Friday, November 9, 2007

Broken Links

I have been working on the side bar on my blog to make it appear more organized.

macro of a large rusty chain link

As of this post, I belong to three different blog memes that have rather long blogrolls.

I now post only the link to the blogroll instead of having the entire list on the sidebar.

To do this, you need to create a blog post that is way back dated. Then you post the link to that entry on the sidebar.

To create these pages you need to know some html codes. Since I only know the very basic, my pages are not too fancy, but they accomplish what I want them to.

Broken links on a web page is very irritating, so I make sure that each link I create gets tested. I also use them periodically to make sure they are current and working.

I have the pages set up now so it is as easy to add a new link as it was before with the blogger link system.

The copy and paste keys are my best friends - especially since I have them programmed into my mouse - two clicks and it's done!

Stumble It!
Digg It!


  1. Thanks for the info. I also like to try using target="blank" in the links so it opens a new tab. This helps when links are in the middle of a post, so the person doesn't have to hit the back button to finish reading the post.

    I like the links photo.


  2. Hey I just checked out your blog, love the photos!

  3. Great macro. I like the rust and curves.
    Your sidebar looks great.

  4. I like that tip, Osewgan, I will have to find out how to implement it. Many thanks!

  5. Thanks, Photowannabe - I have more to do on it - when time permits!

  6. Thanks for the visit, Kelly. I will be over shortly!

  7. love the links shot. I also appreciate your advice on my blog. It's great to get some feedback. Thanks.

  8. Your old rusty links photo reminds me how necessary it is to check the links I put in messages so I don't frustrate the recipient.

  9. Hi Kathy,
    I wish i knew more html as i get stuch sometimes.I have however built up a network of peole who have very knowlegable children who are able to help out.
    Love the detail in the chain links, you can't beat a bit of rust.

    Cheers Mark

  10. Thanks, Michele - hope things are going better for you!

  11. Annie - I get nervous about my email ones working too - the recipient usually lets me know, though!

  12. I hear you Mark - I try to keep it as simple as possible!

  13. It's a dilemma about links. You want to acknowledge people, for sure, but you can end up with incredible clutter in the sidebar. Kathy, I think you've done the smart thing with your blogroll.

    And I LOVE the illstration for this post! ;-}

  14. Hi Kathy, I think this is a great photograph. I really like the colors and the shapes and how the whole thing comes together so well. Great composition and cropping/framing. By the way, I'm wanting to start a smugmug website soon and would love to talk to you about your experience either by email or phone. Please contact me at: or visit my blog at:
    Josiah Friberg

  15. Firstly, that picture is AWESOME!! The rust certainly adds that special touch, doesn't it?

    Secondly, thanks so much for the Blogroll tips, Kathy. I've seen other blogs set up like that and wondered how they did it so I very much appreciate your instructions. :)

  16. I meant to add that I feel quite honoured to be included in your Blogroll, thank you ~ :)

  17. Your welcome, Serena, - I love your blog - you are such a gifted artist!


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