Tuesday, September 9, 2008

i'm the good kind of stalker

First off, let me say thank you to everyone who commented on my post yesterday to express their feelings on the subject. I appreciate each and every one of them and am thankful that we can share our feelings in an honest way without being attacked for what we believe. I know some of what was said made me examine my own feelings and motives and gave me the opportunity to see the situation from different perspectives. I hope we all could do that. And as one commenter stated, first and foremost, we should be praying for Sarah Palin and this election, which I plan to do and ask that you do, too.

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I just found out that Blogger has a new feature. Have you seen it? At the bottom of your dashboard there is now a Reading List. Here you can keep track of blogs you follow and readers who follow your blog. And on your dashboard, next to your blog name, there will be an icon showing you how many readers follow your blog. There's also an option where you can import and export these blogs to your Google Reader. I don't use Google reader so I don't know how all of that works.

On top of that, there's a widget for your sidebar that will display the avatars of all the readers who follow your blog. I don't have the widget installed as I write this post, but maybe by the time you read this, I will. If you'd like to follow this blog just follow the link, "follow this blog." And maybe you'll want to put the widget on your blog to show your community of readers.

So if you see someone is "following" you, don't worry that it's a stalker. It's just me, because I enjoy reading your blog.

10 comments:

Deb said...

I have to read about this follower, sounds great to me:) I may try it, Also thinking about twitter.. Do you like it?

Pen of Jen said...

I don't *get* bloglines, perhaps I should give that a go, but I just haven't sat down to figure it out.

I have noticed this as I have a follower...:0)

Kind of makes me feel good in my slow down of blogging.

Penless Thoughts said...

Hi Diana, I came over to tell you I've given you an award. Please come check it out.

Thanks for the instructions on this "follower". I noticed I had 3 followers this morning but had no idea how to figure out what that meant. I am so thankful to bloggers like you, Leigh Ann, Dawn, Annie, on-and-on, that help me so much!!!! I'm going to see if I can figure this out and do it.
Susan

Penless Thoughts said...

Me again!! I got my followers up on the side bar, thanks to you, and thanks again. I use bloglines but not blogreader so I'll have to add mine one by one.
Susan

Barb said...

I just read your last three blogs. I always appreciate your openness, truthfulness and vulnerability in your blogs.

I have lots of issues with Sarah Palin. But there's no doubt she is a remarkable woman. I thoroughly agree with your views on her ability to be a mother to 5 children and Vice-president of the U.S. It kind of blows my mind that she can even consider the position. But then, she became a governer.

How can she have any quality relationships with her family.

Of course, as you well said, this is just my opinion. I find myself being very judgemental about her. I feel bad about that because it is not the way I usually react to people. I'm working on it!

I find myself wondering about her relationship with God.

Barb said...

Wanting to get up to date with your blogs, I didn't take time to read all the comments on your blog re. Sarah. I just completed reading them.

You gave lots of people an opportunity to express their feelings by being open yourself. You go, girl!

I truly appreciated everyone's views. As I said in my earlier comment, I am trying not to be judgemental. I want to consider that God might be calling her to this position, as he may be all of the others in this election.

I do know this should be a matter of prayer for me, as well as our churches and the nation.

Pen of Jen said...

ok..I just played around with this and added you..but I am secretive...I added many anonymously!

Oh well I thought I would let you know...and it let me add wordpress and other types to my list...thanks for pointing this out.
JEN

Melissa said...

I saw that "followers" thing and wondered what it was! Thanks for clearing it up for me! :D

Short Stop said...

It's funny to think of you and the word stalker in the same sentence. You don't seem like the stalking type! ;)

Thanks for the heads up about this. I was wondering and hadn't looked it up. You are such a good source of internet info! :)

Mary@notbefore7 said...

WOW. I was catching up on your Palin posts and enjoying all the comments.

I just noticed blogger doing that. Not sure how I feel about it. I am happy with my goo.gle reader for now but might look in to it. How do you like it?