Leaving direct links in comments

April 25, 2011

Leaving direct links in comments

April 25, 2011

I know I have written about this before, but I did find some new code yesterday to make your link look italicized (in addition to the bold)!

It really makes the link stand out even more! See the sample below…

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I’m embedding the videos on my blog now… 🙂

97 Comments

  • Ms.M April 25, 2011 at 4:04 pm

    Love the tutorials. I watch them even though I know how to do what you are saying. 🙂 I love Hey Pate it. I've been using it ever since you posted about it. LOVE IT!

    Just in case you were wondering… I would love a tutorial on how to paste an automatic signature on your blog. I have read tutorials but not figured out WHERE in my blog HTML code to post the signature code yet.

    Like my direct links below. :p

    Ms. M
    Ms.M's Blog
    A Teacher's Plan

  • Kristen April 25, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    Love your direct links!! I know a lot of you about this, but I've had some other people ask more about it so I thought I'd put it out there. 🙂

    I would be happy to video about the signature, I'll put that on my list. Thanks for your ever-thoughtful comments Ms. M, you are the best! PS, did ya see we are on TBA together today?!

  • Anonymous April 25, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    I recently became a follower and I'm loving your page and ideas..thanks

    http://www.mylittlelearningcenter.blogspot.com/

  • Amanda April 25, 2011 at 5:04 pm

    I am continually inspired by your tech-savvy advice. 🙂 You are amazing!

    Amanda
    http://www.oneextradegree.blogspot.com

  • Ms.M April 25, 2011 at 5:26 pm

    I did see we are featured on TBA together. 🙂 Must be an ELL thing. 😉

    Ms. M
    Ms.M's Blog
    A Teacher's Plan

  • Ms. Morgart April 25, 2011 at 5:31 pm

    I have learned so much from you, Kristen! Thank you for all the wonderful technology tips!!

    Lynda
    http://curlsandasmile.blogspot.com

  • Deedee Wills April 25, 2011 at 5:57 pm

    Yay! Thank you! Now… did I dream this (one of many blog dreams)Did I see someone post their blog button in a comment box? Do you or one of your SMART, SMART, SMART followers know about this?

    Deedee
    Mrs. Wills Kindergarten

  • Kristen April 25, 2011 at 6:03 pm

    Have you really seen that? That would be SO cool! I've tried, but it says it doesn't accept image tags so I don't think so…

    If you see it again, let me know! Thanks Deedee!

  • Kimberly April 25, 2011 at 7:27 pm

    Lovin' the video tutorials and my new blog design!! You rock! Thank you!!
    Kimberly
    Funky First Grade Fun

  • Heather April 25, 2011 at 7:32 pm

    I love the tutorial videos. Maybe one day soon I will actually make a blog instead of just stalking them. Thank You!
    Heather

  • Tanya April 25, 2011 at 8:03 pm

    You are awesome for creating these tutorials. Thank you!
    Tanya
    First Grade is Fantabulous!

  • First Grade Best April 25, 2011 at 9:22 pm

    Thanks so much for sharing with us! I have learned a few things from your technology tips and can't wait to find a few minutes to watch the video tutorials soon! I really enjoy reading your blog! 🙂
    ~Michelle
    FirstGradeBest

  • Kathy Law April 25, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    THANKS I continue to learn from your tips!!

    Kathy
    First Grade a la Carte

  • JenniferL April 25, 2011 at 11:10 pm

    You are awesome! I'm so impressed with how you are able to educate ALL ages (including us teachers!)! Have a great week at school!

    Jennifer at
    Rowdy in First Grade

  • Janine April 25, 2011 at 11:17 pm

    When I grow up I want to be just like you. Your little snippets of teaching tools for us bloggers has really been a godsend for me! Happy Monday!

  • Brenda April 26, 2011 at 12:16 am

    I agree with everyone! Thanks SO much for taking the time to share tutorials….and I LOVE the new Jing format! Awesome!

    Primary Inspired

  • Deedee Wills April 26, 2011 at 1:13 am

    Shoot! I think I had my url off… Err!

    Here it goes a again.

    Mrs. Wills Kindergarten

  • Angelia April 26, 2011 at 8:42 pm

    I think I figured it out!

    Angelia
    Extra Special Teaching

  • Mrs. Owens April 27, 2011 at 3:28 am

    Kristen,
    Thanks so much for posting this video! I've learned so much from you tonight!

    Rachel
    Go Fourth! With Owens

  • Ashley April 27, 2011 at 11:20 pm

    I love these new video tutorials! I am such a visual learner, so I thank you for this!

    Ashley
    Me & Marie Learning

  • Kelley April 28, 2011 at 11:10 pm

    Hey Kristen,
    I'm giving it a try here…

    Kelley
    Mrs. Randall’s Learning Library

  • Kristen April 28, 2011 at 11:12 pm

    Hi Kelley, I think it just has an extra quotation on the end, otherwise it looks perfect!

  • Ms. Draffkorn May 7, 2011 at 8:32 pm

    Thank you so much for this tutorial! I am new to blogging and I have been wondering how to make a direct link in my comments so I can get more readers!! Thanks again!

    Jill
    Magnificent Multiagers!

  • JenniferL May 19, 2011 at 1:11 am

    Yahoo! I did it! I'm so excited! And my fiance does not seems to think it's nearly as cool as I do! Thanks for the tutorial!

    Rowdy in First Grade

  • Mrs. Bee May 27, 2011 at 7:54 pm

    IT works! Thank you!! Do you have a link to your other code tutorials? I love them!
    Mrs. Bee
    Bee's KinderGarden

  • Kate Boyer June 13, 2011 at 5:20 am

    I started my blog as a project for one of my master's classes. I already had a website, but a blog seems so much more easier to maintain. I found your blog, then found a TON of other wonderful teacher's blogs! I can't wait to learn from everyone. Thank you for all you do!
    My blog is in the beginning stages, but hopefully the more I learn, the better and more detailed it will get. 🙂
    Mrs. Boyer's Busy Bees

  • Kate Boyer June 13, 2011 at 5:21 am

    Ok, it didn't work for me 🙁

    http://mrsboyersbunch.blogspot.com

  • Bethany McClure {Polka Dot Parlor} June 16, 2011 at 11:54 am

    Love this tutorial! Thanks!

    -Bethany
    Learning is a Journey

  • Tammy June 19, 2011 at 2:14 am

    Thanks for your help! I am learning something everyday!

    Tammy
    Live Love Laugh Everyday In Kindergarten

  • Tracey June 19, 2011 at 5:18 am

    I have a new blog to share! I am becoming totally addicted to reading all these wonderful blogs and ideas thanks to you guys!

    http://our-cool-school.blogspot.com/

  • Kristen June 19, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    Hey Tracey, I'm following! 🙂

  • Beth June 22, 2011 at 12:24 am

    Just testing mine out!
    Beth
    Thinking of Teaching

  • Mrs. Morris June 23, 2011 at 8:24 pm

    Thank you!

    Becca
    Simply 2nd Resources

  • Meredith June 25, 2011 at 3:43 am

    Very cool! Thank you!

    Meredith
    Keen on Kindergarten

  • Jody June 27, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    Thank you so much. I had no idea how much there was to learn about blogging. I feel like I'm taking Blogger 101!

    Jody
    Camp Kindergarten

  • SAS July 6, 2011 at 7:34 pm

    Thank you so much for your tutorial. I have tried doing it, but for some CRAZY reason when I paste my blog it shoes up with some saying about treasures??? I have no idea what I am doing wrong! I did learn a lot though!

  • Kristen July 9, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    Hi SAS! Did you figure it out? Can you try it here? I'm not sure why it's doing that.

  • Mrs. Krull July 10, 2011 at 2:49 am

    Just testing, but the preview looks like it's going to work! YEA! Thanks for another great tutorial!

    Mrs. Krull
    Of Primary Importance

  • Cindy July 10, 2011 at 6:12 am

    Thanks for the tutorial! I am a blogger in training!

    Cindy
    Just Another PB&J Day

  • Krissy Miner July 11, 2011 at 1:22 am

    just testing
    Krissy
    Mrs.Miner’s Monkey Business

  • Tracey July 11, 2011 at 3:28 am

    testing

    Tracey
    Our Cool School

  • Sarah July 12, 2011 at 11:05 pm

    It's not working for me I wonder if it's because I'm on homeschoolblogger.com

  • Linda McCardle July 14, 2011 at 2:50 am

    I received your email and I placed your buttons on my blog. Thank you,
    Linda
    ateacherstouch.blogspot.com

  • Mrs. Ward July 15, 2011 at 1:19 am

    WOnderful tutorials! Your blog is teaching me a lot about blogging AND teaching. Thank you. I also tried to the Hey Paste It and when I click on post online it comes back with Clip 0000 and when you click the direct url it is text about a pair of treasure craft ashtrays that will apparently look great in my mid-century modern living room! I even tried a Mozilla to see if it was Internet Explorer causing trouble. Do you have any other thoughts about this?

  • Sally Olson July 16, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    Hi Kristen, I have just gotten started setting up a blog and your tutorials have been so helpful. I am trying to use the HeyPasteIt to be able to leave a direct link in my comments. I have followed the tutorial but when I click to paste it online I don't get my code. The clip number is 0000 and in the code box is a sample message. Help please? Thanks
    Sally

  • Kelly B aka Queen Bee! July 22, 2011 at 2:07 am

    Hey Sally, same thing has happened to me……I have tried and tried! I have watched the video so many times…..poor Kristen she is wonderful. I honestly thought I knew some about technology, but this has just got me! I decided to save mine on my desktop…..

  • Kristen July 22, 2011 at 3:08 am

    Hi Sally and Kelly–it's something with Hey Paste It, I don't know what's wrong with it! I hope it gets back to normal soon!

  • Grade ONEderful July 22, 2011 at 5:29 am

    Hi Kristen,
    Yeah, it's happening to me, too….the 0000 Clip. I'll try again tomorrow. Thanks VERY much for doing this though, Kristen. You're very generous with your time.
    Barbara
    Grade ONEderful

    Oh, cool. I see that that your code worked for me :)) Now I just have to save it somewhere.

  • Heather July 22, 2011 at 3:48 pm

    practicing. . .
    Heather
    Silver Slippers and Flying Monkeys

    THANK YOU!!! I have no experience with coding and this is awesome!!

  • Tracy G. July 26, 2011 at 12:59 pm

    Hi Kristen- Thanks so much for teaching me how to add a link to my blog! You do a wonderful job teaching others and I cannot say enough great things about your blog. I've been a long-time lurker and just started officially following.

    Tracy
    LiveLaughTeachRepeat

  • Ann Marie July 29, 2011 at 10:20 pm

    I have tried and tried to get the heypasteit.com site to work for me. It continues to give me a code of 0000. Maybe it is the name of my new blog, who knows….but I can manually type it in and it works. Thanks for all you do!
    Ann Marie
    ABCs and 123s 4 me

  • KellyAnn Bonnell July 31, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    What a great resource you have here. I hope you'll visit my blog at http://www.popgoestheclassroom.com where we are using arts integration techniques to integrate pop culture into the classroom.

  • Mrs. Missy Kennedy, Master Teacher, MAT August 7, 2011 at 2:51 am

    Please add my blog to the third grade list. Thank you!

    The Kennedy Korral

  • Miss J September 4, 2011 at 6:08 am

    Thanks so much for posting this!!

    Miss J
    smilescrayonsandendlessstories

  • Rachelle September 11, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    I finally did this!!!!

    -Rachelle
    What the Teacher Wants!

  • Rachel September 22, 2011 at 2:34 am

    LOVE! This is my first official test!

    Rachel
    Ed Link – First Grade

  • Dianne October 16, 2011 at 5:28 pm

    Just trying this out…thanks for the tutorial!
    Dianne
    Hopelessly Devoted to Teaching

  • Dianne October 16, 2011 at 5:28 pm

    Yay! You are SO wonderful!!!
    Dianne
    Hopelessly Devoted to Teaching

  • seabear November 28, 2011 at 5:18 am

    What a great tutorial! I loved learning something new and useful! Thank you so much!
    Sea Bear
    Sea Bear's Kindergarten

  • Michelle January 7, 2012 at 1:16 am

    Thanks so much for this!
    Fabulous in First

  • Erin January 7, 2012 at 1:21 pm

    I was so excited to find this tutorial…. but after doing exactly what you said 15 times, the Hey Paste it is not working for me. It does not give me my code, it gives me an error message. Any idea why? I checked and triple checked the code and it is exactly what you said…

    Erin

  • Erin January 7, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    I finally got it… thanks for the tutorial!

    Erin
    Projects & Polkadots

  • Mrs. Halbert January 7, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    Thank you so much! I've been trying to figure this out for a while now.

    Samantha
    Learning with a Happy Heart

  • Miss Foote January 8, 2012 at 8:07 am

    Trying this out. Your tutorials are great…I am a trial and error blogger. And a new follower of your blog. Thanks for all the help.

    Laurie
    Chickadee Jubilee

  • Angela January 18, 2012 at 3:51 am

    Testing it to see if it works. I'm new to blogging, and trying to learn as much as I can. Thank you!!!

    Angela
    The Daily Alphabet

  • Michelle January 21, 2012 at 6:21 pm

    Thanks for making this video. I've been wondering how bloggers do this. Your video was very helpful!
    Michelle
    Teach123

  • Ms. Rachel January 30, 2012 at 2:12 am

    I just did this…

    Rachel
    Ms. Rachel’s Room

    is there a way so it's always in my comments when I leave it, or do I have to paste it each time?

  • Heather Mix February 3, 2012 at 4:21 am

    That was really helpful! I knew how to do some of it but I like the website that you showed. Thanks!

    Heather
    An Interesting Mix

  • Nicole April 19, 2012 at 5:34 pm

    Hi there!
    I just started my blog and this was just perfect! Thank you to Heather's Heart for sending me to your blog! I can't wait to check your blog out some more for other tutorials! 🙂

    Thanks!
    Nicole
    A Frenzy of Fun in 1st Grade

  • Jennifer April 21, 2012 at 4:49 am

    Testing it again, I had already saved this post and then I lost it and found it again…so here goes nothing…

    Mrs. Hall
    a href="http://mrshallsfabulousfirsts.blogspot.com/">Mrs. Hall's Fabulous Firsts

  • Tessa April 24, 2012 at 12:12 am

    So the video won't show up for me, but I had an idea and am trying it out. Hopefully this works because I had never thought to just do it with html before.

    Tessa
    Tales From Outside the Classroom

  • Heidi April 26, 2012 at 9:36 pm

    Thank you so much for posting this. I have tried numerous times before with other tutorials I have found and each time it has never worked for me. I have no clue what I was doing wrong. But this time it worked and I am thankful. 🙂 Thanks a lot.

    Heidi
    My (Not So) Elementary Life

  • JennyB April 27, 2012 at 9:32 pm
  • Ann May 16, 2012 at 5:19 am

    Ann
    The Caffeinated Classroom

    Just trying it out! THanks for the video!

  • Miss Brynley May 29, 2012 at 4:25 am

    This is the first post I've watched/read from your blog. Thanks so much! I feel so official! I can't wait to read more.

    Brynley
    Brynley's Brainstorms

  • Linda June 2, 2012 at 3:58 pm

    Thank you so much Kristin! I am a new blogger and your tutorials are so helpful!
    Testing it now!
    Linda
    Around the Kampfire

  • Linda June 2, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    Hi Kristin,
    It's me again! I just tried to leave a link in a comment on another blog and I'm not sure what I did wrong. Yikes! The code came up in the comment rather than the name of my blog as a link. (Just like it did in Jennifer's comment above.)I cut and pasted the code directly into the comment box.
    Thanks so much for your help!
    Linda

  • Kristen Smith June 9, 2012 at 7:20 pm

    Thank you so much! I have been trying to figure out how to do this!

    Kristen
    A Day in First Grade

  • Kate June 11, 2012 at 2:43 am

    You videos are the best!!! I am a brand new teacher blogger and my eyes are tired from watching your videos 🙂 I would love for you to stop by my new blog!

    Kate
    EduKate and Inspire

  • Kate June 11, 2012 at 2:44 am

    Apparently, my eyes are so tired that I forgot the "r" in your! 🙂

    Kate
    EduKate and Inspire

  • Mrs.Slocum June 11, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    Thanks so much for this great tutorial!!! I am a new blogger and it helped so much! I am now your newest follower.

    Mrs. Slocum
    Teacher's Don't Steal, They Share!

  • jodi June 14, 2012 at 12:48 am

    Thank you so much!! I just tried this and I am excited to see if I did it right!

    Download as file

    Jodi
    Southern Sweetie in Second

  • Mrs. G June 24, 2012 at 5:15 am

    Thank you! I've done a few trials on other blogs and it hasn't worked. After watching the video I tried it in my HTML Test Bed and it works so I'll hopefully be leaving you with a good link =)

    Thanks again.
    Jessica
    Teach on a Limb

  • Kristin, Thank you so much for all your help with blogging!! Your tutorials are fantastic!!!

    Nancy
    Mrs. Stoltenberg's Second Grade Class

  • Kristine September 23, 2012 at 11:09 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing how to do this! I've seen so many people post direct links and I could never figure out how to do it!

    Hopefully this will work…

    Kristine
    Kristine's Book Reviews

  • Ashley Benoit October 7, 2012 at 5:36 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing! You are amazing!

    Ashley
    The Teacher's Treasure Chest

  • Jordan October 21, 2012 at 6:05 am

    Thank you, thank you, thank you. I've been trying to figure out how to do this for awhile and your tutorial was so easy to follow!

    Jordan
    Team V's First Grade Fun

  • Amber January 13, 2013 at 5:17 pm

    I was wondering how people did that! Thank you so much for the tutorial. I really appreciate it!
    Amber
    Mrs. Laue's Littles

  • Nicki January 14, 2013 at 2:17 am

    Love it!! I've been using another site which is great…but this is a little easier to me. Thanks for your tutorials!!

    Nicki

    Mrs. Thigpen's Kindergarten

  • Katie Lawson January 14, 2013 at 3:19 am

    Thank you! I have been trying to figure out how to do this for a while!!

    Katie Lawson
    Kindergarten Fun

  • Sara January 15, 2013 at 2:57 am

    Thank you for this video!
    Sara
    Polka Dot Kinders

  • First Grade Carousel January 19, 2013 at 2:20 pm

    Thank you so very much. I think I've done it:)
    Maria
    First Grade Carousel

  • Amber January 21, 2013 at 12:16 am
  • Amber January 21, 2013 at 12:17 am

    Woo hoo! Thanks again!
    Amber
    Mrs. Laue's Littles

  • Amy Swan February 6, 2013 at 7:31 pm

    Loving this tip!! Thank you!
    Amy
    Happy Teacher Heaven

  • Zoom Zoom Classroom February 27, 2013 at 12:31 am

    Thanks for the tutorial on the digital signature. I am testing it out now!

    Zoom Zoom Classroom

  • MissWoodwardsClass May 19, 2013 at 2:49 am

    This was very helpful! Thanks!

    Ellie

    Miss Woodward's Class

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