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If you are using sBlog, your links would be: http://www.YOURWEBSITE.com/blog/rss/?mode=0.91 http://www.YOURWEBSITE.com/blog/rss/?mode=2.0
Some sites only ask for URL to your blog, which would be: http://www.YOURWEBSITE.com/blog
Usually, site will also ask for a description of your blog feed. Try to be as descriptive as possible while using keywords from your industry (ie. "JV Media Design - Web, graphic, and multimedia design tips, tutorials, and helpful information). Some will ask you to choose best category for your blog feed as well.
4.Pings: Yet another web acronym, ping is short for "Packet Internet Groper" and is basically just a utility program that tests a network connection. In blog world, pings are used to tell other sites that you are there. There is debate on how often you should ping others but general consensus is that you should do it every time you update your blog with new content. The best utility to ping blog directory sites (where you should have been submitting your RSS feed links in point #3) is: http://pingomatic.com/ - Simply go to this site once you update your content, enter your URL (http://www.YOURSITE.com/blog) and description, check off all boxes, then click "submit pings".
Sherry Holub received her degree in design from UCLA in 1995. She is now the Lead Designer and Creative Director at Southern California Studio, JV Media Design. http://www.jvmediadesign.com