Tuesday, January 25, 2011

How to Create a Clickable Link in a Comment

So I absolutely love it when someone leaves a clickable link in a comment. That means I don't have to copy and paste a (sometimes really long) url link to go to someone's blog. Just click and go!

So instead of:

This looks like a good recipe! I'd love for you to visit my blog and link this up:

http:// thisisareallylongblogname.blogspot . com/01/2010/ a-really-long-post-name-that-takes-forever-to-read-and-i-dont-want-to-copy-and-paste-this-whole-thing. html

We can then see:

This looks like a good recipe! I'd love for you to visit my blog and link this up:

My Recipe Linkup - don't click the link... it'll just bring you to my homepage :)


So you can see how that's a lot cleaner and I can easily access it from my approve comments page! I'm much more likely to follow a link if it's a clickable link because it's easier and I have this pet peeve. I really dislike putting in a url in my url box. I don't want it to show up in my dropdown box of commonly visited sites. Weird, I know. But it's how I roll. Anyways, I have to go to google.com. Then copy and paste the url in the search. Then click the link. Which takes a lot of time when you get multiple requests to visit blogs. Or I have to click the user profile and hope they have a link to their blog. It's just very time consuming when you have several "visit my blog" requests a day.


Alright, so how to:

The comment boxes will automatically read HTML. So just put this in for where you want the link (but remove the asterisks *):

<*a href="http://www.YOUR BLOG ADDRESS OR LINK HERE">WHAT YOU WANT THE LINK TO SAY<*/a>


So, for instance, the link I posted above, the My Recipe Linkup looked like this:

<*a href="http://www. notsohomemade. blogspot . com">My Recipe Linkup<*/a>


Really simple and a quick and easy way for others (the blog owner you are commenting on as well as others who may see the comment) to click and follow the link!


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4 comments:

Cathy Kennedy said...

Cool tip! Lets see if I can get this to work:

Check out my children's book!

Happy blogging on this Tuesday and thanks!

Kimberly said...

WOW! Thank you! I will be doing this all the time now.

bugaboo, mini, mr & me

Pam said...

Thanks so much for sharing. I am going to try this right now. :)
The Thrifty Things

Ashleigh said...

If you use Google Chrome you can just highlight and right click the address and it will give you the option to "go to" the site =)

This is me shamelessly promoting my blog ;)

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