I realize I may have sounded a little bitchy in a few recent posts, but better on one's blog than in Real Life, right?
Also, even though I'm a total technophobe, it really is cool to learn new techy stuff when you motivate yourself to get around to it. I just (perhaps stupidly) assume it's the same for everyone else, too. Hence my ranting about certain people not knowing what Google documents are.
To illustrate that I'm not just blowing smoke, here's something I just learned (see comments to this recent post) that I thought some of my fellow humanities-type, possibly technophoic blogger/readers might appreciate (because, of course, you like learning new stuff, too!):
I never knew how to embed links in blog comments. I thought it was magic. Simple code, yes, I knew that, but that still seems like magic to me. I'm one of those annoying commenters formerly guilty of copying and pasting long URLs into comments that aren't even links. Readers would have to copy and past them into a browser (if they cared enough to bother, that is). How annoyingly asinine of me!
Especially when the magic code really is so simple. And so, if you ever wondered, too, here's how you do it.
In our comment, just type this:
<a href="the URL you want to link to">the text you want people to click on in your comment to get to that URL</a>
The code is in yellow. The URL is blue. The text is purple. And, obviously, you don't color code it!
So, if you've never done it before, leave a comment with a link to your blog (or somewhere else, if you prefer). It's magic!