Sunday, August 23, 2020

That's kinda funny

and sweet. This blog went 'live' yesterday with it's first post. I then posted on my Wordpress blog -



This morning when I checked Broadway Matron four people had 'liked' that post. But there had been only one click through to the actual post. I know that because I checked the stats and I know who clicked through - it was me.

So four nice people liked a post that in actuality they never read - they read a post that had a link but not the post.

That's one of the things I like about WP - the LIKE button. With only a very few exceptions most bloggers do not want comments unless you are praising them or agreeing with them. There is no tolerance for any other opinion or room for discussion. So, I don't comment, I just Like when I do like a post but have nothing to say about it - which is most of the time. 

I know it's hard to comment on blogs. Your comment can't be about you and that really makes sense when a person is sharing a personal story. But if they have written well and you identify with or share a similar experience then the urge is there to relate YOUR story. No, no - that's what YOUR blog is for - sharing YOUR story.

Personally I welcome opposing opinions if posed intelligently (not crazy nasty rants.)  I also welcome your stories. Does something I write remind you of something in your life? Wonderful, tell me all about, I'm all ears.

I expect it will take a while for folks to catch up with my peripatetic blog site wanderings and maybe some folks will just throw up their hands and say "Enough - I'm tired of deleting and adding your stupid blog sites." And that's okay of course (as if I have anything to say about what you do.) I'm just here, tawkin' and amusing myself and having fun. 

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  1. Huh, that's weird. I don't recall if I liked the post on Wordpress or not, but I definitely clicked through to the post on this site.

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    1. No you didn't LOL But that's the way it goes on Wordpress, people just click 'like' never having read the post at all. They are clicking 'Like' so that you will go to THEIR blog and click Like or even, OMG - "Follow" or they are just being polite and 'Liking" your post because you 'Liked' theirs.

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    2. I was curious so I did some digging. I wasn't one of the 4 likers, but my browser history says I swung by at 1:51pm Pacific time yesterday. I might be wrong on this, but I don't think that things we do on our sites while we're still signed into WP get picked up by the stats.

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  2. Sharla's Comment While I was noodling around with Disqus(which I will not be using):

    Change is good, right? I haven't been on the computer much this weekend so didn't see the other site's post but I happened to catch this on my FB feed. You're not tawkin and amusing just yourself any longer! :)

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  3. I don't think I saw the post on word press. But then again I think I miss a lot of your posts here too. I'm slipping these days. I have to say that I absolutely LOVE the picture of you in the header

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    1. This is only the second post here - I've spent the last few days consolidating the WP blog with the saved since the dawn of time posts from another archive blog and the one post on the "Corner' blog which I was just using because that's where I kept my blog roll.

      So this is new - it might look old because of all the posts so you really haven't missed anything. The first new post on this new blog is from Saturday - so the one just before this.

      As for the header photo, it is the noir filter from Instagram and that character is called Margot Flutterby.

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  4. I can never leave comments on wp. I have a loathing for wp because of this. But I can here. And sometimes I do hit like so you know I've read but we won't let me comment. Sorry

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    1. No need to be sorry 😊I really don't know why you can't comment on WP, perhaps it has something to do with Gravatar and needing a WP identity. I know that can be onerous because who the hell needs to sign up for another thing. I was going to add Disqus as the commenting program for this blog but then I remembered that people need to do an extra sign-in thing for Disqus or have a Disqus account and I don't see any reason to have people go through that either. I'm sure there are plug-ins for WP that allow for easier commenting but that would cost more money, another reason I'm done with WP. The one thing I do like about commenting on WP or even using Disqus is that you can carry on a conversation in the comments with (basically) unlimited comment/reply exchanges. Using 'comments: embedded" on Blogger gives me the ability to have more of an exchange via comments but it is limited...Feh - there is no good universal Blogging/Commenting system it seems.

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  5. it should read "it" won't let me....

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    1. No worries, I didn't even notice LOL

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  6. I'll follow you wherever you roam, Grace. Am I considered your stalker? *haha* Maybe. :-) PS~ Added this new blog to my Blog List.

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    1. Hello! This is the only blog link that you will need for me...you can dump any others you might have. The wordpress blog is paid up to the end of the year and the only thing I will post there is a link to here Ta Da...

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