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I don’t know why I’m so thrilled by seeing my blog listed on Technorati.com, but I am! I have a tiny, tiny authority of 109(authority measures a site’s standing & influence in the blogosphere and is a number from 1 to 1000, 1000 being most influential), but that’s okay.I would encourage anyone with a blog to list it with Technorati.com. The process is quick and painless and, somehow, very rewarding. Here’s how you go about it.

For anyone who is curious, I haven’t noticed a significant increase in traffic to my site (technorati is a search engine for blogs) but I just got listed, so who knows?

Okay, I’ve spent a couple of hours doing things like answering emails and reading posts and now I have half an hour to compose a blog post. Can I do it?

Yes I can! By talking about three things that seemingly have nothing to do with one another.

It was my birthday last week and thank you to everyone who said happy birthday, I really appreciate it! I worked on my birthday — I’m talking about my day job — so my friends are taking me out today to celebrate. I’m going to Society.

That’s later, in a few minutes I’m heading off to a NaNoWriMo luncheon and information session. I’m excited! As I’ve said too many times, this is my first year doing NaNo and the ‘bright shiny’ hasn’t worn off. I talk to other, veteran, NaNoers and they look at me pityingly with memories of bleary, bloodshot eyes and waking up at their desk, gripping a half-empty can of Red Bull.

I’m time-starved, so I know something is going to have to give. Sleep, of course. Showering … hmmm, probably try to keep that one. One thing that’s probably going to fall by the wayside is Dragonvale, a delightfully addictive game featuring … er … dragons. You get to mate them and build them houses and feed them. Okay, it doesn’t sound super addicting but, trust me, it is.

Okay, gotta run!

What is technorati.com? According to Wikipedia it is a massive search engine for searching blogs. Okay, that doesn’t sound exciting, but apparently getting ones blog registered with technorati is a very good idea. The first I heard about all this was at the last Surrey International Writers’ Conference. I took a workshop conducted by none other than Vancouver’s own miss604.com! (Yes, my notes will be posted shortly!)If you’d like to register your blog with technorati, here’s what you do:

1. Create an account at http://www.technorati.com
2. Confirm your account by clicking an emailed link
3. Go to your account and enter your blog URL in ‘Start Claim’ – at the bottom of the page.
4. Enter your blog details (including RSS feed URL)
5. Create a blog post with your verification code.
6. Click on ‘Check Claim’ and then ‘Verify Code’ once your blog article is posted to complete the process
7. Your submission will then be checked by the Technorati faeries and if they like it, you’ll be added.
What is Technorati all about?

A few minutes ago I took the first few steps to registering my blog with Technorati and I got my code, VSWRUMW5B2JK, so in publishing this post I will have (hopefully!) finished my registration. Yea!

I wonder, has anyone else heard about Technorati? Has anyone else registered their blog? I’m curious, because the workshop at SiWC 2011 was the first I heard of it, but it seems like a great service.