Tuesday, July 8, 2014

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Sometime ago, a follower had recommended we turn off the "captcha code" on our blog so it would be less hassle to leave a comment.  I know sometimes I have a hard time reading those funny little letters and numbers myself so thought we would give it a try.  The main reason for this code is to prevent or cut down on spammers trying to get in on the action.  They try to leave a comment so that it will lead a trail to their site which in some cases is not be a good thing if you happen to click on the link they provide.  Another way to prevent this from happening is to turn on the "comments approval" button so when someone does comment, we can either publish it or mark it as spam so it doesn't get posted.  So far we have found this is working.  As our blog sees a tremendous amount of traffic each day, we have been getting hit with a lot of spam comments which we can easily get rid of.  I didn't realize this has been a problem for many others out there until I read a blog post by Harriete Estel Berman (see "Poor Quality Comments Are Your Content" here).

I use to feel a little neglected when we didn't get as many comments on our blog like others do.  Of course I sometimes don't get around to visiting other sites and commenting as much as I use to either.  I came to realize, however, that as long as we know our readers are enjoying the content of our blog and making use of the information we provide that is encouraging.  We try real hard to provide a site that is easy to read and fun to explore.  That is the main reason we also do not have any form of advertising or things flashing at you when you do visit our site.

If you do have any comments or even questions, please feel free to.  We are always happy to hear from our readers and will do our best to respond.  If you would prefer it in private, you are also more than welcome to e-mail us instead.

We hope you are enjoying our site and we hope to keep inspiring you the best we can!

In the meantime, here is a little inspiration soon to come:

Yes, I am currently working on the Fall Pantone Fashion Colors and should have the clay recipes to share with you soon!

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