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Linking Made Simple
Cite your sources!
Except this time, you won't have to pore over archaic bibliography formatting guidelines. Citing your sources in a blog post is simple. Let's say you have quoted or paraphrased an online article, newsletter or blog post. Simply use your computer's "Copy" function to grab the URL of your source, and then create a link in your blog.
Here's an example. A blogger named Distar quotes an article and simply creates a link in the words "fellow blogger" to acknowledge the author. This link takes the reader to the homepage of her source. To give a little background on her source, Distart creates a second link in the word "profile". That link takes the reader to a profile of the writer. Only one link is necessary, but feel free to add as many as you'd like. Read Distar's blog post.
The easiest way to create a link in your BizBlog is to pick a word or phrase as your "anchoring text" (for Distar, these were the words "fellow blogger" and "profile"). Simply highlight the word(s) with your cursor, then click on the chain link icon to insert the link in your selected text. A small window will appear, and here you will enter the URL of your source.
Links are not only used to cite a source, but are a quick way to direct your readers to other websites of interest. If you read a cool article about your industry, link it! Your readers will see that you've got the latest scoop, and will return to your blog for more.
See? Linking is easy. Your english teacher would have been proud.