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Time Machine {Blog Archives}

Time Machine {Blog Archives}

I recently found a cool WordPress plug-in (it is called A Year Before for those of you using WordPress-installed blogs) that gathers all previous posts that were published on the same date (month-day) as the current day. It is a fun way to easily see what I blogged about each year on that date. This is located in the far right sidebar at the top of this blog although it would be much more convenient to embed it in each post, right? I wish it automatically did that, but I will probably add it manually to my posts when I remember to do so. I pulled today’s anniversary posts to show you an example of what I have blogged about on 11-29 of other years…..

On this date I have blogged about…

Leaving Comments & Comment Counts- Please Respond!

Leaving Comments & Comment Counts- Please Respond!

Hello Mi Vida Ocupada Readers!

For those of you who are regulars here, have you noticed for the past 6 months that my blog keeps track of how many comments you leave? I think it is cool because it is a bit of an incentive to leave more comments.

However, the way these comments are tracked is based on Commenter Name, Commenter E-Mail, and Commenter URL.  These three things must match on every comment you leave or it tracks you as a separate person each time!!  ANNOYING for those of you who sometimes decide to put your last name, other times not. Or have changed your e-mail or website over the years.  Not only that, but it is case-sensitive and it also matters if you put a / (backslash) after your url or not so you have to be extra careful when entering your info!

Fortunately with my blogging platform I have the ability to easily change any or all of the Commenter Name, Commenter E-Mail, and Commenter URL  so that it is consistent throughout the entire 6 year history of comments on this blog!! Cool, right???

So I am going to ask ya’ll a favor so that I can accurately change the information…….  Please leave a comment on this post with your updated Commenter Name, Commenter E-Mail, and Commenter URL. Since there are some people with common names, I suggest you leave a middle name if you don’t want to leave your last name!!!  I will go through all 8000+ comments and change the past comments so that it is updated with your current info.  From this point on you will need to type info into comment fields exactly as you do today!!  Then comment #s should be accurate.

If you could care less about comment counts, no need to respond but if you do, you can see how many registered comments you’ve left me 😉

Facebook Add-On for Firefox

Facebook Add-On for Firefox

If you use Firefox and you use Facebook, there is a new add-on that you can download
to make the photos bigger, etc.  It allows you to "customize your
Facebook experience with 300+ facebook skins, 30+ special features,
selectable options, custom album viewers, video downloader and more!"
Its called Boost for Facebook 9.3.2

PS Does anyone out there still use IE??!!! Time to upgrade to Firefox…. what're you waiting for!?

E-mail Subscriptions

E-mail Subscriptions

A few days ago I mentioned that you could start getting posts to this blog by e-mail simply by subscribing in the box in the right sidebar.  For some reason it did not work before but I have fixed it.  You must re-enter your e-mail address but it should work this time!

New Subscription Tools!

New Subscription Tools!

If you would like to be updated regularly when I post new entries to this blog, I have added two new tools to make it easier.  Direct your attention to the right sidebar >>>>>

  • The first tool is the  "subscribe in reader" button.  When you click this, it allows you to add the feed to whichever feed reader you prefer (I use Google Reader). 
  • The second tool is the e-mail subscription box.  If you would like new posts from this blog to be sent to your e-mail, just enter your e-mail address in the box, and then click the confirmation link that will immediately be sent to your inbox.  Once you do this, new posts will be sent directly to your e-mail.

I am using Feedburner for these services.  If you're a blogger, you might want to check it out.  It will automatically update and transfer any current feeds you have for your blog so that your readers will continue to receive updates without interruption ( I wasn't sure what would happen when I transferred my feed to Feedreader, hence the "test" of the last post.  It worked perfectly and I have already received the e-mail with my latest post).  The service makes it much more convenient for your readers to receive your latest posts and also allows you to keep track of how many subscribers you have.  This is a great thing for those of you who have photography or other business blogs!

Instant Messaging/ Video Chat……

Instant Messaging/ Video Chat……

After four wonderful months of being a Mac owner, I have finally gotten with it and tried iChat!!  I was able to import my neglected AIM and also my Google account so I will be using those much more frequently.  My screen name is ksweetsauer, leave me yours in the comments!
My brother Jeff also just jumped on the Mac bandwagon (Macs are the best, you know!!!) so we figured out how to do the video chat.  Super cool!!!!  Please let me know if you have video chat capabilities so we can chat that way sometime!

Hoping to chat soon 😉

Password time

Password time

I am going to be putting password protection up on my blog after today, so shoot me an e-mail if you want it. You will need the password after today if you want access to this site. 

Sorry to force any lurkers out, but I have decided I need to be more private and I would really like to know who is out there reading besides the 20 regular commentors I have.

Thanks.

Categorizing Old Posts…

Categorizing Old Posts…

After blogging for 2 1/2 years and publishing 600+ posts, I thought it was about time that I start putting old posts into categories.  If you look to the left sidebar you will see a list of categories, which is helpful for finding and navigating through old posts.

I am making my way through the process of categorizing posts slowly, but surely.  It is kind of fun looking back at some of my old posts!

I hope this new feature is one you will enjoy and use 🙂