The way I first started with links was going into my template, highlighting the text of an existing link, and pushing "copy" on my edit menu (I use an iMac). The I would "paste" it into my post. Finally, I would change to url to what I wanted it to be for a particular link. Then I had the bright idea of just copying down the code onto a piece of paper I keep next to my computer for handy reference. That way I can copy and paste from an archive link to someone else's blog, then fill in the rest of the code. I hope this is helpful, Nick.