I wish there was a fool-proof way!
But I doubt there is. Not totally.
Here’s what happens.
A blogger gives a little bit of information. “Hey guys, look what I found. Go to this other website link and read all about it.”
But, what I didn’t understand was that weeks could pass before you read my blog and that “other website” might have moved or gone kaput. Which happens more and more as people tire of blogging or switch blogging platforms.
Depending on the server, you’ll get something like this but the message will be the same. Nobody is home.
Readers got the Vanishing Act and Dreaded 404 Error which made me look bad.
Not wanting to bill myself as some writing guru I was doing this more and more on my blog. However, recently I found myself irritated with another website when every link gave me the 404 finger. I clicked away and unfollowed.
Which got me to thinking. I know dangerous ground, me thinking. But, if I felt that way maybe my readers felt that way too. I don’t want unhappy readers.
Now don’t get me wrong!
I love linkbacks and reblogs!
Linkbacks and reblogs are the strongest forms of flattery for a blogger.
There had to be a solution.
So what to do?
I’ve decided that I’ll do my best to…
- Share here on my website what I learn.
- Share why I think my readers might find it important too.
- Share the source link at the end of the post. After all, I’m not an expert but I firmly believe credit should be given where credit is due.
- And last but not least I’m going to try to make my posts shorter. 🙂
Do broken links bother you?
Do they discourage you from visiting websites again?
Talk to me and thanks for stopping by my blog.
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