Hello, and welcome to another edition of “Ask Jo”. I get many comments and questions from all sorts of places, the comment section here, Youtube, email, and from our Facebook group. Sometimes I think others of you might want to know the answers as well so I answer them here on the blog.
Today I’m only tackling one question but it’s an important question as I am confident that this is likely the most asked question followed closely by the question, “Do I ever sleep?”. Today’s question was asked LOTS this week. The question gets asked over and over. It’s a question that I was likely asked about 8 times this week. People all asked essentially the same question.
The question is some form of what Ann commented, “Jo, I have no idea why, but I didn’t get an email with your post today. I really love both quilts.”
Some of you are wondering what the question even means. Most of you do not read the blog through email…but there is a percentage of people who do. They use a program called Blog Lovin. It allows users to subscribe to blogs. The program collects the blogs that a person has subscribed to and puts them all in one email that the subscriber receives daily.
I have absolutely no control what-so-ever over that program. It is completely and entirely separate from my blog.
So…if my blog doesn’t show up I can’t do a single thing about it. I have no contact with Blog Lovin. I don’t use the program personally. I have no personal affiliation with them other than people ask to be able to subscribe so had Kayla put a subscription button on the blog. If the program doesn’t work, that is between the subscriber and Blog Lovin.
From past experience, I’ve been told…
that Blog Lovin’ often upgrades or does maintenance updates on with their program. When that happens, some people who subscribe lose a blog they were subscribed to. I’ve been told that if subscribers do not find my blog in your email, you would need to unsubscribe to my blog and then resubscribe. That typically does the trick.
I think we all know by now that often the best way to fix anything computer-wise or electronic-wise, is to hit the restart button and by unsubscribing and resubscribing, you are essentially doing that.
When the questions or comments come in about “where I am” and why my blog posts aren’t coming through their email, they come in all sorts of formats. Some say, “I was worried about you”…some blame me for the email not being there…some just state the case.
I’m here to tell you this.
I write two blog posts every day. TWO. I have been doing that for some time. I checked the archives:
I started the blog in 2009. At the start, I wrote a few posts a week. By 2010 I was writing one post EVERY day. By 2012 I was writing two posts daily. I think I was taking Sunday nights off, but for the most part, two posts daily.
I have been writing two posts daily since 2012. Yes, there has been an occasion that there was a scheduling error. I have hit the PM button to schedule when I meant to hit the AM time slot to schedule. There has been a VERY rare occasion that I’ve missed a post. Even when Kramer died, everyone was notified and I still wrote.
I checked the archives and for the first week of June 2019, I missed June 3rd…the day after Kramer died. The first two weeks of June had at least one blog post every day and sometimes two.
I think it’s pretty safe to say that I’m consistent. Even when my husband passed away, I still wrote. I was still here. I did not leave you in the lurch. I’ll be honest, on the day he died, I wasn’t up for writing the post that told you about his death…but Kalissa stepped in. She knew it was important for all of you to know and she wrote the post here on the blog.
The kids would always joke that when we lived on the farm during their growing up years, they always knew what time it was in the morning by the sound of the skid loader or tractor sounds out their window. Kramer, like me, was very consistent…very dependable. He was up and doing chores every single day like clockwork.
I am the same. I’m here every single day…like clockwork.
If you are a long-time reader and read in 2019, you’ll also remember that Kramer was in the hospital a lot. I stayed with him all of the time. I took my laptop. I wrote posts. I didn’t miss blog posts then either.
If in the future, something would happen to me or someone in our family that prevented me from getting to the computer. I would put an update on the Facebook page which I can easily do from my phone. If I couldn’t get to the computer, one of the girls, I have three and all know how to access my blog, would step in and write an update post.
Kramer’s are dependable. The kids know how important it is for me to keep the blog updated. The girls would make sure this happened.
So…all of this to tell you if the blog does not come up in your Blog Lovin program email, it is not me. It is all the fault of Blog Lovin. Unsubscribe and then resubscribe. That should do the trick. If it doesn’t, contact Blog Lovin… not me. I can’t fix their problem.
Please if ever in doubt, go to the blog directly at www.joscountryjunction.com. This is how most people access the blog. This is how you find the most up-to-date posts.
P.S. I know Mary at Country Threads Chicken Scratch gets the same comments regularly. The same unsubscribe and resubscribe works there too!
Please never think that I’m not here…I am.