The Cottage Journal Give Away and Some Blogging Business

We had a great response to the give away of

The Cottage Journal.

I just want to make people aware of this beautiful magazine.
You don't want to miss out, I promise!

I did this drawing the old school way which just mystified my techy husband.

The winner of the subscription is....

Now I also happen to have one extra copy of the Spring issue so I drew another name.

The winner of this issue is.....

Girls I'll be sending you an email in just a few minutes. :)


Now about some blogging business.
Please hang with me on this.

Saturday I signed on to my Google Reading list and was disgusted to see a long list of porn.
I read that spammers will attach to an old or abandoned blog.
The advice said to go through and figure out which blog that is and discontinue following it.

However, I've been going through my Google Reading list and many of the old blogs that
haven't posted in ages aren't actually there when you click on them.

Some say,
"This blog is open to invited readers only."

or many of the blogs I clicked on actually have a page full of letters and numbers....just code but no content.

Do you have any advice?

How do I stop following those blogs?
Have you experienced this?
Is there another way to fix this problem?

I'm so creeped out but don't know how to solve this problem.
Please let me know if you can help. :)


  1. Happy for the two winners!!!

    Uggh on that other issue...


  2. I love this magazine. It's published here in Birmingham.

    Oh, no! I wonder how to fix that. I need to take a look at my list! How do you stop following blogs? Good question!

    Keep us posted when you fix the issue. Teach us how to do it!

  3. I am so old fashion, I still use my sorry, no help here. Oh, I would love to see that magazine. I am a magazine girl!!

  4. Congrats to the winners! As for the other issue, I haven't had any experience with that, but I might just open a new account and only transfer the blogs over to the new one that are actually viable, then close down the other nasty account?

  5. Even your winners names sound like Spring! congrats to them. Don't know about solving the problem. I need to work on my favorites list soon! Sweet hugs and thank for the fun!

  6. Congrats to Gina and April. Now I have to go out to find a copy of the magazine.

    I have no idea how to solve the tech issue. What a pain. Hope you figure it out soon.

  7. I love that magazine series!...congrats to the winners!

  8. Congrats to the winners!
    There used to be a flower/spoke looking thing on the upper right hand side that if you clicked on it you'd get a list of the blogs you followed and a options settings or something like that where you could unsubscrbe.

  9. Thank you so much, Stacey! I really appreciate it.

  10. Congrats to the winners! They're going to love that magazine! I don't have any info. for you on how to solve that problem. That's got to be annoying. Hope someone can help you figure out how to fix it soon. :)

  11. Lovely magazine and so generous of you to give that away..I found you through BJ and thought I should follow you..especially if you like dogs and Cottage Journal. :-) Love, Mona

  12. I subscribe to that magazine and enjoy it :)
    Sorry, no help with the blog stuff....hope you can work it out!

  13. I'd start using another blog reader if I were you. I use Bloglovin for reading, it's pretty easy to set up and a lot of bloggers have accounts set up already. You can follow anything through that reader, all you need is the web address.

    That magazine looks fabulous, I've never heard of it. Off to check it out!

  14. Congrats to the winners!! So funny, a postcard came in the mail today, my sister just bought be a subscription for my birthday!! How funny is that?

    What a stinky problem. Yuck. I am sorry, I am no help either :(

  15. Congratulations to Gina and April! Love your old school way of drawing names.

  16. Hooray for the winners...beautiful magazine.

    You can delete blogs by hitting that little wheel thing on your dashboard. Just follow the prompts. I don't know if this will help you with all of the issues you have encountered but I like to weed through old blogs once in awhile, too.


  17. Congrats to Gina and April, their names do sound like spring!!!
    I'm one of the old fashioned kind that still uses the blogroll on my blog.

  18. I do not know how to fix this. I have my own blog roll page that I set up. I stay far away from Google these days.


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