Blogging Tip: How to Make Sure Bloggers Know You’ve Tagged Them

Hey my lovely bookworm buddies!

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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/

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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 ❀

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10 thoughts on “Blogging Tip: How to Make Sure Bloggers Know You’ve Tagged Them

  1. I’VE BEEN DOING IT WRONG ALL THIS TIME xD Because so many people link back to my About page, I thought it worked for everyone. Apparently not – thank you for bringing this up πŸ™‚

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    1. LOL, I linked to the About page a few times when I first started because I saw everyone else was doing it, but no one would respond back so I had to do some research. So, you’re not alone! πŸ˜€ So glad this post was helpful to you! ❀

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    1. Thanks Mandy! I caught on to this pretty quickly as well, but I noticed quite a few of my blogging buddies do it, so I thought this might help. I’m glad that it’s a little helpful! πŸ˜€

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  2. Great post Azia and I feel like this will definitely help out a lot of people when it comes to tagging other bloggers. πŸ™‚
    When I tag someone I make sure the page I’m linking to have a comments box at the very bottom, because that way I know a pingback will go through to them, If it’s not on their About Me page I use their most recent post but TBH I almost feel like it may be easier to just go to the most recent post because then it saves me the trouble of checking. I can be almost sure a pingback will go through that way, right?
    Also, I just have to add, as much as I loved reading this post I am more excited for your Language of Thorns review! πŸ˜€ ❀

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    1. Thanks so much Beth! I’m happy that this post can be somewhat helpful πŸ˜€
      And yup! I now know that pingbacks go through About pages, but only if there’s a comment section. But recent posts are a surefire way of pingbacks always going through.
      LOL, thanks Beth! I hope to get it posted sometime tomorrow or Friday! ❀ I have so many reviews to finish and share this month LOL

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      1. That’s all right! πŸ˜€ ❀
        Yeah I figured it's save me time to just go to someone's recent post rather than going to their About Me page first to double check and then going to their most recent post when it turns out they don't have a comments section there. I'm creating extra work for myself.
        I know the feeling, I have a fair few reviews saved in my drafts folder too! πŸ˜€

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  3. You know what, I feel dumb now for using About pages most of the time hahaha But in my defense, I never use homepage URLs, which is even worse!
    I had so many people tag my homepage only for me to not be notified and then I had to go and warn them to link to a post or about page (spreading false information around, I see now xD).
    This only happens when I’m tagging people in my post. Whenever I do a tag, I always make sure to use the other person’s tag post URL. But I’ll be a lot more careful now!
    Thanks for this and for enlightening doofus ol’ me xD

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    1. Oh yeah, using the Hope page is so much worse πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ And Beth reminded me you can post to an About page, but only if there’s a comment section. The best way to be sure, though, is to just use a recent post!
      You’re not a doofus! ❀ I made the same mistake for a little bit in the beginning. I'm so glad this post helps, though! πŸ˜€ ❀

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      1. Ah yeah, I think I might have done it the right way then since most people do have comment sections in there… I hope? πŸ˜‚
        Yeah I am… But I learn something new every day hahaha
        Thanks again for writing this, very helpful indeed! ^_^ ❀

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