Tuesday, September 28, 2010

KIND REQUEST and some secret blogging secrets lol

Sorry, but I HAVE to kindly request EVERYONE to turn off their comment word verification thingy. It is driving me bonkers, entering all those verifications, erghhh. I had it too, on mine, and then I read another lovely ladies blog, Susan @ Between Naps on the Porch explain about some of her blogging secrets, which included a little tid bit on leaving comments.

She had a poll set up on her fabulous blog, and most people agreed that they HATE entering word verification, and I am so one of them.

Ok, so yes I'm cranky because I'm sick, and didn't sleep well, but I am serious, when you are leaving comments, all over, like I do, entering those things really sucks. If at all possible please I beg you, go tun it off, and if you insist on keeping it on, then OK fine be like that, I will still come leave comments, don't worry, but just know I hate it.

Also just wanted to tell you guys how important it is to leave GENUINE comments when you go visit someone. Only takes a moment more, but people really appreciate it, and I am talking from experience. It's my pleasure to read your blogs, that's why I come follow you, and check out your posts, especially when something catches my eye, I always try and leave a comment. Lately it's a combination of wows, and begging to come link up to my parties, but it it usually pretty long, and I always try to use your name, and make it as sincere and genuine as can be.

My lovely and awesome followers, who have linked up, and gotten featured, have all come back to say how they appreciate my comments, and my feature on them. Little as it may be to me, I've heard it was the best they've had, which REALLY makes me feel super happy. I hope I can continue to share little bits of why I like the blogs I choose, and the post. It just makes my readers happy, and the ones who take their time to come support me. It's the least I can do.

Well, what have you learned ladies, COMMENT, COMMENT, COMMENT. Let me know how you feel, about what I said, and I'm curious to see if my comment making will be made easier any time soon. Oh please hear my requests, oh please, oh please.

Make sure to go by Susans blog, and check out her blogger secrets, they are supposed to be TOP secret, so don't go telling anyone OK. Thanks Susan for getting me on a roll here. That page was super helpful.

As always ENJOY!

Special requests, or mad love always welcome:)


  1. You know, I hate those word verifications too. And yet, I have it on my blog. Well, more like HAD. I just changed it! Thanks for reminding me how annoying that thing is and to change it on my blog!

    For others who want to change it but may not know how... On your Dashboard, click "Settings" under your blog info. Then click "Comments". Scroll all the way, almost to the bottom. Then where it says "Show word verification for comments?" click "No."

    Again, thanks Bella for reminding me to change that. I've been meaning to but kept forgetting!

  2. I just deactivated the word verification so we'll see how it goes. If I start getting tons of crazy comments from Nigerian princes or something I'll have to turn it back on. That was really my only concern that led me to activate it in the first place. I don't know if I've mentioned it, but I really appreciate your kind comments on my blog. It's nice to know that someone out there is actually reading it and appreciating it, so thank you! Get better soon!

  3. Bella I'm so happy to be your follower! You have a wonderful blog and your always so sweet and caring of us. I try MOST of the time to be a bit more personal in my comments too. To let the blogger know I really am reading a paying attention!! Your a GREAT blog friend! I hate those things too....I'm going to deactivate mine but I'm with Sourkraut...if I start getting comments from the Nigerian princess I'm gonna have to turn it back on!! HAHA!! Take care you! <3

  4. I've had exactly two spam messages in my 508 posts, so I don't think spam is really that prevalent. In fact, I've never even had a nasty comment. Thank you, Bella for posting this. Hopefully you'll get the word out!

    Feel better pretty one.

  5. So happy you guys didn't hit me on the head for this, and see Sunny says its not a biggie, she's posted like 508 posts, and only had persian prince ask to marry her twice, lol. THANKS guys you are so sweet, to help me out yet again, with a HUGE pet peeve of mine. :)

  6. Yay Bella! So many visitors, so few comments - makes me sad... Thanks for putting this out there. I'll go see now if I've got that horrible comment verification thingy. I'm so new at this I have no clue!

  7. I plan to keep my word verification because of issues with nasty spammers in the past. Plus I put up pictures of my fam bam and somehow I feel the word verification does "something". I dunno what.

    Also I am a newbie to all tis blogging about home improvement and decorating. So I feel a bit odd commenting on all these blogs I lurk. Lurk is such a dirty sounding word isn't it?

    I agree, that sincere comments are best. Which is likely why I don't always comment on everyone's blog I visit. It's hard to make "ooooo!" and "wow! I never thought of that!" sound sincere all the time. lol

  8. BELLA!!!! I featured you!! YAY!! I featured your WONDERFUL inexpensive fish recipes!! I'm so happy I got to return the favor!!! At least a lil! :)


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