This is the weekend I pretend to care about football. Oh, who am I kidding? I am not going to pretend to care about football, but I am going to go to a Superbowl party where I will eat wonderful food — our host is a fab cook and (professional) baker — enjoy great company, watch some mildly entertaining commercials (oxymoron?), and certainly not get in the way of other people’s investment in the game (even if I don’t know who’s playing, myself).
Before I sign off for the weekend, here are some of this week’s highlights:
* “I Was Invited To My Ex’s Wedding, But I Don’t Want To Go”
* Birth Order Plays A Big Part In How Well-Matched We Are With Our Partners
* “I’m Jealous of my Fiancé’s Daughter!”
* “How Can We Make HIS Bachelor Pad OUR Apartment?”
* Open Thread: Your Best Valentine’s Day Gifts
* “My Boyfriend Admitted To Sleeping With Hookers”
* “When Does an Engagement Ring Become YOURS?”
Thanks again for making this another smashing week at Dear Wendy. I’m so excited y’all have embraced this site so much and have already formed a great community. Oh, and it’s not too late to apply to be a male contributor, so if you’re interested or know someone who might be interested, email me. I’ve already gotten some awesome submissions and I think you guys are going to love the new feature. Have a great weekend!
silvii February 4, 2011, 7:09 pm
I’m loving the mix of letters, articles and cool stuff you find on the internet. Makes for an awesome site I think. I also pretend to care about football this weekend because it’s another excuse to go nuts with delicious food and socialise.
TMSC February 4, 2011, 9:45 pm
Thanks for another great week on your new site, Wendy! I love the friendly atmosphere, one of the reasons I have always been hesitant to share online is for fear of derogatory responses. I have seen some pretty nasty comments on various sites, and it is so nice to feel comfortable sharing thoughts and contributing (as well as reading other people’s opinions and views) in a supportive and open environment.
Kristina February 5, 2011, 10:54 am
I love the other things you are doing with this site as well. The only suggestion I have is to make the header bar with your picture another link to the home page because I think it’s just another convenient way of clicking back.
Wendy February 5, 2011, 10:57 am
Thanks, good point. I’ll try to fix that this weekend.
Dennis Hong February 5, 2011, 1:42 pm
Oh, if I may make another suggestion:
Email notifications of comments?
For what it’s worth… I don’t know if you built this site from scratch, or if you use any of WordPress’s third party plugins. If the latter, a simple plugin that works for comment notifications is “Subscribe to Comments Reloaded.” It’s the one I use for my blog, and it works pretty well. And no, I’m not affiliated with the folks who created the plugin in any way. 😉
Wendy February 5, 2011, 2:34 pm
Ok! I’ll see if I can install that plugin.
Dennis Hong February 5, 2011, 5:08 pm
Looks good to me! 🙂
Wendy February 5, 2011, 5:12 pm
Oh, it worked! I spent over an hour trying to figure it out and it didn’t seem to be working, but now it does?
dennishong February 5, 2011, 5:16 pm
Yeah, don’t even ask me how many hours I’ve spent tinkering with plugins on WordPress. By the way, let me know if you have any questions on that, because, as I just mentioned, I’ve spent COUNTLESS hours searching through the sea of third-party plugins that’re on there.
By the way, I registered on your site (by clicking on the Admin link at the bottom of the page), so that I don’t have to enter my name and email every time I comment. I just realized that you don’t publicize that, though, so I’m not sure if you want people actually registering accounts. Sorry if I’m abusing my knowledge of WordPress here. 😉
Laurel February 6, 2011, 3:00 pm
I like the new color scheme for the thumbs up/down. Ditto on wanting to have the top “Dear Wendy” banner a click through to the home page. I really appreciate all the tech work you’ve put into making this site user friendly, in addition to all the wonderful content you provide! Way to go Wendy!
Wendy February 6, 2011, 3:43 pm
Thanks! I’m working on getting the banner to go to the home page. It’s more complicated than I anticipated, so bear with me.