Sunday, January 22, 2006

In which I discover "back links" and get a few pleasant surprises

As those of you who followed my travails in attempting to set up a blogroll are aware, I'm not the most technologically-adept person ever to participate in the blogosphere. So now that I've finally gotten that blogroll set up, with considerable help from Sheyna Galyan, I'm trying to determine what the heck I did that caused those thingies for setting the date and time to disappear from my "create-a-post" window.

In the process of poking around, I was looking in the Settings windows, and discovered, in the Comments window, that I could set my blog to tell me when someone else had linked to a post of mine in her or his own blog just by clicking "Show" for a function called "Back linking."

Imagine my surprise when I checked my, er, "front page" (?) (the posts that one can read without going to the archives) to see the results of my tinkering and discovered that ". . . A woman’s place—if any—in the siddur" had been cited by Elie in the Sunday, January 15, 2006 edition of "Haveil Havalim" (a weekly round-up of interesting posts)! In addition, Ezzie had linked to ". . . Shlock Rock was here!," and "Shlomo Carlebach and company show me the way—a milestone in the life of a late-learner."

Wow! I guess I'm not quite as unknown as I'd thought! Thanks!

Thanks, too, to Jack of the Shack for including my post of this past Friday, January 20, 2006, "On a tear . . . or not: “Flippin’ out,” Conservative style?" in the latest edition of Haveil Havalim.

It's really nice to know that there are folks who are interested in what I have to say. Thanks for stopping by.


Blogger Jack Steiner said...

Thanks for making it easy to find posts to include.

Mon Jan 23, 12:30:00 AM 2006  
Blogger Ezzie said...

Heh - I think I've linked more than that... suggestions: Join Technorati and the TTLB Ecosystem. It makes it quite easy to track links that way. Blogger also has a way to check who's linking to you.

Mon Jan 23, 02:04:00 AM 2006  
Blogger Shira Salamone said...

Jack, I'm happy to oblige. :)

Ezzie, I've barely managed to install a blogroll, with massive quantities of help from Sheyna Galyan, and now you're talking Techo to me? Help! Also, my money is currently invested in our son's college tuition--I believe you're familiar with that :).

Mon Jan 23, 10:18:00 PM 2006  
Blogger Ezzie said...

Actually, thank God for scholarships!

See, one advantage of getting married with no money is that whatever tuition your other scholarships don't cover, you get financial aid for. I may be proud, but I'm not stupid... ;)

The two I mentioned are not so technical, actually. Go to and sign up - I don't think you actually have to do anything else. For TTLB you do, but it's not a big deal. E-mail me and I can help if you need any...

Mon Jan 23, 11:38:00 PM 2006  
Blogger Shira Salamone said...

As Psycho Toddler said to me once upon a time (see my Sept. 16, 2005 post), "The problem is, if you didn't understand the jargon, ie 'podcast', the odds are that the explanations will be meaningless too." I visited Technorati. "Claiming" a blog? What the heck are they talking about? I think I've already surpassed the limits of my technological expertise, such as it is.

Tue Jan 24, 11:01:00 PM 2006  

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