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First, with the March Blocks of the Month.
Sugar Block Club, and the Riley Blake Mystery Block of the Month. I love how the stripes make a broken square around the SBC block.
I should have plenty to get through both block programs and in the end should have enough matching blocks to make into a quilt.
I've also been reading all over blogland about Google Reader going away, which was in the back of my mind but I hadn't really given it that much thought. Until this weekend--when I went all 'Y2K panic' and decided to get with the program, so I finally checked out Bloglovin'.. and found out I need to paste a code here to 'claim' my blog. Which makes it sound like my blog is just floating around out there somewhere. So here it is. Which, it turns out is just a link to follow my blog over there?
Follow my blog with Bloglovin
There it is. Claimed. Then I decided to add a social media button set, and that led to joining google+ and that led to creating a FB page for my blog, and before I knew it, I was knee deep in making sure my blog doesn't fall off the grid if Google Reader actually does go away. I wasn't kidding about my Y2K blog panic! ha! I've worked really hard on my blog, and I love all the blog friends that I've made, and I certainly don't want to lose anyone, and at the same time, I don't want to lose all of the blogs I follow either.
The good news is:
Bloglovin' is super easy to use and you can transport your entire Google Reader list over to it, without even doing this whole claim your blog thing, which I didn't figure out until later. But I guess has to be done in order to manage other things there. Like if you go to your profile and click on My Blog, it won't show up unless you have 'claimed' it.
And you don't even have to go over to Bloglovin to read the blogs you follow. They send you one email a day with all of the most recent updates in it.
I also checked out Feedly b/c I read some really good things about it. It was super easy to transport my Google Reader list over to that, too. And you can customize how it's organized on the screen, etc. Now my reader list is in two separate places. It should never get lost. :) I feel much better, and totally prepared now with my Google Reader list backed up and then backed up again. Short of an apocalypse I'm good to go. :)
And the social media button set up there in the sidebar, I had been meaning to do that for a while.. and I found a super easy site! All you have to do is plug in the urls of each one, and it generates a code for you that you can paste into a gadget. So easy! I found it here. Okay you probably all already know about that site, as I am always the last to know anything, but if that's something you've wanted to do and haven't done yet b/c you're intimidated like me, that's a super easy site!
But just when I figured that out, I went and joined google+ which I hardly know how to use, and started a fledgling FB page. Oh well. I'll have fun figuring those out. I figure it will all come in handy at Quilt Market.
And Yay! Blocks of the Month!
Links: BOMS Away Monday, Design Wall Monday, Linky Tuesday, Fabric Tuesday, Show & Tell Tuesday, the DIYdreamer, WIP Wednesday, WOW-wip, We Did It Wednesday
Kelli, you have all your bases covered now! I have actually never used Reader, so I am confused what all the fuss is about. I just read the new posts via the Reading List on my blogger dashboard. Now you will be so busy keeping all your links & fb updated, there will be no time for your beautiful sewing! x
Kelli, I am so in love with the fabrics you have there and they are delightful in the Churn Dash block. I have already made sure I follow you in Bloglovin.....not letting you disappear from my cyberworld. You can also follow me on FB under Cathquilts at Bits 'n Bobs or click the button on my blog.
Cath @ Bits 'n Bobs