Thursday, August 16, 2007

BLOG CANDY

USA GOODIES





NON USA GOODIES

Well can you belive it - I can't - hit 10,000 WOW, have been doing this bloggin thing for about 4 months now and hit the 10,000 mark. I have made some wonderful friends and have learned so much, paper piercing, stamping techniques, shading (still working on that one), just to name a couple. To thank everyone for their visits and kind words I am offering some blog cancy. OK now to the goodies, want to do this a little differently, I know that sending goodies outside the US gets expensive so I am doing TWO- yes TWO different giveaways, one for those of us in the "Colonies", the USA, and one for everybody else. My Michaels received a new batch of clear stamps the other night so I picked up a bunch. Above is a picture of the goodies, and there will be a couple of additional surprise goodies in your package.

I have noticed that a lot of people have their comments set up with a word verificatin so that they don't get automated comments. Being new at this I must admit that I have received only two weird comments that I just deleted. I hate word verification, sorry I do. Sometimes the letters are diffuclt to tell is that a pnm or prm; or is that a lj or li or is it an or cn - OK, that is enough of my complaining, know you just want to hear what you need to do to have an opportunity to win.

My question is do you have your blog comments set up with word verification and if so why.
Don't forget to tell me if from the USA or where you're from so I know which blog treat you are eligible to win.

Ron, who you all met before (he pulled the last winner) will also be pulling the winner for this one.
Oh forgot to say when I am drawing, to give everyone time, I will draw next Thursday, August 23rd.

110 comments:

Michelle said...

I do not use comment verifiction. I hate it when I have to do it on other people's blog....I will still visit their blogs, no worries, I just get frustrated with the verification!
I am in Canada.

Dawn Easton said...

Hey there! LOL you know, I don't know how mine is set up...think I best go check it out! I'm from Canada too! Still laughing at that Halloween card!!! haha love it!

sari said...

I din't use word verification before... but after i got wiered comments and checked out from hwo they came from... one when straight to a porn site... another one was an add...but i hate it myself... i'm thinking that i should take it away again...=)
So nice of you to have 2 blog candys!! =)

Samm said...

Hi there!

I don't use word verification, I find it a bit of a pain on other peoples but fine, if they want it. I've been blogging since April but I've not had a problem with wierdos!!!!LOL!!!

Samm
x

scrappintrish said...

First, I am from the US!
Second, I DO have the word verification. I actually just started this a few weeks ago and the reason I did was because I got a comment from this man and it had a whole bunch of names and the names were links so you just clicked on a name and it took you to a page. I did not click on any of the names because I wasn't sure if this was a virus or some kind of spam or what. I deleted the comment so no one else clicked on any of the names and got any kind of virus or what not. I hate the work verifications as well but I just did this for my readers so that they did not get any harm done to their computer... :)

Julie said...

AAAAAAAAAAAMEN SISTER! DOWN WITH WORD VERIFICATION!! I am so happy to see you write about verification...I'm up to about 23,000 hits and no problems. I am tellin' you..there are times when I don't leave a coment because the computer is asking me to type out a 23 letter word I can't read. You made my day! You really did.

Dana said...

Woohoo! Next thurday when you draw is my anniversary!
Back to the question: I too ABHOR word verification. Drives me nuts and most often I get it wrong and give up rather than starting all over again. I have dial-up at home and I find I just don't comment if I have to type in some random alpha-numerical password.
I took the word verificaion off my blog, but left comment moderation ON. That way I can still verify what the comment is and my readers don't have to type in scrambled words.

I'm from the USA.

Tina said...

I am from the US.
I do not like the word verification either. It takes too long to leave the comment and some of them are hard to make out.
Great blog candy.

Thanks,
Tina

Nancy Grant said...

Hey Florence! Congrats on the blogging success. I do not have word verification on. I did when I first started blogging but then I found it to be a hassle on other sites and figured I better turn mine off.

Thanks for asking...psst... I am in the US of A.

:-)

Well Said Cards said...

congrats on all the hits! I enjoy visiting your blog often. I don't have word verification on because I don't like doing it. It's such a hassle when I'm at work on my lunch break trying to leave some quick comments!

I'm in the US.

Sharon said...

Congrats on your many, many, many hits! That's exciting!! No I don't have word verification and I'm sure it's because I didn't realize I could do it on my blog when I was setting it up. I'm still illiterate when it comes to computers. Sometime I can't read the letters, like you too. Anyway, have a great day.
I am from the colonies!!

Kaz said...

Hey there!! I'm in the UK. I'm not sure if I have verification on mine as I was a complete novice at blogs when I set it up and made it up as I went along! I'm going to check it now though as I get sooo confused putting it on other blogs!! Well done on so many hits in such a short time.

Karen Gladney said...

I am from Canada. I did use comment verification but don't any more. Actually I find it more annoying to have to give a friends email to be able to leave a comment.

Tks for visiting my blog btw and leaving a comment. It is hard to get your blog out there sometimes. Any little bit helps

stampingranny said...

Hi Flossie,
I am a USA gal!
I too am not a word verification fan! Had it, lost it! It's understandable that it is available for non friendly stalkers (virus's & spam).
I was wondering what your suggestions are, with regard to getting more viewers to come to one's blog site. How many contacts do you make a day? Do you find the auto email from people when they post to be a contributing factor?
You are red hot with your amazing amount of hits! You go girl! The candy looks yum! Deb

Michelle said...

Mine is set up with word verificication. Who knows why?? Maybe its blogspots default? I think I'll try it without!
I'm in the USA - Idaho

Kelly Sampson AKA Emmiestamps said...

Congrats on your huge milestone!! I love your blog, I especially love the card you made yesterday......LOL! I don't have word verification, because I find it's a pain in the puttootie!
Ps Canada Here!

scfranson said...

love your blog! Congratulations on all the hits. I'm from Wisconsin and I don't have a blog.

Anne said...

Hi Florence, UK here - I don't have word verification set up because I'm not a tekkie person and I've never figured out how to apply it! LOL!! It doesn't bother me to have to fill them in on other people's blogs, but I do find it a bit time-consuming ;o) Congratulations on 10K+ hits - that's amazing! Great blog!

Franzi said...

Hello, I also don`t use word verification; because ... I`m still waiting for more visitors ;)

Ok I would really like to do more cards and other paper projects but unfortunetaly there isn`t so much time for this lovely hobby at this time. But anyway I like it so much.
Greetings from Germany
Franzi

Chris said...

Hi Flossie from uk Chris :)
Congratulations on all your posts:)

I use word verification even though I hate it myself... mainly cos I don't want my e-mail filled with junk, though I still get loads of stupid stuff offering me money in exchange for my details etc... yeah they wish lol

p.s. candy on my blog tomorrow too while I take a break...so don't forget to pop by :)

Reality Show Reject said...

I don't use word verification. I don't get enough comments on my blog, so it doesn't really matter. I'm in the US. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

K. said...

I have always had word verification on. Never really thought about it. I guess I assumed it would cut out spam although I never tested otherwise. If I ever pick up blogging again I may keep it off and see what happens! I'm in Ohio.

Heather said...

Good question- that is also an amazing number of hits for such a short time! I use word verification because I had some weird links posted in comments. PS Please don't enter me for the candy and let someone else win it!

Lilian said...

hi! i don't have a blog... so i can't really answer the questions. but i do love your blog! thanks for a chance to win.

i am from sunny southern california. :)

Kimberly said...

Florence,
I do on my Angel blog and trithfully I'm not sure why. I just thought it would b safer i guess.
I'm from The good ole' USA

Ijsbeer said...

I hate word verfication. Its often so hard to read. It would be better if we could program it ourselves. A site I visit has its own take on this. Its asks easy math questions like whats 1+1 or whats 5-3 and you type in the answer as verficiation. Spam bots don't manage this and it more fun. Pluss easier on the eyes!

I have two blogs. One personal on a forum I frequent. Here only forum members can post so no verfication possible or needed. One is here on blogger but due to illness I forgot about it for a long time. I had to put up verfication though since I got lot of spam posts:( Only comments where spam.

I am from Norway:) Thanks for making the contest international. We don't have that many places to buy cool stamps from here.

Ann Jobes said...

Hi there!
I only activated the comment verification (which in turn activated a word verification) recently because I was getting strange comments on my blog, and some of them were leaving very suspicious looking links...
moderation seems to be scaring these phishers off.
Ann in Canada

Cathy said...

This is Cathy from the USA! Ok I don't have a blog, only because I surf them to much. I prefer no verication. Thanks for a chance.

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Márcia Mattos said...

Hi Florence

I don't use a word verifications at my blog.
I am in the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brasil, and thanks so much for remembering us, International bloggers!!
Hugs and congrats
Marcia

CAKVD said...

I don't use word verification (at least I don't think I do - I've never left a comment on my own blog!). I've only had 1 spammer comment, so I'm not too concerned at this point. I'm Cheryl and I'm from Madison, Wicsonsin, USA!!

Pattyjo said...

Sorry, I deleted my last comment because I forgot to tell you where I was from. I'm from Spokane Washington. No I do not do work verfication. Thanks for a chance.

Jane said...

I'm not sure if mine is set up for verification or not for comments (not like I leave myself comments!) I prefer not to...but I understand why it's needed. And I guess I'd rather be safe than sorry.

I'm from Southern AZ...good old USA.

Mistylynn said...

Nope, no word verification for me. I think if people are trying to spam MY little ol' blog they're desparate! Good ol' USA baby.
Misty.
PS
Saw your hurricane around Hawaii.
Hehehe

kathy said...

I hate verifications. I only ghave one because I got a comment I didn't understand because it was in a foreign language and it bothered me. I guess it will be safe to take it off now. Love your blog and great blog candy

Bethany Paull said...

Nope, no verification on my blog. I find it annoying too. But to each his own.

Almost forgot: US

Kristine Reynolds said...

I feel the same way flossie. I didn't have it at first but then I got a couple of spam type comments with links and I didn't want my computer or anyone elses screwed up by clicking on the link. congratulations on 10K. You are so super sweet about commenting on EVERYONES blogs! Take Care!

rebecca said...

I tolerate word verification because I like lots of the blogs that have it, but I often have to enter the "word" a 2nd time because I had trouble reading the first one. I love it when I can skip that step. Thanks for the generous goody giveaway. I don't have a Michael's near me, so I often drool over the products people say they find there. Congratulations on the success of your blog. That's a heck of an accomplishment, but for very good reason.

Rebecca (ceadmile00@msn.com)
USA

Eleanor said...

Congrats on your hits! I like visiting your site. I used to have word verification on my blog but I disabled it because it was a pain. Take care! Eleanor, from CA!

Stampin' D'Amour said...

HI there from ARiZoNa!

No word verification or "Blog Owner approval" here!

I'm not a fan of the word verification either--sometimes hard to read...I know it is to deter from the CYBER SPAM-BOTS out there!

CUTE BLOG CANDY! :0)

-pamela

Jill said...

Hi Florence,
Love your blog and love that you don't use word verification. :) No word verification here either. I don't really find it necessary since I too have only gotten maybe two weird comments. I guess I don't get as much traffic as some other blogs though. And I am in the USA.

Courtney said...

I used to have word verification. Now I've switched to comment moderation. My blog isn't crafting, its pictures of my travels, friends, family etc. I don't get a lot of comments anyway but I've gotten some not PG ones (from friends) so I like to have control

Jen said...

Hey Aunty Flossie!!!!

First of all... CONGRATULATIONS on your 10K hits!!! You are such a sweetie, and everybody luvs ya!!!!

We're here, me, Charlie and your 2 nephews - all the way in Hawaii, but still part of the US.

U already know I don't use word verification. I get some crazy nut-so's leaving me comments too, I simply delete those comments. I don't intend on adding word verification, cause I want to make it very easy for my girlfriends, like you that visit all the time, to post n' go. I wish there was a way to post on everyone's site at 1 time. hahaha... yea, I'm dreaming...

Way to go sweetie!!!

Hugs n' Aloha,
Jen

Teri said...

Hey Flossie, Congrats on your 10,000 hits! Wowee! I don't use word verification on my comments because sometimes it's hard to see what letters/numbers they're asking for (my poor old eyes!) but like all of the other gals, I still visit and make comments from other gals that ask for it. Sister, you know I'm in the U.S. all the way over in Hawaii :) Aloha! Teri

Jean said...

Hello Flossie, I am from Australia and at last have found my way to your blog!! I think I am in for a treat by looking at all your lovely work!!
Thank you for your kind comments on my blog - much appreciated. No I dont have word verification on mine and as you can see, I am fairly new to blogging but so far have only had one weird post!! Cheers from Down Under, Jean

sari said...

Flossie...check my blog...there's something there for you...=)

Angel Wilde said...

I just went to my site to see if I had it. Couldn't remember if I did or not. I don't. I have had a couple of spammers, but just deleted those comments. Word verification is a pain, but I do understand why some people feel it's necessary. Sometimes I don't take the time though.

Ghazal(ghazal_31005@yahoo.com) said...

I don't have any blog yet, but if i had I'm sure i would not use any word verification!!

I'm a non USA, form Iran.

foodpartyfun said...

Hi Flossie...I don't have a blog, but enjoy yours. I am from USA (Alabama). Thanks for sharing your talent and your goodies!

Pat

ScrapMomOf2 said...

Congratulations! I'm in the U.S. I do not have word verification. Great blog candy!

Emilia said...

No! I don't use the verficaion because I can't tell the words sometimes so I prefer not bothering my pals.. :)

Emilia from Taiwan

PS thank you for considering the non-us blogger! You are just too sweet!

Kristina Lewis said...

Hello! I do use word verification, but I'm thinking of getting rid of it. I love how often I see you commenting on others blogs! You are so generous! Thanks for a chance to win! Congrats on your hits!

Kristina Lewis said...

oops, I'm a USA girl!

stampinat6213 said...

Congratulations on your big blog milestone! *USA* I have word verification only because I think it defaulted to that, and thought everyone had it! I would sure hate to delete it for fear of commercialized/x-rated comments. Wish there was a better way, that's for sure!

Michelle said...

WOW! Congratulations on 10,000 hits! And thanks for all the sweet comments you leave on my blog.

Yep...I have word verification. I hate it too. But I had a couple of weird comments, so I added it to screen those. I would certainly consider removing it if it was too irritating to everyone.

I'm a Cajun girl...right here in the US of A!

DEBBY said...

Hi Florence.I do have the word verification cause I did get a few spams and such and I do want to save my computer from further issues . I already lost everything once when I had a Troyan horse.I don't mind it on other's blog and I do not have difficulties to use it.I know it is sometimes a pain in the b... but I feel safer this way.
Thank you so much for making this blog candy for us abroad.I'm from Israel as you already know,lol

lehtipollo said...

Hi, I found your blog through Sari's. I don't use word verification because it's such a nuisance to those posting comments and because I haven't received any spam yet. If I start getting a lot of spam, I may have to resort to word verification, but I'll avoid it as long as I can. I'm from Finland, by the way, and I blog in Finnish, so you may not get that much out of my blog :) But there are pictures of my paper craft projects that you can look at, anyway.

mum on the run said...

Hi Flossie!!

Thanks for entering my blog candy, I'm drawing the winner later today!!

I received my birthday card today, thanks so much!! Will email you shortly :)

I'm in the UK and don't use verification either. I'm almost at 30,000 hits and have had my blog for 2 months and never had any problems :)

Great candy!!

Aunt T said...

Hi Flossie - I am from the USA and I do not use the verification.

Happy Friday :)

Teresa

Beth said...

Oh, Flossie! How generous! Thanks for this blog candy opportunity! I do not have word verification on my blog. Although I've not had as many hits as you, I have never had an inappropriate comment to date. But, for some reason, my blog has added word verification when I POST and it NEVER accepts the first one! Very irritating!

Jean said...

Hi Flossie! I do not use word verification, but I do have to moderate all comments before they appear. My young blog has had over 80 spam comments deleted! Thank you for the work you put into your blog, and for the cool blog candy. I'm in the most southern state in the US - Hawaii. Keep on blogging!

Alessia said...

Love your blog Florence and beautiful candy! :)
I am from the ITALY!

Katia said...

Hi Florence,
I am from Italy too :-)
Your blog is beautiful and your candy blog too!!
I love your cards

Ciaooo

A Webb Of Creations said...

I don't use word verification, just your email name. Love your blog thanks for the candy.

Linda Webb

A Webb Of Creations said...

Oh, I forgot to tell you I live in the US. Thanks again

Linda Webb

pescbrico said...

That's a lot of comments!! I don't use word verification either. I'm working all day with persons with disabilities... so why put another thing in the way? and it simpler for everyone! I'm from Canada.

carrie said...

Hey there. Nope, don't use the verification feature and thankfully haven't had any problems (although I do have a spam filter).

I'm in Canada! Thanks!

Julie Masse said...

Hi there! Julie in the US. I'm am sooooo with you - I hate verification! don't have it on my blog, have only gotten 1 or 2 strange comments that I just deleted. But, whatever .. . :) Thanks for the chance to win candy!!

Rochelle W said...

Way to go Flossie!!

USA here.

I do not have the word verification on my blog because it takes too long to do. They just bug me. I haven't had any trouble with spam or bots so until I do I will keep mine the way it is.

Linda SS said...

I sure like that batch of Christmas cards. It makes me want to get started on mine. I don't use word verification & haven't a clue how to get it if I wanted it, computer dunce that I am:) Born, raised, & retired in the good ol' USA.

TheDvineMissM said...

Holey Moley...10,000! That is an amazing number. Many congrats and thank you for always stopping at my new little blog!!! I do not use word verification...no need. Thanks for a chance to win some "candy"...from me in Texas, USA

Carol said...

HI from the USA Flossie, This is my first visit to your blog (I found it through a link on Dawn Griffith's blog) I've seen your comments on other blogs before, so it's nice to enjoy your blog too. I don't have a blog yet - but I'm learning! Congrats on all the hits and thanks for your generosity!

Alexandra said...

Wow! Wonderful amount of hits - you are amazing girl! Thanks for visiting my blog too! Hmmm...I was getting some really weird comments on my blog so yes, I now do word verification - I visit a lot of blogs and never mind doing the extra step since I know why they do it! Love the blog candy - your blog rocks! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex from Florida in the good ole' US of A

Rita said...

I am from the USA. I'm not sure what mine is set at, but I don't mind word verification as long as it keeps out the weirdos, once in awhile I have to redo my word 'cause I got 1 letter wrong...but its not a big deal for me. Congrats on 10K!!! Luv your blog & thanks for visiting mine.

Rita

NormaJ said...

Hi Flossie:
I'm a West Coast Canadian and I do not use the verification code. So far I haven't had any problems with
my comment field.
Congrats on reaching such a high and mighty milestone.

So Sonya said...

I must admit I don't use the word verification, the reason? Because I'm scared people won't leave comments lol. Seriously I think if everyone has it on their blogs, people might get bored of leaving comments if they have to keep verifying all the time.
i am from Northern Ireland.

And congrats on the hits!!!

Vicki said...

WOOHOO!!! You go girl!! It took me a while to get to the mark!! Congrats!! I haven't really taken the work varfication off my blog, but not sure I can do that...so not sure on that one. I'm a USA gal!! :)
www.basementstamping.typepad.com

Maisymary's Findings said...

COngrats & happy blogging ! nice projects & creations you definitely have here ! I didnt realise I can take away word verification ! Think I'll try that for my blog !

Smiles from Singapore !

Pearl

malieta said...

Hi Flossie!
Great candy and thank you for sharing!
I am not a fan of this method my self and some of the words are difficult to see. To be honest with you when I started my blog, I filled in the blanks about comments the best of my ability at the time. Now that I visit blogs on a regular basis the word verafication is a *pain* Perhaps now is the time to modify.
Malieta:)

Suzy (Doan) Tyler said...

Hi there, Flossie! Thanks for the offer of sweet candy and a good question to ponder.

I do not have word verification on my blog spot (http://ink-a-dink-a-doo.blogspot.com) because for one, I never thought it would be necessary. To date I've not had any strange or unwanted comments. Just not enough love from the stamping community. :)

Take care, and oh yes, I'm from the USA!

Sharon Caudle said...

Hi Flossie!!!

I'm in the USA and no verification for me. I haven't been doing this long enough to have any weird comments, and I wouldn't know how to apply it to my blog anyway!!! LMBO!!

hugs
Sharon

~Carla~ said...

No, I don't have word verification.. like you, I find it to be a pain. I've also only had to delete 2 'non-real' comments so it's no biggie. If I was getting them constantly, i'd probably set it up, but for now, i'm happy with the way it is. I'm in Canada.. great blog candy! :)

alice k. said...

Congrats on your 10 grand! (Please pick me, please pick me, I've never had a stamp in my life!) ;) Truthfully, I learn so much just looking at your pictures, your blog is great eye-candy. Keep it up, and thanks for remembering us readers overseas (I'm in Europe).
I'm not sure whether I have installed word verification...but if I have, probablyt because it seemed safer that way. It is a bit of a nuicance, though, but totally understandable.

Debbie/StudioBeeCreations said...

I do not have it..I wouldnt know how to do it, anyway!..lol.....However, when I visit other bloggers who do, although it makes me cross-eyed sometimes ready the letters & numbers, it does not deter me from visiting the blog....ESPECIALLY someone like YOU...with your inspiration!!....yummy candy!! Congratulations on 10K!!!!!!!!

Teresa said...

Hi Flossie!

Thanks for asking such a great question! It's really neat to read all of the answers... interesting!

I don't like word verification either - like so many of your readers. However, I am very big on safety and don't want to worry about strange comments or viruses spreading through my computer.

Sometimes the verification letters are tough to read and I think they should make the task easier. But, if there is anything I can do to make my computer less vulnerable, I will do it.

I live in the USA.

Have a great day Flossie!!

Greensleeves said...

Hi Flossie,
I don't use the word verification, as I also find it a pain, but I used a moderting facility for a while after receiving some unsolicited junk comments with links to God knows what (I never opened it). But I got fed up with moderating too.
cheers,
Galina (living in the UK)

Anonymous said...

Flossie,
Great Halloween cards! I just started reading blogs, and jumping from one to another, such fun. All so inspirational for our cardmaking hobby. Thanks for sharing.

Bluemoon in Canada

Yvette said...

LOVE the pumpkin card!
I didn't set my blog up with word verification but when I got the first spam message I got kind of freaked out and set it up immediately. It doesn't bother me to have to do in on other people's blogs but you're right it is hard to read at times.
Yvette in the USA

JAR said...

I do use the verification - but don't know why. I guess because I was getting some odd ads as comments on my blog for awhile. Haven't had any since then!

Congrats on your 10K mark!! That is really cool!

janet allen said...

Word verification generally has not kept me from posting on blogs. I'm from the USA and haven't got a blog yet. I love that upside down silly pumpkin and the card is great.

Julie Mutch said...

Hi, love your pumpkin card, it's sweet! :)

I don't use word verification on my blog. I'm not a fan of it, but I will do them on other blogs so I can leave a comment. I guess I've just never been spammed, so I haven't bothered to set it up. I'm thinkin' that's the only reason for it...to keep unwanted junk out of your comments.

Thanks for the chance to play along!

Julie
in Dartmouth, NS
Canada

Patsy Jackson said...

Wow Flossie - 10k - that's just brilliant :) Your blog candy looks yummy :)

Nope, I don't have verification on mine a) I don't know how to set it up lol! and b) I find it a pain!!!

Oh and thanks for your recent comments on my blog too :)

Patsy x

The BlogHore said...

Before I forget - I'l NON US (I live in Canada) and I don't use the comment verification. I just find it slow and sometimes I can't read the letters/numbers and then I have to re-type over and over again.

melissa roth said...

I hear ya! They are difficult to read at times & frustrate me. If my post doesn't clear on the first attempt, I've often times not bothered to post again. I enjoy visiting because I enjoy your cards - I reside in WA state.

Louly said...

Good Greif! I don't think i've ever seen so many comments. I don't use word varification and have only had one or two unwanted comments and I can live with that. Thankyou for this fab blog candy draw, the stamps look great. (I'm from the UK)

reflections:0) said...

I have had it and then I take it off and put it back...hehehehe Right now it is off...

U.S.A

reflections:0)

Laura said...

I use word verification. I agree that it is kind of a pain but I use it to cut down on junk mail. I'm from the US. Great give away!!

Colleen Schaan said...

I have a blog and I use word verification...I don't have a choice...the program I use puts it in automatically. I hate them too and wouldn't use it if I didn't have to.

(I am in the US....)

2 Worlds said...

I want some candy too...
Humm In my TAC blogs Sometimes I have a lot of crazy spams I dont have word verification but just for me to accept the comment
what I think its better than word verification.

Cathrine StClair said...

Wow! 99 comments and counting - that is impressive!! LOL

I have my verification off too. I figure the 5 or so people who read my blog will probably be nice (LOL).

jodene said...

I don't have a blog, yet I prefer no word verfication. it helps when you are is a hurry. I am from Saskatchewan, Canada.

Maria said...

Hi! I´m from Finland and I just found your blog when surfing in another blog.I don´t have the word verification in my blog and I really don´t like to use it when I leave a comment to somebody. I haven´t had many strange comments, maybe one or two during one and a half year.

Cheryl said...

Wow! Some great blog candy! I don't even know if I have that user verification. I better check too. I love all your cards! I'm in the us.

Annette Elias said...

Hi Flossie, here is a stamp addict from the Netherlands.... I don't have a blog yet, but if I do (and I want it so soon enough I will have one ;o))) I will not use this irritating way of checking people who mean well and make an effort to sent me a nice email or reaction. I know there may be sick people that might react also, but I will remove them as soon as I see them. I don't want the "good" people to be leaving because of a savetydevice against the sick ones.
Flossie, I do like looking around at your blog, and love your work. Thanks!!! Love Annette

Jacqueline's Craft Nest said...

Got here just in time! I don't do letter verification because I don't like filling it in on other blogs - I always feel the artwork is worth filling it in though so it won't stop me leaving a comment!
I am outside the USA. I am so glad to participate - thanks!

AnnaDrai said...

ciao Flossie,
great blog candy, wow!!!
I use word verification... even though I hate it myself. I have had one or two unwanted comments

Anna
Italy

Wife2TJ said...

I agree with you on the word verification, but I was getting to many spam posts. Yuck!

Love your blog as you know :-)
congrat's on all the hits. I love checking in!

Have a great rest of your week!!!

Leigh said...

Hi Flossie, congrats on the 10k hits. I'm in the UK and I don't use word verification, I agree that it can be difficult to read. I guess if I started getting a lot of spam then I would though.

Clare said...

Hi Clare here in the UK - love your blog! I do have the verification thingy on my blog as I don't mind typing it in on other peoples. The setting that means that a comment needs blog owner approval before it shows used to confuse me as I couldn't work out why my comment wasn't showing!

zammù said...

Hi, Flossie! Di inglese non so un'acca ma i miei occhi vedono cose bellissime sul tuo blog!