“Man is the only animal that blushes. Or needs to.” – Mark Twain.
The guestbook on my site was set up to notify me whenever there was a signature. In my effort to improve my blog by tweaking here and there, I decided to remove this feature. I had not been notified of a signature for quite sometime so I thought I’d make room for something else. Imagine my horror when I discovered people had been signing.
My technical evaluation is that my notification doohickey decided to quit working quite some time ago. It worked when the book was first installed and I never thought to check back occasionally to be sure it was still functioning. How embarrassing! Now I am blushing as I extend my apologies to those people who took the time to sign. I have since sent responses, but some are over six months late in arriving.
The lesson I learned and would like to pass along is that if you have gadgets and such on your blog, you may want to check them occasionally just to make sure they are performing as they should be.
I removed my guestbook anyway because I didn’t want something like that to happen again and because I think technology has moved on. Don’t get me wrong, I still very much want to know you stopped by. You can do this by commenting on a blog; clicking on my email address; or you can click on my newest addition, ‘follow this blog.’
If you wonder what the ‘follow me’ button is, visit Morgan Mandel’s site. She gives a nice simple three-part explanation on how to add the gadget, follow people, and the reasons for doing so. Thanks to you J. Kaye Oldner for becoming my first follower and Sharon, my second.
When you visit a blog do you generally leave a comment? Are there any gadgets you recommend or any you would advise bloggers to avoid?
Thanks for stopping by.
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