Wednesday, August 25, 2010

How to link to your blog

I Am Momma - Hear Me RoarToday at I am Momma, Cheri did a great post how to make your blog grow. I was surprised to hear that she had only started her blog in February. She has done a lot with her blog and has over 3000 subscribers. Dare I dream that big.

Anyway this post had some great tips. Some that I immediately implemented others that will take some practice. But I thought I might add a tip of my own.

Cheri points out that one way to gain attention is to leave thoughtful and sincere comments. That is a suggestion that I have heard before. I’ve been doing it a lot more now that Google reader allows you to go directly to the source. I often add a link back to my blog on these comment especially if I made something using someone else’s tutorial. To do that you have to know a little HTML or have a nerd for a husband. Once my husband gave me the code I saved it in a notepad doc and now whenever I need it I just Copy and Paste it into my comments.

Here is what you need to leave a link:

<a href="your website ">text to display</a>

Of course, you would replace the orange text with your information. For example the text I copy and paste is

<a href=" ">Hammer & Thread</a>

Or if I’m linking to a specific post I’d write:

I made that, check it out <a href="">here</a>

But it only displays: I made that, check it out here

So that’s my tip, how about some practice. Leave me a comment with a link to your blog. I promise to check it out and leave you some comment love too.



  1. That is super cool and I'm glad your hubby is computer savvy! I'm lucky that mine can be too, but unlucky that he's a soldier going to school in another state right now, lol He tries to explain things over the phone to me, doesn't always work though! I'm very new to the blogging thing, but here's a peek:
    olive owl creations

    I'll be amazed if that looks right once i press the post button :)

  2. Thank you! I've been wondering how to do this. Cheri linked me to you. I am going to try the link thing right now :) I hope you don't mind

    Just Better Together

  3. Thanks for the link to a great article! I found you through the One Pretty Thing Flickr Roundup for your upcycled cart (loved it, by the way!). I've been blogging for a few years but my audience consists of about two people right now, haha! You can come see me here!
    Carmen @ seaschell

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  5. Okay, I'm trying again.
    Love your blog and especially your post on the shrinking shopping bag. I would like to subscribe to your blog, but exactly how do I do this?

    If you'd like to visit my pregnancy, parenting and relationship blog, find me here.

  6. That is very useful advice. Just ran into your blog tonight and LOVE it. Have to come back for sure! Came here through "Childmade", your owl softie attracted my attention. Really like that one, am really into owls at the moment. So then I started reading older posts, etc...

    If you want to see my blog, you can find me here

  7. I am a HTML geek too, but I haven't done it in years! Cool that it works on blog posts!! Check me out here

  8. I am just getting started. I thank you so much for your wonderful advice and can't wait to get followers and get started. What is the best ways to get followers? Thank you so much!

    Girl Boy Girl Inspired

    Hope that worked!!!

  9. thanks for the tip - going to check out I Am Momma's blog.
    here's my blog

  10. I know this is an old post but I am new to blogging and am very anxious for my blog to grow. I have seen all sorts of blogs saying "link up" or "link back" but had no idea of how to do it. This is tremendously helpful, Thank you.

    check me out

  11. what a smart husband you have. Oh how Id love to have that many readers. I keep plugging along and hope that those that read benefit from what I have to say.You can read more here