March 8, 2021

What's That "Followups" Link?

You may have noticed the small “Followups” link at the bottom of recent entries in this blog. That’s a feature called TrackBack. (The link previously said “TrackBack” but I’ve changed it to “Followups” since that seems a more intuitive name.) Kieran Healy offers a nice explanation of the TrackBack feature.

If you’re a reader, the Followups link lets you read what other people have written (in their own blogs) about an entry.

If you have your own blog, you can use the TrackBack feature to add yourself to that list, so readers of my blog (including me) can find your commentary. If you use Movable Type, just turn on TrackBack and the rest is easy. If you use another blogging tool, ask your tool author to add TrackBack support.