WordPress shenanigans

This morning, I received a couple of emails, one from the USA and one from Belgium.

USA was thanking me for following him. I responded “I thought I was following you all along, I don’t know why I was unfollowed”. I wondered why I wasn’t seeing his art in my feed, so I went to the blog and it said ‘follow’ instead of ‘following”. Weird.

This isn’t the first time this has happened to me, I was unfollowed a couple of other bloggers in recent times, including ashleyleia. (Why? I don’t get it…)

Belgium wanted to know if something was happening to his comments – he knows I acknowledge all comments, and often respond to them. He mentioned to check the spam folder (he’s IT and knows magical things about the internet). 😉

So I wandered on over to my spam folder and LO, there was 17 pages of spam comments in there!

3 were from Belgium. I screen captured those and sent them to him via email. If he wants to dig around and figure out what happened, he can. 🙂

I also discovered two other regular readers and commenters who ended up in my spam folder.

Cheryloreglia, almost all yours in the past months were flagged as spam. I don’t know why but I hope you don’t hold my silence to your comments against me, now that you know why I haven’t responded to you.

Minnesota Prairie, your lovely comment on my birthday was also flagged as spam. Apologies all around!

Anyway, just wanted to let you know. It might be good practice to go check the spam folder in your comment section every once in a while, just in case some legit comments ended up in there.

For me, it was 12 comments. The remaining 70+ were spam.

 

Saturday thoughts: school, massage, and small business during coronavirus

Just in time for Canadian Thanksgiving, I get an email from a school: they are welcoming my daughter back to class on Tuesday. (Monday is a holiday, Canadian Thanksgiving.) Continue reading “Saturday thoughts: school, massage, and small business during coronavirus”

The numerical values of time, and what to do with it

I am not a numbers person. I have never been much of a math person. But today, I was inspired by some numbers.

The internet calculates things for us confused folk, hence, it was easy to lift the numerical values off the screen. All I have to do now is supplement them with my crafty words.

That is my jam, as you know. Words, not numbers.

So here goes. Continue reading “The numerical values of time, and what to do with it”

Online reviews: are they useful, and do you use them?

Yesterday when the menfolk came to visit us girls at my mom’s place, we got into a conversation about online reviews.

Do you read reviews? Continue reading “Online reviews: are they useful, and do you use them?”

New URL

Did you notice my upgraded site?

writerofwordsetc.ca

Previously known as writerofwordsetc.wordpress.com, that free site is no longer my primary site. I now have a .ca (Canada) domain.

But don’t worry, nothing has changed for you other than the url. You will be automatically redirected (or so the Happiness Engineer tells me) regardless whether you read me via WP Reader or via email subscription.

Anyway, I’m excited! Maybe I’ll go play with some themes now…

If you click on my contact page, I updated the email address as well.