If you signed up for or participated in any portion of the "Get Fired Up" blogfest~ The time has come to select the lucky winners.
I have some announcements so please read on:
My husband went back in the hospital on Monday, with complications from his recent heart surgery. He is doing well & they did not have to perform a bypass. My youngest was sent home from school with a fever on Tuesday and wouldn't you know it- he has the damn flu. Poor baby, he is so miserable.
Bennett, is home from school for the next two weeks according to the doctor which means I am home as well. I am trying to sleep when he sleeps because when he is awake he is seriously suffering. I have him sleeping in a chair by the fireplace in my room for two reasons, (1) so hopefully none of the other kids will catch it-yea right, I know and (2) his body temperature fluctuates depending on whether his fever is high or breaking. We have the air conditioner on 68 and the fireplace going. I hate that I cannot be at the hospital with my husband, but his prognosis is good and my little boy is so fragile right now.
I cannot believe I am about to show the world how messy & cluttered my bedroom is, but he is sleeping peacefully right now (until motrin stops working again). OMG, my room is bad, but it is his little sick corner & I do clean it up every couple of hours. He has his puppy with him. Wow, you can even catch a glimpse of my storyboards on the wall.
I don't know my blogging schedule for the next couple of weeks.
I will select the winners of the "Get Fired Up" blogfest this week. You may or may not know that there are three separate and distinct contest or raffles that will have winners. I should have the winners of the random drawing prizes by the end of the week.
The second two may take a little longer, but I will have the winners announced as soon as possible.
Those of you who entered to win the Kindle fire by helping a new, struggling or undiscovered blogger, please leave a comment in this post with a link to your blog post that shares the name and URL of the blogger.
With everything going on at home,I will not be able to pop around much this next week. I have not forgotten you and I apologize in advance if I am unable to participate in any blogfest or other events I may have signed up for. I will pretty much be a sporadic blogger until Bennett is better and my husband is home and well. I am guessing a week, two tops.
I will post contest updates and announce winners as they become known. Thank you to everyone who participated and thank you for your understanding of my family issues.
I have an unrelated question I hope someone can help me with. I am curious how each of you are coping with Google Friend Connect's untimely demise? I understand it is not supposed to apply to blogger accounts (not yet anyway), but they can pull the plug on us at anytime-they have already demonstrated that.
Goodbye Google Friend Connect? Or is it really?
This is disturbing news. I know it has been in the works for over a year, but I hate to lose my friend connect community. I am a newer blogger and I can only imagine how much this sucks for those of you who have colossal communities, especially if your google friends and members have opted to receive your newsletters.
No, that is not my Google Friend Connect. I am close to three hundred friends and I am proud to have each and every one of you. I shudder to think you will just disappear after I worked so hard to get you here.
Google, of course, recommends that we all join google plus and transfer our communities to their site. I am a google plus member, but I have not spent a significant amount of time on my google plus page. So far it has failed to hook me.
I don't want to risk losing my contacts and friends. I hope we will all continue to follow each other.
Here is where you can find me on Google Plus.
Have ya'll already made alternative blog follower arrangements. I have read many articles that suggest I should voluntarily remove my Google Friend Connection widget, but I don't want to. I am embarrassed to admit it, but I don't even really understand the whole RSS and Feedburner craze. I am going to learn.
Other options include: But how many hours per day can we devote to learning the ins and outs of more social networking sites?
- Linky Followers
- RSS Feed
- Google Reader (or does it disappear as well?)
- Subscribe by email
- Google Plus What is your plan?