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Sometimes I just like to talk about various things. I’m diverse like that. 🙂

Today was day two at the gym. I think I might have overdone it since my arms felt all weak and shaky. But my friend here at work, who has worked out most of his life, said that’s normal. I have a feeling, though, that I won’t be able to get out of bed easily in the morning.

Does ANYBODY know if there’s a way to subscribe to comments on Blogspot? When I comment, I would love to be able to see if the blogger answered me. I noticed there was a link to “subscribe to comment (atom)”, but when I click on that, it tries to make me save a file called “default” onto my computer. Um…no. I can’t believe there’s not a way to subscribe to comments! Am I missing something?

How do you all feel about abbreviations in Twitter and other social media? Someone followed me today, and I always check tweets before following back, and this person used “u” and “2”, etc. all the time. I know it’s a good way to allow more content with the character limit, but I just can’t READ that stuff. It makes my little reader/writer heart hurt. Am I just crazy? I don’t even do this when I text. Neither does my youngest son because he can’t stand it either. LOL Maybe it’s just a weird quirk with me, but I just don’t like it.

Okay, I’m done now. Have a nice weekend. 🙂


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The two things mentioned in my title have absolutely nothing to do with each other. I was going to just blog about my cover artist, but I’m so frustrated this morning that I had to mention what I’ve already mentioned in a previous blog. For my ROW80 friends who use Blogspot, I’m very, very sorry I can’t comment on your blogs. Some of you sometimes comment on mine, and I really want to reciprocate, but I just can’t get my comments to go through. This doesn’t happen with EVERY blog on Blogspot, but it’s happening on more and more of them. So please don’t think I’m ignoring you on purpose. Your blog just doesn’t like me. 😦

Now on to my cover artist, Anya Kelleye. I’ve never really acknowledged on this blog how much I love and appreciate her. She is the most patient and understanding person I know, and she really has to be when I’m being really picky about my covers. There have been times when I’ve asked her to do things over and over until it was to my liking. Some of my remarks have been things like: “He’s (or she’s) showing too much skin, cover it up.” “Those boots are so ugly, can you cover them up?” “Their faces look too stretched out, can you fix it?” “You know, I don’t like that road on there, can you just take it out?”(after she had worked and worked on getting that right) These are the things she has to put up with from me. And I know she has some more picky authors that make her change things a lot. And she does all this for such a reasonable price. She’s done my covers from the beginning, and I’ve seen her get better and better. She’s gotten better software, better hardware, and her covers keep improving. I’ve thought about letting her go back and change my first two covers, but I kind of like them. I’m leaving them as they are. 🙂

Anyway, if you ever need a cover artist who is patient, will work with you until the cover is to your satisfaction, and is very reasonably priced, check her out at Anya Kelleye Designs. You can view all of her book covers on her site.

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I just wanted to do a quick post to let some of my author friends know that I’m not purposely avoiding their blogs. There are some of you who have blogs that I really, really want to comment on. But, last night (and this happens often), I couldn’t post ANYTHING on a blogspot blog. When I clicked the publish button, it would say “redirecting”, and then it would just stay on the page. On a couple of blogs, I could momentarily see the part where I’m supposed to enter the code, then it would flash back to the original page. There’s one author’s blog that will NEVER let me comment. And then some are just sporadic. I wish there was something I could do to make WordPress and Blogspot talk to each other better. I always sign in as “open id” and use my WordPress id. Should I use something different? It used to work fine. Not anymore. Also, is there any way to be notified of follow up comments on Blogspot? On WordPress, you can click the box to see other comments on a blog post. I see nothing like that on Blogspot. So when I comment on a Blogspot post, I never know whether anyone answered my comment or not. Oh how I wish these two blogging sites would communicate better! Can’t we just all get along? LOL

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Most of you know that my mom had a heart attack and has been in the hospital. I haven’t written anything in about two weeks. And now I’m so busy at my full time job, I have been bringing work home with me. Spring is never a good time to try to do anything but my job. 😦

Anyway, I’m setting new goals. For this round, my goal is to not beat myself up over what I haven’t gotten done. For round two, one of my goals is to finish round one’s project if I didn’t get finished, then work on something new. See, I can stay positive about things!

And can I rant a little about why I dislike Blogspot (I’m sorry for those of you who use it, but…)? Anyway, I can deal with having to key in my “open id” and specify that it’s WordPress. I don’t mind keying in the captcha letters (WordPress does this, too), but I run in to constant glitches. One is that sometimes the captcha letters don’t show up until I’ve clicked “post” several times. Then, today, as a ROW80 sponsor, I tried to comment on one of the posts to give encouragement, even though my time is limited right now. And I got this crazy message that my open ID credentials could not be verified! And I had just commented on another post on Blogspot and it worked fine. I tried several times, but to no avail. Now I can’t comment on the blog that I’m supposed to be a sponsor for this week. So, for those of you who use Blogspot…do you have issues like this when you’re commenting on WordPress blogs? Or is it just the other way around?

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