There are a few technical hiccups I've been having lately that I thought I'd better make a short[ish] post about, especially since I promised Ms Karla Of The Stamp that I would.
1. I've lately heard from 3 people that they've been reading and making comments all along on the blog. I hesitated to call them liars, but went so far as to say, "NO.O.O.O...really?" I hastened to tell them that I'd never seen any comments from them before. I'm addicted to looking for comments and would surely have noticed if there were any awaiting moderation because, you know, that's the highlight of my potty reading every morning. There. I've said it.
So, in case anyone else out there posted a comment and got miffed that it wasn't published....I have published EVERY SINGLE comment EVER received! Trust me on this. There's nothing more sad for a blogger than an empty comments section, and I've often been tempted to make up more, just to make this little blog look more popular. [By the way, this message is not an open invitation to spammers.]
I've also heard from a few people [non-bloggers] that they've often thought of commenting but can't think of anything clever to say. I like being helpful, so I'm going to suggest a simple template comment here for anyone who feels the same way. It's a starter comment and you will surely gain more confidence and become just as opinionated and verbose as me in no time at all.
"Hi there. That was fun/interesting! Loved the pictures. Have a great day :)"
Seriously, please feel free to use it at any time.
2. After a whole year of blogging, my eagle-eyed Other Half noticed a few weeks ago that I'd made a mistake with the email address on the comment form. Yes. Very unfortunate. Not only am I myopic, I've also started to get long-sighted and seem to have problems with commas and fullstops. So, once again, if you tried to comment or say "Hello Georgia!" via email and got your friendly shoutout bounced back - "I'm sorreeee!" There will be NO MORE typo erros on this blgo.
3. On a totally unrelated subject, I don't know if you've noticed, but I've put up the Followers button. I did it this morning. I hate the word "Followers" and wish The People In Charge Of These Things would consider a more friendly and less sheep-like word.
Of course I've changed the title. It's no longer sheep-like. Now it's just rude. I hope you find it in the sidebar because I've also stuffed it in a somewhat inconspicuous spot in the middle.
Why do it? Curiosity, mostly. Also, not just 1 but 2 whole people asked me lately how they could follow this blog since they couldn't see a Follow button. TWO! What am I waiting for?!
I do hope some of you will click on it because, like the comments form, it's 'orrible when no one wants to be your fwiend. [No, that is NOT a typo error.]
That's it then. Thank you for reading. I love you too! [I'm not talking to you, Mr/Ms Anonymous/Spammer.]
As usual, please take everything here with a bucket of salt. Except for the hiccups. Those were for real.
Update 2.40pm Told you [in the comments section] I was a compulsive re-editor. I just remembered a link I wanted to share. If you're a blogger, you'll particularly enjoy reading it.
I've broken some rules it seems. Tell me what YOU think of her points!
Upate 10.30am, The Next Day The Queen of Bermtopia shared a link that's too good to be hidden away in the comments section. Here it is.
It's a letter to a spammer. I guarantee you will laugh.