Calling All Followers

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Yes, you; pick up the phone. We need to talk. I have a few short items to tell you and I need to your help. Both are worthy of reading on.

Yesterday I was absent because of a virus attack. No, it was not the flu type but rather the cyber type. I was sitting here minding my own business when out from behind the World Wide Web I was attacked. Guess what?

I slammed the door on them! I cannot stress enough the importance of TOTAL internet security and not just virus software. Though while protecting me, both my internet browsers were quarantined; I had been defended and thus my missing your posts yesterday.

Any who… I do not want to remind you of the A to Z challenge, everyone is doing that. Unless you live under a rock, you are already looking for clues to solve the Whodunnit. Neither is what I need your help with.

Last week I read several posts about blog love and uh oh, my light bulb went off, I had an idea.

We all love our followers and commenters, and we try to tell them so. We pass awards, ask silly questions and then require them to link for hours sending the gratitude on its way. This was when my idea hit.

I remember grade school and Valentine’s Day. Shopping for the coolest Valentine to hand out to all my classmates and collecting them, don’t you? This is the help part, you in?

I’d like to offer up this little Valentine button to you. No linking required, I just want to give it to you and in turn you offer it to your followers. Think of it as sort of my one-way cyber valentine. Pass the Love 2011, lets make it happen. Not required but if you happen to mention me, that is cool.

It merely is my way of saying thank you. I totally appreciate you, would not be here without you and will you be my Valentine? This is the ONE true time it is expected of you to TAKE the award.

I would like to see my little valentine pop up all over blog world. So can you help, will you help and don’t you want to give a valentine to your followers? Here it is.

I will be attempting to play catch-up today with your posts. Please know I love you all for reading and commenting here. Now TAKE THE BUTTON!



DL Hammons said, 

Button downloaded...and will be passed along in a future post (with a nod back to you...of course). Thank you!! :)

February 9, 2011 at 9:51 AM  
Summer Ross said, 

Alright- I'm taking the button... :) Great post Jules. I'll attach it to a post this week. :)

February 9, 2011 at 10:09 AM  
Jayne said, 

You're too sweet, Jules. And very creative. I'll grab it! ;)

February 9, 2011 at 10:20 AM  
Bossy Betty said, 

Jules--You are such a sweetie! I am going to take this idea to my board of directors and let them discuss it.

February 9, 2011 at 11:05 AM  
Jessica Bell said, 

Plugged it on Facebook! :o)

February 9, 2011 at 11:26 AM  
Len Lambert said, 

Plugging it on Facebook now. :)

February 9, 2011 at 11:48 AM  
Matthew MacNish said, 

Glad to hear you survived!

February 9, 2011 at 11:49 AM  
PK HREZO said, 

I think it's a great way to kick off Valentines! I'll be posting it for sure. Sorry about your computer. That sux. But glad you're back! :)

February 9, 2011 at 12:07 PM  
Ella said, 

Hi Jules,
Was going to do a Valentine post; I will add your beautiful sentiment, too! Thank you!

February 9, 2011 at 12:21 PM  
Arlee Bird said, 

Thank you my dear Jules.
I haven't put together any post for V-day yet, but this will get me started.
And thanks for the sly insertion of the Blogging From A to Z April Challenge 2011 -- we're heading toward our 300 sign up goal!

Tossing It Out and the Blogging From A to Z April Challenge 2011

February 9, 2011 at 12:33 PM  
Karen Lange said, 

Thank you, Jules! You are so thoughtful. Will add it to an upcoming post. Thanks also for the security reminder.

February 9, 2011 at 12:44 PM  
Velvet Over Steel said, 

Awesome button & Idea! Thank you, Jules!!!! I have it and will come up with a post to share it too!!!

:-) Once again you brightened my day!!

Coreen xoxoxo

February 9, 2011 at 1:03 PM  
Ann said, 

Thank you Jules. The button is lovely. I will take it with great pleasure and pass it along in my next post.

February 9, 2011 at 1:14 PM  
Donna Volkenannt said, 

Thank you, Jules. I have downloaded the button and will post soon, and I'll be sure to mention your blog.
Donna V.

February 9, 2011 at 1:53 PM  
Alex J. Cavanaugh said, 

That is really sweet! If I don't get it up on Friday's post, it will definitely go out on Monday.

February 9, 2011 at 2:07 PM  
Unknown said, 

I love it! I'll be sprinkling this cute valentine whenever I can. Thanks!!

February 9, 2011 at 2:33 PM  
Nezzy (Cow Patty Surprise) said, 

What a grand idea!!! Share the love baby!!! Thanks

God bless ya and have a most beautiful day filled with all sorts of lovin'!!! :o)

February 9, 2011 at 2:50 PM  
Carolyn Abiad said, 

OK! I'm taking the button! :D And I'm passing it on in Friday's post. Thanks for being so sweet! <3

February 9, 2011 at 4:10 PM  
N. R. Williams said, 

Thanks Jules, I'll post it on Valentines Day.

February 9, 2011 at 4:44 PM  

Alovely idea Jules don't know whether I will have time to pass it on as I go first thing in the morning in search of the Nashville slide, also Daniel of course.

Take care

February 9, 2011 at 5:30 PM  
Unknown said, 

Thank you! You are so kind.

February 9, 2011 at 5:34 PM  
The Words Crafter said, 

How sweet of you! Sure, I'll be your Valentine, and I'll pass it around this weekend! Way cool and thoughtful!

February 9, 2011 at 6:22 PM  
Holly said, 

Thanks JULES! Happy Valentine's!! Glad you survived th brutal attack! (((HUGS)))

February 9, 2011 at 6:35 PM  
Liz P said, 

Well, you've convinced me to take the button. ;)

This is very nice and I'll definitely "pass the love"! Thank you!

February 9, 2011 at 6:41 PM  
The Blogger Formerly Known As said, 

Oh, I’ll accept anything, I don’t need asking twice. But, particularly this; it’s beautiful, Jules. And, a very sweet thought.

Hope your computer’s on strong antibiotics now?

February 9, 2011 at 6:47 PM  
Mary@GigglesandGuns said, 

What a sweet idea! Count me in.

February 9, 2011 at 7:38 PM  
Hold my hand: a social worker's blog said, 

Aw...that's very kind of you! I'll grab the button!

Jules, thanks for stopping by my blog, and for your sweet comment :-)


February 9, 2011 at 7:44 PM  
Tracy said, 

Thanks for the well wishes...I'm workin on getting better as long as my kids don't 'share' so much! :)
I saved your button and I think it is a wonderful idea...thank you for passing it along as I will do; now to get Miss Angel-Kitty off my lbog :)

February 9, 2011 at 8:14 PM  
Jeff Beesler said, 

Welcome back from the nastiness of the cyber virus! Your Valentine's Day themed button looks great. Perfect way for me to celebrate the kickoff to next week's festivities over at World of the Scribe.

February 9, 2011 at 8:51 PM  

The last time I took a red button I woke up butt naked in Mexico three days later. Never again!

February 9, 2011 at 9:41 PM  
Unknown said, 

Thank you! I'll grab it and pass it along with a nod to you. :)

Have a wonderful rest of the week. Glad you are recovered from the nasty cyber virus.

February 9, 2011 at 10:23 PM  
Green Monkey said, 

ahhhhh when you deal in love, its all good! :)

February 9, 2011 at 11:20 PM  
Glynis Peters said, 

What a lovely idea. Thank you. ♥

February 10, 2011 at 5:37 AM  
Margo Kelly said, 

I will gladly accept your Valentine! Thank you!
The winners in my 100 follower book giveaway contest are announced on my blog today - AND there are CUPCAKES for everyone!! Thanks for participating.

February 10, 2011 at 9:15 AM  
Samantha Vérant said, 

Yay! My first Valentine! Of the year! (Who knows what the husband will do? Is or isn't the honeymoon over? haha) Anyway, I'll pass it on next week! Thanks!

February 10, 2011 at 9:18 AM  
Chris Phillips said, 

glad you kicked that virus' bootay.

February 10, 2011 at 1:44 PM  
Golden Eagle said, 

I'll definitely pass it on in an upcoming post! :)

Thank you, Jules!

February 10, 2011 at 2:41 PM  

Thanks, Jules! I've picked it up and will pass it along on my mention, and of course telling my followers who it's from!
Ann Best, Author

February 10, 2011 at 3:49 PM  
floweringmama said, 

Oh boy you're getting a head start! I'm so bogged down in school I will do my best to pass on the love to other...

February 10, 2011 at 7:22 PM  
Olivia J. Herrell, writing as O.J. Barré said, 

Ooo, shinys! Me like! I'll grab it and put it up on my next post.

You're such a great blogger!

Thanks for the valentine, that rebel, Olivia

February 10, 2011 at 10:13 PM  
Corine Moore said, 

Gosh... Thanks! :D I wish I had thought of it first. ;)

Happy Valentines, Jules! Thank you so much for being such a super follwer, blogger, and bloggy friend! :D

February 12, 2011 at 11:05 AM  
Tony Benson said, 

Hi Jules. I followed Alex Cavanaugh's link to your blog. Thanks for the button. I've posted it on my blog today to share the love.

Happy Valentine's Day :-)

February 14, 2011 at 1:36 PM  
Southpaw said, 

I have found no clues yet. Just saying.

February 14, 2011 at 5:06 PM  
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