Linking up in the Comments – Blogging How-To

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!

Hafsah

Hafsah Faizal is a YA author, designer, and blogger. Her designs have graced the sites of New York Times bestselling authors, bloggers, and more. She resides in Texas, with her family.

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5 Comments

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    Nicole@The More the Merrier

    December 13, 2011

    I have always wondered how people did that. Thanks, these post are extremely helpful. Hope you keep them coming.

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    Chapter Chicks

    December 13, 2011

    Great post! I always have people asking me this question as well, and now I can direct them here! Love the blog btw, I haven't been active in a while and this is the first time I'm seeing it like this. It looks great!

    -Jessica

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    roro

    December 13, 2011

    i know how but i constanly forget or type a double f or a misplaced >

    great post

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    Bridget Bowers

    December 14, 2011

    Being a total newbie to blogging and well, everything social networking, tips like this are great!

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    Patricia's Particularity

    December 15, 2011

    When I learned how to do this last year I was surprised at how simple it was. It took a while to memorize that code but after I did it was a godsend!

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