Find Out What Jen Finds

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Find Out What Jen Found About Commenting

  • September 21, 2008 4:37 pm

OK. It appears to be a blogger thing which is what I suspected. Then I thought perhaps it had something to do with the “subdomain” format of the url or the lack of www and/or the lack of http://.

That was all proven wrong. As far as what data I had collected so far. It appears that anything that is ending with “blogspot.com” leads to a “failed to add comment” slap on the hand. I suspect that it has to do with my threaded comments plugin because The Hub had similar complications which went away when he deactivated the plugin. (He did not however collect data to verify if it was only blogger sites or for all sites.)

But I Looooooooooooooooooove this plugin because:

  1. I can reply to a particular comment and embed it in the original comment.
  2. The replies that anyone leaves automatically notifies the original commenter.
  3. I can reply to a comment in the dashboard when I am moderating comments.
  4. It’s just plain cool.

So the good news is that I have nailed down the cause (or least what I speculate is the cause).

The bad news is that I’m torn in regards to getting rid of it because of the above. I know, I know…it’s a heaven or hell issue. My life will be taunted because of this self-absorbed moment. BUT I’m going to try to alleviate the issues by giving some possible solutions to my readers…

1. Get a domain name (like www.whatjenfinds.com with no “blogspot” inserted in there).

Cons:

  • Not free, but very inexpensive. I got mine from 1&1 which right now is $6.99 for a year.
  • May not get the name you want.
  • Will need a hosting site†.

Pros:

  • †Blogger will host you for free! Go to Settings on your Blogger Dashboard, Publishing, and then click on Custom Domain. Easy Peasy.
  • Having your own domain name gives your blog a ‘professional’ flair to it and more likely to get higher ratings in the blogosphere.

2. Use your OpenID url

Cons:

  • You might have no clue what that is.
  • Yet another account to keep up with‡.

Pros:

  • Free
  • ‡Accepted at MANY places (including Blogger) to make logging in a breeze – and help alleviate the “another account to keep up with” side effect.
  • Get an OpenID with myOpenID and help me make a little moolah too!

Note: You must type in the whole url for it to accept it (e.g. http://www.username.myopenid.com/)

3. Leave the Website field blank

Cons:

  • There’s no link back to your site. :(

Pros:

  • Your comment will be accepted! :)

So many choices!! Hope that helps!

Success Sunday (PostID 1125)

  • September 21, 2008 12:01 am

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“That isn’t to say we should stop collecting data, framing it in hypothesis, and testing those hypotheses. The scientific method is still an awesome machine…if we understand its limits.”
–Pquincy

OK, this is one of those “out of the box” quotes. It is from a blog…from a commenter…not my blog…but a blogger from Silicon Valley (so it is sorta related to this blog…bad joke, sorry, Dr. Pang, but hey, I’m sending you link love). He has a very witty blog tagline, and me likey witty.

So why this quote? Well it is two-fold. I understand that some bloggers are having difficulties commenting on my posts and I have a hypothesis of why that is. So I want to collect data to test that to verify if I can accept or reject that hypothesis. So if you are having difficulties commenting, please send me a note with your website address. If you CAN comment, please leave a comment to prove inform me that you can. My statistics degree and inner-nerd are becoming useful.

Secondly, if you get a chance to read Dr. Pang’s post and the subsequent comments (one of which is mine), the topic is about “imperfect knowledge” and Pquincy and I are basically speaking about the same thing, which I call faith.

That is what success is all about! Faith!

Yes there is drive, there is effort, there is knowledge, there is common sense, there are resources, communication, opportunity, status, position…there are a lot of things that can play a role in the success (or failure) of reaching a goal, but nothing allows us to reach as high as our potential without faith. Faith allows us to set a goal where the evidence to reach that goal is not present.Faith allows us to set a goal where the evidence to reach that goal is not present. I always teach the ladies I have the privilege to influence (oh yeah and my kids too) that if God puts a dream in your heart, then he also equips you to reach it. I think many people quit just before they break ground** I think of the story about the mustard seed. You know the biggest struggle for any seed is to break ground (especially if it was buried by a squirrel!). That is what determines if it grows or if it dies, succeeds or fails. Think about those that just fall on the ground for whatever reason. They have to really root themselves! “Bloom where you are planted” is one of the mantras I’ve been taught. and never see the reward of their efforts and struggles. That makes me so sad. They didn’t pass the test. The schools don’t give you a diploma if you don’t pass the tests. Why should we get it if we quit before Commencement? After all commencement does mean ‘beginning.’ So many people quit before they’ve even gotten started.

I’m not preaching here because I know that I’ve been guilty of it myself in so many different arenas. Now that I’ve been able to see successes in my life that I have worked for (as opposed to being handed and place on my lap for me), I realize the power God has given me. How hurt he must be that I went without faith for so long and living beneath my potential.

So if I may interpret this quote out of context of Pquincy’s comment: It is good to analyze situations – what you did to “win” and what you could do better or not at all. It will help you to gain additional knowledge and could possibly improve the outcome. However, over-analyzing can be a waste of time (believe me, I also have a C-personality). Some things are just better left to Him. Let go, and Let God.

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Win What Jen Finds

  • August 17, 2008 9:34 pm

Because my theme was doing quirky things this week (as in the posts being completely BLANK), I’ve decided to give others a chance to actually read the post they needed to post a comment on in order to enter the contest.

Read about the contest here (on blogger…sigh…).

Post the comment here (on wordpress! YAY!).

I found the bling that you’ll win in this contest so I’m very excited. Contest open for another week, due to the technical difficulties!


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“One secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.”
–Benjamin Disraeli
Opportunity is one of those things that can happen in a millisecond. You either jump on it or you are left in the wake of those who did jump. I remember sulking in the wake and watching others taking part in that opportunity of a lifetime. Today I believe that there are a lot of opportunities of a lifetime, even for my particular master plan in life. Success may come sooner if I jump on the bandwagon sooner, but I believe that everything happens in the correct order and that God’s time is always on-time. So do I want to be ready when my opportunity comes? Of course! And I will put in the effort according to my belief in the opportunity (bigger belief always wins, even in a crappy opportunity). But will I get blown off course by the tail wind of it passing me by? Never! I might miss my opportunity of a lifetime!

Check out the Mister Linky! I have NO idea if it works or not so I guess we will see. Be sure to use the URL to your post ok? If you don’t know what that means, that is ok too! I’m just tickled that you’re playing! Pass it on!