"No comment"

Of course I know blogging isn't as popular as it was a few years ago... and I haven't posted much lately. However, I found that in the last few years, I haven't received many comments on my blog - yet, I get many personal messages and private comments.

I love receiving your comments - either private or public - so a huge THANK YOU! I enjoy sharing little stories about our life here in the Rockies, and I'm so happy when it's being read. Especially now, having been snowed and iced in for two weeks and counting, the Internet is basically our only window to the world right now.

Our car has been covered in snow - yes, even under the carport!


We had to hire a gentleman with a bobcat to plow our drive, but now we're looking at two inches of ice instead of four feet of snow - an improvement for sure, but we're not getting anywhere in a hurry yet...


Anyway, what's all that got to do with commenting on my blog? Well, for starters, being cooped up in house, I have had time to analyse why the comments have dropped so significantly. And, looking back, it appears this coincided with the moment that I traded the native Blogger commenting system for Google+ commenting.

What makes the G+ commenting system even worse is that I never, ever get notification of a comment. I'd visit my blog and see 2 or 3 replies - and I'd missed them completely let alone provided a reply of my own! How rude I must have seemed to some of you!

So, having lots of time on my hands and nothing better to do than sit at the computer, I went looking for a better system - and decided on Disqus. The biggest advantage is that anybody can comment - even people who don't want to sign up for a service can post as guests. Other than that, Disqus is used by several sites so chances are you may already have an account... and signing up is easy as pie otherwise. Again, no need to sign up - anybody can comment!

If you need inspiration what to comment on, here are a few pictures Murray drew several years ago. Aren't they just adorable? You can leave your comment below or send me a private message/email like you are used to, no pressure at all :)









Comments

  1. You two are definitely the most talented couple I know! Great job with the blog, Sophia and Murray, those pictures are so cute!

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  2. Thanks Sue, perhaps when I get some of the house projects finished I will get back to drawing, problem being I have been so busy for the past few years I don't know how to sit still for five minutes. Also I would like to get back to my music ( not the bagpipes, the cats would leave home LOL)

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  3. That is an amazing snowfall!
    Not because of the *amount* of snow, but because it appears to have been very light, fluffy, "dry" snow that was not disturbed by *any* winds whatsoever, allowing it to pile up on top of itself.

    Yet I am glad Murray's back can handle all that, that deck snow looks like a massive volume!
    Thanks for the pics. Your cats should know how lucky they are to be with such a great family!

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  4. The final results are just amazing, you two are real perfectionists with such attention to detail!
    I'm imagining comedians, magicians, or maybe bagpipe-and-guitar duets on that stage!

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  5. Oooh.. Nice to see your old neighbourhood through new eyes. A trip down memorylane!

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  6. Such a lovely place and beautiful country. Awe! Love those photos of the animals. You look lovely as a bride and both you and Murray is still a handsome couple. May l say a better looking couple even now.

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  7. Thanks so much Teresa :) Also for your kind emails... I will respond to you very soon I promise... we're still getting settled and trying to rid ourselves of flus & colds! It was fun to revisit all those places after 10 years - and see it through "new" eyes :)

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  8. It was a big treat for me also Teresa , Little did I know one word "Yah" could change my entire life and I have never looked back, except to remember those happy beginnings. To Soapy, Love you Forever, XOXOXO

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  9. Testing a new commenting system...

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  10. The view from my window looks much different, hehe

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  11. Really like the arches & old fashioned details!

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  12. WHAT AN AWESOME JOB! NOW I SEE THAT IT WAS A "FAMILY AFFAIR", WITH ARTUS OFFERING A HELPING PAW! THIS REMINDS ME OF THE GRAND OLD THEATERS ON W. 42D. STREET, NYC AND OF COURSE, THE STAGE THEATERS OF NYC. I CAN NOT BELIEVE THERE EXISTS A HOME THEATER ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD THAT IS COMPARABLE TO YOURS! YOU ARE BOTH BLESSED WITH EXTRAORDINARY TALENTS WHICH COMPLIMENT EACH OTHER! THAT MUST BE THE REASON GOD PLACED YOU TOGETHER AS SOULMATES! ALTHOUGH "THE FUGITIVE" IS AMONG DAVID JANSSEN'S FINEST WORK, I KNOW YOU WILL ENJOY AND COME TO LOVE "HARRY O", AS IT WAS THE CHARACTER DAVE LOVED . . . AND THE WRITERS PLACED DIALOGUE AND MANNERISMS TO SUIT DAVE'S REAL PERSONALITY, ESPECIALLY SHOWCASING HIS WIT. I WISH YOU MANY YEARS AND MANY SCREEN (& TV) CLASSICS IN YOUR THEATER.

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  13. Nicely done! Glad to hear that the cats may join in, seeing they had such a hard job to distract you ;)

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  14. Thanks MIke :) We thoroughly enjoy Harry O and yes we can see David's own character pop out all the time... so happy I read your books and got to know him (and yourself) a little better. The theater has an empty seat waiting for you so we can all watch a David Janssen movie together :)

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  15. Hehe they love the theater already and they are either on our lap when we watch something, or cuddled up in one of those comfy chairs :)

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  16. Guess I had better say something, "Luv Ya Soapy"

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  17. Awww thanks, luv you too! Hope you like the new commenting system!

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  18. Wow these drawings are pretty! All the best for you two in the snow and take care iver there! Chantal (Soest).

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  19. Hi!!! Snow and lots of time on your hands, good combi!

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  20. Haha not as good as you'd think - we're not going anywhere yet! Even had to cancel my assignment (return visit). As long as it melts before our cat food runs out we're good though - oh and before April when I'll be coming over again :D

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  21. Thanks Chantal :) It's a good thing Mur and I get along - otherwise we'd probably be at each other's throat by now spending 24/7 together, LOL!

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  22. Thanks Chantal, I used to like to draw but Sophia has hidden all my pencils and given me a wood saw, hammer and nails to play with instead LOL. As for snow, you are not missing much, even Vancouver Island can't cope with the amount. But if you really miss the stuff we can mail you a bucketful :)

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  23. I love these drawings! I didn't realize Murray was so talented. While you were being blanketed with snow I was in Dallas for most of the month. I feel for you! While I do like snow, that is a bit much!!

    BTW, I logged in with Facebook. That's how I am able to post here. Not sure about Disqus.

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  24. Holidays can be very interesting. You just need to make sure you make the most of it. The best part about holiday is you get to relax and spend some leisure time. This can help you break the monotony. Make sure you make every minute count wherever you go for sure.

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