--->Why Ping your blog?
Why for traffic of course. "Pinging" you blog lets other websites know that your blog has been upated. They get the freshest data possible, you don't get a thousand robots spidering your site all the time. It's a win-win situation.
Some blog software packages automatically ping some sites for you. For example Blogger.com users can have it set up to automatically ping weblogs.com. However, you do have to set it up in settings. (See below for directions). As for the rest of them you'd have to go to each site and manually ping each one.
I don't know about you but, I sure don't have the time to manually ping each service. With Ping-O-Matic you don't have to do this. It does it for you in a very short and quick process. Ping-O-Matic will automatically ping the following services:
Simply go to Ping-O-Matic everytime you update your blog. Type in your Blog Name and URL then check each service you'd like to have pinged. (Hint: Once you've done this once, everytime you go there all the information is automatically put in and all you have to do is hit Submit!) How easy is that?
Find out how to ping your blog to many service with just one click.
--->Hint for Blogger.com users:
To have your blog automatically ping weblogs.com everytime you update. Go into your settings and click on Publishing. Mark Yes where it says "Ping Weblogs.com".