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Monday, October 19, 2009

Please ease the pains of blogging

I stole this word for word from Hormones, Headaches and Hotflashes. I totally agree with her and don't understand why it took me so long to fix these blogger annoyances.

PLEASE READ

You will save thousands of us bloggers, many, many, many hours of blogging time! Not to mention thousands in therapy bills!

Now for a word from Lee the hotflash queen.

**Disclosure. I am citing my own opinions and no other irritated bloggers encouraged or gave me sexual or monetary favors for the writing of this post. I am not responsible for any offended egos in the writing of this post.**

NO REPLY AT BLOGGER DOT COM

How I hate seeing this!! First of all, I can't tell you how many times I have responded to comments from my email, because truly, some of the comments make me laugh so hard I snort, and then hit send only to realize that my email will be floating in never never land for eternity.

Where do these emails go?? Seriously. Where do they go??

I am not the type of gal who is going to respond to a comment in the post. I'm just not. I like to streamline. I like to hit reply on my email and then respond and hit send. Instead, I go to the respective blog to comment...which I do anyway...and then comment on the post they have written, thus not giving me an opportunity to respond to the numerous fabulous and hysterical comments I receive.

PEOPLE THIS MUST STOP! I am sure the blogger fairies are tired of trying to catch all my emails that are sent out there with no home!! So, I am going to teach you all how to change this, and I am going to do it in a way that there will be no more excuses!!

1. Go to your Dashboard on Blogger dot com.

2. Hit your edit profile, right next to your picture, avatar or whatever else you have showing.

3. Scroll down to the line that says : Show my email address and CHECK THE BOX.

4. 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 would so like to respond to the funniness that is sent my way.

WORD VERIFICATION

I have attempted to tute you all on how to change this, and apparently, although many of you said you would change it, some of you didn't listen the first time. I have enough issues spelling "verification", much less typing in those dang words after I leave a comment.

I have thought of boycotting those that refuse to change the word verification and have it turned off, but I love all of you too much and the guilt that my mother instilled in me at such a young tender age would eat me alive and I would no longer be able to function and blog, and that would not do, now would it??

The answer....TURN OFF THE WORD VERIFICATION!

1. Go to your Dashboard at blogger dot com.

2. Click on Settings, which is under the name of your blog.

3. Click on Comments, which is on the top of the page.

4. Scroll down until you see this: Show word verification for comments?

5. Click the box that says NO.

6. Click Save settings at the bottom of the page. Please do not leave this page until you have saved settings.

Now, just an FYI...you do NOT get more spam if you do not have word verification. Word verification is a torture device that some moron thought up to annoy and irritate all bloggers.

Thank you all for your immediate attention to both the above matters. And if this pisses you off, please note my disclaimer on top. For those of you that want to thank me, ass kissing works nicely.



38 comments:

Lee the Hot Flash Queen said...

I am going to kiss your ass and say THANKS FOR PASSING THE LOVE AND THE WORD!

MiMi said...

Oh how I wish people would do this!

Kimi said...

Amen, sister.

MamaOtwins+1 said...

I actually figured out how to do all of this last week and totally agree!!!!!!!

Melissa said...

I hate that word verification too.... please make it all go away!! :)

Smitten by Britain said...

Good point with number one, especially when you enter a contest. Right now I'm trying to find someone who entered and won but doesn't have a way for me to contact them. I guess I will have to start disqualifying people who do that.

Donna said...

Ok..I'll go turn off my word verification...At least my email works!

{{{slinks off with her tail between her legs...}}}

maritza said...

So funny! And so true!

Amy said...

Haha! It is so good to get the word out! Thanks so much for posting this. I hate word verification and really don't understand why people use it. As for the email... well, we already went into that, didn't we? :)

Krimmyk said...

I hate those captchas. I never had it on my main blog. I added my email address...eeeeks!

Nikki said...

ooops! ok i'm going to start doing this now!!!

Tater Tot Mom said...

Okay, I'm guilty of the word verification...not sure why either..so I'm going to take it off as soon as I get done here.

I agree about the email thing!

Mighty M said...

I think I'm good on both of these....I too get frustrated by both of these!

Emmy said...

I was guilty of both of these at one point but luckily have long learned my lesson.
thanks for helping teach everyone the good ways of blogging.

Eyeglasses & Endzones said...

Preach it...I have them both already to go!!! ;) Boo ya!

Trac~ said...

LOL girlfriend - I am right there with you on these issues - they can sure be annoying as haities when you are wanting to respond or post a comment! HA!

TwentySomethingMomma said...

Word verification is without a doubt one of THE biggest blog annoyances I have. It's a lot more time-consuming than it seems (especially since I'm usually trying to post a quick comment to begin with), and really, all it does is keep potential commentators away because it's such a pain. SIGH!

Lisa Anne said...

I think it also makes life easier for people who read and comment on their cell phones. They don't have to wait for the pages to always re-load.

I'm just saying these are great things to change if you want more comments and traction to yourblog.

My other pet peeve are the blogs where I ALWAYS have to type in all my information and then I get an email to subscribe. But that's a whole nother story. Pick your battles, right!

LOL

yonca said...

Ok, I'll turn off my word verification.

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One Cluttered Brain said...

I turned off my word verification. Thanks for the reminder.I wouldnt want to LOSE any followers for making it diffcult to comment...LOL!
As for the profile thing pretty sure my email is hooked up... the right way. I'll check.

ModernMom said...

I'm sure some of my comments are lost our there in cyberspace cause I leave my comment and miss the verification part!
Great post, I think mine is off. Better go double check!

Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog said...

Ooo... I better check my settings for this! Glad you posted it! Thanks!!

Amy said...

Just stopping by to see how you are. This is great that you gave out some helpful tips.

kys said...

You are preaching to the choir over here.

The word verification didn't bother me at first. Then I started leaving hundreds of comments and it's a problem.

Stop it people!

A Mom After God's Own Heart said...

Love this post:) I did not even know my word verification was on...so its off now! Thanks so much:)

Jody said...

Ok Ok I did it.

:)

Connie K said...

Girl, Love it !! Thank you for saying it all !!

Life Made Creations said...

Just catching up on your blog. Have I really been gone that long?! Funny stuff here, girl! And you know how to crochet?? That's on my list to learn next. Bought my needle (is that what you call that thing?) today. Should have just been watching Youtube how to's but probably more fun hanging out here for a bit!

Smart Cents Mom said...

Hi Lisa,

Thanks for stopping by blog and welcoming me to SITS. Love your post!

Ashley T said...

I Love it! I never knew that the word verification bothered anyone but for the life of me i couldn't figure out how to respond to someone without going back to the their blog! Makes it much easier! I'm going to fix that now.

Life, Love And Lola said...

LMAO! I hate word verification! It sucks and that's all there is to it! I kinda suck lately too...I've been horrible about leaving comments...

Kara @ His, Hers and Ours said...

Can I get an AAAAA-MEN sista!!

Thank you, thank you!! These same things bug the tar out of me too, and I love,love, LOVE seeing posts like this, spreading the word.

Thanks for stopping by my blog! ;)

Momma Such said...

I agree with you about the word verification...It's so annoying and takes way too much time! I too hate when I go to reply and my email is lost in space.

Thanks for posting this! Now I hope all of my followers are following you too so the see this...ha ha! :)

Mandie Reed said...

This site is so cool, love reading all the blog and postings, hope to chat with you soon... :)


Mandie Reed

Conquer The Monkey said...

great tips AND love your blog's new look!

thatdesigngal said...

I have gotten the hint from several people...there is no more word verification on my blog!!!! YAY! I will admit, it does get annoying!

2 Toddlers and Me said...

I agree. I really, really hate word verification. And I hate super long posts with 50 comments embedded and then when I click to leave a comment it takes me all the way back to the top of the post and I have to scroll through everything all over again and then I have to word verify at the end. Ugh. I don't have time for that kind of thing.