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Safeguarding Your Email Address

Not too long ago, I started receiving a lot of spam in my email inbox. The only place I had ever used my email address was on my blog. It was written out as is (ex: sneaky@yahoo.com). Didn't take long to figure out that spambots had combed my blog and found it.

I tried linking directly to my email address so that when people clicked on the link, they were taken to their email, where their compose message box would pop up already addressed to me. I found that many people did not have their email configured to automatically open with the direct link, so I began searching for another way to share my email address.

Through an internet search I found Scrim. Using Scrim allows my readers to click on a link on my blog to get my email address. It doesn't take them directly to their email, but to the Scrim site, where my email address can be retrieved after a very simple word verification step.

Word verification is a big turn off for me, but the wv on Scrim takes only a quick click of a mouse.

I like to use my scrim link in combination with a direct link for those of my readers who prefer to easily click and send me an email. What safeguards have you successfully used on your blog to protect your email address?

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Easy Social Links (Share Buttons)


Recently Blogger added an easy way to put social links (they call them share buttons) on Blogger blogs. They appear right at the bottom of each post and enable your readers to easily share a link to your post on their own Facebook and Twitter accounts. There are also buttons for email, Google Buzz, and Blogger. Cool!

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To install these links on your blog, go to your page elements page. Click on 'edit' in the blog posts section.


Scroll down and check the 'Show Share Buttons' box. Save.

This tip will not work for everyone, especially if you have modified your post footer or have had a blog makeover. Click here for a tip on how to add share buttons to a customized template. I can add share buttons to blogs that I have designed for $5.

Related Posts:
Add Share Buttons To Your Customized Template
Add Tweets To Your Sidebar!
Fun Facebook Symbols

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Linking to a Specific Post

Ever wondered how to link to an individual post? Perhaps someone wrote something a long time ago that you really want to link back to in order to share it with your readers. You know how to link to a blog, but how on earth do you link to a single post? You'll be surprised by how easy this is!

Find the post that you'd like to link to. Click on the title.


Look up at the very top of your computer screen. Copy (ctrl + c) the url (web address - highlighted in blue above) in the long box. That, my friends, is the url for that specific post! Be sure to copy the whole thing. Try triple clicking to get it all in one fell swoop.

Putting a link to an individual post is the same as putting any old link into a post. All you have to do is create a link and paste (ctrl + v) in the url when directed. Voila!

Don't know how to put a link in a post? No worries! Click here for easy instructions!

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Please do not copy and paste my words and images into your own posts. I work hard on my tips and wish for everything to remain on this blog. Want to share this tip with your readers? Feel free to link to this post: http://sneakymommablogdesign.blogspot.com/2010/07/linking-to-specific-post.html      Thanks! :)