When Erin – my all grown-up and expecting our first grandchild daughter for those of you new to my blogs and don’t know – and I were cruising around Christmas open house in her town, I vocally admired some column bases one of the shops had. So guess what my Christmas present was from her? ————- You’re right! So brilliant!
I absolutely love it and would never have bought it for myself. At the moment it’s on my dining room table sporting some silver plate and candles.
I’m thinking of so many ways to use it. In the kitchen holding canisters, on the floor holding tall candlesticks… Ooo ooo! If I could find a cloche large enough for it to fill with books! Ah, yes. That would be perfect. Of course, that would probably cost a million, bazillion dollars I’ll never have.
Did you notice the little birdy?
Isn’t that fun? His nest is a dollar store, silver colored pot scrubber. And I’ll just tell you right now, those pot scrubbers are hard to form into a different shape. No matter how much you stretch and pull, it always wants to bounce right back into it’s ball shape.
Today I’m excited to be participating in 2 Bags Full, Grow Your Blog event. There are so many blogs out there these days, it’s hard to find your footing. Hard to carve out your little piece of the Blogsphere. This is a great opportunity to “meet and greet”. Tons of blogs are participating. Many offering give-aways.
Hop on over and pick out some blogs to visit! Even if you aren’t signed up to participate yourself, leaving your comments on the other blogs will get folks visiting yours.
********** A note for those of you new to blogging and maybe are only familiar with Blogger/Blogspot. Those of us who either use a different service or our blogs are self hosted, we won’t have a subscribe button like the Blogspot blogs do. Look for an icon that looks like this:
When you click on that it’ll let you subscribe to the RSS feed and you’ll be able to see it in your Google Reader.
One other thing new Blogger/Blogspot users, and even some who have been around awhile, don’t realize is that in your comment settings, if you keep the default and don’t choose “anyone can comment” a lot of people are left out and can’t comment. Mainly people who don’t have Google accounts, which would probably include your mother, your aunt, people who don’t blog… etc. Also bloggers who aren’t using Blogger are forced to use their Google account which takes you to… basically nothing. Or redirects you to their real blog. I’ve actually heard some people say they won’t bother commenting when the name/url option isn’t there! Horrors! We all want comments! We sure don’t want to turn anyone away.
In short – Ha! Too late for that now, isn’t it? – What most people are using is the Blogger default. Just pop into your dashboard and choose “Anyone can comment”. If those aren’t the exact words, it’s something similar.
Sorry to ramble so. I’m just trying to help a bit. 🙂