Tuesday, August 25, 2009

That's What Friends Are For

Did everyone else sing that song at the end of summer camp? Or was it Friends are Friends Forever? I'm getting my cheesy friendship songs confused; pardon emoi.

So, let's play out a scenario here. You get a friend request from a long lost {or semi- close for one sememster in college} friend on Facebook. You accept the request and are excited to see how this person is doing { if they have gained weight, gotten past that weird mole thing on their face and possibly started showering }. Only, you can't e-mail them or write on their wall. You want to tell them that your mutual friend is having a baby next week or that you just saw their mom getting her eyebrows waxed {praise the Lord!}, but you can't because of this lack of communication. You know they want to talk to you, but you have no way to get in touch with them.

This is where I stand with comments section on this blog. I'm about 2 cheesy 80s song references away from making it mandatory to enter your e-mail with your comment. I don't want people NOT to comment, but I want to reply back to you! I want to know you and tell you that your joke was funny and figure out how our mamas met at a garage sale or bunko, etc.

So, here is a quick tutorial on how to do such.

This is of such importance that I will now ask you to stop your blog cruising for 5 whole seconds and attend to this matter. All the blogs you frequent and {*gasp*} comment on will be thankful forever and ever, amen.

Step 1:
Go to your blogger Dashboard {it appears after you sign in} and click Edit Profile. It's right beside your picture. What? No picture?? Oh, my friend. We want to see you, too!
Tutorial 1

Step 2:
Click the little box that is the 3rd option down that asks if you want to show your e-mail address. Yes. You should. If you are commenting on a blog, then you should want to show your e-mail address for the love of Pete. Come out of the bloggy closet!

I didn't notice this whilst going wild with the pink paint brush, but you also should fill in the blank for the 2nd option under identity with your e-mail contact info. This will show your e-mail address when a comment shows up in the blog owners inbox. This is the easiest and most preferred way of getting back to you.

Tutorial 2
Even if you don't have a blog, you should do this.
Even if I already know your e-mail address, YOU should do this.
Even if you are still humming Friends are Friends Forever, YOU SHOULD DO THIS- especially you. You need a little pick me up after that song.
You're welcome.

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22 comments:

Becca said...

Well said. Adorable. I'm bookmarking your blog AND leaving my e-mail address :-)

Sheryl said...

ok SO bizarre. i just posted today about this exact things. except that you are way fancier than i!!

Shani said...

Hillary,
I am still so new to this blog thing that I don't even know how to post a picture! Thanks so much for the tip - I now have my email and name attached to my comments. Love reading your blog!
xoxo, Shani
P.S. my new blog is nobunintheovenyetikeepcooking.blogspot.com if you'd like to see what's going on over here...

Becky said...

so here's the deal. i use a different email address to create accounts in the internet world than i use for daily actual friend use. i just now realized that while comments get sent to my real friend account, i hadn't changed my email response address. and that's why sometimes it takes me days to reply to your reply. did you get that? lol!! yeah, basically now everything will go to one place. so good news...i'll reply on the same day!

Especially Heather said...

Holy Cannoli! I so didnt realize that for the last...oh 2 years I have not had that checked! See! I knew there was a reason we were friends!

-H

VanderbiltWife said...

CAN you make it mandatory on Blogger? Because how MANY times have I written an e-mail in response to a comment and then realized it was going to to noreply@...ARGH.

I sometimes reply back in the comments, but I always doubt people come back to look for those.

Well said, Fred. :)

mary bailey said...

Wow. I'm good at following directions. I immediately did exactly as you instructed me to do. Now I can't wait to hear from you!

Tracey said...

Ahh...Friends are Friends Forever....that bring back lots of memories!!

Great tutorial!!

Kim said...

Ok, I fixed it. Maybe one day I will have this all figured out. Thanks!

pendy said...

I am proud...I already have mine set up like that!

Also, since you were the one who tipped me over into the world of Compassion....I just got my first letter from my sponsored child! I linked my blog post about it to FB but wanted to let you know, just in case you didn't see it there.

The Gunters said...

And this is why I love you....you always reply to the comments I leave on your blog and I LOVE THAT!
It makes me feel like you really care. :) Haha..but seriously, it's very thoughtful and doesn't go unnoticed!

Sabrina said...

Even though I know that you have my email address already, I went and checked the little box!!! I never knew it was there. Have a great day!

JanMary said...

I remember that "Friends are friends forever" - 2 canadian guys sang it at an internation christian camp I attended as a teenager in Germany.

We were all sobbing by the end!

PS You can reply to me - so can I go to the top of the class?

Courtney said...

I am with you on this, having a email address when commenting makes it much much easier to respond. I love responding back too!

Unreasonable Grace said...

ok, i done did it!

Mr. and Mrs. Nurse Boy said...

I love your sense of humor!

Mrs. Nurse Boy

Amanda said...

I double checked to make sure mine shows and it does!! Thanks for the tip!

arkie said...

Now, I finally understand what that is for! Thanks!

oh amanda said...

Oh yes, I KNEW we were kindred spirits...b/c the song is in fact Friends are Friends Forever. *sigh* I will be singing it in my sleep and dreaming of summer church camp!

Mary @ Giving Up On Perfect said...

Oh, girlfriend, I am so totally copying this post. Idea. The post idea. I would never copy your words. Or fancy graphics. Oh no, not me...

Ahem.

Anyway. I love this. And I think I need to do it on my blog. The end.

Ashleigh said...

I did it :)

Emily said...

thanks, friend! i always wondered how your email address showed in your comments!

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