When I started blogging many moons ago (5 years worth of moons nearly), I had no idea how to create a clickable link to my blog when commenting on other posts. Here is a simple guide on how to create a clickable link and why you should. I wish I had this information from the start!
Clickable links are much easier/lazier way for someone to access your blog. Sure you can type it out but I personally am not going to copy and paste it. I’d rather just click and I’m there, not faffing around.
You don’t need to be a coding HTML master, in fact adding a clickable link is about as far as my HTML knowledge extends. Don’t ask me to explain what bits mean, just copy the text below, change the red text to your details, save them in a little notepad document on your computer and phone and here we go. You can copy and paste whenever.
<a href=”https://www.teainthetub.com“>Tea in the Tub</a>
Yes this looks qute scary and messy but it will appear as this:
Tea in the Tub
Now, there is nothing worse than comments on your blog like: “Great post. Visit my blog (link).” Clearly they have not read your great post so no, I’m not going to visit your blog. In fact I delete comments like this as soon as I can as short, irrelevant comments can make your website appear as spam and damage your search ratings = Not good.
Only leave your link if you have posted a thoughtful, relevant comment. I am totally going to click your link as you have clearly spent time reading my blog and engaging with me.
Do you prefer it when people leave clickable links? How often do you comment on other posts?