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TrackBack, I Love You…

Brian Kane mentioned in my comments one day that he didn’t get the point of using the Trackback feature. But this post is the perfect explanation of why I like it. I like to know who links to me, when, why … was it a post that inspired you? Something you thought was funny? Were you amused? Heck, do you just want to get my attention? Then TrackBack me! There are so many blogs I like to read, I don’t get to read them all. So I just discovered today that he linked to the Tootin’ Doughboy which he found thanks to my blog. He gives me credit in the post, but had he used TrackBack too I would have known about it two days ago.

This is why I like TrackBack. Oh, and Brian? If you had TrackBack, I’d be pinging you back with this post. It’s all about sharing the love. Now feel free to ping away!

By Christine

Christine is an Avenger of Sexiness. Her Superpower is helping Hot Mamas grow their Confidence by rediscovering their Beauty. She lives in the Heights in Houston, Texas, works as a boudoir photographer, and writes about running a Business of Awesome. In her spare time, she loves to knit, especially when she travels. She & her husband Mike have a food blog at Spoon & Knife.

12 replies on “TrackBack, I Love You…”

I’m still not convinced that it’s useful for the garden variety blog.

I saw how it’s being used on The Red Kitchen, and I think that’s an excellent implementation, but not everybody has a highly participatory blog like that.

I’d rather have you make a comment on my blog directly than have people click back and forth. It detracts from the stickiness of a site.

Yeah its cool and I use it when I can remember, but still, there is no notification of a trackback ping (but I’m sure a hack will be developed soon). You still have to load your own page to check.

And ya gotta admit, there is nothing like seeing a new comment notification in your inbox.

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