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Creative Blogger Award #1 September 7, 2007

Posted by caveblogem in blogger, blogging, blogs, Blogs and Blogging, Other.
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As a distinguished receipient of the Creative Blogger Award, I have to give out five of them myself, but I am going to space them out a little bit.  I never seem to have a big block of time to post stuff. 

The first Creative Blogger Award goes to Sky Fishing, the brainchild of Prairie Flounder.  According to its originator, the Creative Blogger is for

those who bring unique and creative elements to their blogs. For those who incorporate art, music, creative writing, photo’s, and other beautiful visual effects into their website. For those who put a unique spin on things and come up with new ideas. This award is for the artsy, the funky, the inventor, and even the rebel. This award is for those creative individuals who stand out from the crowd.

PF is inventive, artsy, and a rebel.  But his site, Sky Fishing, has some other things that keep me coming back.  There are lots of creative and interesting blogs out there.  But I lose interest in most of them fairly quickly.  It is only the blogs that are constantly changing and growing, the ones that take on a variety of different subject areas, that are responsive and playful, and that seem to have a real person behind the scenes, only these sorts can really hold my interest for long.  These, like Sky Fishing, are the sorts of blogs that are going to get this award from me in the next few days.

So, here is your award, PF:

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Wear it proudly.  Now you have to spread the wealth to five other blogs, following the tedious instructions here, or at least I have to ask you to.

A Plea to my Blogger Friends (the ones with blogspot URLs) March 29, 2007

Posted by caveblogem in blogger, bloglines, Blogs and Blogging, DIY, how to, My other blog, Other, web 2.0.
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Something has troubled me for some time now.  I have some blogging friends on WordPress, and some on Blogger.  I can keep up with all of my comments on all of my WordPress friends through the comments functionality of WordPress.  Unfortunately, when I comment on blogspot blogs I have to remember that I commented, and then return there periodically repeatedly to see whether anyone had responded to my comment.  I have added more friends with blogspot addresses recently and I am finding it impossible to keep up with them.

In a perfect world we would all be on WordPress, of course.   But I can understand the reluctance of these people to migrate.  Blogger can do things that WordPress still cannot do. 

About a month ago Silver Tiger had a post about this, and he noted that you can get some comment feeds on blogger.  I tried to get some of these and found that blogger had three different varieties of comments feeds.   What I want you to do, my blogger friends, is to turn on the full comments feed on your blog.  That way, I’ll be able to keep up with you better, and so will your other good friends. 

Here’s what you need to do.

Go to the help section of the blogger website here.  It will tell you how to go to your settings tab, change your site feed to advanced mode, and then enable all three types of comment feed.  After you do this, I can, anybody can go to their favorite feed reader and pick up the feed by using the following feed URL:

http://nameofyourcoolblogspotblog(moontopplesforexample).blogspot.com/feeds/comments/full

Do it for me, blogspot friends.  Let us have better conversations.  To get my comment feed from this WordPress site, of course, you just click on the little rss comments icon over on the right hand side of my blog over there—>

Or use this URL:  https://caveblogem.wordpress.com/comments/feed/

I tried this out today on my blogspot blog and it works, people.  For some reason Bloglines doesn’t update the comments feeds as often as they do a full feed, but I’m O.K. with that for now.  Just so long as I don’t have to remember all this stuff all of the time.

 Thanks!