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Putting a Link Inside A Post

A link is simply one or more words that when clicked on, takes you somewhere else. It is most often written in a different color or underlined in a post. Most blog carnivals, giveaways and memes request that you link back to the host blog when you participate. I'm going to show you how to do just that.

First you need to write your post. Highlight the words that you would like to have link to something else. Click on the 'link' button. It looks like a broken chain link. Type in the URL (web address) that you would like to link to and hit enter. Preview your post to see if your link works.

Here's an example:

In this post, I wanted to link to my current giveaway. I wrote the post. Then I copied (ctrl + c) the web address of the page I wanted to link to. In this case, it was my giveaway post.

Then I highlighted the word ‘giveaways’ (circled in red in the image above) and clicked on the link button (circled in blue). A Hyperlink box popped up. I selected "http://" from the drop down menu and then deleted the http:// that was already in the box. Then I pasted (ctrl + v) in my giveaway page's web address. I found the specific URL for my giveaway post by viewing my blog, finding my giveaway post and clicking on the title. This opened the post up by itself, making it easy to find and copy the URL (http://sneakym...) Then I previewed my post and checked my link.

Have fun! You can link to other blogs, articles that you want to share, your email address. Anything. The world is your oyster. Link away!

9 comments:

Mama SeWELL said...

You mustve known I needed some help with this one huh? I thought I had it figured out the other day, then I tried to post it and I just couldnt get it to work. You are so awesome!!

Hope you had a great weekend!

Elaine said...

Great tip. I just had an email the other day from someone asking me this.. Lot's of people I see do not know how to do this...

Your great.

He And Me + 3 said...

You are so bloggy smart. Thanks for all your tips! Can't wait til tuesday:)

Beth in NC said...

When I first started blogging, I finally asked someone how to do it. That was sweet of you to share this tip.

Blessings!
Beth

Robyn said...

Thank you Thank you you have answered many of my questions, It saves me from many tears.

Yankee Mama said...

THANK YOU SO MUCH! HUGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Team Alix said...

How do you know if your blog has been linked to? Is there some kind of a widget that sweeps the web and then tells you you've been labeled somewhere?

Team Alix said...

oops... forgot my email: lauraalix@yahoo.com

magda said...

You are a blogger goddess, my hero.