Technorati and overlooking the Obvious

I am embarrassed. What a “Duh!” moment.

A few months ago, I started the task to redesign my website, own it myself, and repositioning my blogs. With the help and encouragement of some mighty fine folks, and an awesome husband, all went better than I could have ever expected.

The biggest thing that I have learned is that it is always a work in progress. There is a magic dance of face to face networking, blog posting, client service, guest writing, meeting other bloggers, continuing education, website management…the list goes on. Like doing laundry, just do a little everyday, a lot when it gets backed up, and don’t be too hard on yourself if it goes from dryer to the couch instead of the closet.

Going through my blog reader this morning, I was reading a very interesting post on the Bloodhound Blog from Greg Swann on his experience with Project Blogger.  He was discussing, among other things, Teri Lussier’s success on Technorati with The Brick Ranch.

Hmm.  It’s been quite a while since I have checked up on my Technorati stats. I think I’ll mosey on over there and see what’s what.

Sucker! When I moved by blogs TypePad to WordPress, guess what I didn’t do. That’s right! When I logged in, there are my two lonely TypePad blogs and no brand spanking new ones.

I wonder how many times we overlook the absolute obvious?  Obviously, I did not have the handy dandy “Tag me Technorati” button in my sidebars.  Obviously, checking up on Technorati has not happened in quite some time? Obviously, these are things that I should have done.

So, here is my public service announcement for the day. Take five minutes and review the obvious. These little things that make the bigger things easier or more complete.

Here is my request for a favor today – suggestions for the obvious. What are some of those things that seem so “Duh!” that you don’t even think to mention them?

Still slapping myself in the head…


  1. Hi!
    Thanks for the friendly, timely reminder. We always miss the obvious — probably because we quit looking at it. I’m thinking about it now.

    Thanks too for including me in your list, and for making last nignt such fun. 🙂

  2. Derek Burress says:

    Don’t slap yourself too hard!

    By the way April, if you get a chance tonight, how about sending me an email. I have something I would like to ask you.

    Derek Burress

  3. Um… welcome April. Technorati is my personal scoreboard I think. It’s nice to have a benchmark thingy tracking your links in that long dry period before the blog really hits the payoff time.

    It’s also worth checking into Google Analytics as well. That’s really stats paradise if you’re interested.


  4. I also use Technorati as a scorecard. Their ranking system provides me with motivation each day. Each day people mention my blog and my authority goes up. At the same time people favorite me. I love the daily scorecard.

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