I was about to write a how-to post on trackbacks when I remembered that Susan of 5MinutesforMom.com had written a great post a while back.
What is a trackback?
A Trackback is like a remote comment.
It simply allows you to comment about another blog on your own blog and then the software lets the other blog know you’ve referenced it.
Why should you use trackbacks?
A trackback is good for both blogs. You want to use them and you want other people to use them.
The trackback allows you to continue a discussion from another blog on your own blog.
Since she’s already done all the hard work, I’ll point you there, trackback to her, and let you read her post.
I will, however, take a few seconds to say that finding a year old post and linking to it would have been very difficult to do if not for Janice and Susan having a search bar on their site. I can not tell you how many times, in two years of blogging, I’ve thought about linking to a fellow blogger’s post only to not be able to find it. I’m a pretty patient person but after searching for a post for say half an hour or so, even I give up.
Please, please, please make sure that you have a search bar somewhere in your sidebar. If you don’t have one available to you through widgets, may I suggest the Family-Friendly Custom Search Engine? You may be missing out on links and not even know it.