Commenting on a Blog Post

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We are so excited at having almost 1,000 hits on a blog that is just a little over a month old!  One thing I am still trying to figure out is how to get you, our reader, to leave a comment here on the blog, rather than responding via e-mail. 

Why, you ask, would it matter?  Because when you leave a comment on this blog, you are sharing with not only Paul and I, but an online community who is also interested in this particular topic.  You are helping me, the blogger, to establish a rapport. 

Obviously, this is not where you would want to share something personal.  But, if you have something to contribute relating to Caretaking Couple (and I know you do, based on the e-mails I am receiving daily) please, by all means,  share with the group! 

This will encourage others to join the conversation.  My goal for this blog is to not only keep in touch with old friends, but to meet and hopefully network with new ones.  This is already happening, slowly and surely.  From little acorns…

That is all well and good, you may be saying, but how exactly does one go about leaving a comment, then?  Well, if you look at the top of each individual blog, you will see a tiny comment link right next to a caption bubble thingy.   Click on the link.  Type whatever you would like in the comment box provided, and send it off. 

*I am adding this as of 6/10…if you have a website or blog, be sure to share the address when you go to comment.  That way, when people click on your name, it will automatically direct them to your site.  Cross promotion – it is a beautiful thing.

If you have a problem getting the comment to send, try sending it as “Anonymous”, then just sign your name to it so we know it was you.  When I have more of an idea how this works, I will explain it better. 

If you are unable to leave a comment, please e-mail me at Valynne@CaretakingCouple.com and I will do my best to figure out why, keeping in mind I am also learning as I go…

PS  Paul is in Evergreen as of today!  He can be reached at

 (303) 478-6058.

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Keeping In Touch

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Here it is, another Sunday.  Paul is off to pick up a newspaper and some bagels.  I am sitting in the living room with Milo, who is enjoying his second nap of the morning.  It is the day of rest, after all.  My plans include reading the paper, taking down the Halloween decorations, doing a bit of cleaning, hanging with the dogs (Ty comes home today!) and writing letters.  Yes, writing letters.  Pen on paper.  I’ve always said I love receiving letters…especially tucked into a card that has been picked out or sometimes even made (thank you, cousin Jenna) just for me.  I have three big boxes full of letters and cards, and wedding invitations, and birth announcements that have been sent through the years.   No, I am not a horder in general – just in love with all things handwritten.  Old photos intrigue me also.  Sadly, I haven’t had to buy a new letter box for over a decade…which is around the time we all started taking this whole e-mail phenomenon so seriously.  There are many ways to keep in touch nowadays…still, I miss the handwritten letter.  Do you?

Last night, I signed back onto Facebook after several months on the wagon.  I wanted to see pics of my friend Suz’s new house and all of the Halloween costumes I knew would be posted.  Hours later, I thought here I am again, feeling like an addict, unable to pry my face away from the screen.  I love the concept, it is just overwhelming and time consuming with all of the extra stuff.  I want to keep in touch without feeling obligated to answer interview questions and get poked and quizzed and join everyone’s cause and on and on.   I know one is supposed to be social media savvy these days, especially when one owns her own business, etc.  It just seems like a bit much.  Twitter, I feel, would only add fuel to my ADD fire.  Linked In seems a bit stuffy.  Am I missing something?  

In my perfect world, all of you would have a blog.  I love blogs.  They allow me to really get to know a person/entity at my leisure.  They oftentimes entertain, inspire, and sometimes even motivate.  I know not everyone fancies themselves a writer or a techy-type, but I honestly find blogging to be simpler than all of this other stuff (WordPress for Dummies might have had something to do with it, too) .  And it doesn’t have to be along the lines of Shakespeare (obviously).   Setting up a blog is easy and free, in most cases.  Are you thinking of starting a blog?  If you already have a blog, would you share it with me please?  Perhaps I will get around to writing letters to all of you.  In the meantime, feel free to read my blog.  If you comment, I will comment back.  It’s fun!