Sunday, March 25, 2012

How to create a link inside your blog post

I’ve read a few blog posts recently and decided to create a short entry on an overview of creating and internalizing links.

Simple Steps to create a link:

  • Begin be creating your blog post, and write about a particular topic
  • In a second browser window navigate to the webpage you want to link to from your blog post
  • Copy the URL of that page, as this will keep what’s copied in your clipboard.  In my example to a particular post about Pinterest in Education.
  • Back on your authoring page, type what you want the readers to associate with as your link.
  • Highlight those words, and with the words highlighted find the link button
  • Paste in the URL appropriately
  • The words you highlighted should now be linkable words taking readers to a new online location
  • Post your blog entry

  • Below is an example of a blog post creating a link

    Somtimes it may be nice to see the entire URL as a link, if the intent is for your audience to learn the URL lingo, like .  As a rule you want to type in a word for the reader linking them directly to the website, like Pinterest.  Remember readers probably don't want to read but rather "Pinterest in Education"

    Pinterest in Education

    Stephen Abram writes about how Pintrest, the new social media craze taking the online community by storm, can be integrated into the educational curriculum.  He highlights many Pinterest resources among several categories including Lesson Plans, Professional, and Fun.  Read the post "Pinterest and Education" and find your inspiration.