When you leave a comment on someone’s blog, you can make it super easy for the blogger to follow you back to your blog or website.
Most of us have an ID that links to our blogging profile. Once at our profile page, a visitor needs to search for our blog’s link, then take another step to visit our blog.
With a tiny bit of html code, you can turn your signature into a clickable link so any visitor who wants to know more about you (because you left such an intriguing comment on my blog) can follow you directly back to your own blog, and maybe become a follower, and leave comments . . .
Well, that sounds a bit like stalking, but you know what I mean. I think it’s a great way to attract new followers to your blog. I encourage you to do it here. And if you see other bloggers leaving a clickable signature at your site, feel free to do the same when you return their visit.
If I type it out for you, I’ll have created another clickable link and you still won’t know how to do it. Therefore, the easiest way to learn how to write the html code phrase is to:
1. Type the name you want to use for your signature in your new post Compose window.
2. Create a link to your blog from that signature.
3. Switch to the Edit Html window and see what the code looks like.
4. Copy that piece of code into a notebook (or copy and paste into a Word document).
5. Type the complete code phrase (or copy and paste from your Word doc) each time you wish to leave a clickable link signature in a comment.
If this explanation is totally incomprehensible, e-mail me at patriciastoltey at yahoo dot com and put “clickable signature” in the subject line. Give me the name you want to use in your signature line, and the blog or website url you want to use in the link. I’ll send you a Word attachment that has the code for your very own clickable signature typed out for you.
Signing off for now,