Some readers see the links, but just read right on through the post and then comment. Then I pose this question, Is it a waste of time to add the links and URL's to our already time consuming posts? I understand the "Value" of linking, creating links, and using them in our Blogs, but honestly…I rarely click on the links myself unless it really peaks my interests. What about you?
I have often times clicked on these links and ended up at wikipedia or a link to a graphic (which I used to be guilty of doing myself), and found it to be distracting from the writers post! Now, I hover my mouse over the link to see what the URL is at the bottom of my screen. I have recently added a tool to my Blog so you won't have to do this last step. I don't know the results that will come from this but maybe a "Snapshot" of the URL Link will get the non-interested more interested. With Snap, you get a preview of the link before going there. Is this a good or a bad thing? It's easy to get the HTML and place on you Blog, but should you? Hmmm…
NOW YOU CAN JUST HOVER YOUR MOUSE FOR A PREVIEW! See the balloon next to the link?
I spend allot of time researching things before I set up the links in my posts, and I know many of the other writers who Blog do the same. We refer to this as "link love" when it's another member or a link to their post!
You'll notice I have only put "ONE" link in this post! That's another thing, how much is really too much? All of this is important stuff to know if you're a serious Blogger and trying to get the most value out of your posts and time!! Someday, when I grow up, I hope to have ALL the answers…yeah right!! That'll be the day! LOL!
Ooops! I did leave off one very important link here! Let's test one, Click here —> One Of My Favs Well..did ya? Be Honest…
If you're a linker, take the time to be sure your links are valuable to your readers. If you're a Reader, please take time to review some of these writers links, click on them, some of the links are as good as the post! Now if you're a Clicker, you'll love this Snapshot!! Why? Because it could mean just "One Less Click!!" (Massive Smile..So Big it Hurt!) You know what I mean! It may actually mean "One More Click" and that's what we need! B-)
Just go to Snap.com to sign-up and add the HTML code to your blog. It's easy and free!