something changed…

Whatever I’d been meaning to write this morning was forgotten when I realized that all my subscriptions’ notify-emails were missing. I don’t know how many blogs here in WP that I’m subscribed to — somewhere between fifteen and twenty — but each morning, and over the run of the day I get your posts in my email! That is so good and convenient, it suits me. I never got accustomed to RSS-readers.

I don’t know when, but I’ve found out now during my ‘investigations’, that since the day before yesterday I haven’t received one of those blog-emails from my buddies. Strangely enough, I did get the one from the WP-team themselves about the photo challenge. As soon as I discovered this, I went in and checked my subscription settings, and they are still set to deliver to email instantly.

The only thing that has changed is that I removed the «autopost to Facebook», and that seems to coincide with the missing notices.

When I comment on posts I always tick the little box that says «notify me of follow-up comments by email». Haven’t got those either. I think I have a great deal of catching-up to do. Don’t know how to get it right again, haven’t been to the support page yet. Maybe I have to activate FB again, but that doesn’t seem right.

Initially, I think I was meaning to write about this bird. First off, I’m not a birder per se … I just love birds, and to try and take photos of them. Don’t know may species but I guess I’m learning as I go.

Yesterday, we went out to Mispec beach where all the stairs had been destroyed during winter storms, to see if they’d fixed it. There’s also a huge picnic area and a nature path [where I shot the picture for the weekly challenge]. As we were going back to the car, I heard a strange sound and after a while I found out it was from a woodpecker. Walked closer and closer, kept shooting pictures as I walked [one of the wonders of digital, you don’t have to worry about film], and got pretty close. They were two of them, but the light was …. unfortunate, to say the least. You can’t get everything, can you?!

All woodpeckers I’d seen so far had something red in their necks but not these ones. When we came home, and I had them up on the computer screen [pictures clickable and will open in a new window/tab], I immediately went online to try and ID them. Many of my pictures were out of focus because he kept banging his head against that tree trunk, but I was thrilled to find out it was the black-backed three-toed woodpecker … a rare find!

 

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a new world

When I’d moved this blog here to free WordPress, I quickly made the rounds and subscribed to the bloggers I had before. I must say that I found it to be very quiet on the blogging front, but I thought ‘we all have our ups and downs, that’s for sure’.

This morning, I somehow came across a post by one blogger that I’m subscribed to and started to wonder WHY I wasn’t receiving the usual emails from WP, that I’ve become accustomed to.

Found out that on the homepage of WordPress there are little tabs … and a whole new world opened up to me! Mine was set to «No Email», apparently by default!

I keep discovering new, nifty features here in WordPress, that makes me wonder why in the world I kept paying for the other version.

One thing that I really appreciate, and that not too many people seem to know about is the «Reply to comments by Email». I don’t know, but I find that so incredibly convenient …

When in the Discussion settings, you’ll have to scroll down just a little bit to see this.

This is so cool, because not only you, yourself, but also your commentors can reply by email.

Okay, it’s a personal choice — many like to go to, either the actual blog page, or the comments section on the dashboard, to reply, but me … I just love the email replying. Perhaps because I always have the Gmail tab open in my browser.

This was not at all what I’d planned to write about today — was just so surprised when I found out I had a whole slough of posts that I’d missed.

It’s a glorious day and hopefully I can get out and get some photos taken. This was yesterday’s.

I really have a thing for water drops!