Just Consider it Community Service
I wanted to share a little bit of Blogology with you today because it was literally months into my blogging experience before someone clued me to this little factoid.
Do you realize if you do not have an email address attached to your blog that girls on whose blogs you comment can not respond to you via email?
For example, I try very hard to return visits but on most days I am trying so desperately to keep the underwear clean and the bathrooms from corroding that I don’t allow myself the computer time I need to get around as much as I’d like. However, what I can do is reply to your comments. It breaks my little heart to see a ‘no-reply comment blogger’ because I really, really want to talk to you!
Now some of you have elected to do this on purpose and that is totally understandable. No issues there. But, for the ones of you who were like me and were simply unaware, I’m just letting you know that you may be unwittingly cutting yourself off from communication.
If privacy is a concern, the simplest thing to do is create an email account at Gmail, Hotmail or the like and have that be your blog email address so no personal information is disclosed.
Oh well…this may not be anything in the world y’all care about but thought I’d mention it just in case….
((Is it just me or does it seem I’ve done nothing but whine today??..:)))
Have an awesome night! Mine couldn’t be better seeing as how basketball ended Saturday!
(Am I the only mom who ever secretly wished for kids to lose in a tournament so we could just stay home?;)
Okay, now I’m really going to leave. Right now. No more rambling.
Tell me more about the librarians :) Are they really in a library? Are you? Just curious!
Any more good dreams lately?
Love and prayers,
I am pretty new to the blogging world and I am REALLY enjoying reading your posts! I especially appreciate your candidness about “hoping to lose so you can go home.” Been there, I just haven’t had the guts to admit it! I look forward to coming back to your site soon :)
Well, you needed a little WHINE with that CHEESE you had at the library!! :-)
Don’t you dare tell me to set MY blog to “no-reply-comment blogger”!!
I totally hear you on the lose-so-the-season’s-over sentiment. After all, the kids will get over it eventually. The loss, that is. The mean heartless mom? Now that’s another story?
So what DID happen with those rowdy librarians? I didn’t see anything on the news that said “Preacher’s Wife Goes Beserk in ‘Bama”….
I so appreciate your post! I am pretty new to blogging and am not always aware of things I could or should be doing!
Yes, I’ve wished for “let’s lose so we can all go home.” Sad aren’t we?
(Oops, I had my identity set wrong. Hope I wasn’t the one to whom you were referring?!)
I need to do this. While in Venezuela, I had to be very careful for security reasons. But now I can do this. thanks for the reminder.
Too funny – wishing for at least my daughter’s team to be done. It has been a painful season. And yes, since my husband and I are running our part of the league from our school gym, I am ready to be done too. Just three more weeks. It wouldn’t be so bad if the concession stand snacks weren’t always in the back of my car. Like the snickers, or kit kat, or maybe a 3 muskateer. See my issues? We need basketball to end or I am going to be in bigger britches, and we really don’t want that!
Hmmmm…People seem able to leave comments, but I am slow to give out my e-mail. I had a problem with a reader once before. And NO you are not alone. I have guiltily hoped for a loss so a sporting event could come to the end of the season! LOL!
“Am I the only mom who ever secretly wished for kids to lose in a tournament so we could just stay home?”
NOPE!!! (not that I would admit it to any males in my household…maybe just the dog..he understands ) =)
Oh girl, I was having the secret wish of a game loss long before your kids were born. Everyone does it, just doesn’t admit it.
I can relate on the tournament thing! I think we’ve all been there:)
Thanks for the tip…I need all the help I can get with this blog thing! For instance how do I link a previous post with one I’m currently working on?
Oh, yeah, with you on that “lose already! I’m DONE with baseball/basketball/football/soccer!!!” And we start baseball and softball in less than a month…with 4 kids on 4 different teams it’s gonna be a CRAZY spring!
Thanks for the tid bit! Anything helps!
Thanks for the info. Most of the time I do not know about the details of the blogosphere. That one’s going in my back pocket.
AND . . . Oh yeah we all sit in the stands/bleachers praying for losses or the end of the season or for Jesus to come back before your team spends another 5 hours in the field trying to get 3 more outs!
Couple of summers ago, hubs had a surprise birthday party planned for me after a game – no prob, he thought, because the 6yo chicks had never won – ever. As soon as they found out someone’s parents had plans for the evening, they turned into she-beasts on the field and started winning.
I was just doing the regular “hurry up and lose cuz it’s hot” prayer. He was doing the “I’ve got 30 people waiting for me at a party that wifey doesn’t know about” prayer.
Ahhh . . . good times!
All of your “please loose” prayers are cracking me up! We have just started all this stuff with a 5yr old boy and 3yr old girl….
The boy is now in basketball (only 4 more weeks!) but then t-ball starts up! The girl…she has only been in Baby Ballet…. however, it is EVERY Wednesday 5:30 to 6:15….this means I FLY home after work, pick up her stuff, pick up the kids, drop T off at the church to have dinner with Dad, got to the ballet studio, change her clothes wait for 45 minutes, then fly to the church shove her in her little class (thankfully they change her clothes for me), then sprint to the gym where the youth are meeting and pray that the hubby is starting a couple minutes late! WHEW!!!! And this will continue until MAY!!!!!!!!!!
Why do we do this to ourselves???
Now I don’t feel so guilty, since I have prayed for my daughter’s team to lose! Please don’t tell her!
You are so funny! Oh please do email me or better yet…visit me at my blog! I am like you….I love to visit with friends!
And, one more thing…I love to be at HOME as well! No place better! Our life is just too busy!!
Have a most groovy day in the Lord my friend!
Don’t let Carrie fool you with her comment…..she hate’s to loose!!
As for me, well, I have handed my son off to the athletic department at school. Trusting that they will take care of him and maybe in five years I can have him back…..When your child plays all three sports the coaches rule….oh you have so much to look forward to.
Man I do not know if I have that on mine or not. I will have to click on me and see.
I did try to figure out how to link to my e-mail the other day but totally could not figure it out.
I am a spaz when it comes to computers that and I just do not have to time to figure it out :)
Thanks for the heads up!
K.T. is right.. I’m a sore loser, but the thought of free time, makes me think those crazy thoughts…especially at the end of a looooooong season:)
I got the linking thing!!!! Yeah for you…you should teach a bloggers course!
AHA! I’ve been blogging for over 2 years now… and thanks to you, now I get it! What’s my deal?! I think 90% of comments I get are “no-reply” comments, so I mistakenly figured that’s just how blogger worked and that’s how they ALL were! (And thus, I never reply to comments… how rude!) I went back to check, and there are a few that do have email addresses. Hooray! I’m going to send my fanclub (all 3) over to your site so they can get with the program! Thanks, Lisa!
KT – I’m totally cool with sending mine to Coach T. for the next 5 years. I’m personally hoping he’ll start an elementary program and go ahead and get them now. I’ll keep my girl though, thank you. :))
And Carrie – you KNOW I’m a sore loser too…That’s why I don’t wear a church t-shirt to the baseball games! That doesn’t mean I’m not happy when it’s all over though. LOL
love you girls…y’all are hilarious!
Oh, just another word about how much I hope it works out for you girls to go on our retreat…THERE ARE 47 of us!!! Wahoo! :))
Okay…need more step by step instruction on what to do. All day with Baby makes brain a little mushy.
Great post! I just recently posted some blogging tips on my blog, and that was one of them.
Like you, I like to be able to let folks know how much I appreciate them stopping by. :)
sometimes when I see a post and I want to say soemthing to the blogger like maybe ask a question who did your blog? I really like it! if I fine and email address I will email them and ask them but they never answer back Ok so why put up a email address if you are not going to repley? that just really bugs me ,Now I can understand if bloggers have a thing where they don’t want people to have there email address thats ok, but if they have it and you write they never answer back.is these just me that its happen too?? Ok just needed to have my say about these. But I am over that now If I email a blogger and they don’t want to answer back I feel like they don’t like me, ok I am saying too much ,
just venting love,marina
Thank you, Lisa. How I wish everyone would get on board. The lack of email contact is especially frustrating when you’re doing a giveaway and I honestly don’t think some people realize they can’t be reached. I also wish they knew if they’re hesitant to give out their personal email address, it’s very easy to set up a free g-mail account.
And no. You’re most definitely not the only mom who secretly rejoiced when her kid’s team lost early in the tournament. I’m not naming names here, but trust me, you’re not the only one. LOL
No ma’am you are NOT the only Mother who ever wished for a loss to end the season. It’s so hard isn’t it?
I just commented on someone else’s blog about this very thing. I’m horrible “comment backer”…even though I LOVE my commenters. (Does that make sense?)