Monday, March 2, 2015

TEN- Yes TEN- PERSONAL BLOGGING PET PEEVES-MAKE THAT 11-Make that 12-Wait ADD one more!

Get your coffee and a sedative
this is a long post. 

Now- Don't you all go sending me
HATE MAIL!
The other day, Tessa,
said to not be afraid to 
let others know what you think...
that we often shy away from being honest

So, that being said, I claim these 
PET PEEVES
as my own and I am not 
speaking for anyone else.

Remember----These are just  
MY OWN PET PEEVES
and I am not meaning to
hurt anyone's feelings or
criticize anyone.
You can feel free to add your own
PET PEEVES
at the end of my post
in the comment section.

I may, or may not,
adopt some of those as my own.

Ready? Deep breath-
Here we go!

#1- No Reply bloggers

that ask me a question.

I try to answer and have to backtrack through

links to TRY and find a way to answer them.

DonnaDoIt
Donna's profile photo
noreply-comment@blogger.com
                                                                  

Don't be a Donna Dolt!

Kris @ Junk Chic Cottage

tells you how to fix  

NoReply if you are on blogger.

She did such a great job I won't

bother to repeat it.

You can find that fix here.

Just for clarification:

This does NOT refer to anyone

I know named Donna so you can

climb down off that horse you're riding~


#2-Word verification
It takes SO MUCH EXTRA time.

Sometimes the words are so garbled that

I have to re-enter it two or three times

before I get it right.

Unless you are on a porn mailing list you
probably don't need this.
If   an idiot someone slips through
I just delete it.  It takes seconds and is no big deal.


#3- Nameless Bloggers

 Bloggers whose given name 

does NOT appear

anywhere on the their blog.

If you're blog is 

HAPPYLICIOUS and your real name

is Mary and is not in your profile

what am I supposed to call you?

Happy or Ms Licious?

Please identify yourself SOMEHOW on your

blog with a real name either on your sidebar

or above the comment space.

Don't want to put your real name out there?

MAKE UP a name so I can call you

BillieJo or whatever you choose.

Names are one way we identify other bloggers

and get to know each other 

on a personal basis.

I hate to see this when I get to the bottom of 

a blog and there is no name in the profile

or anywhere else:



#4-No links back to your blog 

 or attached to your name.

I think when Google Plus came along 

and people signed up for it 

they didn't realize that a lot of times

it does NOT tie back 

to your email OR your blog.

So, if your are a NO REPLY blogger and 

connected to Google Plus with no profile info

I can't contact you.

Test it for yourself so you know.

After you leave a comment click on your

name to see where it takes you.

If it takes you to your blog-GREAT-

if it takes you to a

google plus profile page

check to see if the name of your blog is there

AND to see if there is any way to 

connect to you there-email or otherwise.


#5-MEAN GIRL BLOGGERS

There are some bloggers that are 

MEAN GIRLS.

There are some people out there that are 

so jealous of other bloggers that they 

leave snarky comments.

This also applies to those that sit in judgement

of others choices; religious or otherwise.

If that is YOU-you need to get a life. LOL

They are usually done under the blanket

of anonymity

That is why I don't allow.

ANONYMOUS comments

 any more

It goes back to that old saying-

If you don't have anything nice to say

don't say anything at all....

OR IN BLOGLAND

that translates to:

Move along to another blog doodyhead



#6-Blogs that have black backgrounds

with small white print.

I find them almost impossible to read.




#7- Blogs that have super small fonts

 that are single spaced

and hard to read
.
Sometimes all I can do on those

is look at the photos.

Don't write a blog that looks
like this because us old gals
can't read it even if we want to.

Can't read it?

Well-NEITHER CAN I!

It says:


Don't write a blog that looks

like this because us old gals

can't read it even if we want to

Check your blog it looks 

different to an outsider

than it does to you when you are in 

the create a new post mode.


#8- PLETHORA OF PHOTOS

Speaking of photos-

I DO love to see pictures 

that show different angles

and/or different views.

I am just one of those people that does

not want to see the same rose

photographed in 200 different "poses".

I know- I just ticked a lot of you off.

Sorry----kinda----

Yes- I am a pain in the butt-just ask MyHero


#9- People that NEVER 

leave you a comment-

NEVER-unless they have a post up

that they want YOU to visit their blog.

If you never visit me or let me know

that you got my comment I will

probably not visit you after awhile.

Blogging to me means building a

relationship of

SOME SORT 


with another blogger.

I am getting ready to clean up

my sidebar soon.

I will be saying Buh-bye to a few

blogs that I no longer follow.



#10- CERTAIN ADS

This is a touchy subject-


I won't say I hate ads because I know

they provide a living and extra income

for a lot of bloggers.  

So-I don't hate ads....

BUT--- it bothers me when 

ADS are pop-ups

and/or roll across my screen 

and hide the content of YOUR blog.

Some of them are so "aggressive"

that they won't even let me click out when 

I hit the X.

And, yes, I do have my pop-up blocker

activated.  It just does not work on

ads on blogs.


I have stopped visiting some blogs 

because of that.  

I just don't have time to 

navigate those waters.



#11-COMMENTS THAT DON'T COME 

THROUGH MY EMAIL LIKE THEY USED TO

This one is on BLOGGER!

What the heck????

All of my comments used to come through

my email so I could reply to them easily.

Now-some just go to comments and I have

to check three places for comments'

my email-the comment section of my blog-

and the "hidden" comment section hoping

there might be an address there.


I can't reply directly to those

leaving me comments that don't come

through email easily-if at all
.

If I don't take the extra 2 steps to 

jump through the hoops 

don't feel bad.

I read your comments and love them

but I just run out of time to respond.

No wonder people are getting so 

FED UP

with blogger. 


They are certainly not interactive 

with other platforms like WordPress. 


While I am at it-

Let me just say here and now

I HATE GOOGLE PLUS!

There I've said it and I own it!

It has caused irreparable harm to 

many bloggers and their settings.

It's a pain.


#12- No Way To Leave You A Comment

I take the time to read every word

of your blog.

I am enthused and enthralled about 

something that I see there.

I am excited to tell you about it.

I get to the bottom and there is

NO WAY to leave you a comment.

I don't want to post it to Facebook,

I don't want to PIN it.

I just want to tell you 

I LIKE WHAT I SEE HERE

and I can't do it.

Please reconsider letting us leave

comments


#12+- DON'T BE A DRAMA MAMA

IF you have an issue with someone

please take it up with them.

Don't be emailing every Sue, Sally  & Sharon

I wanted to say Tom, Dick & Harry but that

 didn't seem to apply here.

Please try to keep issues between the people

that they belong to.

I hate all this schoolgirl stuff where we are 

expected to "take sides" and drop this blogger

or ignore that one for some indiscretion

that didn't affect us directly at all.

Who needs that?  Not me!

I am here to blog and share life and 

my wacky sense of humor with others.

I don't want to hear that Mrs. Kitchenaid

stole Mrs Souphead's recipe for 

sauerkraut and called it her own.

I don't have time for it and

IF YOU DO HAVE TIME FOR IT

you really need to sign up to volunteer

to do something worthwhile with your time.


Well now, I guess that is all 

I dare write for the day.

I will be looking for some hate mail, I suppose.

However, I think I may have spoken 

for a few of you 

that don't want to rock any boats.

I rocked it for you today..

you're welcome!


Any pet peeves you add will be well received.

Have at it, folks!


Let's see if SweetCheeks was right!

We'll see, darlin', we'll see!


Sunday, March 1, 2015

SUNDAY REMINISCING~FOR GIRLS ONLY- NO BOYS ALLOWED

Some of you will be too young to relate to this post.
Some things bring my mind right back to a certain
MOMENT IN TIME.

A while ago I spotted something in the store
that made me stop and stare.
It was THIS!
image
My mother washed my hair with this for years.
I had to have some for my grandkids!
It is probably like using dishwashing liquid
 on your hair
but I sure do love the smell 
and the memories that accompany it.

When I got to be a teenager I declared my independence!
Yes! I! Did!
I bought this instead.
Yes'm - I was a Breck girl.
Yes- I washed my hair with BRECK
and  then I brushed my teeth with
IPANA
it came in one of those 
horrible old metallic tubes
that rusted and hardened like
 gun metal as you emptied it.
THAT  was my mother's choice 
and when I was a teenager
I chose
Don't forget your white gloves, ladies.
Let's hope your teeth are that white 
from using Crest!

After brushing my teeth 
I would get dressed for the day.
My mother's choice was something like this
only mine would have been about 8" from the floor...don't ask.
Let's just say I scandalized everyone in sight
the day I showed up in this:
Yes-That is really me! 
I was definitely a thorn in my mother's side.
Seriously.
The one thing she 
COULD NOT BELIEVE?
That I threw 
THESE AWAY
You used THOSE with one of these beauties
Those were the most miserable
things ever- I am sure they were
invented by some man!

As soon as I saw the ad 
I rushed out and bought these.
imageWHY did I buy these?Well, I bought those because theADVERTISEMENT SAID:
I could swim, play games
and, best of all,
I could 
GO FLY A KITE
which is exactly what my mother
often told me to do!

How about you?
Any Girls Only Stories you want to share?
Mums (deodorant)  the word here.
After all, 
YOU KNOW
I can keep a 
C'mon- Tell All

ps.  come back tomorrow-
I am stirring up a little ruckus and
may be blasted out of blogland!