comments and links

This one took me for-EVAH to figure out. I actually went out and scoured the web looking for the answer.
(yes, like I put on my coat and grabbed an umbrella and went out to scour the web. The internet has obviously become a very real for me.)

How does one get their blog link to  show up in as a signature in comments?


See how below my name it says the name of my blog? That's a hyperlink to my blog. Just in case someone wants to come visit me, see who this weirdo commenter is.

I thought for sure there was some setting, but I could never find anything. Since signatures happen to be such an important thing for us bloggies, you would just think that Blogger would have some built-in widget that makes it all super easy. Not so much.

But it really isn't hard. Here's what you do.

When you are finished writing your comment and have signed your name, you copy and paste this into the comment:

<a href="http://peacocksandpenguins.blogspot.com/">Peacocks & Penguins</a>

But....don't leave it like that. Unless you want everyone to think my blog is yours. To fix that, you change peacocksandpenguins to your blog name. It breaks down like this:

<a href="http://peacocksandpenguins.blogspot.com/">Peacocks & Penguins</a>

The part in red should be your blog address. The part in blue is what you want the text to say.
And that is how you get a hyperlink to your blog in your signature in comments.

I keep the tag on a post-it on my desktop. That way I always have it available to copy and paste.


Just double check your work when you are done, so that if you ever need to go back and take a screen capture of one of your own comments for a blog post, you don't get something like this:



Ta-da!!

8 comments:

  1. Great post!! This is something I wish more people would do because it makes it much easier to go to their blog. And L-O-L to your last photo!! This whole post had me smiling!

    Janaye
    Tales of Frogs and Cupcakes

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    1. I loveit when links are so visable and nearby!

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  2. Check out the tutorials section of Ladybug's Teacher Files! She has so many great blogging how-tos!

    Jenny

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    1. I'm going to go check her out! Thanks for the tips!!

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  3. Good idea to check ; ) A few times I've left a link to somebodies else's blog because I just cut and paste "my code" but I had copied somebodies link for something else. Hahahaha! Seriously, though, I have a page on my blog called Blog Baby Blog with lots of blogging tips. Check it out the next time you're looking to figure something out!

    Megan
    I Teach. What's Your Super Power?

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    1. Who knows where we could send people? I'm going to go check out your blog!

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  4. Thanks so much for this great tip! I stumbled upon your blog from Pinterest and am now a new follower. :) I'm looking forward to browsing some more of your wonderful site!

    Have a great Labor Day!

    Kim
    Little Rays of Sunshine

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    1. Thank you! I hope you had a good labor day as well!

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