I came across this handy service called
after reading a comment
Linfoot left a while back.
It is a service that will ‘ping’ all the common weblog trackers like
etc all from a single webpage.
has the option to ping weblogs.com built in but in the next version this
option will be replaced by Ping-O-Matic. The Blog Configuration screens
will allow you to select which services you want to ping and when you publish
a story the system will automatcially open up a new webpage to Ping-O-Matic
so you can see the results of your ping attempt.