There are some things that keep entering my brain as I continue on this crazy blogging journey, and I thought I would share. This post may be boring for those of you who are non-bloggers...
1. Why the word verification, folks? Does it really bring more security? I've had mine turned off for most of a year, and I can't say I've gotten any alarming comments. I had a friend recommend that I turn it on soon after I started blogging (you know who you are), and soon after she wrote to say she had just gotten a "junk comment," and hers was on! I'll keep typin' in those silly letters, but really, why? You don't have to be self conscious if you keep yours turned on. I'll still love ya, but you'll know that I know that you know how I feel about it. :o)
2. I've gotten a few comments recently from people who seem normal from their comments. I went to return the visit, but they do not make their profiles public. Just know that I tried to visit, and I WOULD visit, but ya gotta leave me an address or open your profile....otherwise I can't find you! I even had a friend from college leave me a comment, and YES, of course I know who you are!!! I just have no way to get in contact with you.....sigh.
3. For the love of all that is convenient, please link your email to your blog. You do this under your profile, and this means that when you leave comments, I can just reply to your email instead of needing to find your email address...yes, I know this saves me about 30 seconds, but seriously, I could leave YOU a comment in that time. :o) I've never gotten a strange email as a result of linking my email to my blog. It will not post on your blog, it just makes it easier for fellow bloggers when you comment. Again, we can still be friends if you choose not to do this...see #1 above.
4. I just need to close by saying how much I love blogging and the amazing women I have met here. I have been able to keep in touch with friends, that let's face it, I probably wouldn't have otherwise. I even know more about the daily lives of real life friends that I DO keep in touch with. There are others of you that I only know through this crazy medium of blogging, but I consider you friends, and I can't wait to hear what is happening in your lives. I pray for you, I rejoice with you, I laugh with you (and sometimes at you), I hurt with you, and I just know if I met you, it would be like we've known each other for years.