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.

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*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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Technology Mishaps – Take 9,142

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Ok… so weird things are happening around here lately.  The first thing that’s odd, is that my printer keeps realigning and acting as if it’s about to print something, even though I haven’t attempted to print anything all day.  It’s a little eerie, when you’re alone in your office and the printer comes alive all of a sudden.

Secondly, I finally decided to install a My Book Premium Storage backup system for my laptop, and of course I couldn’t get the darn thing to even show up on my computer as a recognizable device!  It turned out after a few hours of troubleshooting, that I just needed to plug it into a different USB port.  Geez…. I wish somebody could have told me, that all ports don’t work the same!

The third and final mishap of the day, is that all of the blog comments that people have been leaving me lately, have been going directly to my spam folder, and I recently found out that there have been some comments, which I haven’t been getting at all!  For instance, my hubby sent me a comment today and it never even showed up.  Not even in the spam folder!  If I wasn’t married to the man, I never would have known!

Oh the joys of technology!

With all the advances in modern technology, where’s the darn time machine so that I can finally go back! 😉


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Here we go again…

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I finally had to take my phone in to get it repaired 2 weeks ago.  I only had the phone 3 months, and then the motherboard died.  So less than 2 weeks ago, the Apple store gave me a brand new one and sent me on my way.  Unfortunately, the charging port is deficient in this new one, and so I have another appointment next weekend to get a replacement for this phone. 

Let’s just see how many replacements I’ll need, before I actually get a phone that works!  Oh and it only took 3 calls to Apple (they hung up on me 2 times) before I finally got ahold of a REAL person!  Then they said I had to go online to set up the appointment, because their scheduling system was down.  So I went online and after a few hours of trying to figure out how to schedule an appointment, I finally have one!

Hallelujah, Holy Shit!!  Where’s the Tylenol!?!  (Yes…. I absolutely love that quote from Christmas Vacation) Ugh…. So as you can see, I’m a little frustrated right now; and to top it all off, I have to drive almost 2 hours each way, just to get to the Apple store! 

I’m almost thinking of just getting rid of my phone altogether; yet I love it for GPS capability and the camera.  I’m afraid as much as I travel, I’d be completely lost without it.  So anyway, I probably won’t be checking social media, email, or reading as many blogs as I usually do, until I get my new phone.  It’s unfortunate, but I just don’t have the opportunity to get on my computer, as often as I do my phone.

Ok… I think I’m done with my rant for this evening….  Here’s to the many little frustrating things in life, that get us all riled up.  Cheers!  ~ M  🍻

 


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