December 3, 2016
December 1, 2016
October 19, 2016
On my personal facebook page I am following 4 people.
Facebook says I’m following 5 people.
I don’t see 5 people. I only see 4 people.
Who is the 5th person? I can’t see them. Why is that?
All you have to do is block the Twitter culprit.
You can block people who add you to lists for the purpose of advertising, too.
Yep, just block them.
There’s a section within your Twitter settings called “Blocked accounts” – you can access that and unblock the spammer if you don’t want to have a lot of blocked accounts.
When you block someone it will automatically keep them from following you and it will remove you from all of their lists.
When you unblock it’s as if it never happened in the first place.
Try it out and let me know if it works for you.
October 1, 2016
3. I'm tired...and here's why. I might be the only one who feels this way, but...I feel like in an effort to make this country more tolerant of everything, that we have become an extremely intolerant nation. I have always loved talking to people who have different beliefs than myself....sharing what I think and why I think and then listening to my friends talk about why they disagree.
If we are a body of people that agree on only one thing...well, who wants to be a part of that? Are you voting for a candidate that I'm not? Are you using a bathroom that I'm not? Ok, then...I'm going to make a roast chicken dinner, pour some wine and sit in my garden with you and talk in a way that people do when they lead with love.
Will we end up agreeing? Probably not. But I'm not going to unfriend you on social media or not invite you to my next garden party...instead, I'm going to throw on some super loud Abba music and dance with you until my 50 year old hips can't dance anymore. Because that's what grown up's do.
Hat Tip: A Houseful of Boys!
Photo Credit: Pinterest
September 29, 2016
I hope featuring your blogs on the home page of Blog Mommas will help you with new traffic. Who doesn’t love interacting with new readers? I know I do!
I hope you will consider telling all your blog buddies about Blog Mommas. I would like to get back to Blog of the Week, Month, Quarter, and Year.
Right now our directory is at the point where everyone has been featured. Some of you have been featured once, twice, and three times over! That's a log of Blog Featuring.
Please let me know if your blog hasn’t been featured. Also, if you’re linking to Blog Mommas and you’re not listed in the directory please let me know so I can add you.
September 17, 2016
What I’m going to do is dig through the Blog Directory to see who is still active.
If I can easily find a link back to Blog Mommas then you’re in!
I will select a blog to be featured each month.
When your blog is selected I’ll put a link up on the home page!
How cool is that!?
August 19, 2016
Low and behold I discovered some strange guy following me and then right next to his name it stated so-and-so has restricted you from following them.
What!? Come again…??
Think about that for a second, some strange person, who I don’t know, has added me to his circles, but he doesn’t want me to add him to my circles?
Not that I would add him to my circles in the first place, but come on, is this strange troll-like spamster for real?
That’s just creepy.
I didn’t waste too much of my valuable time dwelling on this scenario.
I quickly blocked him and moved on.
I had no clue you could restrict someone from following you.
I guess it pays to dig through my circles. I learn something new every single time I do.
August 8, 2016
Facebook is always adding new items and changing up their user guidelines and rules.
If you’re on your smart phone or smart device go to:
App Settings > Upload HD Photos > Turn it on
That’s it! Problem solved!
Let me know if there’s another setting I may have missed.
August 2, 2016
This happens to me a lot and I never knew how to fix the problem, until today.
Here’s how to solve the problem:
Select Tools > Options > Edit > Uncheck the box where it says Overtype mode
That’s it! Problem solved!
July 23, 2016
With that said, I’ve decided to go ahead and remove the Blog Mommas Facebook and Blog Mommas Google+ pages. I’m also taking down the Blog Mommas Twitter List on my Twitter page. I think that’s going to be a better fit for me personally. Less stressful, too.
I’d like to get back to writing more, networking with other writers, and hopefully I can be more hands on in responding to many of the posts I read throughout the year from your blogs. It’s the interacting and networking with one another that floats my boat, and who doesn't love reading comments?
What have you been up to this summer? What do you think of my decision? I’d love to hear from you guys.
May 9, 2016
Dr. Cloud’s NEW book is called: The Power of the Other, The Startling Effect Other People Have on You, from the Boardroom to the Bedroom and Beyond – and What to Do About It by Dr. Henry Cloud.
I’ve always been a self-improvement fan. If there is solid advice out there from a reputable source, I’m usually the first to jump on it. I don’t know about you, but I know that other people have a BIG effect on me, and I can’t wait to see what Dr. Cloud has to say about it.
If you’re interested in reading this book but don’t want to buy it until you’ve had a test drive, you can find Dr. Henry Cloud on Facebook and read his first two chapters for FREE! He posted a link on April 29th giving his followers an opportunity to read the first two chapters. What are you waiting for? Have at it!
Stay tuned here though because I plan to blog about any quotes that I’ve read along the way, how they have impacted me, and what I plan to do with Dr. Cloud’s advice. Or maybe stumbling on parts of the book will have me thinking about things differently? I’ll be writing about those instances over the summer so please stay tuned for those upcoming blog posts.
If you decide to go ahead and pick up the book I hope you will chime in and let me know what you think of it. I’d love to dish about it with you, AND I LOVE to get blog comments, so please leave me a comment or two!!
May 1, 2016
One of these days I will investigate and find out just how fun it is to play Euchre. Are there any other Euchre players out there? What is it that you love about this game!? I'd LOVE to hear from you!
April 23, 2016
There are a couple of things you can do in order to be selected for Blog of the Month. Here are a few tips in no particular order:
- Make sure you are linking to Blog Mommas
The first thing I’ll check is whether or not you’re linking to Blog Mommas. Check your sidebar and make sure people can see your buttons and links. If folks have to scroll all the way to the bottom of the page or can’t find any other pages where your links can be found, it makes things hard.
- Make sure your blog was added to the directory
Please let me know you’re interested in being a part of Blog Mommas. In my sidebar on the right hand side there is a way for you to e-mail me and let me know. It’s very easy to send me a quick message letting me know you want to be part of Blog Mommas and that you’ve linked to Blog Mommas. Some of you may have more than one blog and that’s fine, I’d be happy to list all of your blogs. Once listed, I will introduce your blog to my readers and you’ll automatically qualify to be selected as Blog of the Month.
- Invite your blog friends to join in on the fun
Tell your blog friends about Blog Mommas. There are perks to being a part of Blog Mommas and you will discover lots of new blogs to read. Some of my closest friends were made through just networking, reading other blogs, and leaving comments. Eventually we all get to know each other and a sense of community is developed, and new friendships made – for life!
Okay, I’m going to go check my e-mail and see if anyone has written me yet!
I can’t wait to list your blog and start featuring blogs again!!
April 20, 2016
April 5, 2016
Hello and Happy Spring!
I'm coming to you from my mobile device. It's pretty convenient doing it this way.
I've been reading your blogs, Blog Mommas. For some strange reason I don't think my comments are getting through and I'm not sure why?
I do all my blog reading from my feedly application. I've tried commenting through feedly. I've tried commenting through your main blog pages, and it doesn't seem to be working.
I can't see my comments.
I think I'm doing it wrong.
Maybe commenting from my laptop instead of commenting from my device would work better? I don't know.
I hope I can stick to my device because there are days I don't have time to log into my laptop.
How are you guys doing with leaving comments on blogs? Have you run into technical difficulties? Any idea what the problem might be?
March 26, 2016
March 19, 2016
March 17, 2016
“Somebody recently asked to reset your Facebook password”
The next line read:
“Click here to change your password”
Further down the page was the following:
“Didn’t request this change? If you didn’t request a new password, let us know immediately”
Then there was a button you could click to change your password or to let them know immediately that you didn’t make a request to change your facebook password.
Uh, RED FLAG people!!!
When you get e-mails like this from familiar applications that you use pretty frequently STOP and THINK before you click anything in that e-mail.
Go back over your security settings on the applications that you use because 9 times out of 10 these companies will never ask you to make a correction through your e-mail account.
I did go back and check my facebook security settings. Once I looked everything over I flagged the e-mail as "Spam" as well as “Phishing” so that my e-mail client’s security team could investigate the matter further.
Remember, just because something sounds real or comes to your e-mail inbox doesn’t mean it’s legit.
March 15, 2016
Gayla has a blog called ‘Not Before Coffee’ and it happens to be listed right here on Blog Mommas!!
I can’t tell you how excited I am that she was on Fox & Friends this morning dishing about politics. This is too cool for school, people!
Leave her a comment, will ya!?? :):)
Congratulations Gayla on putting yourself out there! Love, love, love all the blogging you do, too.
March 10, 2016
March 2, 2016
February 25, 2016
If you’ve connected your blog to Google+ do you like it?
Is the action of connecting your blog to Google+ reversible if you decide you don’t like it?
Have you connected your Google profile to Google+ ?
I could use some feedback on this one.
I would love to hear from you!
February 22, 2016
Last week Feedburner said Blog Mommas has 15 followers and today it says we have 100+ followers! If that’s true, I think that’s pretty cool!
Thanks for following Blog Mommas!
February 20, 2016
Before I start the removal process I need to sit and think about the pros and the cons. I ask myself, can I get along without this company? Will my life end if I say goodbye and start a new chapter? Does my life revolve around these entities? Can I survive without them? Is it a two-way relationship of mutual respect and consideration or do I have this flat taste in my mouth every time I take a bite?
Google Adsense – I’m seriously thinking of saying goodbye to these folks. It seems their level of customer service depends on how much money you can make for them. Apparently, I am not their bread and butter; therefore, I don’t qualify for real life human interaction, only e-mails.
Amazon Associates – These kind people deleted my associate account because I didn’t respond to their notifications in a timely manner. Well, you know what – I’ve been busy with my kids, grandson, and foster child. Sometimes my human interactions have to trump the cyber world. And when you go and delete an account that’s been active for years because I didn’t check the box fast enough for you, I have to give it some serious thought if it’s even worth it to stick it out with you guys.
Commission Junction – What commission? I can’t even update my account without having to look at old links I don’t even use any more. I’m a little OCD when it comes to cleaning stuff up; so, I’m debating if it’s even worth sticking around to see if they will change their ways.
Linkshare – Link What? Share What? See Commission Junction
I guess I’m just really tired of updating, sprucing up, and targeting much of my content around advertisements. Don’t get me wrong, it’s good to make money doing what you love, but I need a serious vacation from it so I can get back to some grassroots networking. Making an extra buck or two is nice but I am seriously burned out. I think that’s part of the reason why I don’t blog as much as I used to.
Do you guys ever feel like you just want to scrap it all and start over? Will I regret cutting some of these affiliate ties? I’d LOVE to hear from you!
February 18, 2016
Also, do you write about whatever you want to or whatever pops into your head? Do you stick religiously to the theme of your blog? Or do you sometimes wander off the path? Do you go by how your feeling or do you stick to a plan no matter how you feel?
How do you guys work your blogs? Got any good writing prompts?