. . . well, what I don't know about a lot of stuff could fill volumns. But as I was commenting on my friend Lynn's blog, Trash to Treasure Art, about something fabulous she had made, AS ALWAYS, she asked me to send her a 'pm'. I had no clue what a 'pm' was and I had to look dumb, AS ALWAYS, and ask her what the heck was a 'pm'? Well, after finding out it was a 'personal message', I got to wondering what else I didn't know about blogging.
So, what I don't know about blogging (again, volumns could be written but I'll just stick to a few items) . . .
I don't know how to follow someone who has a typepad blog.
I don't know if Google Reader is the same as being a follower.
I don't know how to get a previous post to 'stay on top', where subsequent posts follow below.
I don't know how to get the title of each post to appear larger than it does.
I don't know how to reply to a comment other than have it show on the post itself. I always have to go to the commentor's blog and find their email address.
I don't know what alot of the shortcut initals stand for that people use for their family members. Some one should write a post explaining them all!
I don't know how to find out FOR SURE that none of you who comment have to go through that pesky word verification. Boy, I hate that! But I understand why some still use it.
I don't know if your comment shows immediately or if it says it will be visible after approval.
I don't know how to copy the random number generator thingy so that no one thinks I play favorites on giveaways.
I don't know why some bloggers NEVER acknowledge my comments. Aren't they getting them? Am I too insignificant? Did I offend them?
I don't really understand the follower thing. Can you imagine having thousands of followers? Can one person really handle hundreds of comments? (Try me! I'd drop everything and just read comments!)
I don't know how you all get everything done! Please tell me you have housekeepers, cooks, bookkeepers, social secretaries and lawn mowers so I don't feel like I am the laziest, most unmotivated person of them all! I am constantly in awe of your beautiful homes, your selling at markets and of all that you get accomplished!
- Edited to add after I checked out my own blog . . . I obviously don't know how to do the bullets. They show up ABOVE my words.
While I'm ranting, I'll force my opinions about giveaways on you . . .
I think that if you are kind and generous enough to offer something you think someone would like, I'll play along. I know how it feels when there are just a few comments received when you have pondered long and hard about what to give away. Everyone wants to feel the love and I am happy to oblige. Plus, you all are the most amazing crafters and I LOVE your creations!
If you ask me to spread the news, I am more than honored to give you a shout out on my sidebar! Even if YOU win and I don't!
I've found many a blog buddy by following a sidebar picture.
If there are hundreds of comments trying to win, I usually don't try. But that doesn't mean I don't love your blog. I just don't think I'm that lucky!
Please don't dump me as a follower right after a giveaway. Stay and see what else I might have in store.
Please don't have a giveaway and then never announce who won. We want to congratulate the winner (or sneak over to her house and grab the prize)! And worst of all, please don't have a giveaway and then never send it!!! Yup, it's happened to me.
I have rambled on enough! As you can tell, there is ALOT I don't know. If you have the answers, then please share! If you have different opinions than mine, please tell me. I promise to listen and even change my mind. If you have anything you'd like to know about me, out with it! I'll bare it all!
And since it is against blogger law not to have a picture in each and every post, here is my contribution . . .
Now, go be creative!