Thursday, March 29, 2007

Make New Friends with Trackback

This is my cat Orangey. She has kept me company many hours while I compose blogs and she is an excellent tracker. Ask any mouse around. Oh, that's right, there aren't any.

Unlike Orangey, most of the time I do more backtracking than trackbacking.

Since I began blogging, I have added approximately 15 blogs to my favorites column. I check these blogs on a mostly daily basis.

On top of that I have added about 16 links to a variety of articles with helpful hints from experienced professionals on writing and blogging.

Within all those links there will invariably be more links to research and digest. Deeper and deeper I go. What’s a girl to do?

My brain freezes and I get overwhelmed. I wail “Iwillneverbeabletodothis!! Iwillneverbeabletodothis!!!!" Then I exhale a long and weary sigh.

There is one word that keeps popping up in regards to linking and blog posts. That is trackback. I Googled it but it confused me more than helping. Then I went to Liz Strauss at Successful Bloggers and read her post on “What New Friends Have You Met and How Have You Made Life Easy for Them?” which prompted me to get brave and ask the question "What the heck is a trackback?"

She not only answered me but also sent me links to access some tools. I’m so thankful to have found such a wonderful community of caring people.


Here are the Links Liz Strauss sent me. I am sure someone may have asked "Where are the links?" :)
Trackback Links here

Who uses trackback? What is a ping? I imagine I will, in time, become more familiar with blogging terminology, but until then I will take baby steps.

Write it down,


  1. Carma,

    As a total animal lover (one dog, three cats), I gotta tell you Orangey is one beautiful being.

    I've only been blogging for about a year (almost). Started with Blogger and went over to WordPress late last November. The jargon is, sometimes, difficult. The point, however, is what you get across to people. You do it well. Don't get overwhelmed.

    Have you registered with Technorati?

  2. Hi Carolyn,
    I have read that many people switch to WordPress. I'm sure my blog will evolve too.

    I have been to your blog several times and really enjoy it and I receive your Thoughts and Philosophies but occasionally I have technical difficulties in opening up the enitre article. I don't know if it's me or you. I never got through to your email either.

    Thank you for your kind words. Technorati is the next step I am going to check out.

    Talk to you soon.

  3. Karma,

    I love your cat!
    So pretty! I want an orange cat so bad!

    Love the white tummy, too.

    Have a great day!

    Sylvia C.

  4. Thanks for dropping by Sylvia.

    Talk to you soon.