Doll Blogging Part 3: HTML

Written on March 7, 2011 at 12:00 pm by Michelle
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Whichever host you decided to use during Part 2 of Doll Blogging: Names & Hosts, you should learn some basics in HTML!

HTML stands for HyperText Markup Language and it is what is used online for writing coding. While I won’t be going everything there is to know about coding, I feel that most bloggers should know the basics for it. Even if you feel as if you can rely on text editors all the time, it’s still a good idea to know the basics and to understand how to write your own basic coding for your blog entries. I’m splitting up this article into a few different sections: text, images and links.


To make your text bold:

<strong>text to make bold here</strong>

To make your text italicized:

<em>text to make italicized here</em>

To make your text crossed out:

<span style=”text-decoration: line-through;”>text to make crossed out here</span>

To make your text underlined:

<span style=”text-decoration: underline;”>text to make underlined here</span>

To make your text smaller:

<small>text to make small here</small>


Let’s take this image for example (

In order for any image to show up on your blog, you need this code:

<img src=”URL” />

To make the image above show up, the coding looked like this:

<img src=”” />


Linking text to a website address:

<a href=”URL”>text to show up here</a>

If you wanted to link to’s URL ( the coding would look like this:

<a href=””></a>

Linking text to an email address:

<a href=”mailto:emailaddress”>text to show up here</a>

If you wanted to link to BlytheLife’s email address (, the coding would look like this:

<a href=””>email</a>

Linking an image to a website address:

<a href=”URL”><img src=”IMAGE URL” /></a>

If you wanted to link to an image (eg. blythe.jpg) and link it to, the coding would look like this:

<a href=””><img src=”blythe.jpg” /></a>

If you haven’t already, be sure to read part one (The Introduction) and part two (Names & Hosts). In two weeks, on March 21, 2011, Part 4 (Themes, Templates & Designs) will be posted.

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