Recently a few people have been impressed by the speed I discover posts in which I am mentioned. My secret is that I have subscribed to my blog links in google reader, so the moment someone links to me it pops up as an unread message.
It is quite a simple thing to do, but it isn’t very obvious, so I thought I’d give you a step-by-step guide.
- Go to: http://blogsearch.google.com/
- Add your blog address after the word link: in the ‘blog search’ box. So if I was doing it I’d put: link:http://www.farmlanebooks.co.uk
- Click ‘Search Blogs’
- Click on ‘RSS’ in the left hand column.
- Then click ‘subscribe to this feed’ then ‘subscribe’ when the pop up box appears.
Your links should now be listed as a feed in your google reader.
Now you’ll always know whenever someone is nice enough to link to you!