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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Hey lady, where is my comment?!

Hey, this is just a wee 'house keeping' post. About comments.

I really appreciate when anyone takes the time to stop and leave a comment and I wish I had time to contact each and everyone of you to tell you in person.

But:

Please don't leave anonymous comments. It's like leaving messages on the voice mail of random strangers. It's a bit weird and can't be taken seriously, so people would delete those, right?

As do I. Regardless of whether your comment is positive or negative (although that's a completely different kettle of fish). If there's no email or name (or link to blog/website) I simply won't hit 'approve' on your comment.

The blog idea only works when there's some kind of connectivity going on. I like to visit the blogs of the people who stop by and leave comments, or email them if they have no blog. But if there is no way of knowing who you are that just makes me a little sad.

Other reasons your comment doesn't show up:

Your comment may be related to the post you are commenting on, but if it's not 'on topic' or relevant I might not approve it.

If it is negative for the sake of being negative. If you comment just to say that I suck, or another commenter sucks, well, I won't approve that. However, you are welcome to disagree with me (and others), if you can express it in a respectful manner.

It should go without saying (but I'll say it anyway) that comments that are racist or otherwise 'hating on' other people, for whatever reason, are a big N-O-NO.

I am paying the bills here, so I get to make the rules. ;-)

Thank you for understanding.

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scribbled by Carina 10/20/2009 10:03:00 AM


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Saturday, May 30, 2009

Do not be alarmed

I am trying out a new comment system, so things may look a bit different/weird. Until I decide if I like it or not. But seeing as you are also using it, please try it out and let me know what you think of it.

I am leaving the old comment system in as well so you can still use that if you prefer.

Thanks!

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scribbled by Carina 5/30/2009 10:00:00 PM


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Friday, May 15, 2009

Granny A Day 31 - A question for you

Happy colours, eh? The background really makes it pop. Shame I can't add another round in blue. ;-)


I have a question for you: would it be annoying/weird/silly if I moved the blog over to blogspot and not host it myself? As I have mentioned before, I'd like to move the blog to the new version of Blogger, with the fancy layouts and such. But as far as I can tell, doing that would be a rather fiddly operation. One that I am not entirely sure I understand. So (for the time being) setting up camp with blogspot seems like the easiest option.

But it also feels kinda going backwards - you start with blogspot and then you 'evolve' to your own domain. It just bugs me that the blog could be a bit more, shall we say, streamlined if I did move it to blogspot. I dunno. What do you think?

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scribbled by Carina 5/15/2009 11:34:00 AM


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Friday, March 20, 2009

Spring clean + an opportunity for you

How are you on this fine spring day? Only just over 5 weeks until we go to Denmark, I can't wait!

I am working on a new design for the blog - nothing major in the looks department. But on the 'back end' I will be changing over to the 'layout' version of Blogger. Right now I am on the old skool version where there are no widgets or gadgets, so I am doing all the fun HTML stuff myself. The layout version shold make it a bit easier to update things, but it also means giving up a bit of the Total Control I have at the moment. Oh well.

But before switching over, I am doing the sensible thing and making a complete backup of the blog. Tedious. Boring. Yawn. ;-)

I have also been thinking about offering some very affordable ad space on a monthly or bi-weekly basis if anyone is interested. This would be for people who are, shall we say, compatible with the blog and the readers of this blog. For example, if you are a plumber or a car sales person, it's probably not a great match! But if you are an indie artist or crafter or sell quality materials, that would be like a match made in heaven! Email me if you are interested. :-)

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scribbled by Carina 3/20/2009 11:46:00 AM


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Sunday, June 15, 2008

A blog button how-to

It has come to my attention (thanks, Liz!) that not everyone is down with how to add a button/badge type thing. So I guess I better explain it, eh!? ;-)

It is pretty easy. First you copy the button picture to your computer and then you upload it to the web somewhere. If you're using Blogger, one way of doing this is to create a new post, upload the button picture to that post, go to 'Edit HTML' mode, copy the code/text that looks like the bit I've highlighted below, yours will of course not be absolutely identical, but you get the idea..?

<.a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://www.wardi.dk/uploaded_images/buttonhowto-790733.png"><.img style="margin: 0px auto 10px; display: block; text-align: center; cursor: pointer;" src="htp://www.wardi.dk/uploaded_images/buttonhowto-790725.png" alt="" border="0" />

(My example looks a little bit different to what you will actually see, because Blogger automatically reads it as code and that is not very helpful for us!)

Ok, once you've copied that bit, you can delete the code and pretend that blog post never existed. You don't need it any more.

Next, you need to go to where you can play around with your HTML code. In Blogger that is called Template (I'm sorry, but I only know about Blogger, so I'm sticking with explaining it for that. If you get completely stuck trying to add it in another blogging platform, email me and I'll try and help you as best as I can). In your template you need to find the '<.body>' (it won't have the '.' in it, I just have to add it so silly old Blogger won't make it invisible) part of the code and in that the 'sidebar' bit (at least that would be the logic name for it) you type the following
and in the bit that is highlighted you paste the code you just copied. Now save your changes and republish your template and you should be done! A wee word of advice, if you're a bit scared that you might mess up your template, copy and paste the whole template code into a Notepad or Word document and save it. That way, if you do mess it up (of course you won't, you're pretty smart, right?) you have a back up.

I hope this rather convoluted post makes sense and helps you in some way. If not, feel free to email me. Oh and, this doesn't only apply to adding my button, it's the same for any button.

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scribbled by Carina 6/15/2008 07:19:00 PM


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Wednesday, May 14, 2008

My wonky willage

I told you I've had little houses on my mind lately. I finally got round to making some today. And these are really small, the length of my hand (I have very small hands). You can probably guess that there are only six houses in this wonky willage; you're just seeing both sides of the houses. And yes, they are meant to be wonky. I still need to sew them together at the bottom, but apart from that they are done and I just wanted to let them loose on the world. Heh. If you want to see better pictures of them, they are over on Flickr: top row + bottom row.

I just realised that tomorrow it's two years since I started this blog (after a false start on wordpress), but I've been blogging for longer than that. I think I started my first blog in... 2003. Blimey. I kept my other blog alongside this one for a few months, but then the crafting sorta took over and here we are two years later. :-)

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scribbled by Carina 5/14/2008 08:09:00 PM


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Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Cha cha cha changes

I felt like a change, so I made a new banner. I might change it again, though, it feels a bit cold... And I changed the title of the blog. Not a major change, just to Carina's craftblog. It makes a bit more sense, I think. My name isn't Wardi, after all. ;-) So if you're reading this in Bloglines or similar, this blog will probably have moved places...

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At the moment we have no hot water. It's been like this for almost a week now. Since last Thursday afternoon. An electrician came out on Friday, but said it was a problem with the pump, so he couldn't do anything, a plumber was needed. But no one could come out at the weekend, so we had to wait 'till Monday. Tony stayed home from work on Monday, but the insurance people called and said that they had given the details to the wrong contractor and now it was too late to find someone to come Monday.

So yesterday a plumber came but all he did was take down the details of the pump and then he buggered off. Today he came back and replaced the pump and for a couple of hours we had hot water. But perhaps that was just sitting in the pipes or something, because at the moment we have only freezing cold water. Hopefully, an electrician can come and check it (and fix it!) tonight. The insurance company that covers this sort of thing for us, is absolutely useless. They've given everyone the wrong bloody address so they've had to call us to find the right place. Tony's had to take today off work as well, so that't two days pretty much wasted on nothing. Bah.

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scribbled by Carina 1/16/2008 03:44:00 PM


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Friday, January 11, 2008

Who are you?

This is just a random picture from my phone. Quite pretty, no? Consider it a bribe; I hope you will do me the favour and participate in a wee survey about yourself (don't worry, it's nothing too personal!) and this blog. It won't take long, I promise, and I'd be ever so grateful. :-)

The survey can be taken here.

Thank you!

Oops, there was an error in the survey link. It's fixed now. Thanks to Maria for pointing it out to me. :-)

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scribbled by Carina 1/11/2008 07:41:00 PM


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Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Message in a bottle

Hey, like with the message in a bottle, I'm not sure this will be seen by anyone. Blogger seems to be having problems with the FTP publishing for blogs. I've had a browse in the 'help' section, but it seems the Google people are keeping very quiet. I wonder why...

I hope this doesn't mean that I've lost my archives - and to think, the other day I was saying to Tony: I gotta make a back-up of my website soon. *heavy sigh*

It might be time to change blogging platform.

Back soon. I hope. Fingers crossed and knock on wood.

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scribbled by Carina 11/06/2007 03:32:00 PM


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Friday, February 09, 2007

Re-runs

I just moved the blog to the new Blogger, so if you're reading it through Bloglines, or similar, you may experience some "re-runs" in the coming days as I apply the labels to the posts.

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scribbled by Carina 2/09/2007 08:26:00 AM


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Thursday, September 28, 2006

Because I'm slow to catch up with the times

I finally got a feed set up for this here blog. Here's the link to it.

Go forth and subscribe to it. Hehe!

Modern times, eh?

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scribbled by Carina 9/28/2006 03:12:00 PM


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Friday, August 04, 2006

Me being silly

I mentioned a wee bit ago that something had happened so my blog template had been erased, so I was using the template from the other blog. Well, unfortunately, I had forgotten my username for Haloscan (I really have to learn to write these things down!), so I used the Haloscan code from the other blog as well. Which isn't very clever, I know. Especially since I've now gotten my act together and set up a new Haloscan account for this blog, which means that all previous comments on this blog are now no longer available. I am sorry.

But atleast now I've set it up to notify me via email when comments arrive, so they wont be lost in future. Also, if you leave your email with your comments, I will reply back with an email. Aren't I nice? ;-)

I promise (myself) that I'll write things down in future. And it's ironic, isn't it? I usually write everything down, make lists like you wouldn't believe it. But apparently I'm a bit of an idiot when it comes to things like this. Huh.

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scribbled by Carina 8/04/2006 02:11:00 PM


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Thursday, July 27, 2006

KABOOM

I have no idea what's happened, but for some reason most of my blogger template for this blog had vanished into thin air. And of course I didn't have a back-up. What an idiot I am!

I have been planning a re-design, so maybe this is a sign to get that done. Pronto!

For the time being, I'll just use the one from the other blog... *sigh*

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scribbled by Carina 7/27/2006 10:24:00 AM


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