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To All Google Friend Connect and Email Followers

The previous feeds you were receiving through these two options were not transferred correctly due to misinformation from Google/Feedburner. It transferred all your nice pictures here and listed you as followers but you were not receiving information from the new blog only the old one.

For this reason I am asking you to please join Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book again, just like you would have had to if Google had not let me back in.

If you follow using Networked Blogs, that application has been having issues since Facebook made it’s major changes last month. If may just be easier to like the Escape With Dollycas Fan Page by clicking the Facebook Button in the upper left column or using this link. (I just noticed Networked Blogs worked on this post. Maybe getting rid of the old feed helped.)

I am so sorry for the inconvenience.

I know I have asked a lot of you the past 2 weeks and I hope everything from now on runs smoothly with no more glitches.

As always feel free to contact me at dollycas@hotmail.com or leave comments.

Thank you!!

Lori/Dollycas

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WELCOME!!


Whether you are coming over from Dollycas’s Thoughts or the very short lived Escape With Dollycas WordPress hosted site I am so glad you are here. I am also so sorry for the running around you have had to do but I hope you will see this self-hosted WordPress version has so many more benefits than either of the other two. Plus I get to clean up all the accumulated clutter than was filling up Dollycas’s Thoughts. I think this site is gorgeous. Thanks April!! April and my new friend Bex helped me get this all set up yesterday. I will continue to try to get everything just right. Please leave a comment if you have any problems, ideas or questions. As this site evolves more than one set of eyes is always helpful.

If you want to know how this all started here is a direct link to my first WordPress post.
http://www.escapewithdollycas.com/posts/hello-world-2/

I promise this is the last move, so let’s get back to talking BOOKS!!!!

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Feel Good Friday

Hosted by: Erika, the girl next door grows up

Welcome to
Feel Good Friday!!!

Erika had found that a lot of her bloggy friends reading posts about being positive, so she thought she might try her very own meme. She just wanted everyone to feel good and have some happy thoughts as you begin the weekend.

“The Girl” is busy constructing a new website so for the time being this feature is being hosted by lia sophia tomgirl. She has a great blog, be sure to check it out!

What made me FEEL GOOD this week?

It was quite a week! Old blog gone along with everything else I used Google for, a new blog creation and I added a Facebook Fan Page.

As I have spent the week trying to recreate my internet life I have learned a lot. I am very thankful for friends and family who helped and supported me through this week and thankful for my readers who are spreading the word and following me around the blogosphere.  I am thrilled to hear that the uploading problems of the old blog have disappeared with the new one.  I intend to keep this one cleaner and clearer with a lot less hype than the old one.

 

 

I have learned though that I will have one more upgrade to make and will try to make it as unnoticeable as possible. WordPress.com is so much better than Blogger but to honor commitments that I have I made to places like Book World and to make giveaways easier and also to give me more freedom as to color and fonts I will need to upgrade to a site hosted away from wordpress.com. I will also be able to add back Google Friend Connect with this upgrade so it will be easier to follow me for those of you that like Google Reader. This format does not allow advertising or certain scripts that I need to give you a quality Book Blog.

I hope it will be an easy redirect, but since this blog is less than a week old I may just have to direct you to the new site, but will transfer all info like giveaways, posts and comments so we should be all good there.

Thank you all for all you have done. Maybe I will convert all of you Blogger people to WordPress, 🙂 because as you know Google is not my favorite company right now!

I will keep you updated!!!

Now tell me
What made you Feel Good this week?
I hope you will take a moment to share!

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Giveaway Redo – Redone

Sorry everyone. Still a big learning curve here. Form is up in sidebar and you should be able to check one, two or all 3 giveaways and only have to enter your information one.  Old forms were not giving me info correctly so please re-enter on the new form.

Lori

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Update:

I didn’t do a review post today, trying to get tomorrow’s post perfect.

Jennie Bentley is Guest Posting for the
first Cozy Wednesday in my new home here!
There will also be a very special giveaway!
Prayers and fingers crossed everything works, if it does I will repost the giveaways that were left in the lurch by my sudden move. If it doesn’t I will make it work!!

Learn from my mistake, backup everything you have online today to your hard drive, especially email contacts and use a calendar and other programs right on your computer not online for everything important and back it up regularly as well to an external hard drive or disks. Don’t be like me and have all your life’s important information gone in the blink of an eye.

All my previous reviews can be found in a link in the sidebar.  I am so happy I post them on Amazon!

Thursday I will be posting a couple of new reviews and Feel Good Friday will be here before I know it.

I want to take a moment to say thank to my friend Lori Gondelman.  She is the one that first introduced me to this bloggy world and probably saved my life! She is also the one that got my head on straight this week after my husband told her what was happening and made me realize I could start over.

I also want to thank Dorothy Thompson who helped me find the snippets I needed from the old blog that are going to make things easier moving forward.

And my final THANK YOU to everyone reading this and following me across the blogosphere and passing the word so that others can find me too. Without you there would be no point to any of this.  The best part of blogging is the reaching out and making new friends. Friends that may never meet in person but our lives have enriched each other. The blogging world is great, the book blogging world is fantastic and I cherish getting to “know” everyone of you!

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Hello world!

I thought I should let you all know why Escape With Dollycas or Dollycas’s Thoughts Part II is now on WordPress with a new name but the same Dollycas.

It seems I posted something on a forum for Google’s Blogger (my old host site) that angered the Google gods so much that they completely shutdown all the Google products I was using including not only my blog, but my email, my calendar, my forms and spreadsheets and even the Google Map I was using for my 50 State Challenge.

This means that no one can see my history of posts that I had created since I started blogging on December 31, 2009. My husband and I spent yesterday begging Google to reactivate my accounts and me basically turning into a lump of Jello. My husband reached out to the person I credit for getting me engrossed in this bloggy world to begin with and she made a really good point, it was the blogging I loved and the friends I made and that they would find me again.

So today, I picked myself up, brushed myself off, and left my comfort zone and have started over here.  There are a lot of things I need to work out yet so please bear with me. Any giveaways in progress will have to be restarted and hope to have that figured out soon.

Most important is Jennie Bentley’s Guest Post and my first Cozy Wednesday this week on this new site.  It will have a very special giveaway. I may need to go back to the email/comment way until I set something new up, but just like the old Dollycas’s Thoughts, your Escape With A Good Book Travel Agent is still on the job.  There will be Book Reviews, Recommendations, Random Thoughts and Giveaways, lots of Giveaways.

Please pass the word of the new name Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book and the new address http://escapewithdollycas.wordpress.com/ and let them know I am still here!!!!

Thank You!