If you’re using WordPress or another engine that has Pingback functionality, might I suggest that either 1) You disable that option or 2) You either ping or send a TrackBack to a given post? Personally, I recommend option 1). I’ve yet to figure out the utility of Pingback, given that it’s not nearly ubiquitous while TrackBack is.
If you’ve got a blog that incorporates the TrackBack feature, it would be a good idea to put a link to the TrackBack URL somewhere where it is easy to find. Preferably, in the signature block of every page on which the post appears–especially the individual archive page.
Those of us with Movable Type blogs should heed Stephen Green’s lesson: Keep an eye on your available disk space on your host. Do not exceed your allocation or you will experience serious problems.
Ironically, I found that out the hard way my first day with MT, because I had purchased too small a plan and exceeded my allocation IMMEDIATELY. No fun.
If you’re going to send out e-mails to bloggers saying “please link me” followed by “I really love your site”. . .