What is a permalink? How do I find mine?

If you’ve ever wanted to participate in a blog link gallery and post your image, this is a must-know! One of the common courtesies is to link up to the specific post rather than your whole blog.

In order to participate in either Project 52 or Sweet Shot Tuesday your image must be located either on your blog, on Flickr, or another location with a permanent URL (a.k.a. a permalink).

So, what the heck is a permalink, and how do I find it? Easy. I’ll show you!

From your blog

1. Find the post title.

2. Click it. Your blog will reload.

3. Now look up in your browser bar. Instead of seeing your blog’s URL you will see a URL for only that post.

My blog’s URL is: http://kentweakley.com/blog
But my permalink for this particular post is: http://kentweakley.com/blog/honorable-flight-photo-assignment/

You might be thinking, “well my main blog address is showing the post with the image I want to share.” Yes, but as soon as you create a new post that image will no longer link. This is why you must click the post title and use the longer post URL, the permalink, to link to your image.

4. With your mouse, highlight the address in the browser bar. To copy click cmd-c (ctrl-c on a PC ), or you can right-click and your context menu will appear.

From Flickr

1. Be sure your Flickr share settings are for public viewing. If set to private, you will see your images fine, but NO ONE else will.

2. Find the image you want to share.

3. Click it. You should see the image large on the screen. Be sure you are NOT in a gallery or set of multiple images

4. Now look up in your browser bar.

5. With your mouse highlight the address in the browser bar. To copy click cmd-c (ctrl-c on a PC ), or you can right-click and your context menu will appear.

 

Linking to the gallery

The final step is to paste your permalink into the InLinkz box. Put your cursor in the box and click Cmd-v ( Ctrl-v for a PC ), or right-click> paste the link. Fill out the additional info and you’re set, all linked up. 🙂

 

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