Hope y'all had a restful weekend. I had a great time with my family (pics coming soon!).
In the meantime, I've been thinkin' some bloggy thoughts:
ONE: Check the Box.
For those of you who missed my post on Checking the Box, please, CHECK THE "Show my Email" BOX on your Blogger profile (I'm sure there's something similar on other programs).
This allows me (and anyone else on whose blog you leave a comment) to reply directly to your comment by email.
I LOVE it when you do this, because I don't get out visiting as much as I'd like (but I DO leave my back door open, so y'all can just come on in. Cold tea's in the fridge. Popsicles in the freezer for the kids!). This way I can thank you for your comment, and we can continue the conversation "behind the scenes."
TWO: Add your blog name to your display name.
Okay, so this is just personal preference, but here goes...
Most of us here in Blogland only use our first names, so when I see Jennifer, Lori, or Lauren (as an example only - roll with me here, folks!), I have to think of which Jennifer, Lori, or Lauren is leaving that insightful comment. I have to pull up the profile to figure out who you are.
I know that sounds impersonal, but I'm just bein' real here! It helps so much if I know your blog name, too. Think of it as your "cyber last name."
All you have to do is edit your profile. On Blogger, it's on your dashboard (somebody help me with where it is on other programs). Change your display name so it looks something like this:
Or you can use your blog name for your display name, like my friend Code Yellow Mom, or my new friend kittyhox. That works, too.
That way I know who you are, right away. And others who read your comment do, too. Most of my favorite blogs I found by clicking on the profile of a person who left an interesting comment on someone else's blog. Seriously. Sometimes I'm intrigued to read someone's blog because of their unique blog name. Wouldn't you want to see why on earth someone would name their blog "Sorta Crunchy?"
Hey, and if you checked the box, we can reply right back to you by email! So fun!
If you don't have a blog, but like to comment occasionally (I LOVE to know who you are and what's on your mind, too - that's what makes blogging worth it all!!), PLEASE set up a Blogger account. It's free, safe, and easy. This is no time to be shy!
Then, set up your profile so others can identify you - and email you back!
That's all for now! Have a great bloggy day!