I've been doing research on getting my links to open in a new window/tab. I will soon be able to make my links do that. In the time being, if you would like to remain on my blog and open a link ...
follow these directions...
1. Hover your mouse over the link and right click.
2. Scroll down to (hover over) either open in new tab (usually the 2nd option) or open in new window (usually the 3rd option).
3. Left Click
You will now be able to close out of that link when you are done with it and remain here, on my blog!
Hope this helps!