More Than Just a Prefix to "Pong"
Treppenwitz has an interesting post about "pinging" (is that a real verb?). It seems that some blogrolls can change according to when the blogs contained in them have been updated, (putting the most recently updated blog at the top)and notifying the various sites that do this is called "pinging".
He explains it in detail, and I followed his advice and changed a setting in my blogger template.
I also learned how to manually ping blogrolling.com.
He also has a link to a post about trackbacking, (which I understand in general, but I haven't figured out how to do myself yet) and another one here with general advice about blogging.
I appreciate this type of post (although I am a far cry from a southern redneck, thank you very much!). I also remember an advice post from Abbagav about a year ago, but I couldn't find it. When searching I kept getting humorous posts about advice to the lovelorn....Abba, if you are reading this - I'd love to link to it, because I remember finding it very helpful at the time, and I'm sure others would too.