If you're wondering why I've mysteriously disappeared from the internet, and haven't posted my analytical thoughts about 3:10 to Yuma the way I promised, well... we're having VBS (Vacation Bible School) at our church this week, and for 3 hours a morning, I'm in charge of teaching and leading 4 preschoolers... and when I arrive home, I fall onto the couch and nap for about an hour (except today, when I fell onto the couch and watched Frozen with my girls), and then I'm still brain-fried for the rest of the day.
So I'm going to do an informational post quick -- info I've shared repeatedly with individual bloggers over the last couple years. Namely, an explanation of how to write in italics and bold in comments on blogs hosted by Blogger (and some others, but not all comment hosting programs accept simple html code like this).
My thanks to my brother-in-law Noumenon, who taught me to do this a few years ago.
If you want to do italics, you type < i >Movie Title< /i > and it shows up as Movie Title -- but you have to remove the spaces between things inside the < > symbols -- I have to put them there so they show the text for you and don't just turn my words into italics.
Bold is basically the same: < b >Excited Words!< /b > becomes Excited Words! when you remove the spaces between the stuff inside the < > symbols.
Linking text is a wee bit more complex, but not much. To do it, you type < a href="URL of whatever you're linking to" >Read My Blog!< /a > and it becomes Read My Blog! when you remove the extra spaces EXCEPT that you MUST keep a space between the a and the href or it won't work.
So, if you've ever wondered how to italicize, embolden, or link things in the comments you leave on people's blogs, now you know! (EDIT: And now I've added images to make it clearer -- you can just save those on your computer or print them out for a handy reminder if you want to.)