Thursday, August 12, 2010

Housekeeping---Sweeping



Just a quick long housekeeping note. I just got home at 8pm from a long day of work and errands. I have not had time to respond to many emails but did read several that were concerned that the give-a-way posting comment is closed. I didn't realize when I closed the comment section of one posting that it went for ALL postings. That was not meant to be and I do apologize for the confusion.

I will be taking a blogging break for the next couple of weeks in planning for a trip out of state, catching up on stitching, reading and my newest crave, designing some of my own samplers.

I am going to try and fix the commenting section shortly. In all fairness, I am extending drawing a name until tomorrow night at midnight. I'm a night owl and I promise I will be up at midnight! LOL. I didn't realize the give-away posting comment section was closed off as well. 

Just a few things about this blog that I need to communicate( this is reminding me of the first day of school, sorry, but this is necessary this week):

1.  This blog is not just a stitching blog, I have other aspects of my life as well.

2. Comment moderation was placed on this blog well over a year ago due to the decision as this keeps spammers and other, what I call "verbal vomit", off the blog. I try to moderate them as much as possible. If you don't see your comment immediately, it means I have been working or not able to get to the computer. I try to moderate them as quickly as possible. I also work a full-time job.

3. Unfortunately, common sense housekeeping note is............if you read my blog every day and don't like it or the nature of it, then PULLEAZE, don't feel obligated and move to the next blog. There is a help button for Google Reader if this is a problem for you. I try to keep this blog real and unfortunately, it may not meet your need.

4. I try to write daily or every other day as this seems to work well for me and sometimes I post more than once in one day. I know that is irritating to many people but again, there are many blogs to read out in blogland that may fit your needs better. I'm certainly not trying to send you away, but my journey make not be the highway you want to take, so to speak.

5. From time to time, I will take a longer blogging break to catch my breath from everyday life. I find this necessary a couple of times a year. One is coming up soon.

6. I do enjoy reading comments and I read each and every one, even if I do not always send a personal note of thanks back, I do appreciate you taking time out of your day to consider reading and interacting on this blog.

7. Please save temper tantrums on personal emails for your mamas. I do not mind personal emails about opinions, stitching, kids, pets, or whatever but I will not tolerate attacks on my spirit. And for the 99.9% of folks who I've met through this blog, it's been a very pleasant experience but it's that .1% of Poo that can stink it all up.

Now, I'm off to trying to fix this blog's commenting section, feeding my never-ending, tail-wagging dog, and tending to my husband who came home very sick. More Poo cleaning.......LOL

18 comments:

  1. I've missed reading your blog Jennifer. Love this post - just tell us like it is! Been busy but I'll catch up more on your blog soon.

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  2. I totally agree with you The poo heads make it so nasty sometimes, I to put things on my blog that are not just stitching, I admire you for your will to tell it like it is, you go girl.
    Happy Everything.
    Catherine

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  3. It is too bad that people can't stick with the adage that if you can't say something nice don't say anything at all. It is also amazing how mean spirited anonymous people can be when they wouldn't dream of being that way to people they actually know. Enjoy your sabbatical and I'll look forward to your return.

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  4. Rest. Recoup. Reflect. Your faithful readers understand and will be here to support you in any decision you make.

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  5. I have only recently started following your blog and I just wanted to say that I really enjoy it. It sounds like you've had some less than pleasant responses from people lately and I'm really very sorry to hear that. I hope you enjoy your mini blog vacation and look forward to when you return.

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  6. I am an every post reader. Love your blog because it has many topics. Keep it up. As the saying goes" You can never please everyone".. As long as your are pleased and ok with YOUR writting.. I don't see a problem. Sorry to hear of the sickness that came home... LOL Hope you don't get it...

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  7. I've recently started to read your blog and like it. I have no problem with keeping it real.

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  8. I love reading your blog - both about stitching and your adventures (good and bad). Sorry to hear that you have been dealing with poo - hopefully your housecleaning will work!

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  9. You go girl!! It's your blog; I guess you should blog about what you want to! Writing can be so cathartic, when life is rough. Enjoy your time away. Looking forward to your return.

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  10. Too bad there are people out there that feel the need to be so ugly. They must never feel lonely, or sad, or if they do, not need a comforting word now and then, or else they wouldn't treat other people like that. Because one thing I know for sure, is that when you treat others with loving-kindness, it comes back to you tenfold. Nobody is perfect, but love covers up a lot of things :)

    Take those mean comments or emails with a grain of salt and please, keep being who you are. Those of us that are your faithful, every post readers, will continue to be here. Just be yourself and don't worry about those who are not happy with it.

    Hugs!

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  11. Yeah - I can comment again
    Take care
    Have a great night :)

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  12. Hi Jennifer, don't be away for too long. You'll be missed. Love to Abbie and BG. Blessings my friend

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  13. Jennifer, there are far more
    people who enjoy you and your
    blog than those who don't.
    I find it refreshing to come
    here and see all you're
    working on and I love the
    fact that you post daily or
    even twice a day. It's like a
    phone call from a dear friend.
    Enjoy your time off and come
    back rested and renewed.
    Bless you!
    Sandy

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  14. Hope you have a great day today. Yippee it is Friday!!!

    Hope your hubby gets to feeling better soon!

    (((HUGS)))

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  15. My blog is about things I love which is my family, friends and stitching, too. I know a lot of folks read my blog for stitching and move on when they're not interested in my topic of the day. That's okay. What's not okay is being critical about it. I'm sorry you've encountered that. I read your blog all the time, comment sometimes when I have time (or am so moved, like today). Like you, I work more than full time and sometimes it's hard to leave a comment on every post.

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  16. Love the 7 items of interest about the blog!!! Brava!!! Have a nice break.

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  17. I enjoy your blog and I don't care what you write about. It is your blog so babble about anything you want. If someone does not like it, no one is forcing them to read the blogs. I have not had a bad comment yet and not sure how I would take it. Most likely call them a female dog and give DH an ear full. Enjoy your break and holiday!!

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  18. I'm sorry, but when did YOUR personal blog become someone else's dumping ground?? This is YOUR creation, full of whatever YOU
    choose to write in it...what right does ANYONE have to tell you that you are wrong in how you deal with YOUR blog! My philosophy is, "This blog is mine to do with the way I
    choose; I hope you enjoy it, but if you don't...don't let the door hit you in the ass on the way out!!"

    Kudos Jen...you are spot on with your items of interest! I, for one, love to read your blog (with or without stitching goodness) and would be very sad to see you leave the blogging world for good. Enjoy your break and trip...and we'll see you when you get back.

    Best wishes to the BG, and hugs to Abbie!

    HAPPY STITCHIN'
    Terri

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We love to hear from you and yours any time and cherish the time you take to be with us here. I hope you have a GREAT week!
Jennifer

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