All right, because you guys nagged, I tried again. I used the Blogspot posting template, as usual, but tried the "insert link" button that looks like a pair of eyes. Highlighting the text that I wanted to be linkable, I then pressed that button.... and all of my to-post text vanished, replaced by an href statement... and my entire posting was completely unrecoverable. Vanished. Gone.
There was no link "inserted". The link REPLACED everything I wanted to post.
Would anyone care to explain to me why I need the tsuris?
This was using netscape on a Mac. I tried Explorer and it was even worse, not even bothering to display the edit icons.
I will continue to simply post the url. If you are interested, paste it into the go to line. I do not have time for this.