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Go Ask Aunt Becky


Today, Pranksters, is the last day to vote for the 2011 Bloggies.

Mommy Wants Vodka and Band Back Together are both nominated, and I hate to ask you, but, uh, could, you please, uh, vote?

Dearest Aunt Becky,

Do I tell my boss that I am moving to Far Away City, USA on a Friday or a Monday? (I am moving for my husband’s job)

I have asked The People I Know and no one gives me a solid answer.  If no one can do it, then Aunt Becky surely can.

I’ve given this much thought, Prankster, and the proper answer is Friday. Because on a Friday, you can find people to go out and celebrate your new-found freedom with. On a Monday, people will simply say (dejectedly), “Oh…congrats,” and you’ll be lucky if you can find someone to come over for pizza because they have to work the next day. There will be no tomfoolery or mischief or shenanigans.

And Lord knows, that’s what you need when you’re about to move across country.

Hi Aunt Becky.

I was directed to your blog today by a friend of mine, and I saw your follow me buttons on the right side of the page, and well, I just have to say that I love them.  I was curious where and how you got them.

I hope you can share this with me, but if not, I totally understand.



Dear Dom,

So, I have two sets of buttons on my sidebar, because one is, apparently, never enough, and WordPress doesn’t have a plugin that does everything I want, not exactly.

The one above is called Subscription Options and it’s simple to use and install. I did have to sign up for Feedburner in order to get the “email posts” option to work, but that seems to be the ONLY workable “email posts” plugin out there for WordPress that actually works.

I’d had another plugin installed here and Band Back Together that malfunctioned a couple of weeks ago. Instead of emailing everyone who’d actually signed up to have posts emailed to them, it emailed everyone who had signed up for the site. Classy!

Wordpress Subscription Options Facebook Twitter Youtube

This is the other WordPress subscribe option plugin I have installed right now. It’s called “fixed social buttons.” It’s good because it’s got all those annoying places you have an account all in a neat row. And, it no longer scrolls, which was annoying.

If you haven’t died of boredom (entirely possible), I hope that’s helped.

Dear Aunt Becky,

What’s that comment thing you have that emails me when you reply to my comments?

Dear Prankster,

This is another WordPress plugin called “WordPress Thread Comments” and while I directed you to the website with a link, it’s kind of in another language.

It’s a nifty plugin. WordPress does have a “nested comment” option already, but it doesn’t (I do not believe) email you the replies, which makes it less awesome than that plugin. The problem with that plugin is, as with all WordPress plugins, it doesn’t always work with every theme. I cannot make it work, for example, with the Mushroom Printing theme. That theme is glitchy as hell, though.

That’s WordPress for you.

I hope that helps. I’m not much of a “computer person.” I also don’t know why I used quotes on that, but now that I did, I don’t feel like going back to fix it because my mouse isn’t working and I don’t know why. Perhaps I should write to myself and ask.

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14 Comments to

“Go Ask Aunt Becky”

  1. On February 20th, 2011 at 10:52 am alfred lives here Says:

    Voted for you, oh bloggie queen, hope you win!

    I told my boss was quitting on a Sunday night, called him at home, as was going to the enemy, er competition, He appreciated the heads up to think about the company response. I would have done Fridyay, if an option. Monday is tough, as people come to the office with an agenda in their heads.

  2. On February 20th, 2011 at 10:56 am Your Aunt Becky Says:

    I’ve done both and yeah, I totally agree.

  3. On February 20th, 2011 at 11:07 am triplezmom Says:

    Fridays, always tell people you work with/for stuff on Fridays. Unless you work weekends.

    The entire time I was on WordPress I was never able to make threaded comments work on any theme I used. But I am html-exic.

  4. On February 20th, 2011 at 11:44 am Jessica Says:

    I totally voted and hope you win!!!

  5. On February 20th, 2011 at 12:17 pm Christen Says:

    Just voted and I hope you win! Your blog is hands down my favorite, and I can’t describe the feeling of when I see a new post in my google reader! Happy in the pants, maybe 🙂

  6. On February 20th, 2011 at 12:31 pm Colie Says:

    Just voted and hope you get a big ol’ trophy!

  7. On February 20th, 2011 at 12:45 pm blacklisted Says:


  8. On February 20th, 2011 at 1:06 pm Melissa Says:

    I have voted under all my e-mail addresses for both. 3 email addresses times 2.

    My manager left her notice Friday, last day will be Monday. I have the inside story but will leave that for Mushroom Printing. Those asshats.

  9. On February 20th, 2011 at 4:51 pm Pam Says:

    Already voted! Sending good luck your way…not that you’ll need it, I’m sure!

  10. On February 20th, 2011 at 7:06 pm GingerB Says:

    I’ll go vote in any and every way that is legit. And I am working on something to put on Band Back Together, so you’ll be even more bitchin’ with my contribution. And now Shut Your Whore Mouth about voting!! Just kidding, I just wanted to say that and no one in my house would really understand. I’m really only mad because you said coffee is bullshit. Obviously pants are bullshit, but coffee is the nectar of the Gods.

  11. On February 20th, 2011 at 7:41 pm Maria K. Says:

    Mompetition sent out a call to action to vote at the end of last week! DONE! Congrats and keep it up!

  12. On February 20th, 2011 at 7:41 pm mary ryan Says:

    why in gods green earth have i not read the mushroom chronicles before today,…never got the meaning,..but EFFIN love IT!!!!
    you rock SO MUCH HARDER NOW,,in my astute opinion,…love you more
    wow,, back to the shroom..

  13. On February 20th, 2011 at 9:17 pm Sarah P Says:

    This is probably not the post you tweeted about, huh?

    You know what’s a good idea? Just text your boss and take a two-hour lunch.

  14. On February 20th, 2011 at 10:47 pm katrina Says:

    You WILL win!!

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