go forth and ping
go forth and ping
Your blogging tips, tricks and commands of the day:
1. If you aren't pinging Weblogs.com, why not? It's nice when I look over at my blogroll and see all those *hot* blogs, letting me know which site has fresh content at a glance. I'm at work, here. I can't spend my entire day clicking through sites to see who has updated. I have to actually do some work in between my blog reading! You trying to get me fired? Go to Weblogs.com right now and register your blog and save my job!
2(a): Are you using blogrolling.com to manage your links? Well, you should be. Not only is it infinitely easier to do than going into your template and handcoding links every time you want to add or delete or someone changes their URL, but it is idiot-proof also. Just add the "blogroll this" gizmo to your toolbar and your link list will grow by the thousands will relative ease!
(b) If you are using blogrolling, I ask a favor of you. I like to look at my referrer stats at least
200 50 10 times a day to see where my visitors are coming from. If you are using blogrolling, then my referrer stats will just show this really long URL that will lead me to your bloglist. But I still have no idea who you are or where your blog/site is located, or if one of your visitors happened to come here from there. (Try to stay with me here, ok?)
So what I did was this; I blogrolled myself. If you look at the top of both my blogrolls, you will see it says "me." This way, when my blogroll URL shows up in someone's stats and they click on it and get my list, they just have to click on the "me" link to see where the visitor came from. You get to visit my site, I get to visit yours and we can start up a mutual admiration society.
That did make sense, right?
Now ping me, baby.
(the preceding were not paid advertisements. If they were, I would have been more forceful about it)