Tuesday, July 1, 2014

It is now July, fireworks will soon be in the air, and I am super glad you're here


I like fireworks! I don't care for obnoxiously loud ones though. If they are loud and pretty that's fine. I'm talking about the ones that are loud but do not give any sparkles.

What about you, what are your thoughts on fireworks?

Okay, so if you haven't noticed good, but my blog has been having difficulties. I myself have not been receiving emails when some people comment. Which if you have a blog, you know how inconvenient that can be, especially when someone comments on the older posts. I won't even know that they did. I am trying to find a solution to this but so far I haven't been successful. :-( Please bear with me. I don't mean to not respond.

Additionally, Many of the email subscribers, have not been receiving them. Again, this is such a headache. I am working on it and I think that I have found a solution at least for now, There are two options. #1 if you were getting email updates but haven't been receiving them, please try to resubscribe. This seems to be working for those that have done it. #2. You may want to get the posts delivered from Blogtrottr. Miki suggested this (Thank You!) and I tried it myself. :-)

This leads me to another problem that some people have been having. Sometimes when you comment, it gives you a hard time. It says that it was posted but it doesn't appear right away. Worse yet is when it doesn't want to let you in. I have no idea what the problem is. I have heard that some other blogs have been having these same problems. Again please be patient and let me know if you are having issues so that I am aware there are problems. I do apologize and if I can, I will find a solution.

Now, I have decided to change the CIG slightly. You will get 3 entries for each comment now instead of one. You still have the option to share but you will get one entry each time you do instead of 3. It is called a Comment Incentive Giveaway so the emphasis should be on commenting, right? If you are new, you can find all of the info here. If you think of anything that is not covered there, feel free to ask. You will be able to find the link at the top of the page for easy access, to record you comment each day. Or you can add a bunch at one time. Either way, the link will be at the top of the page. :-)

The entries have decreased again. Are people not interested in a free book anymore? What do you think? Should I quit doing this. It is almost always one of two people who win, I am happy when you girls win, you know that. But I would like some new blood to enter as well. You all know that when entries are low you have better chances of winning. How can I entice more people to enter?

Thank you all for sticking with me. :-) Good Luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway


44 comments:

  1. oki just in case i resuscribed via email i honestly think i did receive email but perhap not all of them ( via feedburner i mean) since i follow also on bloglovin i'm not missing anypost so i wasn't attentive to check if all email arrived ( though i'm nearly sure it did)

    As for low entries.... i can't help but think it's sad ( but the idea of changing the number of point between commenting and sharing could perhaps do it).... it was teh same last year at the same perior wasn't it? perhaps it's because people were busy with exams then holidays? i don't know i will try to remind those i know and motivate new ones.


    oki now i will check after oposting this comment ( at teh first try i hope ;) ) but i seems to have a new problem i attempted to enter some contest at other place with rafflecopter but when i refreshed the page ( or when it did after i commented) the rafflecopter didn't show i entered... my number of entry was back at 0 at the general numaber at what it was before too).... i don't understand... so i will see here but could you let me know if they appear on your side and it's just me or if rafflecopter simply didn't took them into account for goods ( never know if it's not me perhaps it ahhepen to some others thus less entries)

    *fingers crossed ( i'm at 10entries right now on 16)

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    1. oki on my side the rafflecopter says no entry at all ( for me and in total) i don't understand do you have the same brenda? i don't dare to enter twice in case there are counted on your side... first time i have something like ( at least that i see) but today is a disaster

      on another side since we have to confirm we are not a spammer when enetring the number i had no problem commenting here first try worked each time



      and because for once i forgot to answer your question ( sorry!!!!) i prefer graphic fireworks than loud one, i'm fond of the colorful ones as well but lately here it's more loud than anything and since it's bad for my dog and cat i prefer no fireworks ( until they do better^^)

      thanks

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    2. It is not acknowledging your entries. I tried and it didn't register mine either.

      Wait awhile and if they don't appear try again. I'm guessing this is a Rafflecopter problem. If it isn't fixed soon, I'll tell them about it.

      Worse case scenario, I'll switch to Giveaway Tools.

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    3. The entries are there now! :D

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    4. i'm glad rafflecopter found a solution by themself^^
      thank you for checking though ( and sorry if i made you a little afraid)

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    5. Me too. You are most welcome. You didn't. I didn't worry. I figured I would give it a couple of hours if need be, and then tackle it. I didn't need to so it was all good. :D

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  2. I enjoy colorful fireworks, but I don't like loud explosions.
    Even though I don't have many entries, I still appreciate the opportunity to win a free book. Getting 3 points for every comment is a good change and will hopefully encourage more readers to enter.

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    1. I'm glad. I hope it helps. I always like when blogs offer a book that I can choose. Yes I put limits on it by saying it has to be one mentioned during the month but I am paying for it and it is only fair that if people are commenting how much they like the books in the post, they should pick one of those.

      I do try to review or mention different genres so that hopefully everyone has something they like.

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  3. I always try and promote you. I agree with giving more for commenting since its all about commenting. I'm pretty sure some people just share to enter and not comment?
    Sorry I haven't been around these past few days. My mom was in the hospital earlier in the week. She's doing ok so no worries. Then we had no power the other day. THEN... we had a tree branch come through our roof. The new one we just had done. So June was not a good month for me. I hope July is better.

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    1. No problems with the rafflecopter for me. Are my comments showing up now?! ::fingers crossed::

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    2. tree branch? you didn't tell me that!!! oh my july can only be better don't get desesperate ( and isn't there some kind of inssurance or guaranty since it was a new roof?)

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    3. Wow! I hope that all the bad luck has bypassed you and July will be smooth sailing. :-)

      No such luck on the comment front. :-(

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    4. Grrr.. I don't know why the comment thing isn't working. :(
      And it happened this Monday Isa. So I haven't talked to you since then. It was before midnight so it still counted as June. :) and no its not covered. We'd have to meet our deductible again which is $1000 and its only a little hole. Enough for water to pour through though and come out the vents. So were just going to fix it ourselves. Its just a pain.

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    5. believe me i know how a little hole can lead to disaster our isn't sealed off either ( we thought it was but two days ago we had a rush of water in the kitchen again so need to work on it again ( but later because this end of the weeks it's raining harshly so i don't go on a roof with that weather ( not xcrazy)

      i'm not angry , i worry for you but since it was still in june i'm sure july will show you the sun^^

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    6. I know sweetie. :) I was going to email you anyways about it.
      Its just funny because that's our luck that we just get the new roof on and this happens. It leaked for over a year In our house until we got the roof. I think its just going to be a never ending battle.
      But my dad thinks he can fix it so I'm not overly worried. Just annoyed. :)

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  4. Glad to join you! I'm Kristi, a mom of 9 from PA. Hope you all have a great Independence day! Hope the weather is great where you are! Good Luck to all!

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    1. Welcome Kristi! I am from PA too. :D

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    2. Hi Kristi! Thanks for coming by! Hope you join us in our conversations! :)

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    3. Welcome Kristi! Don't hesitate to jump into conversations we are all loving to interact!

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  5. Hmm, I commented on this post a few days ago, but I guess it didn't go through. So there's that to factor into you number of comments.

    I don't usually comment because you mostly review lesser known books that I don't have much interest in. Furthermore, I wouldn't want to build up a lot of entries if you don't mention or review anything that interests me by the end of the month.

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    1. FYI, I had to post the above comment twice before the CAPTCHA box appeared.

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    2. hum Krista one question: what is your first question of your internet session?
      because it happened once to me and it's because my pseudo wasn't in the "reply as" case yet only google was inscribed ( i went back and my comment was still in the box and i could sent it without retyping but it happened only once)

      on my side when my pseudo is in teh case i have no more problem commenting

      not easy to understand the problem but we are trying so all info are good. thank you for telling us.
      I do hope you will find a book more to your taste this month^^. What are your preferences?

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    3. The idea is that by reviewing lesser known authors and books, I can help weed out some that you won't want to read and introduce you to some that you may not have found otherwise. If you like horror or historical, then you are out of luck.You won't find any books of that genre on this site. Otherwise, I usually jump around and have a mixture of romance, erotic romance, suspense, paranormal and YA books.

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    4. you did review/ spolight some historical too ( they had paranormal elements in it but still) so even if there are really few of those it can happen^^
      you have quite a large range of genre in fact so don't worry too much and on my side i won't complain since you do favour what i prefer^^

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    5. I have a feeling you wouldn't complain anyway Miki! :D

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    6. ^^;;; though i do answer survey honestly ( but then it's not really a complain)

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  6. *Waves* Just found your blog and became a GFC follower.
    One problem of low entries might be the enormous amount of extra entry options in the rafflecopter giveaway. I have 7 points out of the 105 I could get. Maybe you could lower those and that would make people feel like they have more of a chance.

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    1. thank you for coming Sullivan^^^, the idea was to promote those who comment as well so the more you comment the more entries you get that sound logical... for my part i feared that was because you never know befoe hand which books will be featured so perhaps people don't know if they will be interested...

      i wish you good luck^^ and that you will find a book that catch your interest this month^^

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  7. I mean, I entered, but so far, I don't have that many entries. And who in their right mind DOESN'T like free books? I followed on GFC, by the way and thanks for the giveaway.

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    1. Welcome Amber, don't worry about the number of entries too much it seems a lot because the rafflecopter has been done for a few days usually you only have daily new entries appearing so even if there are 115 entries in total for now only 80 are accessibles in reality ( you can't share or comment what isn't posted yet^^)

      and with 3 bonus entry for each comment you can gain a lot quickly so don't hesitate to share your opinion on the post and you will see^^ we are kind and your chances will go up

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    2. It seems very daunting at first but like Miki said most aren't even posted yet. If you have any questions feel free to ask. If Brenda isn't around Miki or myself generally are. :)

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  8. I posted a couple of comments.

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    1. don't forget to enter them in this rafflecopter for them to count and of course Good luck^^

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  9. Hi there, I am new to part of this, first I get your emails, but I noticed there are 2 entrys for emails on some contests am i suppose to follow by email more then once? like in different ways? if that makes scince!! lol I follow you like every way and i love your blog, but wasn't sure about this part thanks so much for your hard work.

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    1. I think the first is just to follow anyway and for another entry follow by email. :) Thanks for joining us!

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    2. usually it was only follow the blog ( by email or another way) but since feedburner had some trouble it was put this time as a way to "secure" that you receive the email so if you follow already it's done and you have your entry
      the first one is thus for any other way ( linky, blogloving, goodreads etc etc)

      good luck!

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  10. Hi one more thing, or thought, it would be great if you could leave links to the comments you want as i can't find them, so it makes it hard to comment on all of them, but i will keep looking just a thought not a complaint just thinking..... thanks ( i love all you do)

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    1. :) I know I backtrack a lot on the blog so I'm constantly hitting older posts at the bottom. Brenda's touch and go right now since its summer and she does a lot of camping with her boys. But I'm sure she'll consider it for next month. :) Thanks for the idea!

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    2. we wioll think about it but it's only possible when the entry in rafflecopter is done after the post went life not when it's schedule like it is at teh moment

      ( to make thing simple: each post of the mont require a comment ^^;; that how i do it then i can click enter without worry)

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  11. o yea fireworks....love em and my hubby is like a big kid with them he goes nuts but both of us only like the pretty ones not the loud one's I am with you on that seems pointless to me unless they are pretty and just happen to make noise..

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    1. I think that's the general consensus of most females! :) LOL I think the ones that just go boom are pretty stupid.

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    2. ^^ we love what sparkles^^

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