Saturday, March 5, 2011

I Want To Make Your Life Easier!

Hi all,

Just a short housekeeping post while the little guy is asleep and I've got the house to myself (wheeee!!!).  I've been getting some questions and feedback about the functionality of the blog, so I'll address it all below.  Also... testing a way for you to get email alerts when I post a new entry - hope it works!

So... read on!


I have made a change to the comments section so that you don't have to sign up for some sort of new account to leave a comment.  I actually had no idea that it was set up this way, until my sister tried to leave a comment and mentioned to me that there was no way to leave a comment without logging in to something.  Oops!

Now, if you would like to leave a comment (and please do!), you can just click on the link just below the post that indicates the number of comments, and it will open up a comments field for you.  To leave a comment without logging into something, just pick the option near the bottom that says "Name/URL".  You can then just type in your name (and a link to your website if you have one, but that's optional) and follow the prompts to leave a comment.  If you'd like to comment anonymously, there's an option for that too.

Side note:  If you click "subscribe by email" when you leave your comment, you will be updated by email if there are comments left after yours.

I love comments!  It's very motivating to hear from you, so comment away!


I have been getting questions from people about what it means to "follow" my blog.  I used to think that if you clicked on the 'follow' button at the side of the blog page that it meant you would be alerted by email if a new post was up.  Not true.  If you'd like to get email alerts, please see below.

If you decide to "follow" my blog by clicking on either the Google link or the Networked Blogs link at the right side of the page, that is a way to let me know that you are out there and a fan of the blog!  I would simply LOVE to see who's out there reading.  I know that I've had visitors from over 20 countries, but I have no way of knowing who they are.  So.... I would love to see more followers... it is very motivating!!!

If you have a Google or Networked Blogs account, "following" my blog will also start listing Flippity Floo on your account homepage so that if you login to your account regularly, you will be able to see if I have updated the blog recently.

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I am trying something new.  Go me!!!  Apparently there is no easy way or magic button for you to click on that will allow you to type in your email address so that you will be alerted whenever a new post is up.  Soooo... I did a little research and found a way I can kind of create this function on my own.  I have added a new tile to the right side of my blog called "Want to be alerted by email of new blogposts?"  (great title, right?!).  If you follow the link, it will allow you to join Flippity Floo's Google Group, and from there you can set your account so that you'll get an email every time I post a new entry.

I just hope I know what I'm doing!  If you're willing to give it a try, I'd love to get some people added to the group to help me figure out if this little pilot project will work.

That's it for now!  Thank you sooo much for reading this blog.  Writing it lets me have a little "me" time, and it's such a bonus to know that there are people out there enjoying it!

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