Hey my lovely bookworm buddies!
I had a plan for today *cough*TheLanguageofThornsreview*cough* but that didn’t happen because (1) I’m lazy and (2) I’ve had an idea.
It’s come to my attention that I’ve been tagged in quite a few things, but I’ve never known about it. Why? For a couple reasons, actually. One, I haven’t been blog hopping/using the reader recently so I have zip-zero idea what goes on half the time, and two, I haven’t actually been tagged.
I know what you’re thinking. WHAT? YES, YOU HAVE, AZIA? I LINKED UP YOUR SITE TO MY POST. WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT?
Please don’t be mad. I’m not posting this to be mean. I PROMISE.
What’s the Deal?
For those of you who don’t know/aren’t aware (this includes myself because I’ve made the same mistake MULTIPLE times), there is a certain way to go about tagging someone for a book tag, meme, award nomination, or shoutout.
Many tagees/nominees might remain unaware that they’ve been tagged because the link that has been used in your post is the wrong one. And so those who have been linked to your post don’t receive those pingbacks.
I’ve found several times that bloggers use the URL from my About page. And that’s an issue, for two reasons: (1) I don’t have a comment section on my About page and (2) even if I did, pingbacks, I believe, work only on posts, not pages. And so all those pingbacks went nowhere. They’ve been lost in cybernetic space. Meaning, I get no notifications, and I don’t get the opportunity to read your amazing posts and to thank you for kindly tagging/thinking of me!! Which, really, breaks my heart. Because you’re all so flipping amazing and I don’t want to miss out on a chance to tell you how amazing you are.
How Do I Make Sure Someone Knows I’ve Tagged Them?
Easy peasy. Instead of using the URL from a blogger’s About page, use the URL from their most recent post!
This ensures that the bloggers you’ve linked up to your own posts will receive a notification in the form of a comment and will know that someone else has been thinking about them.
Of course, this will only work for those who have pingbacks enabled. Those who don’t usually don’t want all those notifications, or don’t take part in tags, awards, and memes. Or they just don’t know that they have pingbacks disabled. If you’d like to be notified when someone has tagged you, go to your settings and change some things up!
Or if pinging someone ain’t your thang, you can always just drop by another blogger’s comment section and tell them they’ve been tagged/nominated/mentioned and then provide them a link to your post!
Also, be sure to attach a link to another blogger’s post for book tags, awards, or just general shoutouts. Don’t be like me and just post names, forgetting to pingback ANYONE, and just ride on the hope that someone will happen upon your posts and see their name because you’re too lazy to go back and fix it after you published it…
If you’d like a little more info on it (or just don’t understand what I’m talking about), I’d recommend visiting this page: https://en.support.wordpress.com/comments/pingbacks/
I wanted to post a review today (because I have ever so many), but this post kinda just popped up in my head so I thought, “eh what the heck, maybe someone might find this info useful.”
That’s all for now. Share the love y’all ❤