Non technical, non threatening instructions for making a hyperlink signature. For anyone who found other instructions confusing and took hours trying to work it out. I hope it helps. It'd be kind of nice if you let me know :)
Why do you want a hyperlink signature?
• You've got a blog
• You like to comment on other peoples posts in a caring and sharing way
• You'd like the person for whom you crafted a kindly word to come visit you in return
• You want to make it as easy as possible. You don't want them to have go to your profile page, scroll down, (sometimes it seems like forever) find you have 3 or even 8 blogs, and wonder which one to tackle first.
• The nice person who wants to return the compliment will likely give up in frustration, it's not worth the hassle.
• The nifty signature will take them to the specific blog (or post) you'd like them to visit. Easy peasy.
How to do it:
The letters and symbols below are what the computer needs to navigate to your blog or post, (and you wouldn't believe how hard it was to find a blog title that hadn't been taken!) I've colour coded it for ease, normally it's all in black, and appears more or less in one line, it's only broken up like this because I put it on a ppt slide.
Next. Where it's red is where you put your blog address (what you originally called your blog - if you can't remember click on the title of your blog and check in the address bar at the top of your page.) But of course you do it in black, not red.
Now choose your signature. Are you going to use your real name, the name of your blog, a nom de plume or what? Type that in where I've used blue. That will become your signature, and is what I should see in the comments section.
That's all! It should work. (*Grins nervously with fingers crossed)
Feel free to give it a go here. I was nervous the first time I tried it, thinking I'd stuff it up (which I did about 4 million times before I got it right). I won't be critical if you get it wrong...honest!
If my fictitious Ruby really did have a Machinima blog, this is what she'd be working on. I'm envious!