Thursday, February 19

Sending messages......do you get them?

I am curious about something. For all of you bloggers out there, please give me any help you can. I really enjoy all the comments I receive and while I don't reply to all of them, I do reply to several each week. I have often wondered if they actually get received. So I decided to try an experiment.
Here's what I did....... I posted a comment on my blog in answer to something someone else had asked about in a comment so that I would be able to reply to my comment. I waited a bit and then I came back and clicked on that comment and up popped my profile where I could click on my e-mail. I clicked on it and up came the screen with the e-mail address in place and I entered "Testing" in the subject line and then a few words in the message body. Then I clicked send. A little bit later I checked my e-mail but no message was there. So, I tried it all again and waited a day. This morning, still no message. Now this could be because I am commenting on my own blog although I can send myself an e-mail from my own e-mail inbox so why not this way? The very fact that I couldn't do this, made me wonder if anyone ever gets the messages I send to them when I click on their profile. Could I have set something up wrong? Any thoughts would be really appreciated.
I think I may have to take a couple days off from posting and stitching. It appears that I have a case of "mouse-itis of the right armus" and also a case of "stitcher's elbow". Gee, can't imagine why I would have either one of those. LOL! Maybe if I lay low for a day and just relax, the pain will subside in my shoulder. Ibuprofen has helped and I am headed for the heating pad in a few minutes for some warmth. Poor Kaiser is also "laying low" today. He tripped coming up the basement steps this morning and must have pulled a muscle. Initially, he couldn't seem to walk - he sort of took two steps backward as he tried to go forward and it didn't work - and I had to help him gingerly get up the rest of the steps. He's okay walking but couldn't jump up in my sewing chair so I am almost sure that he pulled a muscle. I'll watch him and make sure that's all it is. In order to get into my chair, he sat in front of it and contemplated wanting to be there, then very carefully hopped up into my chair and is sound asleep there now. Guess we both need a rest!
Later, folks!
Sandi
P.S. Another good phone call today plus a couple of nice e-mails from friends both near and far. :-) Perhaps later tomorrow, I can finally post what I found at the Thrift Shop last week plus after my dentist appointment yesterday, I stopped there again and found more goodies. Will also share the poster that my dentist gave me. "Ewe" may really enjoy this post when I get to it. :-)

GUESS WHAT? All three e-mails I sent, and the first were earlier today, just showed up in my inbox and all came in at 9:26 p.m. While that makes no sense at all, I am not even going to worry about it since at least the experiment worked and I know the e-mails do go out to those I send them to. Thanks to you all who offered thoughts on this one!

10 comments:

Pat said...

Hmmmmm.....I think I've gotten emails you've sent in reply to a comment or two I've made here, but now I'm not sure. Sorry you are in "achy mode" right now and hope you feel better soon. When you do feel better and see this, reply to it and if I get it, I'll let you know. Heading offline myself now for a movie at church. Feel better!

GARI said...

Your email to me came through. I reply to some comments made on my blog and I infrequently reply to emails about comments I have made. But, you did reply to me and I got it. And you were very nice. LOL

pdudgeon said...

i hadn't thought about the necessity of responding to e-mails received about comments i've made on blogs... mostly i haven't responded to the e-mails unless there was a question or a further point that needed to be made. but i've never had any problems receiving comments or e-mails on blogger.

usually when i respond in the comments section in blogs it's either to ask a question or mainly to offer encouragement, a hugg, and support to the blogger. Just doing that is reward enough for me. if i happen to get an e-mail response to a comment it's a very unexpected bonus in the day, and brings a smile.

i'm sure there are bloggers out there who always respond personally to every single comment they see on their blogs, but that's just not me,(and probably not a lot of other folk either!)

Sandi said...

That was encouraging to see that you don't respond to every comment. I have been feeling like a very bad blogger because I don't respond to every comment. I can't keep up, though, so I do the best I can and I guess it's working pretty good as I always have a few comments every day. :-)

Jennifer said...

Don't you just love technology.....I am enjoying your blog, hope you feel better soon!

Kritta22 said...

Oh chica! Now I feel bad I haven't replied! I usually reply if it makes me laugh or cry. I will try harder! I heart you bunches!!

The Calico Cat said...

Even though you figured it out, I get the replies.

I am actually commenting because this reminds me of my husband. You see he reads the comments, but he can not read the replies to comments & subsequest replies. I on the other hand do not read the replies 95% of the time...

momof2gr8kids said...

I do i get your emails!!!! all of them lovely!!!

xashee's corner said...

hope you feel better soon!
Glad you got that issue resolved and got your emails! :)
Have a FABULOUS Friday!

MYRA said...

I've received your emails Sandi! Myself, I don't email for comments unless they've asked a question... but I do always pay them a visit and comment... Personally, I don't care for all the email coming in, but that's me... 8-)
I hope your case of "mouse-itis of the right armus" and also a case of "stitcher's elbow" is feeling better right soon!!! Hope Kaiser is feeling better too...
Have a good rest!

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