Track backs at www.thoughtfulconsideration.com have remained a little bit of a mystery to me, so I was very pleased to come across this explanation which had the effect of shedding some additional light on the subject:
Frankly, the concept is still a little hazy to me at this point. When cross-referencing related posts on my blog, I’ve always hard-coded the links between them and never tried a track back, so that offers up a new avenue to explore.
I’ve turned off comments on this blog which probably also has the effect of disabling track backs and ping backs. Time and experience will teach me what the best approach is.