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or not – RandomBlog2011 Challenge Day 2 – Tips

like, button, comments, randomblog2011, postaday2011, postaday2012I really am enjoying all this. There is still nothing bugging me today! πŸ™‚

I guess Scott Berkun at The Daily Post at WordPress.com really did like my topic suggestions. They decided to use one of them for today.

Challenge: Conduct an interview for your blog

I don’t know about the rest of you, but I like reading the comments on the blogs I visit including the follow-ups after my visit. Many have commented that your email inbox is getting so full that you can’t keep up.

Here are 3 tips which could make life easier for you and won’t fill up your inbox.


Instead of subscribing to comments by email, subscribe to the RSS Comment feed. Once subscribed, you can use your reader to read the comments when you have the time. If and when you are no longer interested in that feed it’s easy to unsubscribe.

The only RSS reader I use is Google Reader and there is an option to search your RSS feeds.Β  To see if they’ve replied to your comment you can search just one feed or all of them for your name. The most recent is always at the top.

I would imagine that most readers have similar options. There are other options available but I’m trying to make this a short post this afternoon.

While this solution may not be the best it might make it a little easier and keep your inbox from overflowing with comments.


You should also take advantage of the filters that are available in most email programs. Create a new folder for email coming from WordPress.com and once the filter is set up and applied they go directly to that folder and it keeps your main inbox clear for your other more important email.


If you always click the “Like” button and leave a comment you can check them at the main WordPress.com Freshly Pressed page as long as you are signed in. It’s the fourth tab of the six listed – Posts I Like.

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Now I said I would list the blogs that I’ve visited in my next post so here they are. There may be one or two missing because I left comments and never received a replied and I didn’t make a note of the blog I visited.

Blogs I’ve Visited

Timmer’s Blog


The Change Revolution

Double Word Score

The sky this month




Mushy Cloud

Purrfectlee Purrceived Ponderings of leelee

Three Cats on a Sofa

Watching NOLA Nature


There is nothing bugging me today!


Quote for today

Let a series of happy thoughts run through your mind. They will show on your face.
Author Unknown

Β© 2010-2011 Things in life I find annoying

  1. February 15, 2011 at 6:23 PM

    More great tips Rose – thank you. πŸ™‚

    • February 15, 2011 at 6:26 PM

      You’re welcome Juls. I’m hoping they’ll help someone. πŸ™‚

  2. postadaychallenge2011
    February 15, 2011 at 6:35 PM

    As Usual, Rose I am impressed with your post. I am tired today so I am off for now. Have a delightful night, sweetie.

    • February 15, 2011 at 6:37 PM

      Thanks and good night! πŸ™‚

  3. February 15, 2011 at 6:43 PM

    Hmmm..I love the idea of listing blogs we’ve visited thanks to your RandomBlog2011 challenge. I think I’m going to start doing that!

    • February 15, 2011 at 6:54 PM

      Hi and welcome to my blog. I’m glad you like the idea it was suggested by Seashell the other day. πŸ™‚

  4. February 15, 2011 at 6:48 PM

    Thanks for the wonderful post my dear fellow blogger! πŸ™‚

    • February 15, 2011 at 6:51 PM

      Hi and thanks for visiting my blog. πŸ™‚

  5. February 15, 2011 at 7:08 PM

    Crikey Rose, you’ve liked a lot of posts! 8)

    • February 15, 2011 at 7:12 PM

      Have I Pip? Whenever I visit a blog if I like it I hit the “Like” button. πŸ™‚

  6. February 15, 2011 at 8:47 PM

    Thanks for more great tips Rose!
    Hope you’re feeling better.

    • February 15, 2011 at 8:49 PM

      You’re welcome Barb. I’m feeling great. There is nothing bugging me today! πŸ™‚

  7. February 15, 2011 at 10:19 PM

    Rose, these are wonderful suggestions. Thanks for sharing them with us and thanks for visiting my blog.

    • February 16, 2011 at 7:25 AM

      Thanks Lee, they’re just simple tips but they do make it a little easier. πŸ™‚

  8. February 16, 2011 at 12:00 AM

    Thanks for the link today, ClassyRose, and all of your fabulous tips!

    • February 16, 2011 at 7:26 AM

      You’re welcome and I’m glad you like the tips. πŸ™‚

  9. February 16, 2011 at 7:22 AM

    Thanks for your tips ! I don’t know why but I always forget to use the RSS feed !!
    I really shoud try this πŸ™‚

    • February 16, 2011 at 7:33 AM

      Hi Isabelle, I’ve found it really helpful, especially on the blogs that end up with plenty of comments and replies. πŸ™‚

      • February 16, 2011 at 9:03 AM

        Ok I have another stupid question…
        When I want to follow you with Rss feed, it can only record the option in Firefox but not in my IGoogle page. How can I do to see your Rss Feed in Igoogle ? πŸ™‚
        Yes I know, I’m pretty terrible with Rss Feed. πŸ™‚

        • February 16, 2011 at 9:14 AM

          Hi Isabelle, I’m not familiar with iGoogle so I can’t help you there but there are several places on my blog where you can subscribe by RSS.

          In the Address bar – posts and/or comments
          Top of page beside Twitter button – Posts only
          In the sidebar – posts and/or comments

          When I subscribe by Google it gives me two options for either iGoogle or Google Reader depending on how the blog is set up.

          Nothing is ever the same from one blog theme to another and the different options that people set up. Try one of the two I’ve listed and let me know if that’s helped you and it’s not a stupid question. πŸ™‚

  10. February 16, 2011 at 11:36 AM

    Thank you for the s/o! And I love the ideas that you are sharing with everyone.

    • February 16, 2011 at 12:08 PM

      Not a problem, I like to do whatever I can to help out. I’m just afraid that with everything I’m doing I’m going to miss thanking someone.

      I just hope that doesn’t happen to me. πŸ™‚

  11. jolanwuyts
    February 16, 2011 at 12:18 PM

    Hiya Rose, thanks for linking me in your post! I find your advice to be really helpful, great! Keep up the blogging, I’ll follow you closely πŸ˜‰

    • February 16, 2011 at 12:20 PM

      You’re welcome and Thank you. Anything to help a fellow blogger. πŸ™‚

  12. February 16, 2011 at 12:47 PM

    Thank you for more great tips Rose!

    • February 16, 2011 at 12:54 PM

      Thanks Shell. Your idea for mentioning the new blogs in our posts was great. There are more people using it every day. πŸ™‚

  13. February 16, 2011 at 2:56 PM

    Hey Rose! Me again… btw, the three cats on a sofa link takes you to “Watching NOLA Nature”

    • February 16, 2011 at 3:24 PM

      Thank you so much for letting me know. I usually check all the links before posting but I’m a little busy these days. πŸ˜‰

      Plus I was having some problems with the links inside the Quote box and copy/paste. It’s fixed now and I checked the link. Maybe I should check them all. πŸ™‚

    • February 16, 2011 at 5:15 PM

      It looks like there were a few others I messed up on but they’re all fixed now. πŸ™‚

  14. February 17, 2011 at 6:57 PM

    All I can say is you amaze me. I can not keep up with the small traffic I have, much less write, read, and comment on others. I do what i can i guess. Yes, you amaze me. 😳

  15. February 18, 2011 at 8:15 AM

    Thanks for the tips here Rose, sorry I’ve been a bit quiet this week – just busy and am now catching up on hundreds of emails, so this post was very timely.

    • February 18, 2011 at 8:21 AM

      You’re welcome Marcia and don’t worry about it. Loved your post last night but I want to come back and read it again and comment. πŸ™‚

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