Apparently the in thing to do with your blog this month is to add links to each post’s Technorati cosmos, down in the place where you would have a comments link if you had comments. That’s interesting in and of itself, the whole “if you want to comment, do it on your own blog” thing, assuming as it does that everything you might comment on would be interesting to your readers, and that you always want to write up a summary of the post you commented on, to introduce your readers to what you are about to say, but that’s not what I want to talk about today ;)
You don’t actually have to wait for someone to add a ton of backlinks to Technorati backlinking to their posts’ forward links: just bookmark or drag to your links toolbar this Technorati Lookup bookmarklet, and click it when you want to know who linked to the page where you are.
That scheme does lack the rather interesting PageRank effects of linking every post to a Technorati search for the post, which ought to end up giving Technorati enormous PR, and transferring some of it on to the people who linked to your post, but then after watching Adam Gessaman’s Technorati gaming demonstration post pop up as new again over and over in my aggregator for a full week now (hey, Adam, how many days are there in a “brief experiment”?), I’m not so sure I really like the idea of transferring PR through Technorati.