Want People to Find Your Blog?

**Leaving a link when you comment on someone else's post
So this is an awesome way for people to visit your site.  Cause, you know, copying and pasting is just really time consuming.

You need html for this.  Don't understand HTML, no biggie.  I don't either.  I do know how to copy other people's stuff, though.

Here's mine:
<a href="http://teachingsuperpower.blogspot.com/">I Teach. What's Your Super Power?</a>

Obviously, you're going to want to put your own address and title in.  Don't change anything else, though!  So my fake blog, Teaching is a Work of Heart, would look like this.

<a href="http://teachingisaworkofheart.blogspot.com/">Teaching is a Work of Heart</a>

Get it?

Now, no way are you going to memorize that little bit of text.  So go to Hey! Paste It, put in your html code, and it will make you a page to bookmark.  Save that page, and you've always got it ready to go.

Wish I was cool enough to have figured it out on my own, but I got these directions from Ladybug's Teacher Files.


**Helping People Find You and a Bonus Tip
People need to be able to find your blog to read it and follow it. Shocking, right? There's one tiny thing you probably haven't done to make this tons easier.
The first thing I do when I see I have a new follower, is to click on that little picture. If they have a blog, I click on the link to head over for a little visit. No link, though, and I can't come see you. Boohoo.

From Blogger, follow these steps:

Or just watch the video.



**I Want to Reply to Your Comment but You Won't Let Me
I love getting comments (what blogger doesn't?) And I love replying to them personally. And easily, cause I'm lazy like that. You're probably making it difficult for bloggers to reply to your comments and YOU DID'T EVEN KNOW IT! Shocking, right?
Well, it's easy to fix. I'm totally stealing these directions from Teaching with Love and Laughter. Because I was a no reply blogger and didn't realize it until I read this post from her. The shame.

1. Get into your blogger dashboard.
2. See that cute little profile picture in your top right corner? There's a drop down arrow next to it. Click it.
3. Click "Blogger Profile"
4. In the top left corner, select "Edit Profile"
5. Make sure the second box "Show My E-mail Address" is checked
6. Under identity, make sure it's the e-mail address you want replies going to.
7. Save Profile.

You're done. I didn't take any pictures cause Lori already did. You can check out her post if you want to see. Together we can rid the world of no reply bloggers! Seriously, I just want to be all thanks, you're so sweet, without having to go through a bunch of steps.  Also, being able to do this has pretty much led to most of my real bloggy friendships.


**Update** Google+ has made this require a few more steps.  Here's a great post from Jenniffier's Sometimes Creative Life on how to get around that Google+ beeswax.
No Reply Blogger with Google+


24 comments

  1. Your site is a life saver, thanks for all the great how to's!
    LivinG To Learn

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  2. Thanks Megan! I am going to try this. All your blog posts are packed full of information. Thanks for helping us 'newbies.' I just published my 3rd blog post. I am always so nervous hitting that button! I don't see the option that you are talking about, but I will keep looking!

    Pam

    Teaching By The Sea

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    1. Hey Pam-Because of Google Plus, that last set of directions needs a few extra steps. Here's a website that will show you what to do:
      http://jenniffier.blogspot.com/2012/08/google-profile.html

      Hope this helps!
      Megan

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  3. OMG it worked! I followed Jennifer's directions and I was able to change my profile from my name to my blog name. Check that off the list. I am still having a heck of a time figuring out how to have me blog name as a link when I comment. Then, I will figure out how to get my blog logo in my profile. Any suggestions?

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  4. Megan, I'm having trouble leaving my blog name when I comment. It keeps telling me that blogger doesn't accept "html", so when I change it to "www", it will leave my blog name, but the hyperlink won't work :(
    What am I doing wrong??? I need help!

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  5. Thanks for the tips! Apparently I was a no reply blogger, but no more!

    Sabra
    Teaching with a Touch of Twang

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  6. Thanks, Megan! I'm always learning from you, and actually clicked to look back at this post from your blog bday post, but here's a shot at leaving a link with my comment, since I'm re-reading this...
    Brooke

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  7. Thanks for this info it was so helpful!! :-)

    Whimsy Living

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  8. You are so helpful and generous! I've been updating my blog all day using your easy tips. I was using a free template from cutest blog on the block, but now I've created a background, header, and buttons on my own. Thank you so much!!!

    Cousin Classrooms

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  9. I'm new to blogging. Thanks for the tutorials!

    Teresa Tretbar

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  10. Getting started with these tips right now! Thanks for sharing your secrets!!!

    My First Grade Happy Place

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  11. Thanks for sharing all of your Blog Baby Blog secrets. I appreciate them!
    Ryan
    The Disneyfied Teacher
    P.S. Trying the "link in the comment" for the first time. *fingers crossed*

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  12. Thank you so much for all of your amazing tips! I feel bad for bringing shame to my no reply blog! I have check marked properly now, I hope! Thanks again!
    No. 2 Pencils

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  13. I'm attempting your directions for linking my blog. Fingers crossed! Mastering the Middle

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  14. This was so incredibly helpful! Thank you for this post. I spent a solid hour the other day trying to figure this out!
    The Full Spectrum

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  15. Thanks so much! I needed these tips! :)

    The Tally Tales

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  16. Wow the things I have learned in such a short space of time. TpT need to have more summer challenges. Thank you for such an easy to read and follow blog about how to blog.
    K-2 Kapers

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  17. Thanks for sharing your ideas and tips. Do you know anything about blogging via weebly? I recently revamped my weebly page and has been using that instead of my blogspot page. Thanks again!

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