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father grew up in the transition time between the horse and buggy era
and automobiles. He used a
saying that “a person was like an old fire horse” meaning when the
fire bell rang, the horse was ready to get in the harness and pull the
fire wagon to the fire. Stories
are told about old, retired fire horses running to the fire by
the publishing deadline for Boomer eZine rolls around, I am like an
“old fire horse”. I
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Linda is not overly pleased since she wants me packing for our
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mentioned Technorati in an article on Web 2.0 in Volume 1 Issue 46
but that was the extent of our coverage of this important web site.
is a search engine for blogs.
It is a key site to use in promoting your blog(s).
To register your
blog with Technorati, click the link on the home page “Claim my
blog”. This will open a
sign up page so you can become a member.
Go ahead and complete the form.
At the bottom of the form, check the box for “I have a blog and
would like to claim it now”.
will take you to the page telling
you how to claim your blog. This
requires you to enter your blog’s URL in the input box and click the
button. Technorati will give
you information that you copy and enter into a post in your blog.
Open another window to do this so you do not lose your place on
Once you have
published this to your blog, go back to Technorati and click the button
to indicate that you are ready for Technorati to verify that you own the
blog. You will receive a
verification message indicating success.
your blog is established on Technorati, each time you update your blog,
you can sign in and tell Technorati to ping your blog. This
will cause Technorati to spider it and put the information in its search
has a helpful tool that you can include in your blog header to allow
your readers to search the blog. Go
to see an example of the search box.
It includes a link to “Blogs that Link Here” and “View My
Profile” along with a Technorati logo.
recommend that you learn about Technorati and how to use it to help you
promote your blog.
We have five
blogs registered on Technorati. It
helps drive traffic to the blogs.
That wraps up our
short issue for this week. If
we publish anything next week, it will be short since we will be just
returning from vacation.
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