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January 03, 2013

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Nickie

GREAT predictions. Amazing foresight.

Joanne Mallon

Thank you Nickie!

liveotherwise

Does the fact my comments have been increasing mean I'm ahead of the backlash against people closing their comments?

Joanne Mallon

It means that you're so far ahead of the curve, you're practically in outer space.

Linda

I think you'll find the monkey's adoptive mum will also start a blog, of the parenting variety, it was wearing a nappy after all x it will also be on a celebrity dressage show and make a guest appearance on Hole in the Wall which will come back in a big way, perhaps with Joe Swash at the helm.

Joanne Mallon

You're right Linda, that monkey's got a major celebrity career on the way.

Mari

Old Skool Blogging is the one that attracts me - the rest is quite exhausting

michelle twin mum

Loving them Joanne, I'm all for a bit of old skool me!

Happy new year, Mich x

Jane Alexander

Ha! Great post. Old skool blogger here for sure...and interesting re comments - I'd noticed mine were way down but hadn't ever stopped to analyse why (I figured I was getting exceedingly boring and was just getting a few kind pity comments!) :D

Actually, I trolled over to ask you a question re the Chromebook. What do you use for doing blogs on it? Ie what do you use for word processing (I like to write posts out before cutting and pasting to Blogger) and to keep pictures handy. I'm feeling a bit pathetic here. :)

Joanne Mallon

Thank yo Mari, Michelle & Jane - looks like the Old Skool revival is well under way.

@Jane - I write posts directly into Wordpress or Typepad. Most of the time I take pics on my phone and email them to my gmail account. If you download a pic from gmail on to the Chromebook then it saves it in the cloud (no idea how that works. I then often resize the pic and rename it with keywords using Picmonkey, then save the new version and upload that one.

re:comments - I have real trouble leaving comments on Blogger, so now I often don't bother and might send a tweet or even G+ message instead which is much easier to do.

Sian

Great post Jo. I'll raise a glass to each and every one of those predictions. x

Rachael

Ooh. Now bucking my own trend (because I very rarely comment) I quite fancy taking comments off mine. Because I always feel obliged to reply and then I don't and I get blog guilt. And frankly I have enough maternal guilt and daughterly guilt and general world guilt to be going on with. Will the blogging police have to authorise my comment removal, though?

Joanne Mallon

Thank you Sian and Rachael! I guess only you can decide whether taking off comments is for you - maybe try it for a few weeks and see how you feel. Yes the Blogging Police will probably suck their teeth about it but then they always do.

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