I've been blogging since July 2009 now. I have over 300 posts out there. WOW that is so amazing to me. I have over 400 followers. I don't know why you all are still here. I love writing. I never knew how much until I started this blog. I love reading as well. Though I don't have as much time as I would like to do so. I've been through so much since I started this blog. I've tried to share with you as much as possible.
You were all there when I was depressed after visiting my sister in October. We still haven't spoken to each other since. I've tried. She hasn't responded. It hurts but when I say I'm back I am. I've been very scattered every since the visit. I haven't been around to all my favorite blogs. Although I have been reading. I simply haven't been me. Well I am now. I'm back. I have a new reborned energy that I'm so happy about. I will be coming to your blog soon if I haven't made it there this week. I'm coming.
I was literally amazed at how well the Follow Friday blog hop went over last week. I'm still trying to catch up. Although I have made it to each person's blog that jumped last week. That took me 3 days. I loved finding all the new blogs and catching up on the old ones. Can you believe that 136 blogs joined? To me that is simply amazing. And the blog hop is coming once again.
Ok so some housekeeping that I need to get out of the way:
1. I think I've been double taxing myself. I try to respond to every post by email unless of course you have the no-reply blogger dot com that drives me nuts.
NO REPLY AT BLOGGER DOT COM
I mean I hate it.. I despise it. I want to respond to you all by email. I love responding by emails. I love talking to you all. I want to know about my readers. So I respond to every email I get. Until I see the hated "no reply at blogger dot com." To make it easy for you to remove it, I am going to post it here for you. The directions are as follows:
Go to your Dashboard on Blogger dot com. Hit your edit profile, right next to your picture, avatar or whatever else you have showing. Scroll down to the line that says : Show my email address and CHECK THE BOX. Hit save.
Now, for those of you who do not want a regular email address to show, go to Gmail, Yahoo or any other number of places and get a FREE, yes FREE, email account and set it up.
I'm going to start just jumping over to your blog instead of responding by email if I would have just answered it with just "thanks" or something like that. I do like to respond but unless it's an answer or something. I'll just hop to your blog. How do you handle this?2. Word verification people.. I hate it. And as I noticed from my comments so do most of my bloggy friends. So I'm giving you the heads up here how to fix it.
Ok I hate hate this as well. I don't know why but my eyes do not do this well at all. Or I hit save and then close. Guess what happens? You don't get my comment and sometimes I don't realize. So I might have been commenting all along. Now to turn off this awful thing and to help all of your commenters' eyes, do the following:
Go to your Dashboard at blogger dot com. Click on Settings, which is under the name of your blog. Click on Comments, which is on the top of the page. Scroll down until you see this: Show word verification for comments? Click the box that says NO. Click Save settings at the bottom of the page. Please do not leave this page until you have saved settings.
I am begging you to fix these things to help me get to know each of you even better in the future.3. Big ANNOUNCEMENT: I'm moving to Wordpress. I just set up my Daddy hosting. So bear with me while I do.
Hoping you all have a great Saturday.