The other day I posted on being able to read a blog in reverse, that is in chronological order…well if you are a blogger user, Adivina can help you out.
Another thing I noticed at Adivina’s blog is you can also choose to see all posts collapsed on expanded…these are 2 awesome features.
Coming to another point from another post, what I like about trackback is that it doesn’t have to be used to let people know you are talking about them, it can also be used to say “I posted this and I’m ping you so you can check it out”.
The probem I pointed out in another post is that blogs don’t have a homepage trackback, so you have to choose one of their blog posts, usually the about page (if this is published in a blog post).
The other option is to leave a comment on the about page, or simply just email the person, or leave a comment on their message board eg. 3 bubbles, gabbly, mobber, chatango, cbox, zonkboard, chat trick, etc…
But what I want to do is simply publish a post and let others know about it at the same time…a homepage trackback of some sort is in order.
Or maybe we could have an email field in our blog post drafts…before we publish a post, just fill in the email addresses of the people you want to send this post to, just like we do for trackbacks.
I know John from FreshBlog has posted on reverse blog posts, so I’ll trackback him to let him know I’m also talking about it as it may be of interest.
Another reason I trackback him could be to let him know that I’m just simply talking about him (a courtesy thing)…if I include a link to his blog post he will probably know I’m talking about him anyway if he follows ego feeds.
Now I want 3spots to also know about this blog post as it will be of interest, but (I think) 3spots hasn’t written about this before, so how do I let them know.
Do I look for a similar blog post on their blog to trackback, do I just trackback the about page (if it is in post format), what if they don’t have trackback, what if they don’t have a chatboard, then I’ll just have to send an email.
In this instance it would be good if I could enter the 3spots email in an email field in my blog post before I publish it.
When I publish my post, an email automatically is sent to 3spots to tell them to have a look at this post, or maybe the post can be contained in the email message.
3spots may subscribe to my blog anyway, so I wouldn’t do this often, but I feel this post is of importance, and I want to make sure they see it, so I want to push it to them.