How to Pingback

What is a Pingback?

A Pingback is simply a link that you add to your own blog post, in order to notify another website that you have linked to their post/article from your website.  Without the use of a Pingback, the blogger/author you’re mentioning in your post, won’t know that you have mentioned them.

*One thing you need to realize though, is that not all websites support Pingbacks.  So sometimes, even if you link to another persons blog post, they still may not receive your notification.

 

Why should I use a Pingback?

Using Pingbacks is crucial if you are trying to notify someone that you would like to honor them with an award, or if you are participating in a writing challenge and need to notify the author of your participation.

 

How to Pingback.

Here is a quick tutorial that I thought might be helpful for some of you that are new to blogging, or perhaps those of you who aren’t very computer savvy.  Hope this helps!

Step 1:

Create your blog post.

example 1

Step 2:

Locate the blog post that you would like to link to on another website.  You must click on the blog post title and not be on the main website page.  See examples below.

This is the main website.  (Don’t link to this.)

Example 2

This is the the actually blog post which can be located by clicking on the post title. (Link to this.)

Example 3

Step 3:

Copy the URL and paste it anywhere on your blog post.

example 4

This is how the link should look on your blog post.example 5

Step 4:

Publish your post.  The Pingback should automatically be received by the website that you linked to, so that the blogger/author can be notified.

example 6

*There is also another way to do this.  But this is the easiest way to create a Pingback, and so I wanted to keep the instructions simple.  If you have any questions, please let me know.  😉  ~M

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Would you rather?

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I was just playing one of my favorite games with my girls tonight called, “Would you Rather.”  It’s a great question and answer game and for one of the challenges my oldest daughter had to come up with her own question.  She asked this… “If you had the ability, would you rather change something in the past for the better or something in the future?  And as I thought about this question, I thought I’d rather change something in the future, because the idea of changing the past always makes me wonder if I’d likely then screw up the future.  But then my youngest daughter had this perspective, she said she’d rather change something in the past because in that way it would likely fix something in the future as well.  So in her mind, she was killing two birds with one stone.  Lol… She is always so much more optimistic than I am.  I suppose it’s a gamble either way no matter what choice is made.  What would you do and why?

A quick update…

Hey everyone,

Just wanted to give all of you a quick update.  Since the start of the new year, I have been trying to figure out a way to make this year better than last.  I know I can’t have a repeat of last year, as it nearly killed me.  So after doing a lot of thinking over the last couple of weeks, I have decided that I really need to focus more of my time on novel writing.  I also want to make some changes here on WordPress.  So you may see me introducing a variety of new and different types of blog posts from here on out.  Another thing is, I am no longer going to be active on social media.  So Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc… have all been removed from my phone.  These platforms have just become too much of a distraction for me and I can’t seem to focus on the work that I need to get done because of it.  I may decide to check those accounts once a month if I have some free time, but I definitely won’t be on there more often than that.  Anyway, here’s to hoping that I’ll be able to make some progress this year.  Hope all of you are doing the same.  Love you guys!  ~M  xoxo