Monday, December 27, 2010

follow that farm

So if you enjoy the blog (and are a member of Google) you can follow Cold Antler Farm fairly easily. Just sign into your google account and then you'll see that fancy "Follow" sign up by the search bar. Click that and you can keep track of the goings-on here as either your online self or anonymously. Since I use the old html version of this site, I can't just plop one of those cute widgets that say "Follow Me!" and shows your pretty faces. If you aren't a Google/Blogger member you won't even see the option of follow in that top bar, so just sign in and then visit CAF. Here's to old-fashioned instructions.

29 Comments:

Blogger Kathy P. said...

Okay, I 'followed' but I don't see the Google Followers doohickey in your sidebar so I don't know if it 'took'.

On a couple of occasions, I've wanted to retweet your posts, but couldn't find the button. I found it's a lot easier to do all this stuff on Wordpress - they have lots of plugins for this sort of thing. I always had trouble getting Blogger to do what I wanted so I switched.

December 27, 2010 at 6:43 PM  
Blogger Jenna said...

I don't have a follow-me-side-bar-thing because I use the old HTML editor version of blogger, which gives me more creative control but doesn' allow for toys and such like that.

I can look into a facebook/tweet thing. maybe it's just simple code?

December 27, 2010 at 6:48 PM  
Blogger Paula said...

Can't you switch back and forth between the html and wysiwyg editors?

December 27, 2010 at 7:31 PM  
Blogger Casie said...

I just use google reader to sub to all the blogs I read. That's how I follow you.

December 27, 2010 at 7:33 PM  
Blogger Jenna said...

Paula, you know I'm not sure? I'm worried if I switch I'll lose my code and adverts...

December 27, 2010 at 7:34 PM  
Blogger The Septic Tank Blog said...

I have really enjoyed this blog. Keep up the good work. The Septic Tank Man

December 27, 2010 at 7:35 PM  
Blogger Kathy P. said...

Jenna, I just checked another of my must-read blogs, also on Blogger (Julie Zickfoose's http://juliezickefoose.blogspot.com/), and it's the most elaborate Blogger site I've seen. I can't find any Facebook or Twitter share buttons on hers either. So it may not be possible to put them on Blogger...another reader may know for sure.

December 27, 2010 at 7:40 PM  
Blogger Odd Ducks Farm said...

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December 27, 2010 at 7:51 PM  
Blogger Kathy P. said...

Okay, the plot thickens. I just noticed a 'Share this Post' link in the black band at the top of Julie Zickfoose's blog. It's right next to 'Follow' on hers but not on yours, Jenna. When I clicked on 'Share', Facebook and Twitter were both on the list. So there must be a way to tell Blogger to put the 'Share' link up there.

It's not a huge deal, but if people can retweet or share on Facebook it can help grow your blog.

December 27, 2010 at 7:56 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

Hey Jenna -- off the track question for you -- I'm just curious as to how you keep track of everything going on at the Farm. Do you have a Filofax system, good ole' farm bureau calendar on the wall, ical on the iphone or google calendar ... how do you keep it all together and know whats happening when??? Inquiring minds want to know with the 2011 coming in fast. You have to be very organized to keep this all running smoothly ... tell us the how you do it ...

December 27, 2010 at 8:07 PM  
Blogger Jenna said...

Pam, what do you mean? the farm itself? Or do you mean the farm-work-writing combo life?

December 27, 2010 at 8:19 PM  
Blogger Liz said...

Love to follow (I've been trying for ages)..but even when I'm logged in for google, the follow never shows up :(

December 27, 2010 at 9:00 PM  
OpenID littlerockyridgebarn said...

I check in every day (wordpress user) but I added CAF to my wordpress subscriptions.

-Autumn

December 27, 2010 at 10:17 PM  
Blogger Liz said...

Got into my blog, figured out the default settings--If other folks have trouble with the Follow button not showing up, this is the default link, to use in a RSS reader:

http://coldantlerfarm.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default


Not that anyone seems to have the same issues I do...but just in case ;)

December 27, 2010 at 10:38 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

Everything Jenna -- your life as you know it ... work, farm, home, writing, events, future events, lambing, vets, shot records, projects, financial ... all of it ... what system do you use to organize it all? How do you keep track of it all? You must have a system that works ...

December 27, 2010 at 11:37 PM  
Blogger Odie Langley said...

Hi Jenna, I am following and am enjoying the experience. Have a great week.
Odie

December 28, 2010 at 6:04 AM  
Blogger eliav said...

I follow on google reader and sometimes click through to see your site in all its glory. Keep up the great work!

December 28, 2010 at 7:09 AM  
Blogger doglady said...

I have CAF bookmarked.That is as high tech as I need to get.
Are you going to be at the Farmer's Market in Bennington this Saturday or is it cancelled due to being New Year's Day?

December 28, 2010 at 7:18 AM  
OpenID offgridinwv.com said...

Penny the Pig

December 28, 2010 at 9:02 AM  
Blogger Kris said...

I am so computer stupid I have no idea what all this is about. I have your blogged saved on my favorites list and just click on and there it is. I hope it doesn't get any more complicated than that for me. I love your blog and check in every day just to see how all your critters are. I would hate to miss all this because it's too technical.

Please keep it simple for us computer challenged farmfolk!

December 28, 2010 at 9:13 AM  
Blogger Maria said...

I am a follower!! :)

December 28, 2010 at 11:01 AM  
Blogger Stargazer 2 said...

JENNA,
* I HAVE SIMPLY BOOKMARKED
COLD ANTLER FARM BLOG SO I CAN
EASILY LOCATE MY FAVORITE BLOG!!!
CHEERS WITH A HEALTH DRINK!!!
RONNIE A VERY HAPPY SEAT WEAVER!!!
http://www.chaircaningdirectory.com

December 28, 2010 at 11:14 AM  
Blogger Sense of Home said...

I haven't read your blog in a little over a week and have just now caught up. My, you can write, your words ring true and bring a smile to my face. This is why I always come back and catch up.

-Brenda

December 28, 2010 at 11:18 AM  
Blogger Colorado Girl said...

I have been a follower for quite some time now!

December 28, 2010 at 11:29 AM  
Blogger small stump said...

hi there,
i just found your blog today and am in love. my husband and i are moving to vermont from the bay area this summer (i grew up on the east coast and have been trying to get back). it is a huge move for us and i have been having thoughts that it is completely crazy, but your writing/photos have given me some peace this morning. i will be reading often.

December 28, 2010 at 11:46 AM  
Blogger Duck said...

The "Follow" button doesn't show up for me on the top bar when I'm logged into Google, but I have your blog bookmarked and end up reading it like that.

December 28, 2010 at 11:48 AM  
Blogger Jenna said...

I wish I could share some secret notebook or website, but I am not as organized as you might think. Truth is I let a lot of things like outlook, paypal, and my file folder do the bulk of the grunt work of remembering addresses and dates and such and the rest is just filed in my head. Remember, this farm was a slow process, years of tiny steps, little things. I had time to adjust to them all one at a time and things like lambing, bee hive installing, pea planting and such become learned things, as natural as getting out your sweaters from their winter storage when the temperature starts to drop and you see candy corn in the stores.

December 28, 2010 at 8:21 PM  
Blogger daveymac said...

what about "nova" seein as this is a new adventure for you

December 28, 2010 at 8:37 PM  
Blogger Tuckers Turkey Farm said...

I am just about finished reading your book Made From Scratch and I have to say that I really enjoy it. About 5 years ago we packed up everything we had, said goodbye to everyone we knew and moved a thousand miles away from Mass. to Kentucky. 5 months later we bought our first home, it is now a mini organic farm with chickens, ducks, geese, goats, rabbits, dogs, cats and pet birds and one fish :) I love it here and I would never go back to the city! I share your love for antiques, music, baking, coffee and animals. I will recommend your book to my friends :)

December 29, 2010 at 3:57 PM  

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