Pinging Traffic

I was shocked to see how much traffic my blog generated when I did my first ping. It’s almost like my site was blasted on the radio a couple of times. If you are not pinging you should definetly start.

So what is pinging? Pinging is an internet program used to test a connection by sending a ICMP or an internet control message protocol. Basically it lets the engine robots know that you have updated the content on your site. The best part about pining is that if done right you will see almost an immediate growth sprout in  your traffic. If you want a service that will do the pinging for you, you can pay and they will automatically update for you.

If you choose to go the free route. Checkout Pingoat.com they will do this for no charge. You can’t ping back to back but they give you a resonable amount of time to be able to start pinging again.

Pingomatic is another one of my favorites. They acually sell the service but they let you ping for free. I think the service is like $17.oo or something low like that. It’s definetly worth it.

You can also ping yahoos servers. You can do this by doing a copy and paste in your browser. Use this address:

http://api.my.yahoo.com/rss/ping?u=(http://youraddresshere.com)

Put your address in the “your address here section” and then press enter. This will automatically tell yahoos robots that your site has been updated.

I hope this post was helpful. Let me know by dropping a comment!

Patience

Patience (pā-shəns) is the state of endurance under difficult circumstances, which can mean persevering in the face of delay or provocation without becoming annoyed or upset; or exhibiting forbearance when under strain, especially when faced with longer-term difficulties. It is also used to refer to the character trait of being steadfast.

This is one we all stuggle with. And though it may take a while for us some of us to master we can still put patience into practice. Whether you are the stay at home mom with a million kids, the supervisor at work with employees who think they own the company, or the husband with the wife that just wont shut up you can use this as a little reminder.

So how do we live without cutting people off at the intersection because we are late, or being rude at the cashier for holding up the line or rushing God for our dreams to come true. Well we should go back to the basics by appreciating what we have and accepting the things that we can not change. Why rush to get rich instead of being thankful for your present. Don’t you realize that there is someone out there who wishes they had half of what you have? So lets practice patience and take that deep breathe before we totally freak out because someone else is not moving as fast as we think they should.  

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