June 21, 2013

Blog Post #3900 +

I've made it a tradition to pause every hundredth post and write something about myself or about blogging. However, I missed post #3900 so this is five posts late. Not that anyone's counting!

Recently I passed my 8-year anniversary of blogging, which is a long time! But I've been publishing on the web twice that long, 16 years! (See Wayback When, posted last year.)

You may have heard the Google is retiring Google Reader effective July 1.  Fortunately they are keeping Google Friend Connect for the foreseeable future. (See the postscript on Blogger Buzz for a statement about Friend Connect.)

Not too long ago I added a gadget for those who want to subscribe to this blog by email. It's at the bottom of page.

I am still looking for a blog reader that would make it easier to comment on other blogs. There may be a way to do this via a spreadsheet, but it would involve integrating an RSS feed into a cell, and that sounds like it's beyond than my skill level.

Meanwhile, today is the first day of summer! I haven't experienced very much of the mood-lift that I usually feel when the days get long. Whether that's due to the wetter-than-usual weather or getting older, I don't know.  I sense that I need more of a purpose, a feeling of accomplishment.

Anyway, I hope you have a great summer, or if you are in a different hemisphere, a happy winter!


  1. that's not keeping google friend connect - that's trying to push us to use google+ connect and comments. which i detest.

    i switched to feedly.com. works the same as reader did - synchs your feeds for you automatically, too.

  2. I read from the blogger dashboard and never used the Google Reader, except to see what someone had deleted. When I can no longer read from the dashboard, I may just decide to not mess with anything. All the changes and relearning have begun to exhaust me.

  3. I hate the recent changes. I did switch to feedly.

  4. Well done on your years of blogging. I am so trying to avoid Google+ and thanks for the tip re feedly.com. I check it out :).

  5. Yes, they want everyone to use Google+. You'd think they'd be smart enough to know that they need to make G+ more user-friendly! Then we wouldn't mind using it.

  6. Congratulations on 8 years of blogging! That's a long time!

  7. Congratulations! I enjoy the long days but today felt a little hot for my taste. I guess I got spoiled with the spring temps this year...

  8. 3900 posts - wow, you've been blogging for a long time and have no doubt witnessed many changes over this time too.

  9. Hi Linda, I found a great blog reader that would make so much easier to comment on other blogs. It is InoReader. The link is

    I think you will like it as I do!
    Have a good week.


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