Thinking of Change

Happy Saturday! This is the beginning of Independence Day week. I can start my week on a Saturday right? I have to work Monday and Tuedsay then I get Wednesday off then its back to work on Thursday and Friday. But hey, I’m just excited to get a day off. 

Do you have any 4th of July plans? We plan to cook out with family and enjoy a last visit from my nephew who will be moving to London for three years for work. We will probably go up town to enjoy the fireworks that evenening. 

I have been thinking all week on some blog changes. I have had this blog for since 2011! Im thinking of making another blog using a different platform other than blogger. Maybe try to monetize. I just do not know where to start. I am not that smart on computer language. Heck, I didn't even know what monetize was until I looked it up yesterday. I want to keep my blog as a lifestyle blog as I like to talk about different things instead of focusing on one subject. Hahah, Me focus? Yea right.

So I’m hoping to get some feed back here in the comments. I would love to know what kind of platfroms you use for blogging. Here are some of the questions I have rolling over and over in my mind...

What platform do you use? Blogger, WordPress, etc...
Do you have your own domain? 
Does WordPress cost? If not, is the free version any good?
How easy is your platfrom to use?
Did you purchase help to set your blog up? (I have a fairy blog mother ) 

Don’t worry, I will not just up and abandon this blog or my readers. This is just some thoughts I have had lately. I just want fresh and new. 
Looking for advice.

Now I’m off to the farmers market and thrift store shopping. Toodles! 

Blogger Issue and Fix

As most of you are already aware of by now. Somewhere around May 25th bloggers stopped getting email notifications when someone posted on their blog post.
Also, readers who followed a blog via email are not getting an email letting them know of new post.
On top of that, we were all made "No- Reply bloggers.

It's frustrating for us bloggers because simply a lot of us blog to share our stories with others and we like to hear from you.

Basically what it summed up to was the connection between Blogger/Google/and emails updated its security protection. After all the complaining and bitterness toward blogger, I come to realize this is not such a bad thing.

Just hear me out a minute.

How many times do you visit a website only to find out later your email starts filling up with unwanted emails? If your like me, you spend hours "unsubscribing" to unwanted mail. Well, blogger does not want that happening to their readers.

Before, A blogger could simply add an email to their email settings and that person would start getting an email every time the blogger post. Maybe the reader does not want to know every time you post. Then they too are getting unwanted emails.  Get it?  But there is a fix.

HOW TO FIX IT (for the blogger):
You can get back to normal and start getting those email notifications again when someone comments on your blog.

1. Go to your dashboard and then to settings over to the left side.
2. Click on "emails"
3. In "Comment notification email", delete your email
4. In "Email post to", Delete any of those emails ( you may want to jot them down for later).
6. Now add your "notification email" again and the "post to emails" if any.
7. Click Save again.

You and your email recipients will get an email to agree to getting notifications. This is a one time email just giving blogger permission to send emails. You can opt in or out. (Bloggers should accept).

If you want to get email notification again when a post comes live, Just subscribe to emails by filling out the form on the right side of my page (for mobile users, just scroll down to the bottom).
If your favorite blog does not have a subscribe option, let them know so they can add you.

Hope this helps. Happy Blogging.