Friday, August 17, 2012

The Novice Blogger #1

A-hem.*cough* ((((blush))))

Hello, my name is Heather and I am a novice blogger.  ("Hello, Heather....")

It looks so easy, right? Right. I read through tons of blogs, and it looks so simple. All these gadgets and tricks, am I right? Buttons and links and signatures.

Shhhhhh, lean in close. I'm going to tell you a secret.
It really is kinda hard.

But I'm here to help. The blind leading the blind.

Check out what I learned today?
And this is with a big shout out to Amanda and Jenny. Make sure you run along after reading this post and say "thanks!" to them for enlightening me and in turn you.

No-Reply Blogger.

That's what they called me. As in, "shhhh, I think she might be a no-reply blogger."

How would I know? Well, it's easy to tell once you know what to look for. When you leave a comment on someone's blog they might reply back. It's a friendly and polite thing to do. But will you ever know that they replied back? If you are a No-Reply Blogger, then you might never know. How awful! All those sad, lonely words, floating about in cyberland with no way to find their intended.

Want to know if you are a No-Reply Blogger? Really, it's better to know since you can fix it.
It's like having head lice. It's embarrassing when you find out, but everything is a-ok when it's gone. So head over to Teaching With Love and read this very enlightening and problem solving post.

Really, it's like one of those electric combs. Just turn it on and your problems are solved.


  1. Haha! I love that you compared being a no-reply blogger to having head lice. Yup... totally the same, hehe! You crack me up. Hooray for being able to email back! :)

    The Teaching Thief

  2. I had no idea I was a no-reply blogger. I am no longer anonymous. Thanks.

    1. See, it's like we were barbarians and now we are civilized!

  3. I'm so glad you have joined the behind the stage group! I was a n-reply blogger for a long time, too! Then I read Teaching with Loves post!! Thanks for the shout-out!
    Owl Things First