A short how-to

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One of my favorite co-SPLAT-ers (and really, they’re all my favorites) asked me to do a quick how-to for those of you who really want to make those cool links in your blog posts that direct readers to something awesome with a label you’ve made yourself. What I’m trying to say is, this is how you put links in your blog without the “www.” and “.whatever” in them. One of these links might look like this: Tweet Us!

There are a number of ways to do this, but I’m a copy/paste kind of girl, so I use this website: http://www.w3schools.com/html/html_links.asp. The handy bit about this is that it gives you a really quick walk-through for all sorts of HTML tricks.   

Let me insert a quick disclaimer here: I am not an expert. I really only know enough HTML to get myself into trouble (as evidenced by this post that I’ve edited a dozen times now). But, that said, it’s difficult to get into too much trouble, and because there’s immediate feedback, it’s fun to play around with. 

Back to the main point: if you just want to insert nifty links, direct yourself to the above w3schools website, copy the code, open up the HTML editor in your blog (this will likely be a little button that says “HTML”), and paste. Swap out the default link and phrase with your own, save and close the HTML editor, and finish your post. That’s it! Easy-peasy. And on an entirely different note, I am proud to say this is my first “mobile” blog post completed on my smart phone in Philadelphia at PLA. It was both easier and more difficult than I expected, but I’ll probably do more posts this way.