Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Daily Reads/Blog Following...Duh...I'm Such a Blogger Newby!

Thank you so much for the ones who first followed me...hehe. That sounds kind of weird.

Anyway, because of one "following my blog" first, (in my ignorance) I learned how to do the "blog following" feature. As I've said to some of you in comments, I'm kinda new to this blogging thing.

My friend Drea introduced me to blogging several months ago. She has given me a lot of great tips, yet I've kind of learned and explored as I go. Probably like most of you. Also, I'm becoming a little more willing to put my life out there, so to speak.

Well, this is how it happened. A few days ago, I was in my "dashboard" page, and noticed that I had "1 follower". Ok, I can't remember exactly now who it was, because I was so surprised by it and now I have like 6, but I'm certain it was one of these: Jaime, or one of the Jennifer's; Jennifer / Jennifer or Angela or even Kalle...one of these.. I am not sure...so forgive me if I am wrong. So, after I discovered that first follower, this prompted me to "investigate" a bit more.

At any rate....I got to doing some reading about blog following, and discovered I could have "daily reads" that I "followed" or actually the computer kept up with for me, and then others can add me as being followers of my blog too.

A concepts that has probably been around quite some time, but I was oblivious to. lol.

Now, I know this is probably like..."ok Jenn, you finally gettin' with the program here!" HA! But seriously, it was an illumination to me that sunk in just this week...lol.


Thanks to those who have previously and currently added me as followers.

My apologies to those who have not been "listed" as me following...but I can say this, I usually comment most of the time on the blogs I read daily (but not always every day), so you will know that I am actually following. ;)

Since coming to this realization I did notice that some who comment regularly on my blog, do not necessarily have me on their rolling daily reads...and that is something that is no biggie to me. I'm grateful for whomever takes the time to read my jargon and honestly understand if I'm not on "the list". It is just fun to see who actually follows, because not every follower chooses to leave comments. : ) That's cool too!

Also, I now have a "Button"-pretty cool! A big thanks to Andrea of "The Laughs Will Go On", who took the time to explain some technical lingo to me. Can't go without mentioning a special thanks to Drea of "Touched Photography", for doing the photography of me that I used for my button. :)

On another note that the button prompted me to think of....

I'm praying about what direction the Lord is leading me in for business. I'd love to be able to bring in a little income to suppliment our family, and do what I love to do at the same time as a ministry too. The problem is, that I love so many things! There are a few options on my mind, so would you pray with me, that I will follow God's leading in the matter?

Whatever I do, I do not want it to be solely about making the money. It is my heart that "whatever I do, that I do as unto the Lord". He owns it all, and He will supply all of my needs if I am faithful to put Him first. Sometimes I could tend to get caught up in the money part as a focus, my "flesh" can lead me toward greed and pride if I go that route. This is something that the Holy Spirit wars against my flesh on daily. So, this is my heart about it:

Colossians 3:23 (New International Version)
23Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men,

Matthew 6:33 (New International Version)33But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.

Blessings to all!

P.S. - I'm still learning how to add my signature...lol! ik, that's pretty bad isn't it...


~*~ Jennifer ~*~ said...

Before the blogger "follower" thing came out -- I would use my google reader to follow blogs. I too comment a lot... because I love to RECEIVE comments. I always think every one is like me. LOL So I think they must love to receive them as well. HA! (I know... no one is like me... but maybe, just maybe in this one area?)

THANKS for the plug. ;)

Jaime said...

You're doing great! I don't know how to do a lot of things either but most of the time it is just the fact I feel so busy that I just stick with what I know! I mean my husband is a web designer and my blog is very blah and plain! Yours is beautiful!

Jenn said...

Awwww. thank you both.

Jennifer, it is sure nice to receive comments...I do agree. It is very uplifting! Thank you for stopping by.

Jaime, Thank you so much for your compliment. Web Designing is actually on my list of business ideas. In my case, I was thinking in terms of being able to use this to encourage the christian music industry somehow as a ministry too. idk, still praying about it. God may want me to concentrate more on my actual music and song-writing skills...first things first though...my children's needs and education. It will be in God's timing.


Jennifer said...

Well, if you'll notice on my previous posts--it wasn't that long ago that I started the "follow me" thing! I'd heard people talking about the google reader thing. I guess I never actually understood how it really helped. I mean, I had all my blogs in my favorites link, so I just had to click, click. BUT that didn't show me which ones had been recently updated! So I wasted a lot of time clicking thru all the blogs, when not all of them had been updated since I last read. All of that blabbing to say--it's great! :)
Thanks for following me. I'll pray that the Lord guides your decision in your ministry choice :)

Jenn said...

...yeah that was me. i'd just click click everywhere on my "of interest" links. it does make it so nice to get a preview of what is new. :)

thank you all for your prayers. i need lots of it! hehe

Kalle said...

I'm newbie blogger too. A few months in to be exact and still have no real clue about the lingo and technicalities. Although I have spent my holidays reading up and practicing buttons and headers, os I'm not soooo in the dark. I love your new blog look. I hope you find the answers you're looking for in the business venture. :)

Jenn said...

Thanks Kalle...I appreciate you stopping by, and for your encouragement.