I've noticed lately that a lot of you want to tell me about things in other places. You are hoping I, and other readers, will have a moment to go see something else, read another tidbit, or see that you yourself have written something on the subject at hand.
When I write, here, all I need to do is press a button, well actually click with my mouse, to create a hyperlink. But when I leave a comment on a blog it's important that I know how to insert the correct code. Not all blog platforms allow HTML in comments because spammers are famous for acting like humans but really being robots, but Six Apart and TypePad do, so you're safe here.
As you may have noticed, merely leaving a link will not show up as a link and oftentimes it will get cut off because it's too long horizontally to fit within the confines of the width of a comments area.
If you have a blog and you are not a tech savvy person, I would strongly suggest that you use TypePad. At TypePad they have people, actual humans, who answer the most mundane and absolutely complicated questions of mine, and tens of thousands of other bloggers, who use their platforms. What I say is this-- if you pour your heart into your blog, why not have people on the other end helping to make your space yours and unique, easy to read and easy to find?
It is because of one email exchange to Six Apart that I am able to show you, or pass on to you, how to leave links in the comments section of my blog, your blog or any blog allowing HTML in their comments area.
If you want to, let's say, point me to something funny you found skipping through the blogosphere, like this post:
1. you would enter this code in before the http, <a href="
there can be no space between <a href=" and the http
2. then after the backslash after people you would enter the code, ">
Again, without any space between /"> you will write the actual words that help me and everyone reading to click on and pint to and acknowledge what the link is concerning.
3. The last piece of code you will jot down is </a>
So it might look like this:
people/">O hey! This is a really funny piece about how white people view the poor.</a>
but it will look like this to everyone reading, O hey! This is a really funny piece about how white people view the poor.
If you want to remember how to do this, just keep a little cheat sheet in your own computer. Here is an example:
2007/03/vanilla_beans_p.html/">I found out how to keep vanilla beans going longer.</a>
I hope this helps.
Also, everyone, even non-food bloggers, should know about Food Blog S'cool because it's an amazing resource for those wanting to understand blogging, computers, HTML, various platforms for web and blog designing etc. Anyone can sign up, ask questions or just glean off of other people questions and comments on a massive spectrum of topics and concerns.