Update: Preetam went and wrote a much better tutorial on Technorati and tagging, complete with screen captures. Go read it NOW.
Scoble's co-author on their book about why businesses should blog, Shel Israel, mentions Singapore blogs in his post about our plans to have a blogging conference, and how excited he is to see both librarians and Singaporeans linking into the blogosphere.
Microsoft blogger Scoble also makes a mention of this on his blog.
In his post, Shel mentions that he had the impression blogging in Singapore boomed only recently, and was almost nonexistent when he visited last June. This is because he did a Technorati search then and found only a small handful of blogs. He has since found more on Technorati recently.
Now you and I know that Singapore bloggers have been blogging for a while now (I should know, I've been reading many of you). And I've been doing some form of this since 1997. But many of you are not found on key online communities like Technorati. So go and register yourselves and be part of it.
What is Technorati? Well, it is a real-time search engine that keeps track of what is going on in the blogosphere. When you update your blog, Technorati will be informed (if you are a member of Technorati already) and it will index your site. More info on their FAQ.
When you sign up, you get a profile others will see, and also, people who search for your blog on Technorati will see all the incoming links to your blog (this is mine as an example). That part is fun, especially to know who has linked to you, because the conversation, or linked writing, is what makes blogs powerful, dynamic and greater than the sum of their parts.
Now if we can get Shel and Scoble to do a "sexyblogger" pose...