Monday, January 22, 2007


When yoo leeve a link to yer blog in a Mr Linkie's box or in comments on a Thursday Thirteen or similer meme, do yoo leeve a link to yer blog, or do yoo leeve a link to the spesifik post? If yer leeving a link that just goze to yer blog (i.e., yer doing a desservise to the blog commyunity. Yoo shood link to the spesifik post so that win sumwun is klikking on the link weeks later, they see the appropreeyut blog entry rather than the top of yer blog (wich can be frustrayting). The link to a spesifik post is called a permalink.

Heer's the deffynishun of "permalink" frum Wikipedia:
A permalink is a URL that points to a specific blogging entry even after the entry has passed from the front page into the blog archives. Because a permalink remains unchanged indefinitely, its use avoids link rot. Most modern weblogging and content-syndication software systems, including Wordpress, Movable Type, LiveJournal, RapidWeaver, Pivot and Blogger, support such links. Other types of websites use permalinks, too, but the term itself is most common within the blogosphere.

How do yoo know whut the permalink is? I'll provide the info heer for Blogger, and deepend on others to provide instrukshuns for the other blog platforms...

The qwikest and eeziest is to go to yer blog and look in yer sidebar for the area ware yer preeviyus posts are listed. Klik on any link (or rite-klik and vyoo properties) to take yoo to the URL for that post. Heer are 2 ixzampuls of arkived posts lists:

Or, yoo can go to ware yer list of posts is (under "Edit Posts") and klik the vyoo link wich is in the frunt of evry post titul. It looks sumthing like this:

Just klik the View link and grab the URL frum the adress bar, or rite-klik the View link and View Properties to see the link.

If yoo git in the habit of leeving permalinks insted of just the general adress for yer blog, yoo'll grately improove the ixpeeriense for the cats hoo are klikking on links!

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