A few friends have hooked up with Technorati and here is a little help. I hope!
'Authority' is how many other blogs link to you. Supposedly your authority goes up each time a person links to your blog but Technorati have been having a few problems with that lately. I will favourite you also, so you will see my picture on your account at Technorati. I am not sure if that also affects the authority. The other thing to do is "ping" your blog. Actually blogger does a pretty good job of forwarding your stuff but if you want to make sure go to Technorati and at the bottom of any page you will see "ping us" click on that and follows instructions for them to get your latest post.
Another Technorati trick is tags. If you have written a post that you want picked up by Technorati search you have to do a little html code work. It's very easy. Here are the instructions. Technorati tag help
Go to your posting page in blogger or whatever blogging platform you are using and hit edit html button next to compose. Find the text you want to tag and copy and paste in front of it. Then you would have to make a couple of changes.
More confused. Sorry
Anything else I can confuse you with.