Posted 04 April 2012 - 03:22 AM
Just to help you and be perhaps more clear.
Go to Dashboard > Links > Links Categories. You should see something there called BlogRoll. On that settings page under Name, let's create a new set of links called "My Site". All you need to do is type in that name in the Name field then scroll down to "Add New Link Category" at the bottom. Don't worry about the slug, it's created automatically for you. Once you've done that, you'll see the new Link Category on the list on the right side.
Now lets go to Dashboard > Links > Add New. Here, you'll type in a name for the link. Let's call this.. "My New Website" (without the quotes, of course). In the next line, we'll type the actual URL, complete...
(editing that to the real link). You may optionally add a description which is helpful to handicapped people who use tools to read sites. On mouseover, this creates a little popup that shows the description.
Below, you'll find the category options including the one we just created a bit ago. Check that one. Set the target to _none (for your own sites) or _blank for URLs other than yours (to keep your visitors on your own site). The _blank option opens a new tab or window.
Scroll down and select the link relationship. You can add an image if you wish in the Advanced settings. Basically, just save it then by scrolling up and on the right, clicking Add Link.
Now if you go to Dashboard > Appearance > Widgets, you'll see an option for "Links" with the subtitle "Your blogroll". Drag that over to a sidebar. Select the category we created from the drop list and other options. Save it. Now go look at your site and you'll see that category on the sidebar, labeled with the name of the category we created earlier and with the link(s) in that category. If you have ten categories each with a bunch of links, you can add them all separately or grouped together based on how you select the categories.
I know that's a long explanation. Sorry for that. But it's much easier than coding in the long run.