Saturday, March 13, 2010

Spring Cleaning



I'm in the process of cleaning up my blog. I have been following many people that either have not posted in several months, have not commented here, or have eliminated their blog altogether. So I stopped following several. However, if I stopped following you and you do stop by here occasionally, or may return to your blog eventually, please let me know! I will be more than happy to add you back. I would hate to lose a friend that is just taking a break.

Remember, many of you are followed on my dashboard, not just on my sidebar. I still go there to check up on people I haven't heard from in a while. But if you haven't commented here, nor have you written on your blog in three months, I'm assuming you have moved along. In that case, I wish you all well, and if you return at some later date - please drop by.

44 comments:

Delwyn said...

Hi nancy

this is a fresh new look, it seems as if you have sorted out your three columns...

happy days

Bruce Coltin said...

Nancy, Please don't dump me. I'm still writing. I'm just really, really, really SLOW.

Bruce

Nancy said...

Delwyn - Thanks! Yes, getting the three columns is now incredibly easy.

Bruce - Never! I know you write only occasionally. And it is always worth waiting for, I might add! I just deleted those that have not written in over three months, or never comment here. I'm still hoping a couple of friends that have been gone two months will come back.

DJan said...

Hey! Nice three columns, just the right widths, and a very nice look. Are you able to change the fonts without any problem? I seem to get them to change but then they don't take effect on my new one. I might go try another browser. It is a LOT of fun trying out all these changes, huh? And I'm still not sure how to change the column widths to my satisfaction.

Nancy said...

DJ - Yes you can change the fonts easily - but make sure when you click the Apply To Blog that you are signed in. I did a bunch of work and lost it last night because I hadn't signed into the blog. As for the widths - go to Layout on the new template site, pick a template, and then Adjust Width.

R.J. said...

I like your new look. I'll have to get busy and reinvent myself. I like changes and new inspirations.

Amaya said...

have a nice day....nancy!

luksky said...

It's a good idea to purge every so often. I recently dumped a bunch of my FB "friends". I like your new blog decor. :-)

CrazyCris said...

Good idea! I try and do it regularly... otherwise my blog list just grows too long and unweildly and include too many that are just "dead" to the blogging world, or have turned out to not be as interesting as I thought they'd be when I first signed up to follow them. :s

Oh, and "thanks" for mentioning that blogger in draft layouts stuff yesterday... I've spent my whole Saturday afternoon revamping my blog!!! *grumble* *grumble*

;o)

Actually I'm relieved there are finally other "easy" options for modifying the templates for those of us who don't have the time to figure out the html stuff! And I'm sooo glad to finally be able to have a 3-column layout! And the "tabs"! YAY!!!

Now if only I could get that "captions" on the photos to work.

When you're done here you should come check out what I've done at my place. :o)

Mental P Mama said...

I like the new look in here! Always a pleasant visit...and I always learn something;)

Brian Miller said...

nice. digging the new look...glad it was not you that dumped me today. smiles.

Nancy said...

RJ - Thanks! It was actually fun to do - blogger has made it easy.

Amaya - You, too. :-)

luksky - Sometimes people have just moved on...

Chris - I worked with the html stuff for hours and finally gave up. I went one last time to blogger questions, and this new formatting process popped up - talk about synchronicity! It was launched on Thursday I'm on my way to see yours...

Mama - Thank you! I feel the same way about yours.

Nancy said...

Brian - Someone dumped me too, LOL!

A Year on the Grill said...

I list my blog roll in order of the latest poster... so any one who does not post in a couple months gets the axe... what really hurts is that two of my favorites back when I started blogging, two that took special time to be kind to a newbie are now at the bottom... I am really going to hate axing them

GYPSYWOMAN said...

great new look, nancy! glad you were able to get what you wanted where you wanted it, etc - i know what you mean about spring cleaning - i recently did the same thing on all of mine - oh, and someone else mentioned keeping a "test" blog hidden - i also do that to try out new stuff - like i might would like to have my images enlarged to cover most of the screen, etc - so i go to my test blog and play - anyway - great new spiffy look over here, lady!!!

otin said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the new look!!! Don't delete me! I am still around, sometimes, lol!

Natalie said...

I love the new look, Nancy! VERY nice.x♥

John Atkinson said...

Nancy, I try to post 3 times a month. Although I don't always leave a comment on your blog, I love reading your posts. Best,

Von said...

Hi Nancy, still here and love the new clean look!

gayle said...

I love your new look. I am still following...just very slow and behind. Someone stopped following my a couple of days ago...not sure if it was you...I'll check and let you know! Like I said I am just behind in everything!!

gayle said...

yes, I just check and I think you dropped me in your Spring Cleaning!If you Want I would love for you to follow me back!! I promise I will try to keep up:)

Nancy said...

Thanks everyone. I really like the look much better! Please know I haven't deleted anyone who has blogged in the last three months! Some people only blog once in a while, which is fine with me. We only have so much time and energy for blogging.

Gayle - That wasn't me! :-)

Nancy said...

Gayle - How utterly odd - I sure didn't mean to! Thanks for the heads up - I'll fix it right now!

Jayne Martin said...

Hi, Nancy...

Love what you've done with the place. You're inspiring me to do some dusting and straightening up, too.

Jayne

Amy said...

Nancy, I love the colors you chose - it's very easy to read! We're heading for the desert early next week so I'm going to wait until I return to "play" - thanks for the link too!

ρομπερτ said...

Dear Nancy, hope everything is fine with you. This blue of yours, for sure will continue to enter my soul. With having nearly a thousand followers, one can only be amazed by seeing a comment of you. A deep bow in thankfulness for knowing you, nearly a year now.
Please have a wonderful Sunday.
p.s.: a very good entry of yours, as I do wonder indeed about people "following" me thoughts for now so long without having said a word.

lakeviewer said...

I see this is a necessary chore. Here I am, reporting. I'll have to learn from your new formatting.

Lizzy Frizzfrock said...

Wish my spring cleaning was limited to my blog! Oh no, it's time for interior painting & new carpet so you can imagine all the stuff to sort through! I'm going to check out the new blog opportunities in your previous post. :-) Have a wonderful weekend!

Pam said...

This is a great idea. I need to spring clean my blog too.

Cloudia said...

ah maintenance!

"rust" never sleeps...hope ya keep me :)



Aloha from Hawaii my Friend!


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Deborah said...

Nancy, I like your new look! What fun it is to rearrange and recreate. The trouble with you letting on that there are all kinds of new templates is that I'll be tempted to redo every week! Like living room furniture, you know??

Eternally Distracted said...

This blogging malarky is simply hard work!!

Ruth said...

The new draft template at Blogger is great fun.

JC said...

I like what you've done to your blog !!!

Land of shimp said...

Whee! It's fun to try new things. I'm a moron about coding and technology, so I keep it very basic indeed, but it's so fun to see fresh looks on my blog travels.

I like your buttons, too :-) Even the title on one was cracking me up, "My Year on the Grill" Well, OW!

Trish and Rob MacGregor said...

LOVE the new look! Now off to explore it.

Friko said...

I'm still here and I'm afraid, I have to do what you do. I always return visits, but I also stop cruising when somebody doesn't react.
Thanks for the blogger template advice. I want to change my template but I'm worried about losing stuff.
The other problem os the header picture, still not quite sure how to do that.

Sylvia said...

That's great! I need to do some myself. Happy Spring to you.

Roni Faida said...

Just started following you, I'm looking forward to getting to know you through your posts!
www.trilingualdiva.blogspot.com

Jo said...

Nancy, I like your blog's new look. Very, very nice...!

I remember the days before "followers" and "blog lists" when people commented on blogs when they had an opportunity, or if there was a blog post for which they felt they had an intelligent comment. I read blogs, but don't always feel I have anything to contribute. But it was fun commenting whenever and wherever one felt comfortable. Recently I have had the feeling of the blogs feeling a bit exclusive, like if one doesn't belong to a certain "group", one is an "outsider". I have had a few people who have expressed that feeling to me.

So, I think we should be free to let people come and go as their schedules, etc., permit. I have followers who I know read my blog, but who don't comment.

I always read your blog, but I am usually at work when I do it, so I can't leave a comment. :-) Unfortunately, there are a lot of blogs I visit where I am not able to comment, but I would never miss reading them.

Lily Robinson said...

If it wasn't for your post the other day, I wouldn't have known about the changes. I've gotta take some time and read about the tabs. I asked Cris to come over and show me... I guess it's too long a journey.

Rain said...

LOVE the new blog template Nancy! Very cool! :)

Meeko Fabulous said...

Love the new look! I'm still around! :)

Lluvia said...

I gotta do that myself. I usually, I visit weekly.