Fridays are tip days at SimpleProductivity blog.
There have been a lot of new visitors to the site recently, and I thought it would be good to point out some things to help all my readers, new and not-so-new, get more out of the site.
I purposefully try to limit my categories on the blog, so you can find what you’re looking for. Besides the main categories of productivity and simplicity, you can find a list of the post categories on the right-hand side of each page. Sometimes you will see that a category has sub-categories; clicking on the header brings back all the articles of all of the sub-categories.
There is a category that falls at the top of the list called Getting Started. This category lists all the articles aimed at the beginning not knowing much about simplicity or productivity, or just wanting a place to start. This category was put in at my mother’s suggestion, after I had her read the blog (she is not a regular reader, alas, since she doesn’t need this type of help!).
It’s hard to remember to come back to a website to look for updates. So for that reason, I have set up services to allow you to receive updates in one of two ways. With the RSS feed, you will be updated in your RSS reader every time something new publishes on the blog.
With the email feed, you will get an email of the article every time I update something. This process is a little more complex than an RSS feed to set up: you must enter your email address, then a new screen pops up asking for a verification code. Then an email gets sent to your email address with a link to click to verify the subscription. Why is it so complicated? Because I take email subscriptions seriously and do everything I can to limit spam.
Both of these update methods can be found at “Get Updates”
Comments on Posts
If you have something to say about a post, leave a comment! I try to respond to every comment on the blog, especially if they ask for information or clarification. Other readers also jump in from time to time with suggestions.
Opinions that differ from mine are more than welcome, because more often than not get me to thinking and seeing things in a new light. I enjoy that type of exchange.
Comments are moderated on the blog. This means the first time you submit a comment, I have to read it over to make sure you are not spam. After that, your comments appear immediately on the post. While I do have a comment policy in place to remove abusive and hateful comments, I have only had to use it once. I do not use it for comments that simply disagree with me. 🙂
The comments section can be found at the bottom of every post.
If you don’t want to leave a comment on a post, or want to ask something out of the public view, the Contact Form can be used to send me a message. I do respond to every comment I get. The Contact Me section can be found by clicking on Contact Me at the top of every page, or directly by clicking Contact Me
Right underneath the main bar on each page is a search box. If you want to find the articles on camping, type in “camping” and press enter (or click on search). This will search all the text on the site and bring back the articles about camping.
This is a great tool for finding articles on a subject area that is not covered specifically by the categories, or if you recall a phrase in the article, but not the title or when it was published.
The last part of getting the most out of this blog is the archives. All of the articles on the site are currently available. The last five months are shown on the right hand side of the page, but if you want older articles than that, click on the Get More Archives link and it will show you everything.
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