Let’s do this Q & A-style, shall we?
I see that you now have a “Reply Feature” enabled on your blog. How is this going to change my life?
Thank you for noticing! And thank you, Gabe, for hooking me up! You can now reply to other people in the comments section! Isn’t that exciting? (Your life is probably going to mostly stay the same though. Sorry.)
I see that someone replied to my comment on Tuesday’s post. Why wasn’t I notified about this by e-mail or text or sky-writer or something?
Great question. Here’s the thing. When you leave your initial comment, you will be asked if you want to receive notification via e-mail if someone replies to you. Since that option wasn’t available when we all introduced ourselves a couple days ago, obviously no one checked that box. From here on out, you can be notified if you choose that option.
I never introduced myself on the Intro Post because I am a.) too shy b.) not sure if I want to commit to this c.) a rebel of sorts or d.) more of a lurker than a lime-lighter. Do you have a problem with this and/or me?
I sure don’t.
I noticed that a majority of the Readers-Along are homeschooling mothers of 3.8 children from Texas. I’m a single guy from Ohio. Am I going to fit in here?
Absolutely. Without a doubt.
Why do some people have a picture of themselves besides their comment and I don’t? Do you like them better than me?
Maybe. I’d rather not say. But you, too, can have a picture of yourself (or a flower, political slogan, Scrabble letter) by your comment. It’s called an “avatar” and just click here to get yourself set up with one. (And go talk to Gabe if you can’t figure it out.) EDIT: Web Guru Gabe says that it will take 5 minutes or so for your avatar to show up, so don’t despair. Patience is a virtue.
I was thrilled to discover that there are 1 or 2 (or 40) people from my neck of the woods doing the Read-Along. Do you think there’s any way we could meet up sometime, like face-to-face? Or would that be really awkward?
Oh, it’ll totally be really awkward. But I absolutely think you should do it. Take it from someone who stayed in the homes of multiple “strangers” last year. Getting to know people in real-life after meeting them online is the cat’s meow. Scratch that (not a cat fan). It’s the… giraffe’s tongue.
Soooo… how do you suggest I make that happen? Or could you just make it happen for me?
No, I cannot just make it happen for you. But I will lovingly guide you as you take brave little steps in the right direction. Give me a couple days, and I’ll try to make a little chart (and I use the term “chart” very loosely) of how many people are where and how we could get some groups set up. Cool?
You Columbus, OH folks can go ahead and start brainstorming. I’ll follow your lead.
I absolutely do not want to meet anyone face-to-face, and I don’t want you to tell people where I live. Okay?!?
No worries. Your secret is safe with me.
Don’t you think it would be cool if we all practiced replying to each other in today’s comments?
Not really. We’re busy people with more important things to do.
What if there are some of us who actually don’t have anything more important to do? You know, those of us in the Bon-Bon Crowd?
Well, do whatever. I won’t stop you. I do have an idea though. If you haven’t prayed for 2 people from the Read-Along group yet, go ahead and do that. And if you have, pick 2 more! And go test out the reply feature by replying to someone on the Intro Post.
On second thought, I do want to make sure the reply feature works without kinks. So, if you want to leave a comment, I’ll reply to it, and we’ll see if you get notified via e-mail (don’t forget to check that box).
I’m not doing the Read-Along. Will you ever write a non-Radical-related post ever, ever again?
YES. Tomorrow. It’s a promise. Have a great Thursday!