The Art of Pinging

Ping why? You ping Internet directories in order to get your blog noticed.

Ping when? When you've updated your site which means when you post new content.

Ping how? You ping by going to the chosen directory's website, fill in the form, and click the Ping button.

Ping who? You can do it site by site or you can find a directory that pings several services at once. Your choice.

If you want to do this site by site, here's a half-dozen to get you going. In just about every case, you must first create an account and/or place a link to them in your blog before you can ping.

1. Weblogs

2. Feedburner

3. Yahoo (Must sign up for a "My Yahoo" account.)

4. BlogExplosion

5. BlogRolling

6. WeBlogALot.

Tune in tomorrow for more on the Fine Art of the Ping, the tiny word with big possibilities for you and your blog.

Takeaway Truth

You may not have given it much thought, but your purpose in having a blog is to gain attention for your career and your product. In our case, that product is writing. However, you're just a speck in the Internet universe vying for attention. Just like all the other specks trying to get people to visit their websites and blogs. Learn some basic web dynamics to help you grow from a tiny speck to, well, whatever size you want to be.


  1. I've never even heard of pinging before, but now I'll have to go play with it and see what I can do. :o)

    Thank you!

  2. Btw, Just Me, I added you to my blogroll this AM. I'm a bit behind on housekeeping chores like that which is the only housekeeping I do any more. I really like your blog.

  3. :o) thank you! I think I have everyone updated on my blog but if someone doesn't see their name they can holler.

    For the pinging I googled "ping blogspot" and there was a google blogroll that popped up... I'm still playing with it. :o)