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Forum Discussions You Need To Know About: March 8

By Mar 8, 201316 Comments

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It’s Forum Roundup time again!

We’ve had a lot of incredible discussions going on this week and would love for you to stop by and connect with us on whatever catches your eye!


Adrienne asks if you invite your friends to like your blog’s Facebook page.  That’s something that Facebook seems to be acting a bit weird about lately, so it’s always tricky! It’s also a fine line between sharing your stuff with friends and family. Come on over and let us know what you think!

Alison wants to know how you plan your blog posts. Stop by and share your blog planning tools.

And just yesterday I started a discussion with questions about SEO use. I’d love it if you’d share your understanding of how to best utilize it as you write.

We hope you’re enjoying the new look of our forums and look forward to seeing you there regularly!

About Andrea Bates

Andrea blogs regularly about being a mom, family and relationships, life in the south, how much she misses New York, lots of great books, and whatever else crosses her mind over at Good Girl Gone Redneck. You can also find her sharing ALL.THE.THINGS over at her Facebook page!


  • Thank you for approving me for the forum, but I’d still like to change my e-mail address in my profile. The forum will not let me do that. It just sits and spins when I hit save. Can anyone correct my e-mail address for me if the system will not let me do it on my own?


  • the last time I checked was yesterday and I was still having problems. I’ll check again. It still sits at the “Saving” after I change my e-mail address. The e-mail address is a typo, it is currently vmtwriter@vickimtylor.com when it should have an “a” in “taylor” to read vmtwriter@vickimtaylor.com

    If any one can fix this for me, I’d appreciate it.


    • Francesca says:

      Just approved you as a user in the forum, Vicki. You should be good to go!

      Let us know if you continue to have problems.

  • Just have a question about the discussion forum. I am trying to change my e-mail address because I entered it incorrectly. That is why I cannot get the confirmation e-mail so I can post. But, I have changed my e-mail address, press SAVE, and it just sits in limbo mode for several hours now. Can someone check into this for me or give me another option? thanks. Vicki

  • charlotte says:

    Great discussions. I have asked friends previously if they’d like my page on fb. Sometimes I overshare but it’s their choice to read or not.

  • I love these Saturday sharefests. I will have to head to the forums and check them out again. I had a bit of trouble last time and couldn’t post anything, I hope it’s sorted out.

  • Facebook is like twitter, it counts the number of repetitions you do, and if you hit that “magic” number, they turn you off for a bit, so that it doesn’t look like you’re a spammer.

  • Kristen says:

    I definitely need to check out the forum about the Facebook page! I also have problems getting people to like my blog Facebook page.

  • Looking forward to checking out those discussions, as we have a hard time even getting friends to like our FB page! 😉

    • Chris Carter says:

      Oh you KNOW I got some serious problems with FB, right??!! Ha- just saw your comment and had to reply!!! Geesh… Hope I can figure this whole thing out.

  • Ashley Ellis says:

    I’m having a lot of trouble with spam comments on Blogger. Is there anything I can do about this? Thanks!

    • Kristen says:

      Ashley- There are a few things you can try. First, do you allow anonymous comments? If you do, turning this off can stop a lot of spammers. Right now, I still allow anonymous comments because Blogger didn’t have the option to let anyone comment by just signing in with an email address. However, since I switched to Disqus for my comments, I think I’m going to turn off anonymous comments because they do allow that.

      Second, if you have a post that starts to get overrun with spam comments, you can always go in and turn off commenting for that particular post. I’ve had to do that with 2 posts so far. Thankfully, they were at least 2 or 3 weeks old, so I knew it wasn’t like I was going to miss real commenters on them.

      Hopefully, that helps! Message me if you have any other questions!

      • Pam says:

        Thanks for these tips, Kristen. I have recently been getting loads of spam comments. One particular post has been getting hit hard, and I never even thought to turn off commenting for that post.

        • ace1028 says:

          I’m getting slammed in Blogger, as well. It’s a million times more awful than it has ever been. I am trying everything but it’s AWFUL! You’re not alone!!

  • I keep reading and rereading the comments on SEO. What a great discussion!

    My favorite post of the week is this one: http://www.jdaniel4smom.com/2013/03/what-is-golden-birthday-today-is.html