A reader had a question about what to put when a form asks for a specific bit of information. She writes:

“Not being very literate when it comes to computers, I thought I better write to you to ask probably a dumb question. I typed a comment relative to your Thanksgiving Day Parade newsletter. Finished it, typed in my email address and name and then it asked for my website. Not knowing what I was supposed to put in there, I tried a number of titles. Nothing worked because obviously, I don’t know what’s supposed to go in there. I even googled what URL is. Got a good definition but I still didn’t know what I was supposed to type there.

In any event, what I wrote was that I think you’re amazing. I don’t know how you find the time to offer so much to your subscribers. You seem to think of everything. Thank you for all that you do. It’s truly appreciated.”

First, I want to thank you!  Then I want to remind you that there are no dumb questions!  Sometimes when you go to make a comment or to contact someone you’ll see a space to put your website.

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You don’t have to put anything in the website box. This is just there for people who do have websites and blogs, so they can identify themselves. If you don’t have one, you don’t need to fill it in. Notice it’s the only line above without ‘required’ beside it. If you did want to put in a website, you’d put the URL for your website there.

The URL is simply the address of a website. It’s what you see at the top of the address bar in a browser. For example, this website’s URL is www. cynmackley.com.

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I hope this helps.