Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Thursday 13 v. 15

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Thirteen Things Carmen likes Blog Visitors to Do
  1. Sign My Frappr Map: I want to take it global, people! And right now, I have a disproportionate number of women to men. Guys, show some love!
  2. Google Made me remove number 2.
  3. Comment: I love people that comment on my blog. I try to always return the favor and comment on your blog, too.
  4. Participate: Take the quiz. Play the game. Join in the fun. :)
  5. Visit My Peeps: They're good peeps, or they wouldn't be my peeps.
  6. Visit My Other Blog: I'm trying to get an agent and publish my book. The rejection letters are entertaining enough.
  7. Make Suggestions: I'm as close to perfect as I can be, under the circumstances, but there's always room for improvement.
  8. Not Spam Me: I don't care if you have an American Idol coin that's stamped on 2 sides. That's why I turned comment moderation back on.
  9. Play Well with Others: You may disagree, which is your right as a blogoverse citizen. But don't criticize anyone else's views. The only views on this site that are 100% irrefutable are mine. :)
  10. Not Abuse Mr. Linky: If you don't play the game of the day, just leave a comment and keep that linky space for the players. Or, back to #4, participate and leave your url.
  11. Come Back on Other Days Besides Thursdays: I get kind of lonely the rest of the week. :) I go from 100 linkys to 1 comment. Sigh.
  12. Not Complain About Word Verification: Oh, I hate it, too. But it saves me from having to hear from people who fall under #8. I apologize if the word is too long, or too hard to read. I want all of you guys to be able to leave comments easily, if only the world was without spam.
  13. Did I Mention Comment?: Ok, I ran out of things, but this one bears repeating.

Links to other Thursday Thirteens! Other 13 participants only. But everyone feel free to leave a comment, too! Comments rock!

110 comments:

Sherri said...

I tried to do #1 but got error messages?!! So I guess I'll just comment.

...my list is up:)

Libragirl said...

I love comments I love when people comment. I love when I check my email and there are alerts that comments need approval on my site. comments are good.

My TT is up and you've been added to technorati so when you update, I know it.

Lisa said...

Good list, Carmen. It's helpful to post guidelines like that since there are lots of people who are new to blogging and don't really get it yet.

Since I get spazzy clearing out spam comments from my WordPress blog (older version), I am MORE THAN HAPPY to type in the little word code thingy. Makes life so much easier. (I gotta update WP!)

Anyway, have a good Thursday! My "Books, Looks and Crooks" 13 is up at snarkypants.com.

WendyWings said...

I am guilty of not doing the frappr map I admit it.
Anyway just wanted to say I totally agree with this list and it is scary how similar our TT's are in a way this week lol.

Tess said...

#11 is sooo true! I'm today making a bloglines folder for just my thirteener homies so that I don't neglect them the rest of the week

-R- said...

I have been here on non-Thursdays, I just don't always comment. I will work on it!

Chris said...

Intresting link. I added myself to your map thing and i clicked the add for you. You'll get the cup of coffee soon. I dont care that you get money. Not much effort for me to just hit an add,lol

PatentPrincess said...

Interesting concept for a T13 and I agree with so many of them. Spamming is probably my least favorite blog visitor behavior - that's why I added in word verification, but it seems that the occasional piece still gets through.

My T13 is up :)

Goofy Girl said...

I love Comments too!!

Cricket said...

Good for you. Ask and ye shall receive.

I do my litle rants in the side bar, then it scares people off because I'm bossy that way.

Leave me a comment and I'll track back to you.

Here's my saucy TT.

13ish life-influencing books
I would read again if I weren't so lazy

Janet (fondofsnape@gmail.com) said...

6 bucks! WOOHOO! You go, girl!

Ruth said...

I am leaving a comment and I have my TT up too!! I am also going to check out your other blog now. Great list!

YellowRose said...

Signed your map!! Great list! Happy Thursday! My TT is up!!

Daydreamer of Oz said...

Hey Carmen,
Geez, have you had some trouble on your blog as well to go to mod?
I agree with all of the things you like people to do & apologize that I'm not a male to make the figures more proportionate :)

Roscoe said...

Nice list, Carmen. Oh by the way, I'm headed over to sign your frappr map. Will you sign mine?

FRIDAY'S CHILD said...

Just added myself to your map.
I don't mind word verification.
I see to it that I leave comments on every blog I visit.
My T13 is up too.

Red said...

What?! Am I the first to comment? I find that hard to believe... Anyway, I hear you about number 11. Where is everybody during the week? It’s like a ghost town around here...

Anyway, I don’t remember if I’ve said it, but in case I haven’t: glad to hear you had a great time in Egypt and welcome back!

Red said...

Doh! I’m such a donkey... it’s the dreaded comment-moderation effect, of course!

Lazy Daisy said...

Cute list for Thursday. Come by and visit.

Laura said...

my only complaint about word verification is I feel so dense sometimes and I hope no one is looking.
my tt is up too.

Wystful1 said...

Hi Carmen!! I saw your comment on another blog about having a "fun" 13 and hadda stop by....

marked myself on your map...oops, not a guy here tho. *smiles*

Pink Chihuahua Princess said...

Look, I'm commenting...I'm following instructions. :)

Happy Thursday!

Cheeky said...

I *heart* comments too! I don't mind lurkers if they would comment at least once...geesh...hehe

Great list I played too

FatedHearts said...

I love comments too and always try to return the favor by visiting theirs who commented and yes i agree not only on thursday.

Happy TT. mine is up.

I'll go and click the frappr now.

One Scrappy Gal said...

I want to graduate to the rank of "peeps" someday. :)

K T Cat said...

I'll click on an ad for you if you click on an ad for me!

:-)

twiga92 said...

I think I've signed your Frappr map. Will check on that later. And I hate spam too so am more than willing to type in the little verification stuff. :-)

kristarella said...

Heh thanks for visiting mine. I agree! I love Buffy seasons 1-3! The later ones have grown on me a bit more. Spike grew on me a lot more in the end after seeing season 7 a couple of times. I will try to visit more often than Thursday. Can't guarantee it though =)

colleen said...

Great list. I would add to say something more than "Hi" or "great 13" or "michele sent me" when you comment. I get lonely during the week too. It takes me a long time to remember who is who and the way back to their place.

My 13 are swimming laps.

Amanda Fernandes said...

i signed up on Frappr and clicked on the ad! and now, here's my comment

Darla said...

Darn. I was all set to smack Mr. Linky around a bit, too. (I think I need more coffee.)

The word verification can be fun--on one blog I visit, the regular commenters play a game with them. Frex: mine is mqhbivy =
My queen has been intensely, violently yelling.

Yep. More coffee.

Scouser said...

I usually comment if the subject is of interest or I have a POV on it. BTW my T13 are now up.

Reverberate58 said...

Carmen we should all run this list as a T13 together! Maybe some of the hit and runs would get the point. It is not about how many you visit it is about the visit you make!! Great list! I am going to now pin your map!

My T13 is up!

Dawn said...

Great list and I agree! I love comments too :)

Trinity13 said...

I hate it when people abuse Mr. Linky. That's why I now pay $5 a year to remove the inappropriate linkies on my site.

Have a great Thursday!

Denise said...

That was a nice list. Thursdays are great! The rest of the week gets a little lonely for us all I think.

Lynn said...

Great list and it's good to see you back....I realize you've been back for awhile, but I've not been on much but I did remember that you were going to Egypt. I'll try to get back to read about your trip. Have a great day.

My TT is up.

Karen said...

Good Morning Carmen!!! ok, ok, I will sign your map---

Amie said...

Love your 13!! and thanks for stopping by my blog! As for names,since i have a Boston...maybe a Phoenix?? how cute would that be!?! LOL Vegas is pretty cute too!

Heather Smith said...

I am now on your Frappr map! And I'm going to make a point to come back on a day that isn't Thursday! It's not that I don't mean to, it's just that Thursday is my big blogging day!

gail said...

good list! couldn't get #1 to work but am commenting! I played for first time.

amy said...

boy, do I get this list!

I don't like it when people link and run, and it's depressing the comment drop-off after Thursdays (even though I don't have nearly as many as you:))

my TT is up! have a great weekend (if I don't drop in before).

Mandy said...

I don't know what it is with people only commenting on game days either. Okay so I have a bunch of people that comment regularly on my blog.. and that's great but I'd still love to see more than the regs now and again :=)

If people comment on mine I always return the favour.

Mandy

The Red Queen said...

I have no idea how you can keep up with 100 linkys-whew. Thanks for visiting and I will be back. Be blessed Carmen.

Elle said...

You really love this blogging lark, eh?

I'm here to share my TT with you,
Elle
http://bellis.blogon.com

Mary said...

I'll try and be better and come visit more often!

Great list!

My list is up too!

marsena said...

Good luck on your agent search! I'm here to tell you that finding an agent and getting published is possible. If it happened to me, it can happen to you, trust me! :)

Natsthename said...

I don't know, should I comment or not? ;) bwaahaahaaaa

I am with you on these! I know I have some lurkers who never comment, but I wish they would just TYPE SOMETHING ALREADY!

Mrs. Fun said...

I visit everyone tha visits me but its easy b/c its never a lot ;-)
and i plan to visit your ads :) coffee is important.

ivan said...

ei, that's a very original T13!

wouldn't it really be nice if blog peepz will do that? =)

thanks for visiting mine @ http://ivan-ulrich.blogspot.com/.

Keltybug said...

I Just found your blog. I love it. I will do your list of things later.

Amy said...

I haven't done the frapper map either. Ooops...busted! I can't get my mr. linky to work otherwise I would have that cool thing too! I'll have to click on your advertisements next time I come. good list!

PoopyDigs said...

I am also quite a comment whore. :)

Mouse said...

Comment, comment, comment!!!!!!!

There you go!!

Seriously, I agree with you, especially about making suggestions as to how to make the blog better. I don't worry about anything else but that with my blog. As for your blog, I think it's really awesome. I personally don't think anything needs to be made better. (I know, that doesn't help.)

Lucky you, you've gotten to the search for a publisher phase. Aside from the entertaining rejection letters, how is it going? What's it like to have finished writing a book? I haven't even started on one! I will check your site out.

My 13 are up!

By the way, is there really such a thing as an American Idol coin that's stamped on two sides???? I would make a joke, but I really don't need to. (No offense meant.)

Becky, Mom, Mommy, Hey you, said...

ahh yes I love comments when people don't comment I feel I'm writing to well the cats really...:D

Christine said...

I'm starting to visit everyone during the week, I've left a few comments along the way.
YAY for you for making $6.00!
I like to visit Karen,Mar and Janet. I'll check out Bones,Doxie, and Sharks...OK, Happy Thursday Carmen!

GreekGoddess said...

done done done and done.. I've done them all..do I win an awards or something? LOL

Kendra said...

I wish people would make suggestions on my blog too. I love your header/background.

Katrina said...

I'm participating and commenting. :)

Bar said...

58 comments already today and it's only morning! Hey this was a GREAT idea for a t-13! I blogmarked your other blog and promise to visit you during the week from now on :)

Tracy said...

I feel like I'm following Jade around this morning! Going to help ya out with #1 and a few others! :)

Kimba said...

I try to visit as often as I can! And I'm always game to play along!

Sarah said...

I'll sign your map! That's kind of cool... unfortunately I am not a guy.

Noi Rocker said...

This is an interesting list I have not stumbled onto before.

Oooo..of course bloggers love comments. We all love it when we speak/write something, there is a response from people.

Happy Thursday!

ficklechick said...

Great list! I'm off to sign your frappr map....

Lady Jane said...

I clicked on your ad! :) This is a great idea for a list.

Thank you for visiting mine!

angela said...

You know...I thought about taking the word verification off, but after your comments about the spammers, I may have to leave it and do the moderationt hing, too...no problems so far, though.

You DO get lots of comments on Thursday...i am always amazed...I don't always think to visit other days but I try to look back over the week and see if there is anything before Thursday...:-)

Vicki said...

That is a good list - I promise to come back to visit during the week!

Ken James said...

I'm kinda new to this thursday thirteen thing. Like your blog though!

Ardice said...

I signed your frappr map, clicked on an ad, commenting and fixing to go visit your other blog.

My list is up. Have a good one...

lisa said...

Good list, I didn't know you had another blog.

Don't even think twice about the rejections, just go right on to the next submission. Everyone with a book published has been through the same thing. Take Heart!

I can barely keep up with Lam(b). And the 20TrueBlue, which isn't my blog really. I'm the only big mouth there though. lol.

Happy0303 said...

This is one of the best lists I've seen so far. . . and so true. I'm sure most bloggers feel the same way. I'll definitely stop by again during the week!

AuntieM said...

Thanks for visiting my TT!!
Wish it would rain here. I learned something from every employer I had....and loved most of the jobs. When ya look at it as a learning experience...then don't block them out.
Hugs from Florida....steamy hot here.

Me2 said...

don't we all love comments,,, we feel that someone really cares to read
happy TT :)

Stacy said...

I love when people comment on mine as well... I need to figure out what this Mr Linky this is and implement it, I can tell. :) I'm new to this T13 stuff and new to Mr Linky.

I'm off to click on a Google Ad (I feel your pain, I finally removed mine because I had accumulated like, maybe $3!) and sign your Frappr map :)

Have a wonderful day!

TLC said...

Participate?! Does this count?

My T13 is up

Mom Nancy said...

I signed your frappr map, and I have come by on other days!

Thanks for visiting my TT, but I took down the pity party one and put up a happy one, so come on back!

Haley-O said...

Wow, I love your blog! The colours are awesome! I will return! And $6 from adsense! That's pretty darn good, I'm told!

Thanks for coming to my blog--and for your well wishes. I still feel awful--like i'm stuck in my head and I.can't.get.out.! Darn cold....

Danielle said...

Good list! Thanks for visiting mine! Now, off to see what a frappr map is!

Lisa said...

I agree with you totally. This is my 1st TT however I am hoping it opens me up for some nice reading during the rest of the week. Thank you for sharing. I will be sure to click a few links on my way out.

Martina said...

Yes... yes... yes... All bloggers want these things.

I didn't know about your other site but I will be checking it out. Good luck with your book! I am still trying to finish mine LOL.

Courtney said...

Good idea for TT list. I also use word verification for same reasons. I will do your map right after this.

Mama Duck said...

I love comments too, I use a plugin for WordPress for spam, otherwise I would be spending all my time going thru millions of spam comments ;).

Ocean Lady said...

So you really make money off of those things. I wondered about that. I'll go click for ya! Happy day! :)

Chi said...

I love visiting your blog & try to every day possible. I don't think you will like my most recent blog post though...it regards your # 4

Margaret said...

I hate word verification but that is because I am really lazy. Frapper scares me. I do like to come visit on other days of the week though. I usually sneak in a few moments while eating with one hand and mousing (surfing) with the other. Too lazy to put down my fork and type though. Hey, I'm being honest. =O) -Margie

Colleen said...

I like number 11, I feel the same way! I will come visit you on tuesday okay?

Becki said...

I think i can manage to follow those i am gonna book mark your blog and pop back :O)

Great Day said...

I'm commenting, because you mentioned it so many times. you'll be surprised when you visit my site though!!

Erin R. said...

Yeah, I hate comment spam. Not to mention trackback spam that has ruined the blogosphere. :-(

Lyn said...

Almost 100 linky thingys? Wow, congrats. Great list. lgp

Susan said...

I agree with so many of these. Comments make a great difference in my opinion. Also your idea to make your blog more interactive is a cool one. I'll be back to visit on a day beside Thursday....

My TT is up here.

PixiePincessMom said...

Your list was exactly what most of us probably think. I love getting comments! Brings a huge smile to my face to see someone had something to say to me. So I try to say something as well.

I think I was able to add to your map. Please feel free to mark your spot on mine as well. :-)

Have an awesome evening & thanks for stopping by my TT.

kontan said...

went up to look at what ads you had and got stuck on the cat picture. watched it over and over as if it was going to change, laughed every time LOL too funny!

One Scrappy Gal said...

Woo hoo! I have made it to the peep list! I am so flattered!! I will return the favor..

and the beating...it was big.. and I got a looooonnnnngggg lecture to beat! While she was talking... I was wishing she'd just beat me harder and just knock me out!

kaye said...

cool blog you have..i think you got me as one of your blog's visitors.coz this is not the first time ive`stumbled`upon your blog *wink*.i do drop by on Non-Thursdays.count me in.

Christine said...

I'm with you on the comments on other days. My email is filled with comments on Thursday. And then cobwebs grow the rest of the week.

Peri said...

good 13,
i did not find the quiz.

TNChick said...

Spam stinks as well as linky abusers... that's ONE reason I stopped using it. I always play well with others, comment when I visit and I try to visit when I can but school has had me swamped the past few weeks. Sigh.

TNChick said...

Oh.. and you should add when visiting things like T13, WW, etc. Leave a REAL comment and not just "Great photo!" "great list" etc. hehe that bugs me.

the_yecart said...

I'll do you good, here's a comment, AND I'm playing along too! (Plus, I'm going to help with the coffee fund and click on an ad. I know about the Starbucks addictions :-)

KarenW said...

Great list. I love for people to leave comments on my blog too. It's nice to know when someone has stopped by.

Renee said...

I didn't play cuz I don't have the time to visit & comment on everyone...so I just visited my friends.

I like comments too...but today I nearly lost it. I should blog about that. :D

astrocoz said...

I always want people to join my Frapper too! But I've got like 5 people on it and I know I have more readers than that! So, I'm joining yours.

Thanks for stopping by my TT!

Tracie said...

Thanks for stopping by my "piddle-paddle" :)

I love comments too--comments are the best!
Word verification-who cares! It only takes 2 seconds.

I am now going to go sign your map thing..I have seen it on other sites, but never signed one, so you will be the first. Oh, and I will click an ad--coffee is important after all!

Anonymous said...

i can definitely do some. and i'll visit ur blog regularly. i added u to my reading list:)

Glamorous Redneck said...

Great list! I agree about commenting. I'm not as good at it as I would like to be--but I'm improving! Progress not perfection and all that. . .

Thanks for stopping by yesterday

Lisa said...

Better late than never!

Thanks for stopping by my 13! I totally understand the 100 visits on Thursdays, and like 1 the rest of the week...but I'll take it, its better than nothing!

Lesly said...

Hi again Carmen

I've earned $21 with Adsense in SIX months .... shall we go on a trip together .... to Sydney? At this rate I may get enough for the trip by 2036! (but I will be 90!)

mar said...

Great list, girl, you said it very well!!