Friday, June 15, 2012

Comment-a-Holics and PetPeeves

I hope ya'll have been having a fabulous summer! I know I have! This week I have already had more fun than I did the entire summer last year. :)
I'll show you pictures and give you more updates on that fun later this week. The boys go to the airport tomorrow and fly back to Myrtle Beach. I think next year me and the boyfriend may try and go up there next summer because, unfortunately, I just don't see the cash in the account this year for that.
So I wanted to say thank you to everyone that participated in my 100 follower giveaway! I have created some freebies that I will be giving away as a thank you later this week... well early next week. I am super excited to see my numbers go up even more. I was reading Farley's blog the other day and she has this awesome hunter/blogger stage similarities... and although I'm not quite sure if I fall in one distinct area of her staging, I do know that my I smile every time I gain a new follower. I love you all and am so glad you find me interesting enough to follow.
One of my favorite people, who I just stared following is Jessica Stanford. However, I recognized her by name and face WAY before I found her blog. Whenever I go to leave a comment, I usually always see her name in the lineup. She is always graceful and leaves comments... which I know makes us bloggers extremely happy. Well she is having a linky party over at her blog Mrs. Stanford's Class and I decided to link up!
So here are my biggest pet peeves....
1) The Pop-up box for comments. I know that some people love this box. But I tend to click on the link to comment, and then the popup box somehow, magically hides behind my window and I can't figure out where I am supposed to be leaving my comment.
2) I'm not a robot... I am a real person. I want to leave comments on your page. I really do. But when I have to verify that I am a real person, its annoying. PLUS they keep adding new things to that verification box. It used to be just words, but now there is numbers and they are usually blurry! I do not have the best eyesight in the world, so this makes me have to strain my poor eyes. :( *Ya'll I am so sorry. One of my readers just informed me that I was one of those people that had this verifier. I had no idea. I have changed it to the best of my ability. Please let me know if you are still having problems with this!*
3)Okay, maybe I just haven't figured it out yet... but what are those boxes that pop up when you enter some blogs that say you can earn 100 points today? If I reach so many points do I win something? Or is this just an ad? I'm confused. Someone please explain this to me. *As for this one, thanks to Miss T. I now understand that this is actually a good thing that can help you earn gift cards and stuff.*

Okay so besides those three two things.... which I admit are not biggies... I LOVE LOVE LOVE blogging! Blogging is one of the best teacher resources of all times.... and I know WITHOUT a doubt that I have become a better teacher because of it! So thank you!


  1. I agree!!! I hate that verify thing that pops up!! That you have?!????

    Just diving In

  2. The pop ups (I have one) are from punchtab. After a certain amount of points, you can redeem them for different gift certificates, like and Starbucks. It's just a little way of rewarding blog followers :)

    Journey of a Substitute Teacher
    Endless Pinabilities

  3. I've had the same issue with the pop up box & then I have to shrink all of my pages down to find it again! I am in full agreement about the robot too!!
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

  4. The verification system drives me crazy, too! I think I just turned it off for the comments on my blog. I tried anyway.

  5. Jenna, do I really have the robot thing?? I've commented so many times (on my own blog in reply to someone) and it has never popped up on me. Thanks for lett me know.. I will do my best to figure out how to get rid of it!

    Miss T, thank you for explaining this! Now I know the purpose and it will not irritate me... because I will be doing my best to earn these points so I can take myself out to eat! :)

  6. Test comment. Did I get the verification thing off? *I HOPE*

  7. The robot thing drives me nuts too!! Haha!!
    We are your newest followers and look forward to reading your blog. Check us out if you get some time. Thanks!

  8. I didn't have to put in a verification code for your blog. How do you know if you have it on your blog and how do I get it off if I do?

  9. Love this! These are my peeves as well.

  10. I agree about the pop-up box...I always lose it!! Just found your blog through the linky party and am your newest follower!

    P.S. I would love you to join my new linky party about music in the classroom.
    Turn the Music Up Linky Party at Teaching Maddeness


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