This is another use-up-the-leftovers innovation otherwise known as everything-but-the-kitchen-sink soup in our house. A few weeks ago, I made meatloaf. I love meatloaf! Especially when it is paired with mashed potatoes, gravy and green peas! It is comfort food for me, taking me back to school days and cafeteria lunches. Yes, I actually didn’t mind them! My children, on the other hand, will not eat in any of their school’s cafeterias. Go figure! Their dad also has … Read entire article »
Usually, I would have fallen off the wagon on the first week of blogging everyday but here I am, almost halfway through the month and haven’t missed a day yet! If you’ve been keeping up, there were days when I did wimp out and posted a quick photo or infographic just to be able to say DONE! for the day. And that’s ok… there’s no hard and fast rules about what you should be posting for NaBloPoMo… just that you should post everyday.
I think I deserve another break for reaching the half-way point, don’t you think? So I’ll leave this post short and sweet. I leave you with this collection of love songs from the 80’s and 90’s to keep you company. If you’re around my age, I’m sure you’ll hear at least one song that brings back at least one memory.
Just for fun, tell me which song and memory. Have a great day!
Who says you don’t meet real people online? Today, my heart is heavy because one of my blogging friends passed away. She hasn’t blogged for a while, but we managed to stay connected on facebook. It was actually nicer because I heard about what she’s doing everyday through my facebook feed.
So it was sad when I logged on this morning and learned that she had passed away. The pain and grief is real and so was the pleasure of knowing someone you’ve never met in person. So yes, you do meet REAL people online and Skeeter was one of the most real person you could have known.
To her family and friends and family, online and offline, my deepest condolences. She will be missed.
With the increase in seemingly inane and unrelated comments that I have been getting on my blogs, I started to wonder if some of these people are getting paid. So I thought I’d look into it and what better place to start your research than Google right? I tell my kids to Google stuff all the time when I I don’t have a ready answer. lol!
Anyway, so I googled “get paid to comment on blogs” and guess what? YES! Yes, people now can earn money by leaving comments on blogs. That explains a lot. It also makes me feel better about deleting comments and blocking IPs.
When I get relevant comments, especially from other bloggers, I try to return the visit and comment on their blogs. To me, that has just been good blogging manners. Lately though, with all these spam comments and scraper blogs popping up all over the place, it’s getting harder to tell the legitimate sites from the bad ones. What’s worse is, they can negatively impact innocuous bloggers like me who are not looking to make a quick buck but have been at this blogging thing just for the sake of getting our thoughts out there in the vast, vacuum of the internet.
This is not a huge blog and I don’t get thousands of visitors daily, so I do appreciate your visits and getting comments. The do-follow links and comment luv are my way of showing my appreciation to fellow bloggers who take the time to drop by and leave a comment.
If you found your way here via the do-follow links or the comment luv directory, you are most welcome to leave your comments.
All I ask is, please make sense. Here a few tips/advice on how to leave a comment that won’t get deleted or marked as spam …
Do not copy a sentence from my content and paste it as a comment
Do not copy an unrelated phrase from elsewhere and leave it as a comment
Try to at least read through my post and leave a relevant comment. I.e. if I’m talking about food, say something about it, not something about an iPad.
Sometimes I will leave a prompt to help you out at the end of my post. Something like, ‘what do you think?’ or ‘what would you do?’ kind of question. Go with it.
While I enjoy a compliment as much as everyone else, “Good post!” is not a comment worth publishing.
Finally, if you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all or take it up with me privately. My email address is on the ABOUT page.
Same thing with advertisment offers or link exchange proposals. Please send to my email address
Thanks again for visiting my blog, and I hope to hear from you soon!
To my fellow bloggers, how do you feel about some of the comments you get on your site?