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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Thursday's Homework Assignment

The Prompts:

1.) If I sent you four hundred dollars today what is ONE thing you would spend it on and why. ps I want my change.
2.) What are your kids talking about?
3.) Tell us about a local news story that's all the buzz right now in your neck of the woods.
4.) Share some blogging advice.
5.) Tell us about that time at the playground when that thing happened.
(thanks to Heather at Chasing Butterfly's who unknowingly inspired this last prompt)

I'm writing about Number 4. It is something near and dear to my heart! Blogging!

Others have mentioned this, and I am now going to do the same. Only I'm also going to enlighten you with my own personal downfall with this feature.

It's the email option. If you leave me a comment, I WANT to be able to respond to you directly from my email notification. That gives me the chance to get you laughing twice in one day. Uh-huh. You know it! The only other option is for me to leave a random comment on YOUR blog, or to respond to you in my own comment section, in hopes that you will come back again. And again. And again. Just in case I've responded to you.

And how fair (or likely, let's be honest) is that?

So, I don't know, somehow you go into your settings and check a box, or maybe uncheck a box, or something, and that will let me respond to you via email. Usually I hit respond and type up my very clever words and then look up to notice the @nocomment thingy. That sucks.

The downfall with this feature, but not downfall enough to make me stop, is that I find it incredibly convenient.

What? You don't think that's a downfall?

Well, it is.

Because now, instead of making time to get to your blog in return, I'm just responding via email, and using that time that I once had for blogging and filling my face in front of the TV instead.

And that part truly sucks because I really miss your blog.

But check off that email box thingy in your settings anyway, would you please??

I'm sure there are LOTS of blogs to get to today. Go see Mama Kat for the participants!

10 comments:

Ronda's Rants said...

I have to get my morning "fix" of Rhonda...so I will talk to you via blog or email!

jill jill bo bill said...

I totally agree with you on that. maybe they do it on purpose so I can't respond...

Amy said...

Um yeah, I agree. Another pet bloggin peeve of mine is that darn imbedded comment form that some have on their blog. I can't ever get it to work on the first try and at work, it's a no go. Which is where I read and comment the most these days. *sigh*

Heatherlyn said...

It's always nice when I can respond to a comment by just hitting reply. Otherwise, I am not as likely to respond back, for the reasons you mentioned. It took me a while to figure out how to get my email to show up when I comment. It does, doesn't it?

Melissa said...

Oh thanks for the info...I've been wanting to do this for a while now!!

Denise said...

Ok first let me say I took a peek at your blog and I LOVE IT! You are a mom after my own heart. I shall stalk you now.

Second, I'm a blog-tard and I don't know about the reply button you all are talking about. I looked through all the stupid settings and can't find anything that says "fix your not working bloggy reply thingy".

Betty said...

Very very good advice!! I love getting your responses when I comment on your blog. It´s the highlight of my day!! haha..................ok, I´m waiting for a reply now! :)

angie said...

I had never thought of it that way!

Dan said...

Good choice of topic. Open channels are always good.

Lilly said...

Mmm, I dont know, have to check this out.