swfaddress, flash, wordpress, and the backbutton
Thought that I would post this as a solution to anyone going through the same problem as I was. Basically linking my flash site to a widget was fine, except I couldn't use the back button to return to my blog. As it is (as I understand it) damn near impossible to get a widget link to open up in a _blank window, I was a bit stuck.
However I was using swfaddress in my flash site to activate the back button. Which meant that linking to my site at http://www.thesilentmind.org.uk got me there, but wouldn't get me back, as once in my site, the gig with the back button was taken from the browser and handed to swfaddress.js - long and the short of it is this. The link to my site from my blog needed the # mark in the link...so...
this bad: http://www.thesilentmind.org.uk
got me to my site but disabled the back button
this good: http://www.thesilentmind.org.uk/#/home
got me to my site and made the back button work again.
So that's how to sort out a backlink problem with a flash site that used swfaddress. Hope it helps some one