Quick HTML Trick for Comments

8 June 2015

Use this easy bit of code to link to your blog in comments!

So the thing to do whenever you comment on someone's blog is to leave your name, and your blog or you know, your latest blog post. You all mostly have this done and dusted.
But there's still a few that either don't have a clickable link, only the words www.blogger.com or you have a link and when you click it, I don't know if a lot of you realise but it doesn't work! It's because you're missing out on some of the web address that you actually need when you paste your code into the comments box.

I have my signature for comments open in a notepad on my computer, so I can always copy and paste it into comments when need be, which I'll just assume is what most people do, unless you're typing it out every time. (that is commitment!

Here is my signature for comments. 

Tegan xx - Permanent Procrastination

So I've got my name and I've got my blog there. So there are a lot of variations you can have of your own but here's the code you need for your very own comments signature.

That's the only code you need. So the "Your Blog Name"  is the section that will be getting linked.
So what is really important is that you include the "http://www" when writing your link, because even though you can type your blog as "blogname.com" into the url bar, if you have that as a link on someone else's blog and they click it, it will more often then not direct them to "www.theirblog.com/yourblog.com"  and then there will be an error being like THIS PAGE DOES NOT EXIST. Because obviously it doesn't.  And while that person can then just sigh and fix the url in the address bar so it actually does go to your blog, wouldn't you prefer it just went to your blog first go?? 
Side Note:
Some comment boxes do not accept HTML. Most do. Regular blogger does, Disqus does, as well as Wordpress. Google+ does not. Neither does this other one.. I can't remember what it is called but it's that one that when you go to comment a box pops up and gets you to log in one of your social media accounts... It could be Squarespace maybe.  Usually when it says "some html included" under the comment box, you want to see the <a> Then it means you can paste a link!
I look forward to seeing everyone's new comment signatures! Go ahead and give it a go and comment on this posts comment box! I'll let you know if there's anything you need to adjust so it works properly. 
Cya! xx

EDIT: I removed the apostrophes from either side of the URL in the coding now as a lot of people were having issues with them and it not working. So the new code should work with no dramas!

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  1. Dunno why, but I always thought I was the only one who copy/pasted their signature from notepad! I know this will be a lot of help for others, I see that it doesn't direct to their blog.

    becky | star violet

  2. What a great idea, I never really think about it. Here's testing!

    Jess - Nerdy Dirty Flirty 30

  3. That's fine for blogger blogs but it irritates me when people comment like that on my wp blog. It looks tacky when there's already a place to link to your blog

    1. Yeah that's true. It's tougher on disqus and blogger because it takes more effort for someone to find your blog. xx

  4. Haha, I had a link for a few weeks but when I clicked on it I realised it didn't work, so I've just been copying and pasting my signature on ever since! These blogs you do are a lifesaver!

    Here's testing:
    Lucy x- Yellowicing

  5. This is a really good one for everyone to know, it certainly makes my life easier when visiting my readers' pages :D

    Pam Scalfi♥

  6. This is probably one of the most useful blog posts I have ever read.

    So very glad I found your blog.


  7. I actually figured this out a while ago. I saw people linking their blogs in comments and immediately took to Google to figure out how to do it. Google is my best friend, I swear. :)
    What I didn't know is that not all comment boxes accept this code.
    Thanks for the tip!
    Milka xx - oohbelle

  8. Very helpful post.
    I'm doing this too and it helps me a lot.

    Check my new post.
    The Bandwagon Chic | Instagram | Bloglovin

  9. Great tip. So helpful for bloggers to know this little trick..

    Jenn | Jennifer Jayne

  10. When I started blogging it took me a long time to find how to leave the link so this is really helpful!

    Sarah | sarahanne14.blogspot.com

  11. I always use this HTML! Such a great tip!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

  12. Oooh, this is great! I always love reading these helpful tips of yours <3

    xx Bash | Bash Says Hey | bloglovin'

    1. Thanks Bash! I thought a lot of this is stuff that I wish I knew when I first started out, and there's a lot of posts on blogging but not much on random specific stuff haha. xx

  13. This is just great, and I always use this..


    Hehe xx

  14. I have already been doing this! But, I love that you're sharing this!!


  15. such a beautiful post <3 xx


  16. I thought I was doing this right...turns out I wasn't! But then I've tried it again and it doesn't want to work! Me and HTML don't get along AT ALL.

    A Little Twist Of…

    1. Haha I don't know what you were doing, but that just worked! xx

  17. This is really helpful Thank you :)

    Pop over to my blog :)



  18. I'm glad I'm not the only one who keeps it open on notepad everyday!

    Charlotte / Styleaked

  19. Very helpful tip!! Thanks for sharing.


  20. I will try if it works... Nice post edition and blog design!

    And thanks for the visit to my blog!

    We are in touch!

    Enai's Soul

  21. great tip :)
    kisses from dubai ♥

  22. Ooo great post. I'll try it now. Sorry if it doesn't work haha Sophie xx - Sophie's Little Secrets

    1. I think I messed that up haha oops

    2. Haha you got there! Lol you missed the 'o' out of blogspot in your first link :P xx

  23. I have noticed that you always do this, and I was actually considering emailing you to ask how to do make it! Then I came here and you beat me to the punch haha! Thanks for sharing!
    Taylor xx - T's Spoonful of Sugar

  24. I love this post and wished that I came across something like this when I first started out. I was lucky to have a blogger friend creating this ink for me, makes everything so much neater.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  25. Thanks for this post dear ;)


  26. Hoping this'll work! I usually use Disqus, so I think it automatically creates a link, but this is much nicer looking. Thanks for making it easier to click on everyone's blogs here!

    Angelina - Angelina Is

  27. Great tip to share! I only just figured out how to do this myself, haha!
    April xx


  28. If only I read about this months and months ago!

    xx -n
    Naomi in Wonderland

  29. Thank you for this tip, it's really helpful.

    x Karen

  30. Great post! I always use notepad and then copy paste my signature.

    Flash Tattoo Giveaway!

  31. This is a great trick, I've definitely been doing this :)


  32. Really informative post!!

  33. thanks for sharing, this was pretty useful! I've been thinking of how to do that for a while, haha. :)

    Emma xx - iemmafashion.com

  34. thanks for sharing this was super helpful! x


  35. Excellent tip! I have my HTML code in my email drafts. It makes it easier to click a link instead of having to copy & paste someone's. :]

    // ▲ itsCarmen.com ▲

  36. Great post! I always love having my blog linked in my comments. I hate it when I use HTML and the website I comment on does not accept it, so you could see the actual code.

    Connie | Sponsored by Coffee | Bloglovin’

  37. I tried to figure out how to do this, but could never figure it out!
    I'll give it a try now~ Thank you ^_^

    Minae x - Minaekei

  38. Wow! Really helpfull :). Let's try it out:

    Robin xx - Yeahellow

  39. I couldn't get it to work.... I followed all the rules! :( LOL
    that's as close as I got to getting it to work

    1. how odd..... It works here but I tried it in one of the comment boxes on my blog and it didn't work!
      Anywhooo.... Thanks for the advise lady! :D

  40. Tegan, thank you so much for the trick. this is super helpful!


    Candy After Dinner

  41. I had never even thought about this! Thanks for bringing it to my attention.

    Let's test this out:

    Laura - Lala London: Beauty & Lifestyle


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