Friday, March 7, 2008


I now interrupt my regular blogging silliness with an educational and informational posting.

There are a few technical items that I want to tell you about. You might have noticed that I've made a few changes to this blog. For example, when you try to leave a comment you now have to read and type some mysterious-looking letters. This is to prove that you are a human and not a machine. The last thing I wanted to do was to make it harder to leave a comment (I love getting comments) but the last few posts turned up with a short comment with a link that caused everyone's virus protection to kick in. Thanks to Patty, for alerting me to that. Blog Spam. It's so sad that there are people out there doing bad things. Luckily, through technology we can stay one step ahead!

Also, I have been experimenting with RSS (Real Simple Syndication.) That is how I got the titles to my friend's latest postings to show up in the sidebar. I have also figured out how to collect all of the blogs that I like into a reader using RSS, it's a great way to keep track of what's new out there. It's the new thing in blog reading. You just set up a page such as My aol, or google reader, and then go to blogs you like and click on the little orange symbol for the RSS feed. You will see that I added that symbol, also now on the sidebar, through feedburner. That is also how you can subscribe to this blog if you want it emailed to you, in case you find that convenient.

And then there's the map of my brain, that's just for fun. Interestingly, Melinda turned up with a different scan than Mindy. You can click on it and then add a scan of your brain to your blog. I'll exchange that with other fun stuff when I come across it.

Wait, did you say you don't have a blog? What are you waiting for? Don't even tell me you don't have time, I'll show you to Heather and then you tell me who's busier. If you write one, I will read it. And in case you need a better reason than that: Blogging Boosts Your Social Life. There. Enough tech stuff, and peer pressure. If you've found any cool things out there in cyberspace, let me know, and I'll add them here.


Anonymous said...

What's a sidebar? I think I have to stop leaving comments. I didn't half of what you advised on this blog. I could always comment on your regular e-mail, I suppose. Aunt Chris

Heather Leigh said...

OK - next GGs is a blogging session at Mindy's so she can help us all set up cool things on our blogs, 'cuz I just don't have the time (or the brain pattern) to figure it out on my own!