Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Whatever Goes Wednesday #36


Welcome to this crazy day of linky love and blog exploration! I love to see what is new out there in blog land. Get started clicking away to view everyone's creations!
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NEW SPONSOR .
Baby Blvd. and Accessory Ave.

Check out the beautifully handmade scripture covers and totes you could take to church with you at Baby Blvd! Super cute!


GIVEAWAY

Enter the Bar-None Candles giveaway for one free large scented candle HERE!!!!!

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MOST VIEWED LINK LAST WEEK!
It's obvious! Everyone loves delicious cinnamon rolls. Get this quick and easy recipe at Still Waters.


BLOG TIP FOR THE WEEK! This week's blog tip is from me AGAIN!!!! Surprise!

It is no secret! I DISLIKE word verification. I hate (don't tell my kids I said that) writing a nice comment to someone, pushing publish and then closing the screen just to realize that word verification was coming up just as clicked out. I usually do not go back and comment. With over 400 links to a WGW party and 75% of them having word verification, I don't leave many comments when I visit sites because it takes me HOURS!!!!! Even if I only spent one minute on each site, it would take me almost 7 hours! I don't have that kind of time!!!!
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So please do me (and everyone else) a favor by doing away with word verification. (I actually think that word verification is the default for new blogs so if you haven't changed it, you likely have it.) I will show you how!
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Click on "SETTINGS" and then on "COMMENTS." Down towards the bottom, you will see "Show word verification for comments?" CLICK NO!!!!! It is that easy!!!!
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If you want to edit comments before they are published to prevent SPAM or mean comments, right above the comment verification, see the "Comment Moderation." Click on "ALWAYS" or "Only Older than ____ Days." I have any comment left on a post older than 7 days be screened by me for 2 purposes. A few of them will be spam. It lets me know if I get a comment on past posts.
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Thanks to everyone who is kind enough to NOT have word verification!!!!


Don't forget to check out the Giveaway Directory tomorrow! It amazes me how few people enter giveaways. This is your chance at free stuff! FYI, this link is only open for one day. If you are going to do a giveaway and want to feature it here, make sure you link it up sometime on Thursday.


This week's Categorically Crafting show on Friday will be great. The theme is

COSTUMES.

Let's see your Halloween costumes!!! The link will be open all week. Come back on Friday to see everyone's creativity.



You know what to do. Enter your project (up to 4 links), tip, idea, recipe, whatever. Visit others. Leave comments. PLEASE NO ETSY SHOPS! Come back again in the next few days more projects are added throughout the week. Let the fun begin! (Because blogging is not my full-time job, I am not guaranteeing that I will be able to visit every link. I apologize.)



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28 comments:

  1. I'm with you I HATE word verification! Grrr!

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  2. Thank you so much for posting this! I'm new to blogging and would've never known it was even on mine. It's definitely a pain, so I'm happy to turn it off :)

    Amanda
    sleepytimeproductions.blogspot.com

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  3. I did away with mine a long time ago! It DOES take a long time and who has it!!! Thank you!

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  4. Thanks for hosting! Yummy cinnamon rolls.
    Sherry

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  5. I hate word verification too! And I do the exact same thing about leaving comments. Sometimes if I am feeling extra nice I will go back and retype it, but usually I don't! Thanks for hosting:)

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  6. Hi... I am your newest follower! Thanks so much for hosting!

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  7. THANK YOU for you little bit about word verification. It is very frustrating to take the time to type up a comment only to close the screen and at the last second see that little box pop up. Grr! Thanks for hosting the fab party too. :-)

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  8. I just went and did away with our word verification ....... They bug me, so why did I leave it on ours? Darn good question! Hum mmm ..... 8-/

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  9. Thanks for hosting again this week! Have a great one.

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  10. I dislike word verification too, especially because I seem to have to do it two or three times sometimes. Glad I'm not alone.

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  11. i second (and third and maybe even fourth) with the word verification...HATE!

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  12. I don't like that word box either, and thank you for letting me know how to banish it from my blog. There are so many default setting to everything we do, and just when you think you have it all figured out - there is an upgrade!

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  13. Great tip, not sure if anyone out there LINKES word verification. Another thing that bugs me is when I reply to a comment someone left me to then realize there is no email addy attached to their profile :(

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  14. I totally agree!!! I visit about a thousand blogs a day and it slows me down. When you get into a rhythm and you are clicking...sometimes it gets overlooked!!
    Thanks for hosting today!!!
    =)

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  15. Thanks for hosting! I'm off to do away with word verification!

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  16. I totally agree! Word verification is so annoying. My other pet peeve is music that autoplays! I usually open several tabs at a time and its so frustrating having to try to find the tab where the music is coming from! Jenn from ThisMommyLoves.com

    Thanks for hosting!

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  17. I had to ditch that annoying word verification weeks ago!!!

    Thanks for hosting! :)

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  18. I thought about it and your right, the word verification is a pain. I just took it off my blog. Rock on, you're great!

    Sheila

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  19. I hate it too! So thanks for the reminder, I went to check my blog and took it off (didn't even know I hade it on..grrrrr)

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  20. Thanks for the info on verification. I didn't know I had that until I tried to post a response to someone's comment on my blog. There's probably some other way a blogger is supposed to do that, but I just don't know how. In any case, I appreciate knowing how to get it off. I'm still finding all these things out!

    Thanks again--as I go off with head down to remove the verification crap from my blog.

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  21. Just off'd my word verification. I had no idea it was such a sore subject. I have to admit, it kinda irks me when I'm trying to comment someone else who has it enabled. Duh, huh? Thanks for the in your face, no holds barred, quit being a loser suggestion. ;) Ahahahahahaha

    Angelene
    http://littlebuggietutu.blogspot.com

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  22. Thanks for hosting such a great party! Tonight when I get home from work I'll do away with the word verification as well. Who knows, someone may finally leave me a comment...lol Thanks again for hosting this party and for the great tip!

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  23. Thanks for posting this I didn't even know I had that enabled on mine and I hate word verification!!!!!

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  24. I cannot stand word verification either. Thanks for getting the word out to everyone to disable it. I totally agree about not going back to leave a comment. It's frustrating and time consuming.

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