Tuesday, July 23, 2013

List Making and Commenting Survey


It's happening...that small sense of panic as I realize that my summer is slipping away and I have so much left to do. I had to do something...

As you may remember, I like to spend a lot of time planning to be organized. Ha!

 And I was at Target the other day and picked up a nifty set of metallic gel pens so I felt inspired to start a to-do list...secretly hoping that will inspire me to get motivated to get busy so I can cross some things off my to-do list.

I'm sharing my to-do list today...maybe it will help you remember something you have forgotten. :-)

Yes, I know...I do not have cutesy teacher handwriting!

So what have I forgotten? I'm sure there is something--or somethings. Leave me a comment with some of your big "to-dos" before you go back to work.

Kristi is already jealous...I don't even report back until she has already started WITH kids. Hee hee! I am going to miss everyone over there though.

Speaking of comments... Notice the poll in the sidebar?

I really like responding to comments via e-mail, but then I fear people reading my blog will think we don't care about our comments because they won't see the replies on the post. Plus sometimes I like reading the blog writer's response to comments and it ends up being helpful to others.

So please vote! Tell us how you would rather a person respond to comments.

And...something else I'm curious about...what makes you want to comment on a post? What makes you decide not to?

Personally, I like to comment and encourage other bloggers (we all love comments), but I do hate the "prove you're not a robot" step.

If you're not sure if you have this...follow these steps:

From your Blogger Dashboard, go to Settings.
Click on Posts and Comments
Show word verification: Does it say yes or no?

When we first started blogging, we didn't know it and that was default to yes.

Don't forget...what'd I miss on my to-do list? ;-)



9 comments:

  1. You know, I was wondering that same question too (about the commenting). I'm obviously still learning about the blogging world, but I wish there was a way to email and have your reply also show up on your blog. I personally know that I wouldn't go back to my comment to check for a reply (unless there is some way to have a reply emailed to me) but I also like having the replies seen on the actual blog so that other readers know that comments are being replied to.

    Anyways, can't wait to hear what the poll results show! :)

    Pam
    Diary of a Second Grade Teacher

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    1. Hi Pam. Thanks for the comment. When you leave a comment on a blog, you can choose to "subscribe by email" and then you won't have to remember to go back and check for the blogger's reply. Hope that helps you... And I'm curious too - need to get more people to vote though! :-)

      Crystal

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  2. I enjoy comments, so I like to leave them. Of course, I can't leave comments on all blogs but there are a handful that I try to be faithful too. I sure enjoy yours! :)
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

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    1. I know exactly what you mean, Tammy. In the summer, I can take the time to comment more but I know when school rolls around I just can't... I'm so glad you take the time to comment here because you are so encouraging to me! And I feel the same about your blog, too. :-)

      Crystal

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  3. I think you should respond by commenting on the post. I say this because a lot of times I've had a question and I can scroll down and it's already been asked by someone else. It's nice because I can view the answer. Also it might save time for you so you don't have to answer the same question over and over again.

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    1. I have done the same thing...had a question that was answered in the comments section, so I agree with your thoughts. Thanks for the comment!

      Crystal

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  4. I don't know that you've forgotten anything, but special pens make everything nicer, don't they?
    I usually comment if I see that nobody else has, isn't that silly? I've been emailing back answers to comments, because personally, I forget to go back to a blog and check to see what the author has replied to my comment. So I'd rather have somebody email me. I do know what you mean about not wanting it to look like you don't care.
    So that's my two cents.
    Sara

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    1. No, not silly. I know it is an encouragement to us when someone leaves us a comment. You probably make someone's day when you comment if no one else has! :-)

      Crystal

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  5. We have a lot of the same to do's on our list - lots of WBT and Daily 5. Last year was my first time using WBT and I loved it! How did it go for you?

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