OK. I’ve got a confession to make.

I’ve been blogging for 18 months and I’ve never done a trackback.

Until today.

After some prodding from my friend Tom Evslin and some eating some crow served up by Charlie, I decided to figure out how to do it.

I wanted to ping Martin back with my prior post and that provided the impetus.

It turns out to be pretty easy.  I just had to customize the TypePad posting display.

So watch out everyone, you’ll start getting pings from me!  Please forgive me if I spam a few.  It happens to me all the time and I know its a common problem with trackbacking.

I also took the opportunity to add Excerpt and Keywords windows to my posting display.  I’ve been adding keywords.  I have no idea what that does but tagging is cool and I figured I’d start doing it.  if anyone knows what value Excerpts and Keywords create for me, I’d love to hear about it in the comments section.