The Write Transition: Pingbacks and Twitter Mentions, Are You Up to Snuff?

Carrie Rubin

Like a toddler teaching astrophysics, I’m probably the last person to give tech advice.

But I won’t let that stop me.

For any bloggers not yet savvy about pingbacks and Twitter mentions, here are two tips I’d like to share that will make things easier for your followers:

My mom's cat, Diva. She loves...er...tolerates me. My mom’s cat. She loves…er…tolerates me.

1. Pingbacks

It’s an honor to be mentioned in someone else’s blog post, and it’s a great way to build blogging connections. But unless our blog gets a notification, we won’t be aware we were mentioned unless we stumble upon the post. And since most of us can’t read every post of every blogger we follow, we risk not seeing the mention at all.

The good news is, we can help our fellow bloggers by activating a pingback whenever we mention them in our posts. Pingbacks are an automated way to alert other bloggers we have…

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Stevie Turner interviews Chris, the Story Reading Ape!!

Our Favorite Furry Chris The Story Reading Ape got a banana for each interview question!!!!

Stevie Turner

Ape

There can be hardly anybody left on WordPress who is not familiar with the logo above, or has not heard of Chris, the Story Reading Ape.  Chris runs a promotional platform here on WordPress, and publishes valuable information and advice for Indie authors like myself.  Today for a change I thought I’d turn the spotlight around so that you can all find out a little bit more about Chris, the Story Reading Ape.

Thanks Chris, for answering my 20 questions!

  1. You say you’re not an author, but have you ever thought of writing a short story, poem or novel?

Yes I have posted several (very) short stories, you can find them under TSRA TALES in my blog NAVIGATION Tab ( http://thestoryreadingapeblog.com/blog-navigation/tsra-tales/ )

  1. Whereabouts in the world do you live?

I currently live in Manchester, England, but I don’t originate from there (big furry pointy fanged grin)

  1. What made you decide to champion the Indie author?

In December 2012…

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Michael’s Origins: What Blogging Should Be About

Great points for gaining insight into the art of blogging!

Michael Rios

I have  written several articles on blogging over the past couple of weeks. Two of the prominent ones are, HOW TO PROMOTE YOUR BLOG! and BUSINESS OR HOBBY | HOW TO BECOME A FAMOUS BLOGGER.

So today, I thought I would highlight the most important ones with my own unique spin or flare if you will.  So, let’s get to it! The one item that I will put on top of all is,

don’t be a selfish stuck-up pretentious so and so. Blogging should be a fun, sharing resources, networking together providing a relaxed inviting environment. Have you ever had that one supervisor or Manager that reminded you of the above statement? Don’t be that person.

  1. www.doz.com http://www.doz.com

    Content! Let’s face it this is the king of them all. This should shine like a polished diamond. Another analogy would be like eating one of Chef Gordan Ramsey’s dishes. That’s…

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Michael’s Origins: Stumble Me This -Stumble Me That

This is a great tutorial! I never knew how to get the picture there for Stumble Upon! Thank you!

Michael Rios

Last night I ran across a Blog that had a StumbleUpon button on their Blog so that people could share their work if that wanted to do so.

I was like how is that possible, WordPress got rid of that. So research I did. Then I ran across Debby Gies’s Google Plus Page where she shared an article about “The Power of StumbleUpon” which I read, then I was like SOB! So there I am at my desk just shaking my head.

So, if you would like to put a StumbleUpon button on your Blog, then follow these simple steps.

Sharing

Go to your Dashboard,

Then settings

Then click on Sharing.

Click on services

Locate

Add a new Service

When you click on “Add a new service”

A new popup window will open

Enter info

Service Name: Enter Stumble Me (if feeling like a smart butt)

Sharing URL: Copy the below URL…

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