Tuesday 14 May 2013

Calling all Day Trippers!

Hi Guys.

You might have noticed that I have been playing around with my blog design over the weekend. I moved some stuff, rearranged things a bit, and hopefully made everything a trifle prettier and less messy. Please do let me know if you have problems with anything in the new layout.

One thing that felt weird was removing the Google Friend Connect widget. That little thing made me feel like I was looking at a group of friends every time I opened my website, and I celebrated every time the counter went up. But seeing as Google is slowly phasing out all its old products (bye, bye, Google reader, my old friend) I thought I might as well bite the bullet and embrace the change. Only AFTER I removed it did I start to wonder if I had also automatically removed my followers as a result. Are you still there? I hope so! And you will still be able to follow me through all these places once all of old Google has passed over.

I had already thought about removing the widget on a few occasions, but that mainly had to do with me getting stressed out if nobody new wanted to actually become my friend, or if people unfollowed me. The reason why I always kept it in the end was that I felt that you, my followers, deserved a bit of exposure, and people could go and check you out by flipping through your tiny thumbnail faces and visiting your pages.

And because I think it's cool that you want to hang out with me, I think I want to keep that exposure happening. So here's what we're gonna do:

If you are a follower of mine and also run your own blog, leave me a comment below. In that comment tell me what your actual method of stalking is (etc. Feedburner, Bloglovin', Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Friend Connect (???)...), the name and address of your blog, 5 nouns that describe what you're doing over there, and the country that you blog from. "Why so nosey?", you may ask. Well... I will take all that info and link to your site from my brand new Day Tripper page! It's going to be my own little follower directory. I'm so pleased with my idea and I think it's going to be awesome. Sound good? Good. Let's do it. 

If you are at loss for nouns, this is how I would sum up All The Live Long Day, for example: FOOD, PHOTOS, TRAVEL, STUFF, PROCRASTINATION. Does that make sense? I hope so. Also, I checked and there were 111 of you before I killed off the widget, so I am expecting 111 comments, children! 

I so am looking forward to getting re-acquainted and to compiling the Day Tripper list.



© Text & Photos - Annika - All The Live Long Day (unless otherwise stated).


  1. This is such a fun idea! My blog is Aimee J Arnold www.aimeejarnold.wordpress.com . I love twitter and facebook for actually connecting with people, and I'm new to bloglovin but I like it so far. Now comes the hard part... my 5 nouns... Umm.. CROCHET, ART, FAMILY LIFE, INSPIRATION, AWESOMENESS. Some of these nouns may be more aspirational than actual, but yeah. Let's go with these unless you have better ones for me, lol!

  2. You forgot to mention MUSIC in your list- I always enjoy your picks! Day Tripper is a great idea.
    I use Bloglovin- I signed up to it one day and it's proved simple enough that I've never bothered trying anything else.
    {rusty rambles} www.rustyrambles.com
    Boots, bike, camera, needle and thread.
    From the beautiful Isle of Wight! (UK,)

    1. Yeah, that would make a better impression than 'stuff' or 'procrastination', too! I'm glad to hear somebody enjoys those posts, as those seem to be the ones that I get the least feedback on.

      Thanks for your details, they're up now.


  3. I use Bloglovin nowadays!

    Dreaming of the Country {www.vicarswifeintraining.blogspot.com}
    family, photography, faith, nature and homemaking.

    ...love the new design!

    1. Thanks, Rachel, it's good to hear from you! :o) You are on the list now, thanks for wanting to be a part of it! x

  4. Hello! *waves* I stalk you through Bloglovin (I'm walkthedust on there). My blog is called 'The Dusty Attic Blog' and it's at http://thedustyatticblog.blogspot.co.uk

    5 nouns? Crafting, family (is that a noun? no? how about family-ing?), shopping, baking, walking. Oh, and I am from the sunny UK :)

    Anna x

    1. Well, welcome to the LIST! You're on it now! I love the brooches in your latest post, by the way, they are pretty rad! x

  5. I use Bloglovin'...I actually only found your blog a few weeks ago. Mine is called "A Blog About A Nova" and it's here: http://blogaboutnova.wordpress.com/

    I'm from Canada and my blog's nouns are PHOTOGRAPHY HUMOR TATTOOS BULLDOG and WHATEVER

    1. You're up on the list and I will go have a read around your place now. Thanks.


  6. Oh no, I missed this post the first time around. Sign me up!

    Adopting, Crafting, Loving, Decorating ,Sub Arctic Living

    Cheers Doll.

    1. Thanks for being part of this, Alli, you're also up on the list now. :o)

  7. This is a lovely idea. (I love your merit badges too.)

    I found you via the Totally Awesome Blog Hop and I follow your blog via Twitter and Bloglovin'.

    Crafts, Music, Jewellery Making (Is that 2?), Family, Ideas

    I live in Cambridge UK. My blog is Bead It and Weep at jewellerymakingblog.blogspot.co.uk


    Nikki x

    1. Thanks for being part of this, Nikki, you're up on the page now!



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