A wee request. Or two.

Although it has the appearance of one, this isn’t actually a full blog post so don’t put the kettle on. (In my dreams, I press ‘publish’ and there’s a grid surge as readers get tea at the ready for a good 90-second read. Anyway. . . .)

This is a brief post to say I’ve done in five days what a 14-year old would accomplish in five minutes, and that’s add – I hope – an email notification thingy on this site. Most of those five days were spent poking around the innards of WordPress to find the right widget or gizmo to do this.

If you follow this blog already, you should see ‘Thanks for following When I’m 64’ to the right. If you don’t, you should see a ‘follow’ button and a sign-up option to receive new blog posts by email. Because I own and follow the blog, I can’t see the email sign-up option. Just the way it works, apparently.

So here’s my ask:
If the email sign-in or follow options are visible to you, please drop me a line, either as a blog comment or on Facebook. If something needs fixing I’ll engage the WordPress wizards or a 14-year old to help me out. Although I don’t actually know a 14-year old.

Seems there is a sweet spot in terms of blog followership, and if I can reach that, I can go bigger, diversify and have more fun with this site. I sure look forward to that.

To the 359 people now following, thank you!

The next post will be the real deal.

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21 Comments Add yours

  1. Leela Funnell says:

    Follow and sign up option to the right

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    1. Gery Lemon says:

      Super. Thanks, Leela.

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  2. Graham Hill says:

    Looking forward to that surge – or did I get that wrong?

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    1. Gery Lemon says:

      Me too.

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  3. Lloyd says:

    Email and follow button are present if I have not logged in. Once logged in, no email, or follow exists, because I have already done both.

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    1. Gery Lemon says:

      Great. Thanks, Lloyd. Do you get thanks for following?

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  4. Tara says:

    I’m one of the 359 already following. My apologies for not upping your following but I am enjoying! Keep up the great work, Ger. I’m proud to call you a friend, an dear, old friend.

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    1. Gery Lemon says:

      That goes two ways, Tar. Thanks for following (please share with anyone you may know in our demographic. Although you are younger.) and sticking by me.

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  5. Daughter#1 says:

    I see it!! Well done. You are basically a widget master.

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    1. Gery Lemon says:

      Widget kindergarten. If I ever become a big time blogger, I’m hiring a widgeter. I see you’ve changed your name daughter #1. I like it.

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  6. Elizabeth Zygmunt says:

    I have been following so get the notifications but no “thank you “. Could be ax previously noted that I am already logged in
    Great job Geri. I am enjoying your writings

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    1. Gery Lemon says:

      Oh good, thank you,Elizabeth. As long as you and others read, I’ll stay at it. So when you go onto the site, no thank you?

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  7. Marilyn Clark says:

    Gery, no reference to “follow me” anywhere or “thanks for following”. Mim

    Sent from my iPad

    >

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    1. Gery Lemon says:

      Uh oh. So when you click on the full site, nothing to the right?

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  8. Pat says:

    It does have a “Follow” button at first. No Thank You. Then you click on the follow button, are then able to leave a reply and there is a Thank You in place of the Follow button. Boom, Done!!!

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    1. Gery Lemon says:

      Perfect. See? I have the tech skills of a 64-year old.

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  9. alisonamazed says:

    Hey Gery, well done! It gets easier! Stick with it! And a 14 year old would only do it in 15 minutes if they sat down and focused on it! Plus they’d have to have already done it.

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    1. Gery Lemon says:

      Thanks, Alison. Appreciate the encourage. So much to learn. I feel a bit of a relic.

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    2. Gery Lemon says:

      Thanks, Alison. Appreciate the encourage. So much to learn. I feel a bit of a relic.

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  10. Linda Menard says:

    Hi Gery, I spotted this thru facebook and thought I would check it out. I wish you awesome success with your blog. I am going to signup to follow you.

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    1. Gery Lemon says:

      Thank you, Linda. I’m having fun writing my blog. I hope you’ll sign in to follow (I can’t see that you have, although this wordpress business is a steep learning curve for me.) If you’re enjoy it, please share with your friends in our demographic.

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