Sunday, November 6, 2011

Reading a blog that comes in your email box

 This blog post is for all of my subscribers that get Maison Decor in their email box.  Maybe you didn't realize that these blog emails are a little different than regular emails.  Sure, you can read what I wrote by just scrolling down the page, however what you should be doing is clicking on the blog title first.
 See where it says "Maison Decor" at the top?
 Put your cursor up there and click on it~
 Voila~! You are magically transported to my blog page with all the pretty pictures and extras!
 Underneath the Title of Maison Decor, there is a collage of pictures that change from time to time.  There is also a navigational bar that lets you click on other things to visit.  These are called "buttons" and if you click on my buttons you can see topics including "Custom Drapes" (my drapery portfolio)  "My sketches" (sketches that I do on consignment)  "Flea Market" (which is my online store).
 The other thing that you get to see by going to the blog page is something called the "sidebar".  The sidebar is an area along the side of my blog that I put a lot of little extras that you might be interested in reading about.
 You will see an introduction about myself...which of course is soooo exciting!!! (yawn)
 And special features like "Tour Our Home" which lets you take a trip through my entire house!  You can find out how I "Wallpapered a Ceiling" or look more closely at "My Kitchen Makeover".  You will get to see pictures of my and my husband, Mr. Maison Decor as well as a few of my three sons.
Lastly, it lets you view all the comments that people leave about the topic that was written about.  This is important for you to know about because tomorrow I am going to be giving away FREE TRANSFERWARE, and you can only win if you leave a comment.  This giveaway is for all of my followers and fellow blogger friends and subscribers!( new commenters who don't have a blog may want to be able to leave a comment. When you scroll to the bottom of the post it will show a box where to leave a comment. Some times it might just show something like "12 comments". Click on the "12 comments" and then it will show all the comments and a box where you are invited to write a comment. It will have a little bar under the comment box that says "post comments as" and you get to click on that to select what category you are. If you have a website you can click on Name/URL and enter the information. If not, you can click on "Anonymous" and then leave your comment, but remember to write at least your first name or a nickname so if I respond to you, you will know I am talking to YOU!) This was added after I read the comments by an anonymous commenter on how to leave a comment!!
You don't have to be a blogger to leave a comment, you can click on "anonymous" and then sign your name at the end of the comment, like "Jeannie from Boston" or "Sara xxx@aol.com or something like that. In case you win I can contact you if you leave an email address.  If you don't want to leave an email address, just leave your first name and last name initial and check back to see if you won the giveaway and then send me a private email letting me know your shipping address so I can send it to you.
I get lots of emails from my subscribers commenting on posts that they have enjoyed, but I wanted you to know that you too can leave a message right on the blog~if you click on Maison Decor when you open up your email!
Thanks for subscribing to my blog~and I hope you enter a chance to win my giveaway as it is in appreciation to all of you who read Maison Decor.

25 comments:

  1. Hello, that's terrific. I like using the Google NEXT button - to view posts quickly and directly to their blog! That's how I got here this morning!

    Hope you have a wonderful day,
    Kathy

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  2. You ae giving away Transferware? OH MY!!!! I don't do the email thing but how nice for those that do! xo Diana

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  3. Diana, this giveaway is for all of my followers~you included!! Not just email subscribers.

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  4. This is the first time I post leave a comment on a post of this marvelous blog but I've been following for a while now, and i LOVE it!

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  5. Oh Elena! That makes me a happy girl! Thanks for leaving the nice comment~you made my day! Now come back tomorrow to enter the giveaway!

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  6. That's a great idea for a post. And you're so right - visiting a blog is SO much nicer than reading it via email or Google reader. You just don't get the same feel as a proper visit!

    Sarahx

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  7. You are so full of information and ideas, Amy!
    Have fun with this give away!!

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  8. DUH I never knew that part about clicking on the name of the blog to get to the blog.... wow you learn something everyday. That is why I love reading the blogs you never know what you are going to learn. Thanks for sharing will be looking forward to the giveaway.

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  9. I always click on your blog page from my blogroll. I look forward to your giveaway!

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  10. Great post! I should do one for my email subscribers too! I did not know that they could go back to the post!

    Carol

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  11. I always click over, bit I think you're right that a lot of people don't . I asked my husband if he saw something on my blog recently, and he hadnt, and it turns out it was because he was reign by email and not clicking over. Great job pointing it out!
    Stacy

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  12. I follow on Google Reader and sometimes the whole article doesn't show up and you have to click on the header to see the whole blog! It's a better experience, anyway!

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  13. Hi Amy, Thank you for writing about that information. I kinda of knew that but had never really been told all about it. There is so much much going on with blogs and sometimes it is nice to have a simple explanation about simple things. I've never written to you before but I love your blog. Thanks for all that you write about. I'll be paying closer attention to you now! P.S. Please write an explanation of "comment as:". I'm never sure which one to choose.(Sorry if you have already done so).

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  14. Hi Amy,

    Thanks for the instructional entry today. I never knew I could just click on your blogname and it would bring me right to your blogpage. Awesome! I would love to win some transferware. It is one of my favorite things that I have around my house.
    Connie :)
    my email: teamstrickland@roadrunner.com

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  15. Amy, Great post. I learned this info throught trial and error, when I realized my comments didn't go directly to the post unless I clicked on the title and went directly to the blog. Can you explain the first comment. I have tried to click on the next button on the tool bar and I got to some unknown blog. I am not sure I understood the comment correctly. Thanks for all you help. Hugs, Ginger The giveaway starts tomorrow, right?

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  16. I'm enjoying following you and I'd enjoy adding to my transferware collection.

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  17. I'm totally not a reader girl. Love visiting the blogs. LOVE!

    Donna

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  18. Love your blog and would really love that transfer ware. Your purple is beautiful. btw, I just noticed that pink mirror above the sofa -- so pretty!

    Jeanne

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  19. THANK YOU AMY!!! I am keeping this to share in the future, I get so many people emailing me baffled as to why they cannot leave comments or they can't find the comment box and bingo your tutorial explains it brilliantly!!
    Thank you......this should circulate throughout blogland to answer many questions!! Enjoy your day...XOXO

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  20. HI Anonymous~I love having anonymous commenters like you! This is for new commenters who don't have a blog and they want to be able to leave a comment. When you scroll to the bottom of the post it will show a box where to leave a comment. Some times it might just show something like "12 comments". Click on the "12 comments" and then it will show all the comments and a box where you are invited to write a comment. It will have a little bar under the comment box that says "post comments as" and you get to click on that to select what category you are. If you have a website you can click on Name/URL and enter the information. If not, you can click on "Anonymous" and then leave your comment, but remember to write at least your first name or a nickname so if I respond to you, you will know I am talking to YOU!

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  21. Amy,
    Your website is great and you have opened my eyes to romantic dishes. I have always loved depression glass and other pretty glass and now I love transferware. I am constantly seeking it out when I go antiqueing in Northwood NH - or better known as Antique Alley. The great thing about transferware are the variety of colors that go with many decors.
    Judy Burke

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  22. Transferware is beautiful ! I don't have many pieces but I will look around at flea markets to try to find some. I really like how you decorated your home with them. Your mini hutch in your kitchen is so beautiful !

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  23. I really enjoy reading your post,your home is beautiful! I receive them via email but I always come to the blog to see if anything new is going on. I've never owned any transferware but have seen it in your pictures and it is very beautiful. Thank you for the informative post.

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  24. Thanks for the info on how to get to your blog. I always thought the email was all there was to it. Love your kitchen makeover. Debbie B.

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  25. Your blog is so beautiful!! Your house is gorgeous and I could live in it in a heartbeat...Thanks for doing this for people like me that can't...

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