This new project with the blog putting tags into posts.
[It is for science dammit.]
Which may or may not have interesting results. Right now though the results are real interesting right off but not for the expected reason. See, the way I post — which is usually set a future time for posts to go up on their own instead of publishing them right off when they are written — lots of times links in those posts do not create pingbacks. Unless at a later date I alter the post and save it. Then whammo the pingback hits.
[For the uninitiated, a pingback happens when another WordPress blog post or comment links back to a blog post — it shows up as a comment under the linked post.]
[Usually I do not pay attention or really notice whether or not pingbacks strike but wow I am noticing now.]
It is like they are sleeper spy pingbacks just waiting to be activated and take over. And they really are taking over. Every time I put one of these tag sets into an old post, wham, a pingback wakes up and the number of sleeper pingbacks that are showing up on my dashboard right now —
Okay, I am just imagining everyone’s comment pages filling fast with pingbacks from old posts of mine and it is not pretty.
*okay put the torches down and do not rile the villagers i am taking a tag break i promise
*none of this will effect you btw if you never comment [coughcoughslackerscoughcough]