Do any of you other guest bloggers know what basil's policy is on one-way trackbacks? 'Cause if his is like mine, I have a bunch to delete over here.
Since I'm just a guest-blogger, I think I'll take the opportunity to speak--and I'm not speaking FOR basil, I'm speaking for myself.
Here's the deal. You know these Covered Dish Specials basil has here? That's kind of a reciprocal thing; you link me, I link you. Your links show up in the posts and because of it, your ecosystem stats go up. I dunno about basil, but MOST bloggers don't give away free advertising. (Really, that's what trackbacks are--I think he's just too nice, Southern gentlemanly, to say it the way I do--my being a Scarlett O'Hara-type Southern woman and all.)
So hey, y'all, seriously--I don't set the rules at basil's place, of course, but be a honey and PLEASE, when you send trackbacks to the Covered Dish Specials, put a link in your post saying "linked at basil's blog" or something to that effect, and link it to that post. It's only fair. We--basil's readers--do click over to your posts through the trackbacks, but how on earth will your readers know to read basil's blog in kind, without a link? Or know that you're linked there?
See? That's not too much to ask, is it? Don't get mad at basil or any of the other guest bloggers here, yell at me. I'm the bad cop around here. ;-)