Apparently summer is drawing to a close faster than the calendar. At least according to the stores who are now rife with fall and Thanksgiving items. Before you know it, they’ll have that stuff on the shelves before the Fourth of July at the rate they’re going. Crazy.
You know what else is crazy? If you don’t have a blogger blog (as in blogger.com) but maybe used to (like I did) and decided to link your old blogger profile through Google+ (because it’s supposedly the thing to do) you might discover (the hard way) that you are now considered a ‘no-reply’ blogger when you’re leaving comments on blogger blogs. Did you follow all that?
The lovely Impulsive Addict was kind enough to hunt me down last week after I left a comment on her Talk To Us Tuesday post when she wasn’t able to reply to my comment – since she had been able to do so in the past, and likes to harass me (which I totally welcome) so I had to do some digging and found out that something was changed either with G+ or Blogger recently that changed the easily replied to status to ‘no-reply’.
Luckily segregating blogger from G+ and reinstating my contact information did the trick. Let me know if you need help doing the segregation, I’m happy to help you become a reply blogger vs. a ‘don’t bother me’ blogger.
Speaking of no-reply, I have been so backlogged and buried with excess life and work that I haven’t been a good bloggy friend replying to the comments that are left to me. I’m hoping things will settle down a bit once Princess Nagger goes back to school next week (read: no more random interruptions) so I’ll have time to not only reply to new comments, but reply to old ones, too.
That’s your fair warning that you might get a response from an old comment and are left scratching your head because you’ve probably forgotten your original comment and will just think I’ve gone crazy. Actually, that crazy ship has already sailed, so really you shouldn’t be surprised, right?
It’s been well over a year (more like two or more) since I moved my blogger blog over to WordPress and am still finding quirks that need to be tweaked. Like re-uploading 2,225 images over the weekend that mysteriously disappeared. Not sure if it was due to one of the many WordPress upgrades since then, or if they were already AWOL from the transfer, but hopefully there aren’t too many more like that.
And I’m still wishing they never would have taken Google Friend Connect away from those of us not on blogger – it’s the universally recognized way to follow people, not to mention easier. I went from this:
…to having to start over from scratch with LinkyFollowers. And actually that image is an older one, I had actually just about reached 2000 followers when they took it away – I forgot to snip the image for prosperity.
Moving on… have you seen the trailer for the new Tom Hanks movie coming in the fall? It actually looks really good:
I still need to post about BlogHer 12. I’ll get to that. Eventually. Hopefully sometime before Blogher 13 arrives. While I was in New York, my roomies and I went to a deli not too far from the hotel and I found these that, for obvious reasons, I had to pick up for Princess Nagger:
Notice she was so excited to get them she ripped the bag open to eat them before I could take a picture, so I had to tape it to get the shot. Don’t tell me you wouldn’t have done the same. When she started digging into the dinosaurs, she discovered with delight that one of them was ginormous:
Here, this will give you a better idea on the actual size:
Needless to say, she saved those for last. And didn’t share.
Here’s something funky to leave you with today – stare at the red dot (aka red nose – wonder if her name is Rudolph?) on the picture below for 10 to 30-seconds, then glance away at a plain surface:
Pretty wild, isn’t it? speaking of wild, my interview with the two crazy dudes from I’m With Stupid was this past Sunday. If you didn’t get a chance to tune in, I’ve got it right here for you to listen at your leisure:
It was a blast, and I was tickled to find out that it premiered at #10 for the week – at least that means the boys will have me back in the future for more fun.
That’s it for this week – time to link up, hop around and most importantly have fun.
Keeping the random alive – feel free to snag a badge and play along – one for my wino friends:
And one for my non-wino friends:
Once again I’m hopping aboard this fun friendly train – if you’re traveling on the train, be sure to leave your link so I can follow you back!
More Tuesday hops – if you’re stopping by here from there, please do me a favor and follow via LinkyFollowers – since I was robbed of my GFC followers when the cads at Goggle decided to boycott non-Blogger blogs.