Friday, September 14, 2012

Tip 'o the hat

This is a repost from 2009 and 2011 to reiterate how much I value those who doff their caps in reposting material read here. It is much appreciated.

I recently received an email asking what the "odd H/T thing" was on some of my posts. For those not familiar with the term, "Hat Tipping" is Internet cant for referencing back to the original poster. I use it liberally. Now would seem to be a good time to thank those who do the same for me. There are many of you. This is an equally good time to ask those that don't to do so. I ask not for my own self aggrandizement, but as someone who finds new blogs to read quite often through spidering from hat tips.


  1. As a blogger myself, I always link back to the original. ;-)

    But how do you do spidering from hat tips?

    1. I follow the hat tip which usually takes me to one or two new sites.