From a different perspective, do you really want your blog visitors leaving your site altogether when they click on a link in one of your posts?
Your answer to the first might be "not really" or "what??," but your answer to the second should be "of course not!"
I have the answer for you, and it's really pretty easy.
Here is the piece of code that you need: target="_blank"
That's fine and dandy, but what do you do with this code?
When you're using Blogger (your blog has "blogspot" in the title, like mine), here's what you do:
- When you're writing a post, you see two tabs on the screen: "Edit HTML" and "Compose"
- You can write your post under "Compose" (it's a little easier), create your hyperlinks (highlight the text of the website you want to link to, then click the little planet button with a link on it, just to the right of the font color button and to the left of the left justification button
- When you're done with your post, don't publish it or schedule it yet; instead, go to "Edit HTML"
- Look for the text that you created a link for (it might be challenging to find if there's a lot of code in your post - I sometimes do a search for a keyword in the text so that I know exactly where it is)
- Before the text, you should see some HTML coding - if you're not familiar with what I'm talking about, it will be inside of carat symbols < >
- Here's a link that you'll see the coding for at the start of this post: My Etsy Shop
- If you click on the image above, you'll see it in a different page or tab
After: < href="http://www.etsy.com/shop/phydeaux" target="_blank" > My Etsy Shop
You can do this in one fell swoop for your entire blog, but (frankly), I haven't figured out how or if I can do this with Blogger. If anyone does know how to do this, please share!
I hope this is helpful for you! If this doesn't make sense, let me know - and if it doesn't work, also please let me know!