See my previous post (It’s my ) to understand what this relates to: day, Yay!
10. Being a featured blogger makes your email, twitter, and page count go nuts. In a good way.
9. It’s really hard to go back and visit lovely people who come and leave comments on your blog when they only leave their email address and not a blog link.
8. WordPress makes it very difficult to email people a response to their comment, whereas in Blogger, you just have to click “reply.”
7. It would be really helpful for us international bloggers if our lovely hostesses would provide a day and time with a time zone attached. I asked what time the post went live, and was only told “midnight.” I guessed at midnight EST, and I was wrong (my post went up earlier than the SITS post!). I figured that when they said the 6th of January, they meant the one on the other side of the dateline, so thankfully I wasn’t a day ahead of myself!!
6. I should include more Te Reo Maori on my blog. (Great feedback, ladies!)
5. I should include more pictures of New Zealand on my blog. (Again, great feedback, ladies!)
4. I should include more information about what I actually do at Playcentre. (Feedback, again!)
3. It takes a really long time to go back and answer each comment and visit all the lovely visitors. Well worth it though. I don’t know where some of these lovely ladies were hiding but I immediately followed them!!
2. Even though there might be 10,000 bloggers registered at SITS, they don’t all come for a visit. Considering #10 and #3, I think that might be a good thing.
1. If you make a major mistake in your Featured Blogger blog post (no, I’m not gonna tell you where) either all your visitors (minus a favourite bloggy friend who is a frequent visitor) will politely not mention it, or won’t even notice. Thank goodness. (*muah* Jenn!!)
Thank you, one and all, for visiting me on my SITS day!! I enjoyed my day and I am very slowly making my way around to visit each and every one of you. At least, those of you who left me a link to which I could get!
Last Thursday WordPress had a DDOS attack. Denial of Service. Some twits from all over the globe overloaded the WordPress servers apparently because they didn’t like some dude’s political post. They suck.
They suck because they knocked WordPress out for a few hours. They suck because one of them used an IP address that was in the same family as my IP address. They suck because that meant that my IP address was banned from WordPress until today.
I complained of course. It did me no good at all. Not even when I mentioned that I picked WordPress over Blogger to avoid just such a thing.
I was told to get my ISP to change my IP address. It wasn’t worth sitting on hold for that long trying to explain to someone at my ISP why I needed a new IP. Last time I asked them to reset my password they reset something else entirely.
At any rate, thank you to those of you who emailed to ask if I was okay and for those of you who commented on my posts anyway. I appreciate it.
Hopefully now I can get back to blogging, without interruption!!