Several readers haven’t been getting their daily Blind Pig and The Acorn email. I wish I could blame it on the winter storm Jonas but the fault lies with Google’s Feedburner app.
When you sign up to subscribe to the Blind Pig and The Acorn by email, it means each day when I publish a new post Feedburner will send you an email notification showing you a small piece of the post text and asking you to click on the title to continue reading. Once you click the title your transported to your daily dose of Appalachia!
All in all, Feedburner does a pretty good job of handling this task, but every once in a while something goes amiss in the mammoth halls of Google.
Feedburner is free for you and its free for me too-that’s why I use it. There are other apps that will send my daily email out to subscribers…but they cost a pretty penny that I don’t want to pay and I sure don’t want you to pay either!
As I said yesterday, if you don’t get my daily email you can always come straight to the blog yourself by typing the web address in www.blindpigandtheacorn.com – or you can even search the internet for the Blind Pig and the Acorn and click on the blog that way.
If you arrive on the blog without coming via the email, finding the comments can be tricky. As you scroll down the page you’ll notice each post has its own title-see where I’ve circled the one in the photo above Oil Lamps? To find the comments all you have to do is click on the post title and scroll down. If you want to go back to the main blog page where you can see all the posts lined up one right after the other just scroll to the top and click on my banner. Clicking anywhere on that top banner will take you back to the home page where you can see the very latest post I’ve written right there under it. And clicking on any post title will take you to the comments for that post.
And if you’re wondering what time a Blind Pig and the Acorn post publishes each day, I almost always have the post scheduled to post at 4:00 a.m. each morning. The Feedburner email doesn’t go out till a little later than that-but if you’re an early bird you can find the latest dose of Appalachia by coming straight to the blog a few minutes after 4:00 a.m. each morning.
Hopefully Feedburner will get itself back together and the Blind Pig and the Acorn will once again be flowing smoothly out to all parts of the earth-and that’s a good thing! Actually its a thing that makes me happy right down to my piggy toes.
Several folks have asked if I finally got the big snow I’ve been wanting. As I’m typing right now it is 6:48 p.m. Friday January 22. We had rain for most of the day-a cold rain with the temps hovering around the upper 30s. About 5:30 it finally started snowing. Wait just a minute and let me run turn the porch light on and see if there is any snow…ok I’m back. No snow yet. It’s still spitting snow but the ground is so wet nothing is sticking-there isn’t even any snow on the deck or the cars!
The night isn’t over so maybe in the morning I’ll awake to my white winter wonderland. I’m off to sit around the wood stove with the girls they say they’ve got the funnest card game ever-even though I don’t actually think they own a set of cards other than Old Maid so I’m not sure what I’m getting myself into.