For this week’s Blogging Insights edition, Dr. Tanya wants to know if we use links in our posts. She wants to know:
How important do you think it is to embed links in a blog post?
I think it’s important if you wish to give your viewers an opportunity to read articles you may have referenced in your posts or to go to other blog posts you referenced in your own post. For example, when I write a post in response to other bloggers’ prompts, like daily word prompts, or even like this Blogging Insights posts, I put a link in my post back to the post that contained the prompt.
How often do you link to your own previous posts?
When I am responding to my own FOWC with Fandango daily prompt word, I will link back to that post. For example, today’s FOWC with Fandango one-word prompt is “method.” As you can see, I just put a link to that FOWC with Fandango post.
Have you ever left a link on somebody else’s blog? Under what situations do you think this is acceptable?
Yes. I leave links to all prompt posts I participate in, which are many. I will occasionally leave links to one of my posts in the comments section of another blogger’s post if sharing that link is relevant. But I never leave a link in the comments section of another blogger’s posts just to get them to visit my blog.