Friday, August 3, 2012

Okay so it is Friday again!

     I need help with some blogger questions!  How do I link to people?  I try to follow their directions and I get....NOTHING
    I would like to link to every one that has or will join me on our decluttering/cleaning challenge.
I also cannot figure out how to add to my reading list.  It asks for an address but what ever I type in is wrong.  When I first started my blog I would just press add and then those blogs would pop up.  I have not been able to add any for months and it takes so long to keep up.  So again how do I easily add a blog to my reading list?  Frustration Grrr!

  So far yard sale is a big pain in the butt.  Hardly any money made and we have a lot of great stuff.  I mean people come and they don't even look at the furniture, I would come down if they offered.  So much work, so frustrating, and I have other things to do.

     I did get all of the ironing done yesterday waiting for yard salers that did not show.   I probably made $50.00.  But I will put all the furniture on Craigslist tonight if it does not sell today.  I opened at 7 and it is now 7:40 and not one even look see.  I will never do this again.  I said that last year.  Obviously I have a short memory.  I just went to check the paper and we are right at the top and listed.  This is crap......

     I did get a schedule and letter to parents done last night.  Now I have to get that done.  I will get envelopes ready while I waste my time at this sale.

     Hubby and I are driving up to daughter #2's this evening and are staying the night.  We will visit her tomorrow and then come home Sunday morning.

     Still plugging around on the house, slow but sure.  Today I may only get the videos and gaming things put away that B brought home from college.

     Out My Window: Beautiful and cool, but supposed to get really hot again.

     It is now 8:00 and not one customer, what a bomb, I mean this is an all time bomb.

Have a great and productive day!



  1. That's what I was going to suggest with the furniture - put it on craigslist. We've always had good luck getting rid of old furniture that way.

  2. Maybe everyone is away on vacation?
    Gee, I don't know what to tell ya.....
    I'm sorry you aren't making the big bucks. 8-(

    Is a Thur/Fri. yard sale the standard where you live?
    Here it's always Sat. and Sun. sales...ok, some just Sat. sales or Fri/Sat. sales if they can't/won't miss church on Sun.
    Nobody would show up if I threw a sale on Thurs. and a limited number would show up on a Fri. here.

    One Family is right....try craigslist if your area has an active CL.

  3. Couldnt find how to email you, so, sorry for the long response. To link, you mean put them in your blog post in something like this?:
    Tanner - Text in regards to link

    If so, go to your blog post in Edit mode, highlight the text you want to turn into a hyperlink (in this case, "Tanner"), and hit "Link" from your formatting options, next to color-changes and highlighting (if in Compose post mode) or next to Bold/Itallics (in HTML) mode. Once you click that, it will ask you what URL to use (that'd be the blogger's post/blog, such as, and hit ok.

    To add people to your Follow list in the dashboard, I found this odd myself as well, since I too remember when it was a lot easier in the blogger templates. Now, to add someone, you need to get their link (for example, ""), go to your Reading List in blogger and hit ADD. Enter the link and select "follow publicly", then "Follow". Also, a lot of people have the Followers tab, where you can click on "Join this site" with Google Friend Connect, and it will bring the old Follow window.

    If those are not working for you, let me know and I can try troubleshooting with you. So far, I havent had issues trying one of those two methods.

  4. Hi Kim,

    So sorry your sale is not going is 1PM my time, so maybe things have improved? The hubs is gone this weekend fishing, so I am sure I am missing tons of great sales..hehe.

    Are you trying to add a list to your sidebar?? Go to the "design" page and from your sidebar click "add a gadget". Try blog list, that way you can link up their blog with their name. Or better still, use the "link list" you can add their URL and then their name. That should work the best, as you can also name the title, such as "decluttering challenge".

    Hope that helps. I am a visual learner and teacher, so very bad at writing things out.

    blessings, jill

  5. Hi there.......Ive just started reading your blog, but my experience with garage sales is that only small furniture pieces (small bookshelves and thelike) go. You should have much better sucess with photos on craigs list, but be prepared to kiss a few frogs along the way.

    for you reading list, I would add another page/tab across the top for that purpose? If I understand you right.