A couple of bloggers surprised me the other day with this question: How do you ‘link’ in comments? To which another blogger replied to me saying: I sense a new how-to blog post coming along.
We all participate in those memes, at least one. Let’s take, for example, Breaking the Spine’s Waiting on Wednesday. You’ve posted your post, linked up your link, and now you’re going through the linky list and commenting on new blogs. But you want them to check out your post too. This is when you need a link, so you can say “Stop by my WoW” without your entire link gaping in the comments. And its pretty easy, actually.
Let’s say your link is www.iceybooks.com. Here’s how you would link it in your comment.
<a href=”http://www.iceybooks.com”>Stop by my blog</a>
The code in green will be invisible, only the text in blue will show. Yet when users hover over it, it will be clickable, and people will be able to go directly to the link you specified. If you’re going to copy the code I’ve provided above, be sure to replace the bolded link in green with a link to wherever you need.
Do you have any blogging how-to questions? Don’t be shy, leave them in comments!