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Friday, November 17, 2006

Friday Five: Giving Thanks

It's that time of year. In the U.S., college students will be on their way home, traffic on the highways will be at its highest point, cooking and baking will ensue. But before the gorging and napping begins, let's take a moment to give thanks.

Please tell us five things or people for which you are thankful this year.

Leave a comment here to let us know you've played.

And if you can make a link, and if Blogger cooperates, so much the better. Here's the formula:

<a href="the URL of your blog post goes here">what you want the link to say goes here</a>

In other words, have your blog post open in another window, then cut-and-paste the link to your post right into the formula above. Or as reverendmother pointed out last week, if your name and your blog title don't match up, do tell us that much.

Edited to add: Widening Circles suggests adding the quotation marks I have now added above. I make my links without them, but if that will help, go for it.

65 comments:

  1. OK, I played and I tried to link. I don't know why the instructions seem so incomprehensible to me, but I really did try, and got back: Your html cannot be accepted. Tag is not allowed. I have no idea what that means but I think it's pretty much on a level with Abandon all hope, Ye who enter here.

    The blog where I posted is Search the Sea -- it's in the sidebar!

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  2. My thanksgiving offering is at http://www.totallytothenines.blogspot.com/

    I too have tried and failed on the whole linking thing. I know it's not that hard - this is definitely a "nut behind the wheel" problem. My kids will be home for thanksgiving - maybe I can learn this from them.

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  3. I will play later this weekend here - going to a youth gathering in Bemidji and I don't have the time to be thankful for anything but coffee right now. :-)

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  4. Preacher Woman, it seems to work fine.

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  5. Hey, cool - I just noticed that the apples are rolling. AAAND there's my 'widening my perspective' moment for the day...

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  6. PS for those who have trouble with the whole linking thing - the first time I got the link to work I quickly copy-and-pasted it into a document where I keep all the blogging technical stuff I'm likely to forget. Now I just copy and paste that into my comment and voila - a link! :-)

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  7. I played

    Be sure to include the double quotes in your posting --that's what fixed it for me.

    Rev. Maria --what a great idea!

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  8. It is always an amazing and humbling thing to reflect on the bounty that is in our lives. Thank you

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  9. Someone needs to explain the link thing, in English, not with symbols, literally step by step. For instance, are you supposed to put in those <> things? I copied and pasted the whole thing and inserted the name stuff where indicated but obviously that's not what you're supposed to do. Feel free to email me if you think you can explain it.

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  10. Here is my attempt at a link. if it does nto work then just go to frog blog.
    here it goes

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  11. Yes, Gannet girl, you do use these things <>.
    The first pair of brackets includes the html code and the actual address to which you want people to navigate. I'm going to put the symbols in single quotes here, but you do not use the single quotes when you make the link.
    So you begin the operation with '<'
    then put in 'a href=' with no space between '<' and 'a'
    after the '=' insert the link to your blog entry; if you don't know exactly what link to use, most blog posts have the word Permalink right next to the link for comments. Click on it, then copy and paste the URL to which it takes you. The URL appears in the navigation box.
    Some html instructions tell you to put the URL in double quotes, as in "http://notreallymyaddress.com"
    I've done it successfully on Blogger without the double quotes.
    Once you have pasted the URL, close the operation with '>'
    Now you write the text you want to show up as hyper-linked, or in plainer language, the words you click on to travel to another page.
    After that word or those words, use another '<'
    follow that, leaving no spaces, with '/a'
    then '>"
    This last bit of code turns off the html coding. In other words 'a' is telling the computer you want to make a link, and '/a' is telling the computer you're finished. 'href=' tells the computer what you're linking *to.*
    I hope this helps.

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  12. Sometimes this works for me and sometimes it doesn't. Here goes my attempt!

    Come see why I am giving thanks.

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  13. A LOT has happened this year, most of which I am thankful for. I played at my LiveJournal.

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  14. Here's a link to Magdalene's Musings.

    Another hint: if your blog post does not have the word "permalink" at the bottom, the permalink may be concealed in the date or time signature.

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  15. I played.

    And I'll be very thankful if my link works!

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  16. I actually played today!!
    Now someday i have to get this linking process into my brain!!
    See me at signs-along-the-way.

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  17. Well the link didn't work...I used the cut & paste method I've always used (which always worked).

    Okay, Blogger is officially taken off my thankfulness list now.

    I played.

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  18. I played here, if Blogger will let me. Otherwise, I'm at http://rainbowpastor.blogspot.com/

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  19. chartreuse ova, both your links worked, one to the blog and one to your post. Good job!

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  20. I have so much to be Thankful for it was ahard choice. Y'all aren't on the lsit but I am thankful for you!

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  21. I have posted what I am most thankful for at my site. Thanks for the reminder to look back and be thankful.

    Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

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  22. It is hard to just pick five. But I played at my place.

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  23. Oh yes, I played, one of the last to bring up the rear. Hope someone finds me. So few comments....where is everyone? (well they are commenting on RGBP!)

    Here's mine.

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  24. I played but, yet again, I can't get the link to work! Come see me at Growing Where I'm Planted

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  25. I am thankful for the calling I received thirty three years ago be a public school teacher and for the manna-fold blessings of salary, health benefits, retirement packages, sick days, snow days and summer breaks so my family could be provided for. My husband became disabled and has, as of yet, been unable to collect disability. What a blessing to love the work I do, love the children I serve, and enjoy the company of the people I work with. When you enjoy the work you do, a line is crossed and it is no longer laborious. I am also thankful for a new calling, a new song, a new direction this day for my life work. Blessings to all this season.

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  26. I don't know how to do the links... my thanks are listed on:

    www.besomami.blogspot.com

    Thank you!

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  27. Thank you, Songbird! I think I did exactly what you said, but I'll try again next time. Maybe I misunderstood something. Actually, maybe I'll try right here!

    If it doesn't work, it doesn't. Thank you so much for the very clear instructions.

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  28. I am late with my thanksgiving but I am here Giving Thanks with a grateful heart for each one of you.

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  29. Sorry for all the random comments on this thread -- but LOOK! above this comment -- I managed to link to my blog using Songbird's awesome instructions! hee hee

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  30. Late as usual, and I couldn't limit it to five, but check out my list here.

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  31. I'm late, but I'm here, or there , or wherever I am.

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  32. I am late into the game, but I played on my blog.

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