Better, or Worse?

December 13, 2008 at 9:35 pm 5 comments

Some of you have sent emails that the first few letters are getting cut off your posts.  Sorry ’bout that!  I’m looking into it, though I’m not sure why.  I suspect the poll insert graphic on “the best length for a family Christmas newsletter” may have thrown things off…I wasn’t hearing complaints before that.  I think everyone who wanted to vote did so.  I removed that graphic and we’ll see if that helps.  I have a big screen and never saw a problem in either Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox in the versions I have, so I can’t tell you if that made it better, or worse.

Better…or worse?

Better…or worse?

Do you feel like you are at the eye doctor yet?

Just let me know…better…or worse?

Click the link above if you didn’t see the results of the poll, they are now posted on that post where the poll formerly stood, God rest it’s soul.  (It’s Christmas, I’ve been to a cantada and seen plays two nights in a row…I’m waxing poetic, or pitifully, depending on your attitude at the moment!)

Have a great evening!

Soon, I hope to post on the first year I’ve undertaking making our Christmas cards (still trying to get my out of town ones finished), and {drumroll} how to make your own Christmas bows for you house.  I know the men are waiting on these with baited breath.

Well, I hear Narnia calling, and I must go!

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5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Misty  |  December 13, 2008 at 9:59 pm

    Loved the Christmas card!! Didn’t get a chance to tell you sooner, but I’m very impressed. Thanks for such thoughtfulness.

  • 2. ~E  |  December 14, 2008 at 9:05 am

    The first few letters of each sentence are still cut off. Much easier to read if I just click in the comments — everything is fine here!

  • 3. Kimberly  |  December 14, 2008 at 5:07 pm

    i can read it all again. it was cut off before! and yes, card are beautiful!

  • 4. Cindy  |  December 14, 2008 at 10:26 pm

    Still cut off for me too.

  • 5. Traci Suppa  |  December 15, 2008 at 12:53 pm

    Hello. I recently found your Christmas newsletter online using the “Google Alert” tool. I’m a writer in the preliminary research phase for a “how-to” book on writing holiday newsletters, with an emphasis on utilizing blogs and other new technology. I may be contacting you in a few months to find out if you would be willing to speak with me about how and why you write Christmas newsletters.

    I have written my own Christmas newsletter for over 10 years, the “old-fashioned” way. However, I have created a “just-for-fun” group on Facebook that you’re welcome to join, called “Christmas Newsletter Writers: We’re not evil, just communicative!”

    Happy Holidays!

    –Traci Suppa

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