I document my failure

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The fact that that metalinker stuff never worked and was causing error messages in IE6/Win browsers like a piece of toilet paper stuck to my shoe, and the fact that I still haven’t been able to get a TrackBack ping-based metablog working, or RSS monkey installed, for that matter.
I’m not perfect, and I think that makes me a better explainer of this stuff than someone who groks it all like a genius. I make the mistakes other people are going to make, but I notice them and solve them (or have the solution handed to me by readers) and document that as well. It helps me and it may help other people avoid these same mistakes or recover from them more quickly, that is once I solve them myself.
Enjoy my discomfiture. It’s my pleasure.