What's with all these blog postings that begin "Re: ..."?
Some of our blog postings are starting to look like e-mail replies, with titles that start "Re:". For example, I have posts today called Re: Cloud - SOA = Zero
, Re: NEW RELEASE: IBM Support Assistant v4.1
, and Re: SOA for Dummies 2nd IBM Limited Edition Mini eBook
. What are those?
These "Re:" posts are a new feature of the My developerWorks
blogs. When you're a blogger on MydW and you comment on someone else's MydW blog, you also have an option to cross-post your comment as a posting on your own blog. So when I commented on Doug Tidwell's post, Cloud - SOA = Zero
, my comment also appeared on my blog as Re: Cloud - SOA = Zero
. Also, where my comment appears on Doug's blog posting, the comment has a Trackback
link which connects to the posting of this comment on my blog. And the posting of the comment on my blog has a header with a link to the original post on his blog. It's all interconnected.
So if you're interested in what I have to say about stuff--and presumably you are since you're reading my blog--you can also easily find comments I've made on other people's blogs and easily jump to those original blog postings I commented on. And these links can daisy chain
, with a comment on a comment on a posting, showing a conversation between two authors or several.
This is going to be a good way for me to show you postings on other blogs that I think you'll be interested in. For example, I commented on postings about SOA for Dummies
and IBM Support Assistant for two reasons:
- To let readers of those blogs know that I've posted info about those topics in the past on my blog
- To let you, the readers of my blog, know that another blogger has new information on a topic I've discussed in the past
It's easy for me and hopefully helpful to you, the readers. It's a win-win
for both blogs, and a win for you the reader as well. (Or as Michael Scott
would say, a win/win/win
To my fellow MydW bloggers: Let the comments rip!
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