Newly Corporate

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Brief Lesson on Trackbacks

Happy Friday, Newly Corporate Readers! One of my favorite things about blogging is how one idea sparks additional commentary on a thought. Trackbacks help blog readership grow exponentially in the last few years. Trackbacks are a type of link that acknowledges when someone links to content you publish. Popular blog software like WordPress and Movable Type make viewing trackbacks easy with graphical interfaces in blogger’s admin panels that display incoming links.

Trackbacks let bloggers know when others link to them. Curious bloggers view their trackbacks and see additional thoughts, ideas, or criticisms. It can be a great way to learn more but be aware when you are critical and link to other’s work, people may know.

There’s an interesting post at the Penelope Trunk’s site which I feel is party inspired by my post What Sorority Life Taught Me About Business that was also published as a teaser at Penelope’s business social networking site, Brazen Careerist. If you hop over the comments section, you will a debate about using proper spelling while blogging. If you don’t subscribe to Penelope’s blog, I recommend doing it. I’ve learned a lot from her stories and have been connected with other Bloggers through Trackbacks.

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  1. I’m confused. How are the two posts related? I’m not seeing it.

  2. There were comments in my post about spelling. Penelope and I had emailed about it. The next day or so, she posted an article about spelling errors not being a big deal if content is good.