Saturday, June 21, 2008

a little bloggy business...

Alright. I keep thinking of things I want to mention in regard to blogging so I'm just going to lump them all into this one post.

1. Can you guys see my header when you load my blog? 'Cause I couldn't for a long time. In fact, I was so used to it being white up there in that space that I almost forgot I had a header until a couple of friends emailed me saying they couldn't see it either. The problem seems to be with Safari (Mac browser), so I downloaded Firefox and now I can see it, and can I just say that I really love my header? Anyway, maybe Firefox will help you if you're having problems too.

2. Does anyone know how I can change that picture of myself in my profile. It's a weird picture and I can't seem to figure out how to change it with my custom template. If you want to help me, I'll be happy to let you!

3. Do you use a feed reader? Which one? I've been using Bloglines and Google reader. If you're unfamiliar with a reader, let me just tell you that it's a huge timesaver. You subscribe to the blogs you read, and when there's a new post, it lets you know. I can't tell you how much time it has saved me. Now, instead of obsessively clicking on my favorite blogs to see if there's a new post, I automatically know!

4. I want to hear what you guys think about comments? Is there some kind of comment etiquette? There are some blogs I read where I'm a total lurker, some that I comment on occasionally, and there are others that I comment on every single post. What do you think about that? Should one comment on every single post? Or just the ones that resonate with you? There has actually been some interesting commentary on this subject in the blogosphere in the last couple of months. I'm curious what your thoughts are on the subject.

5. Blog Award Time! Last week, Kelly, gave me a very fun blog award--Blogs that Make My Day. In the spirit of the award, I'm passing it along to some of my favorites!

Here are some blogs that make my day, and make me smile every time I see a new post in my reader!

La Vida Dulce

His Girl's Blog

Mustard Seeds

For Such a Time As This

Life at Sonic Speed

Feel free to pass this on if you choose. I'm not into pressure!

And thanks to Kelly for this fun award. You simply must go here and read about her God-sized answer to prayer. I know you'll be blessed. Just be sure grab your tissue first!

Oh, don't forget about my giveaway! Click HERE for details!


His Girl said...

awwww thanks for the love.

by the way, your tag line, "a mountain girl with altitude" is pretty much the cutest tagline EVER.

you can change your pic over in "edit my profile" - email me if you want me to walk you thru it.

mwah- you make my day all the time, girl.

Unknown said...

Thank you! I feel honored! It's my first ever bloggy award!

Your blog also encourages me, blesses me, and make me laugh! I should just give the award right back to you!

But I do have a few fun bloggers in mind!

Happy Weekend!

Diane@Diane's Place said...

Funny you should mention it, but I've been able to see your header up until this time, and now it's just a white area all of a sudden.

I looked at the page source for your profile pic and it's hosted on PhotoBucket, so it will have to be changed in your template, not on your profile page. I can do it for you if you have a photo in mind to use. Just let me know if you'd like me to do it for you. I'll have to have your log in info to do it, so you should consider if you trust me with that, although you could change your password after I finish. Anybody that works on it for you will have to have your log in info.

Hope you're having a good weekend!

Love and hugs,


Diane@Diane's Place said...

PS: I only use Firefox so I don't know what's up with the header.



Gretchen said...

I need to do bloglines or google reader. I just click and check, and you're right, it does take time.

Re: commenting. I love to get them, so I generally give them. Sometimes, I'm speechless, and if that's the case, I say so. But I don't feel compelled to comment just for the sake of commenting. Then, it's sort of like empty praise, in a way...Usually, the folks I read are so good, I want to cheer them on. :)

Have a great Sat, mer.


JenB said...

Hey! I tagged you. Feel free to skip it if you've already done it. Have a great day!

Leah Belle said...

headline's great...always see it

i don't always comment on every post depending on amount of time I have when i'm reading. LOVE to get comments, though so i guess i need to make extra effort to comment where i read

as for blog readers, i use pageflakes. it places mini windows of blog on a page so that i can view multiple pages at a time. that way i can see what blogs have been updated. it also allows me to have a different "flake" for each category of blogs i read. for example, i read money saving blogs, photography blogs, recipe blogs, etc. you can also choose to make your flakes public or keep them private. i have made my money saving one public, so if you'd like to check it out go to

if you want to know more, mer, email me.

BTW: i read your blog religiously and enjoy every post even if i don't take the time to comment on every one:)

Leigh Ann said...

I LOVE your header and the name of your blog. I think it is so witty! I think that pic of you is adorable.

Rae said...

Aha! I use Safari on my MacBook and have not been able to view your header. It's funny though, I never thought about it until I read this post! I also have Firefox on my computer and will have to check it out.

I do not have a reader but must get one. Is it easy to do? I should just take the leap! Thanks for the push. :)

Brenda said...

Hi Mer,
I've been able to see your header without a problem.
As for commenting, I've made some pretty neat blogging friends and learned from them not just in what they've blogged about but in their comments as well. There are some I'm just a lurky-loo in. And then some I comment depending on the topic.
I'm needing the feed reader. I'm gonna go and try and figure it out.
Have a wonderful week!
Brenda :)

Moriah @ Please Pass the Salt said...

I think you can comment how much or how little you want :)

Deidre said...

Thank you for the very sweet award, Meredith! I am so honored. Your blog is one of the first I read each morning. You inspire me!!

Thank you, thank you!

Deidre said...

Thank you for the very sweet award, Meredith! I am so honored. Your blog is one of the first I read each morning. You inspire me!!

Thank you, thank you!

Unknown said...

I've been wondering some of the same things.

*I use Google reader, I think I have too many subscriptions because it seems to take a long time too.

*I just comment when I have something to say (or there's a chance to win a super cool prize ;-)) But I try to comment on all the blogs in my reader at least once a week. If something hasn't resonated in that amt of time, I delete them from the reader.

Hey I'm a busy woman.

Jenn said...

I like your new profile pic - love the curly hair. I can always see your header.

I comment on the blogs that I have listed on my blog as daily reads. But there are several that I "lurk" at each day.

PS- Kelly is one that I found through your blog - I always lurk but had to post a comment on her amazing news! What an answer to prayer!!!

Heather said...

Hey Mer- I know this is an older post, but I have been thinking about the "reader" question....I don't use one (I'm still so new at all this) but I think I would like to. Will you e-mail me how it works, whenever you get a chance. No hurry!
Thanks for your great blog- I always love to read a new post from you, friend!
Love ya!

OH- and I second all the comments in this post about people loving to get comments, so they give comments! I am just so excited when I get them, so I figure everyone is that way!!