May 19, 2014

A Few Little Announcements


Happy Monday, friends! I hope everyone had a great weekend. Eric and I spent a lot of the weekend together - we went to the movies, shopping (for Eric, not me!), ate at some great restaurants and just had a great, relaxing time. I seriously cannot believe summer is on the horizon. It's going to be a good one.

I have three quick little announcements/questions for you all:
  • First of all, I'm on instagram! My name is creamtomycoffee and I would love to connect with you! I occasionally post blog previews (I think that's what bloggers are supposed to do?) but mostly I just post little glimpses of my life. If that interests you, come visit. If not, no offense taken :)
  •  I am thinking about switching to Disqus for my comment moderator. Anyone have any thoughts about that? Good; Not Good; Who Cares? I currently reply to all comments via email but it always makes me sad how many people are "no reply commenters."  I thought this might be a good solution?
  • This is a big one... I finally completed my House Tour Page! I have been meaning to do this since I started the blog (a hundred years ago) and I finally did it. I even put it as a goal on my 30x30 list because I thought that might light my fire. I would love for you to check it out!

 Finally, thank you to everyone who reads this blog. I have not been able to post as much as I want to lately, but I still love blogging and I am just so thankful for all of the friends I have made. You guys are the best!

22 comments:

  1. :) I completed a no-reply blogger fix the other day so I hope it works to where I can reply. Will have to follow you on Instagram. Rachel xo

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  2. I switched to Disqus recently for the exact same reason! It was a little annoying to make the transition, and figuring out settings took a hot minute, but I love it now. The no-reply comment thing always made me sad, and now I can reply to everyone inline!

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  3. We used Disqus for a short bit and I liked the ease of replying to comments, but we did have some problems with commenting not working right. Then, when we switched back the comments didn't move back over to blogspot. It's been over a year ago so I can't remember all the details and if they were supposed to move back over or not. Anyway, I'd research it a bit before making the switch. Also -- we never reached out to Disqus or anything -- who knows they may have been able to help us too.

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  4. yay for house tour! and yay for instagram, so i can stalk you there! i normally just go over to the no reply blogger's blog and comment or find their email. i personally don't like disqus, and i dont visit the blog again to keep the convo going - whereas it can via email. if that makes sense. if that doesnt bother you, or most people do keep the convo going, go for it!

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  5. The main reason I haven't switched to Disqus is because I don't want to lose three years of comments via Blogger. It drives me a little crazy that we lose both ways currently — no-reply commenters don't always see your reply, and if you respond via e-mail, it stunts the conversation on your blog because only the commenter sees your response. So I see the value in it, and if it weren't for losing all the old comments, I'd be on it so fast!

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  6. Love the house tour page, you have a seriously adorable home!

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  7. I love Disqus a lot. I did lose comments, but I was a no reply blogger until recently, and it was a complex fix with Google +, so I like to just make it easier. Headed over to follow you on IG!

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  8. Personally, as a non-blogger I find Disqus really irritating and not worth my time. I find it annoying that I can't just type a comment and go. If I ask a question in a comment, I'll check back in a few (days/hours, depending on the blogger) and that's that. I don't just go around leaving random comments I forget about. And if it's just a "cute outfit!" then I don't really need a response. I like the option of just checking the anonymous box and typing away. I don't have an internet friends-only email address and don't necessarily want a profile of my commenting everywhere.

    Anyway, obviously you should do whatever you want, but as a non-blogging blog reader I stop commenting once a blogger adopts it and wanted to throw in my $.02 :)

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    1. I really appreciate you telling me this! I had no idea how non-bloggers felt about it, so it's nice to know. I really like having the "anonymous" option available on my site, but unfortunately that means that I get about 20 spam messages a day that I have to go through and delete (can we just talk about how much spam sucks!?). So I'm really struggling with losing my anonymous commenters vs losing all those awful spammers :(

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    2. And maybe my understanding of true spam comments is wrong - I thought that you could simply click a 'delete all' button, like in an email inbox to get rid of all of them. Does every single anonymous comment end up there too?

      If anonymous comments can (and often do) go straight to the blog section then I guess I would think you would stand to lose the least by just clearing everything in your spam filter without reviewing any of it. Sure, you may lose some anonymous comments but then you're not losing all of the commenters. And while you're still getting spam it's only taking a minimal amount of your time. Now, I've never seen a spam comment show up on your site in the several times I've commented, but maybe you're getting tons that actually get posted that I never see. I can get how that would be really, really annoying.

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  9. Yay for Instagram! I just followed you- Itsmostlyaboutfashion.

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  10. Love instagram! Glad you're on there.
    I'm not loving everyone on disques...I just prefer to respond to people via email and I like being responded to that way too. But it seems a lot of people like it so I don't know, maybe I'm missing something.

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  11. I like disques once I finally got it to stay logged in, but it was difficult to work with at first.

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  12. Yay!! Heading to instagram to follow you. About disquis - I have researched it a bit as well. Not sure what the people say who have it, but personally I hate commenting on blog that use it because it ALWAYS takes forever to load. If it's a blog I really like and read everyday, I wills till comment, but on other blogs it can deter me from commenting. I have also heard that if you switch to disquis and change your mind and want to switch back that you lose all of your comments. Not sure how completely accurate that it, but that made me kind of scared to find out!

    www.madeintheshadeblog.com

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  13. I switched to disqus quite a while ago and I have mixed feelings. I like it better than the actual blogger system because I have less spam commenters and people know when I reply back. If I want to find another blogger's blog using the system (read their blog and reply back) it can be difficult because not everyone has their blog URL on their profile.

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  14. Yeah for Instagram! I personally dislike Disquis, half the time it doesn't load and I give up. The other time it just doesn't allow the back and forth conversation that you do with email. For no reply I say just post it to the blog if they want to check back otherwise email. Just my opinion if course.

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  15. Love the house tour page! You have a really cute home!

    Jill
    dousedinpink.blogspot.com

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  16. I've thought about switching to Disqus for the same reasons, but as a commenter, I don't really like it. It pretty frequently doesn't load when I want to comment on something, so I have to remember to go back later, and I don't want to do that. But then weeks can go by where I never actually comment on one of my favorite bloggers posts. I also think it's awkward how every comment is available in once place. Sometimes I leave something out of a comment that I would write, just because I don't want it to pop up any time someone clicks on my Disqus history.

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  17. I'm going to follow you on instagram! As a commenter, I don't like Disquis. However, I never knew the benefit of it for bloggers replying either. Sounds like I need to do some research! I enjoyed hearing others thoughts too, so thanks for posting about it. The post where you are featured is up! Thanks for letting me show everyone your fabulous maxi. http://www.thearnoldsblogalot.com/2014/05/spring-must-haves-trench-coat.html

    xo, Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

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  18. love all the announcements! and i'm really glad to read the feedback on disqus. i, too, get annoyed with not being able to email back with no-reply commenters BUT i can totally see how frustrating it would be for non-bloggers to have to sign in every time they want to comment. good food for thought!

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  19. I love your blog and you - its owner - so whether you post once a week or whenever, I always catch up and read every single post.

    P.S. I was hoping one of the announcements would be a baby though. No joke.

    P.P.S. I am glad you found Amy of The Real Arnolds through my blog and that you two have real-life connections.

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  20. Yay, I'm excited that you're on Instagram! I'm following you now (as jackmise)!!

    I'm also thinking of making some changes to my blog, including setting up Discus if I can figure out how. It's frustrating because I read all of my comments, and try to reply, but I know that for the most part, the commenters don't even SEE the reply!

    xo Jackie
    Something About That

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Thanks so much for your comment! I reply to my comments via email, but I can't do that if you are a no-reply blogger (if you don't know what that means, you probably are). Check out this tutorial to fix it!

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