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Public Service Announcememt
So, as I blog-hop, I notice the disgraceful fact that when linking to a blog or other format journal entry, one can link to the actual entry one is referring to, most of the time -- but most folks don't realize you can do this with Livejournals. So Te, can't for instance, link directly to thamiris's entry on cliches, but can only link to her LJ as a whole.

But you can - it just takes knowing the silly tricks of Livejournal. You find that entry you want to refer to in your own blog -- and you'll see (unless the LJ user was being clever and has figured out how to add add one) no "Link here" link. You will, however, see a "Comment" link, and probably one that says "4 comments" or some variation thereon.

Either of those links will work as a "Link to this entry" URL. The "Comment" link will take the reader directly to a page that contains the full journal entry plus comment box. The "4 comments" link will take the user to the full journal entry, plus all comments left on it.

Like this: Tham talks about cliches and how we use them!

Thank you, and good night. ;-)


2001-12-27 07:13 am (UTC) (Link)

Please, please tell me where one can find a good list of LJ tricks? The satisfaction of finally discovering how to use the basic cut trick has worn thin and I'm hungery for how to link to a person's journal in your text when you mention them.


2001-12-27 07:25 am (UTC) (Link)

Most of 'em are in the LJ faq, though I figured out the "Link to comments page" thing by trying it, and realizing it worked, a while ago.

To do the journalkitten link, you do

<lj user=username>

There's no dash after "lj", as there is in the cut tag.


2001-12-27 07:28 am (UTC) (Link)

Cheers! :)