Create Direct Downloads on Your Blog

October 23, 2011

Create Direct Downloads on Your Blog

October 23, 2011
Ok, this is seriously awesome! While browsing around a zillion sites last night, I happened upon a new (for me) site on Google. It’s a site where you can create your own website for free. Why should we care as bloggers? Well, you can also upload files to that site! AND…you can link those files directly on your blog!! Want to learn more? The video is below…
I would love to hear your thoughts, if it is something you’ll be trying on your blog…and how it goes for you if you do try it out. I know I can’t wait to link up my next file this way–I might just have to make something right now to try it out again! Take care and happy Sunday! 🙂


  • Katie and Steve October 23, 2011 at 8:22 pm


    I have a website that I have linked with my blog. Website traffic is helping me get traffic to the blog…Although my website isn't free and it's much more time consuming working with html code, it's fun to have another outlet for sharing!


  • Teacher Tam October 23, 2011 at 8:24 pm

    This looks good. What do you think is the benefit to doing this as opposed to going to Google Docs? Is it because it is a direct download? Just curious.

  • Kristen October 23, 2011 at 8:28 pm

    That's cool Katie! I love your other site, wow.

    Teacher Tam, ya, I like having the direct link on the blog itself–I think it's a nice feature to have 🙂

  • Hadar October 23, 2011 at 10:31 pm

    That's awesome!! Thanks for finding it and sharing it 🙂


  • Fitbecky October 23, 2011 at 11:18 pm

    Thanks for sharing Kristen I just gave it a try on my blog here:
    🙂 Becky

  • Annie Moffatt October 23, 2011 at 11:22 pm

    I know I say this ALL the time but you are my hero! I am so tired of using my 4shared account so this is perfect for me! Thank you a million times over:)

  • oh' boy October 23, 2011 at 11:51 pm

    thanks for another great tutorial… I am going to have to try this out!! YOU ROCK!!!

  • Mrs. McKown October 24, 2011 at 12:37 am

    I am with Annie, you are my hero. I can't believe you found something that was "new" for you!!
    Thanks for all of your help! I wouldn't know how to do anything without all of your tutorials and tips!

    Little Literacy Learners

  • Ginger Snaps October 24, 2011 at 8:11 pm

    I was just recently introduced to DropBox and it does virtually the same thing! I love having a direct link!

  • melissa October 25, 2011 at 12:27 am

    Hi Kristen 🙂
    I had to award you the blog on fire award!
    You are awesome!! I love all of your amazing ideas.

  • Mrs. Missy Kennedy, Master Teacher, MAT October 25, 2011 at 1:31 am

    AWESOME! Thank you for this post!!!
    Missy Kennedy
    The Kennedy Korral Blog

  • Mrs. Cardiel October 25, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    Oh, finally! I've been needing this! Thank you so much!!!!
    Priscilla 🙂

  • Jessica October 26, 2011 at 3:29 am

    This was super helpful! Thank you so much…I will be using it soon 🙂

    Teaching in Sweats

  • Lori December 30, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    THANK YOU for making this process sooo easy!!

  • Kid's Reading Activities January 11, 2012 at 5:49 pm

    I love it! You always teach me something new:) Thank you!


  • Rachelle January 31, 2012 at 4:50 am

    Ohmyword….does this really work????? Like forever? Remember when we all did this when we used googledocs and then all of the sudden, it stopped working???

    You are BLOGGING genius!!!!!

  • Jennifer Laffin April 20, 2013 at 8:37 pm

    Excellent tutorial! I have spent the last hour looking al over the web to figure out how to do this. You made it sooooo easy! Thanks!

    Mrs. Laffin's Laughings

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