Yeah, YOU. You know who you are. You're reading this right now. You've read my blog in the past. Yeah, yeah it really is YOU I'm talking to here. Here's what I'd like you to do. Two things, please. First of all, go to your blogger profile and add your e-mail address so I can reply to the neat comments you leave me. (I can be really frustrated by how many people leave nice comments or ask a question, but I'm not able to email you back!) Don't know how to do that? I'll help you out.
Go to your blog.
Click on "customize" up at the top.
Click on "Dashboard" up at the top.
Click on "Edit Profile" (second option down next to your profile picture).
Check the box (third line down) that says "Show my email address."*
Scroll down a little.
Make sure your e-mail address is entered in in the "Identity" section.
Scroll all the way down to the bottom.
Click "Save Profile."
First task complete.
Second task? Please, please leave a comment on this post. Yeah, yeah it's really YOU I'm talking to. YOU who always leaves a comment, YOU who's been lurking off in the shadows pretending you don't read my blog when you really do, YOU who thinks you have nothing funny or good to say in a comment, YOU who has been too afraid of figuring out how to actually set up your account so you can leave comments, YOU who is ultra paranoid about getting too much spam if you actually sign up your blogger account (you won't-- scouts honor), YOU. I'll make it easy. I'm even going to tell you what to say.
-Tell me your first name.
-Identify yourself (i.e. "I am your sister." or "I am just a random person you've never met who's been reading your blog" or "I the kid you substitute taught for on Friday." Etc., etc. (See, you didn't think I meant YOU, but I do.)
-Tell me your favorite popsicle flavor.
So easy! Everyone knows their name, how you know me (or that you don't know me) and your favorite popsicle flavor! "But why do all this?" you ask? Why, because I'd like to get to know you, that's why! And if you do all that mumbo jumbo about saving your e-mail address like I taught you then I can even make personal replies back to you! Now doesn't that sound fun? Okay, so play a long. Come out of the woodwook. Presume welcome (because, here, you always are). Won't you please come say hello today? Pretty pretty please with ice cream and strawberries and chocolate on top? Pretty pretty please with your very own personal reply from me? I promise to send a personal reply to anyone and everyone who comments today (who fixes thier e-mail address so I can actually reply) with a personal message. Promise, promise, promise. So play along! Tell me a bit about yourself. Oh how I wish you would.
*This doesn't show your e-mail address to the world. It gives people the option to e-mail you. Then of course when they send you an e-mail they see your address, but it's not just published out there for all the world to copy and paste.
**My sister wrote this on her blog Notes from a Very Red Kitchen quite a while ago. There's no way I could be more entertaining, so she's given me permission to republish it here. Thanks, Katie!!