Friday, April 8, 2011

How To Improve Your Blog...

Let me ask you a question....

When you get someone to finally come to read your blog and you post something that you found on another blog (i.e., a link) do you want that person to leave your blog permanently or temporarily? Personally, I would only want them to leave temporarily and then come back to read the rest of what I was writing.

I am posting this because I have found that most of us put links in that automatically take the reader to the new site on the same window or tab that our blog is in. So, I thought I would share with you a little trick to make sure that when the reader clicks on the link you want them to visit, it opens in a new window.

So, let's say that we want our readers to see what Veronica at "Life In The Thrify Lane" has posted on her blog today. The HTML code that is needed to open in a new window is: target="_blank" Therefore, your link should look like this: <a href=" target="_blank" ></a> within your "Edit HTML" tab (for Blogger at least).

I hope that helps. Have fun blogging!!!


Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

That's such a great tip. I remember being so thrilled when I found that out.

But I still sometimes forget to do it!!! In fact, now I come to think of it, I forgot in today's post. Doh! So thank you for the reminder!!


Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

Hi lovely,

I just tried to email you but it wouldn't send. Grrr. I'll post it here instead. I hope that's okay with you....

Hi Nancy,

Thank you so very much for leaving me a comment on this slightly personal blog post. It was SO lovely to hear from you.
Three children aged 22 to 6? I have four ranged 10 to 5. Your way of doing it sounds much more civilised to me!! But maybe that's because I've just had the first day of our Easter holiday. One word: noisy!!
Does being married to a Navy man mean that you get to travel a lot?
I'm so pleased for you that you're just discovering your creative talent. It's so exciting discovering all the potential loveliness out there, isn't it?