Kevin and Amanda dot com has a great post today, 9 Quick Steps To a Better Blog Experience. Step number 3, Optimizine your RSS feed. This is the best idea ever as I read most of my blogs from my Google Reader. Unfortunately Google Reader doesn't give me an option to leave a comment. I have to scroll back to the top of the post to click on the blog so I can leave a comment.
Kevin and Amanda dot com points out a super easy way to comment by using Feedburner to insert a link at the bottom of your RSS feed that encourages readers to leave their comments or even share on Facebook or Twitter. From Kevin and Amanda dot com:
Create a Feedburner account. Click on your feed, and go to Optimize > FeedFlare. Check Email This, Comments Count, Share on Facebook, and Stumble It! and Activate the service. You want at least those four, but not so many that your readers are overwhelmed and don’t know what to click.
Next you’ll need to redirect your Blogger feed to your new Feedburner feed. Fr…
Having a new puppy in the house is lots of work. So far we have been trained pretty good. Puppy eats, puppy goes outside to potty; puppy wakes up, puppy goes outside; puppy goes to the door, puppy goes outside. First night we were awaken three times by whining and she was taken outside to go potty. Second and third nights she woke us up twice each night to go outside and only once on the fourth night. The fifth night she slept the entire night!! She did wake up once on the sixth night.
She has stolen our hearts.
While writing this, something terrible happened to poor Rosie. Max, one of our older beagles who is blind and jumpy attacked her, biting clear through her ear. I am very upset right now and have been holding her consoling her.
Yesterday morning my husband read me a classified ad for beagle puppies. I called and they had three females. Because of the driving distance and the fact we had a wedding to go to, we had to wait until today to go look at the puppies. I extended an invitation to the three oldest grandchildren to go and they enthusiastically said yes.
I called this morning to see if they still had the puppies and were told there were two remaining. We fell in love with both of them and it was a hard decision to make bAngel. After an informal survey on Facebook and mulling over the names on our drive home, we settled on Rosie. Both granddaughters were thrilled; their brother was a little apprehensive. The girls took turns holding Rosie. Luke finally got his nerve up and decided to hold Rosie. Before deciding to do it, though, I overheard him tell Cailey, "Umm Cailey she's putting her paws on my blanket. Can you get her away from me?" He was afraid the puppy had stepped in her sister'…