Thursday, June 7, 2012

Blogger Tutorials and Giveaways

I've noticed over the past few weeks, things were kinda quiet on the comment front.  I figured it was due to the craziness that is the end of the school year.  So I didn't think that much about it.  Until I went blog surfing yesterday.  I noticed that someone had me on their blogroll and I was SO honored.  Until I noticed my post was from January.  I then went looking in my Google Reader, because I follow my own blog, and noticed none of my posts had synced since the end of January!

Oh my word.  My heart sank.  No wonder nobody there weren't many comments happening lately, my followers weren't being notified that I made a new post! :( 

I did some investigating, aka googling, to find out why.  Which ended up taking forever.  Blogger's help boards aren't exactly the most user friendly place to hang out when you have a problem.  

Basically, I found out I played around with my Blogger settings a little bit too much back when my blog was a baby, and caused my new posts to not sync up to my followers Google Readers and Reading Lists.  

Since I had such a hard time finding the answer to why this was happening, and since it's a relatively easy fix once you know what to do, I made a little tutorial for ya'll.  Just in case it happens to you.  Which I hope it doesn't.  But just in case. My year and a half in girl scouts taught me to be prepared!  I know this solution works, because all of a sudden, BAM! comments started to happen.  :)
Now, if this doesn't fix your problem, I don't know what to do! :( Other than eat some chocolate, breathe, and call tech support. I suggest Dove Dark Chocolate Squares, but you go ahead and grab what is closest to ya.  A handful of chocolate chips from your pantry could work too!

Also, I purchased a domain for my blog, so that buttons and pins on other blogs would still lead people to my blog, rather than a dead link if I just transferred it to a new blogspot address, once my new design is completed.  Again, this is an easy process that but the steps to do so is not easily laid out in anywhere in Google/Blogger that I could find.  

I'd like to thank the poor tech help guys Blogger that I frantically spoke with on the phone yesterday.  I'd bake them cookies if I remember their names.  Or knew where to send them.
They would probably look like this.  I made these cookies.  They were good.  So here's your cookies Google Guys. 


So again, I made a little tutorial for ya'll for if/when you switch to your own domain name.

My apologizes for flooding your readers/reading lists yesterday!  I promise to never play where I don't belong, aka where I don't know what I'm doing, ever again!  Pinky promises, because I really wasted a huge chunk of my day on technology forums yesterday, which is kinda where I don't like hanging out online.  I'd much rather be reading blogs or pinning things.  However, it did help me communicate with my sweet friends again, so it was worth it. :)


On an unrelated note, there are lots of giveways happening in the blog world! Ginger has reached 1,000 followers and I'm so honored to be a part of her giveaway.  I'm giving away my Arrays Full of Sunshine craftivity!  Check out here giveaway {here}!
I'm also giving away my new product, Addition Facts Math Contracts {here}, I'm picking my winner tomorrow so enter soon! :) 
On my to do list today is a trip to Hobby Lobby.  I might not buy anything, but I'm getting some inspiration for a fun summer series for my bloggy! What's on your to do list today? Or do you forget about making a list since for many of us, it's summer?!

6 comments:

  1. Haha! Today I was looking at my Google Reader and saw 20 new posts from you and I was like, "What is going on??? I thought I had been following her for a while; why are they all coming now???" Thanks for clearing it up. :)

    Marvelous Multiagers!

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  2. I thought that was interesting when all your posts showed up today. I'm sorry we ignored you for so long. It's nice to have you back.
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

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  3. There are a couple of bloggers I follow and I don't get her updates in blog feed. It drives me crazy because I have to go find her every time I want to stalk her blog! haha I should forward her this blog post via email!

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  4. Haha- I thought it was something wrong with MY Google Reader! :) I'm glad you are back- you have some GREAT ideas!

    Jenny
    Luckeyfrog's Lilypad

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  5. Thanks for the tutorials! I'm glad you figured everything out. I enjoy reading your blog!! :)

    Lisa
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

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