Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Welcome to my Brand New Blog

You made it!

That is, I'm guessing the only visitors I get today will be friends who have followed me over from my Linda Leszczuk blog.  Thanks for finding me.

I've learned a lot about moving from one blog to another in the last couple days.  Most of it the hard way.  Did you know you can export all your posts from one blog and import them into another?  Yup - they come right over.  Unfortunately, your template, graphics, formatting, and anything in your sidebars or widgets will not make the trip. 

You can bring along all the blogs you follow by uploading them to Google Reader and doing the export/import thing from there, which made me very happy because I didn't want to lose any of you.

But as you can tell from my almost empty Followers list (thank you, Maria!), I'm starting over at square one.  Please add your smiling face so I won't feel too lonely.

This blog is definitely a work in progress so please offer your comments and suggestions.  I won't mind a bit if you point out typos or glitches.  And please say hi, just so I know you were here.

One other thing, when you see my smiling face attached to a comment on your blog, please remember that it's me.  Leszczuk or Masterson, I'm still me.

And to prove it, here's your...

Groaner of the Day:  A man walks into a doctor's office and asks the doctor to inspect his leg. The man says, "Here, put your ear to my knee."

The doctor puts his ear to the man's knee and hears very faintly, "Come on, can I have five bucks, just five bucks?"

The doctor steps back in surprise and the man says, "I know, but it gets worse. Put your ear to my shin."


The doctor puts his ear to the man's shin and hears very faintly, "Come on, can I have ten bucks, just ten bucks?"

Once again, the doctor stands up, very perplexed. The man then says, "If that surprises you, put your ear to my ankle."


The doctor puts his ear to the man's ankle and hears oh so faintly, "Come on, can I have twenty bucks, just twenty bucks?"

The doctor then stands up and says, "Well, I can I make just one conclusion. Your leg is broke in three places."

76 comments:

Dru said...

got the groaner, I think.

Clarissa Draper said...

Hi, Maria sent me. She said there'd be cookies.

Maria Zannini said...

I'm sure all your followers will find you soon.

Ref: groaner
Huzzah! I actually like this one. Will miracles never cease?!

Clarissa Draper said...

I was looking at your blog. I see that you're a mystery writer. I am too! How cool is that!

Darke Conteur said...

LOL! Maria sent me, but that groaner alone is worth the email follow in my books!

LD Masterson said...

Dru, I'm sorry about that groaner. Truth is, it was after 4:00 am and I was reaching.

Thanks for being one of my brand new followers. I couldn't lose you.

LD Masterson said...

Clarissa - Maria's bringing cookies? What a great friend!

I'm heading over to your blog this morning. Always fun to meet a fellow mystery writer.

LD Masterson said...

Maria - Thanks bunches for your post today. Can't tell you how much I appreciate it. And the cookies, too. (When will they arrive? *grin*)

LD Masterson said...

Darke - Welcome. I love visitors who enjoy a good groaner. Or even a bad one.

Krista D. Ball said...

Hi, Maria sent me. She said there'd be cookies.

*looks around*

Where are the cookies?

raelynbarclay said...

That Maria, always promising cookies.

Best of luck with the name change. I've added you to my Google Reader :)

Maria Zannini said...

I have dog cookies. Does that count?

Oh wait...I don't think I'm getting those cookies back. Tank and Iko called dibs.

mooderino said...

Hi Linda. Following you (again) but can't see your follower gadget thingy. Might just be me though.

mood
Moody Writing
@mooderino

Sarah Ahiers (Falen) said...

refollowing! And Hah! I'm totally sharing that groaner with my fam today

LD Masterson said...

Krista - My humble apologies on the cookies. Afraid I dropped the ball. Please come back anyway.

LD Masterson said...

Raelyn - Yeah, it's all Maria's fault. But she was so great to send you my way, what can I say? Thanks for adding me to your Reader.

LD Masterson said...

Maria - There is NO WAY I'm going to try to take cookies from Tank adn Iko!

LD Masterson said...

mood - Thanks for coming by. I sometimes can't see the Followers widget on other people's blogs and then later I can. I hope you'll come back and try again.

LD Masterson said...

Sarah - Thanks! And glad you liked the groaner.

Maria Zannini said...

TIP: If you ever find you can't see a Follower list, chances are good your browser needs to be updated.

But if you don't want to update just yet, you can still follow.

• Copy the url of the blog you want to follow.

• Go to your dashboard. On the left hand side will be your list of reading blogs.

• Click 'Add' and paste in the url. Voila!

LD Masterson said...

Maria, thanks for the tip. I think cached files may have an effect as well. I updated my Browser last night and still couldn't see some Followers lists. Clearing my cached files and temporary Internet files seemed to help. Sometimes, just closing your browser and re-opening works.

But mine disappeared on me this morning and then came back on it's own. Weird.

mooderino said...

Ah, it reappeared. I'm on board.

Barbara Ann Wright said...

So....cookies? ^_^

LD Masterson said...

Mood - Thanks for coming back. Great to have you with me.

LD Masterson said...

Barbara - um, er, about those cookies...

Maria lied!!! It was a trap! A bait and switch. Scandalous!

Will you settle for a groaner and a big "thanks for coming by" instead?

Angela Brown said...

Looks like I've come in time to enjoy the party but I missed the cookies. I'll have to wag my finger at Maria for that :-)

I'm glad she recommended your blog. Loved the groaner. Will definitely be back for more.

Kay Theodoratus said...

Glad I followed Mariah Z. over here. I've been wondering how to transfer blogs. Now all I have to do is figure out how to execute.

[Oh, you can keep the cookies for when your characters become difficult.]

LD Masterson said...

Angela - Thanks so much. Lovely to have you.

LD Masterson said...

Kay, if you're trying to move a blog, I'll be glad to share all my trial and errors. Feel free to e-mail me, lin@ldmasterson.com

Shelley Sly said...

Congrats on your new blog! I actually found you through a comment on a friend's blog, but I am now a follower! I've considered moving a blog myself, since my blog is currently under construction, but I don't want to lose all of my readers. I applaud you for making this change though!

LD Masterson said...

Shelley - Thanks! Losing my Followers was the worse part but I'm getting excited over the new friends I've met today. I'll be spending my evening visiting everyone's blog so I can get to know you.

Maria Zannini said...

Ref: Maria lied!!!

:sigh: I am so maligned.

LD Masterson said...

i'm sorwy

Michelle Fayard said...

Oh my goodness, I can only imagine what you’re going through right now, trying to establish a new brand name for yourself. I am delighted to be a new follower and wish you nothing but good luck today and every day.

Michelle Fayard said...

P.S. The wonderful Maria Zannini referred me to your blog!

LD Masterson said...

Michelle - Thanks so much for joining me. Hope you'll enjoy my blog.

Yeah, Maria's great. But don't tell her I said so. Wouldn't want her to get a swelled head.

Oops, hi, Maria. *wave*

Cate Masters said...

Hi, LD, I used to be CA Masterson, so I know how you feel changing your name, lol. It's still my maiden name, so I'm partial to any Masterson.
Do I smell cookies baking? Mmmm.

LD Masterson said...

Hi Cate. Masterson is my maiden name, too. Maybe we're related someplace way, way back. Feels a bit strange going back to it after all these years but Leszczuk (my married name) was a tough brand to market.

Um...about those cookies...

Shelley Munro said...

LOL at the groaner. I must remember it to tell my husband.

Hey, where are the cookies? Maria promised :)

jackie b central texas said...

Hi Linda, no problem with the name change but apparently if Maria had not let me in on the new blog I would never have found you again. So added myself back to the email subscription listing so can get those "groaners" sent to me and hit the GFC and also invited my friends via Twitter, Google and Facebook so hopefully some of them will come follow also.

Shellie said...

Okay, why are we moving again? Never mind, we'll here.

Jenny Schwartz said...

I heard the cookie promise, too! I expect it was just too hot in Texas to attempt baking. Was it 40 centigrade in Dallas that I saw on the news?

LD Masterson said...

Shellie, glad you liked the groaner.

I asked Maria about those cookies. Not sure what happened. *grin*

LD Masterson said...

Hey Jackie - If you had found your way to my old Linda Leszczuk blog, the final post there gives the link to this one. But I think a lot more people found me via Maria. What would I do without her? Thanks for all the extra support.

LD Masterson said...

Shellie -oops, 2 Shellie's, it's all about the name change, remember. No one wants to deal with a name like Leszczuk. *grin*

Thanks for following me over. By the way, your blog still doesn't like me. Says I don't have permission to comment there. But I'm still reading you.

LD Masterson said...

Jenny - I know Maria is still dealing with some awful heat. I've been trying to send her some Ohio rain and cooler temperatures but so far no luck.

Angelina Rain said...

Hi Linda. Maria sent me, she said you have cookies. :-)


Nice blog. I'm following it now.

Stacy Gail said...

I WANT COOKIES! :P

And I'm always happy to meet a fellow writer, so hi! Good luck to your fab new blog, and I'll see you around the blogospere, LD.

P.S. Hit Maria up for some cookies, darn it. :D

Lydia K said...

I have never heard that before, and it's hilarious!

Denise Z said...

Congrats on the lovely new blog, I have signed up to follow and look forward to reading more about your journey :) I will admit, I loved the groaner - it made me smile.

LD Masterson said...

Angelina, thanks for coming over and especially for being a follower.

We're still working on that cookie issue. *grin*

LD Masterson said...

Staci - Well, hi there fellow writer and I hope you'll come back.

Maybe next time Maria and I will get it straight on who brings the cookies.

LD Masterson said...

Lydia, glad I gave you a laugh. And congratulations on breaking the 900 mark. That's great.

LD Masterson said...

Denise, thanks for signing on. I hope you'll come back often. Glad you liked the groaner.

Sarita said...

Congratulations on your new blog.

I've been lurking for a long time, reading your groaners and smiling. Very grateful for each chuckle you've given me!

So...Maria said there'd be cookies...

Liz Fichera said...

Welcome back to the land of the blogosphere! Your new home looks fab. :-)

LD Masterson said...

Sarita - Well, thanks for saying hi. I'm glad you enjoy the groaners. I always like giving someone a smile.

LD Masterson said...

Liz - Thanks, and thanks for finding me.

dianedooley said...

*leaves a plate of choccy chip cookies*

Good luck with the new blog!

Nay said...

Hi there - I was invited by "jacubur" and happily I came by...and now I'm your newest follower ~Nay~
Come visit my neck of the woods so we can be neighbors!
http://www.covertocoverandbetween.blogspot.com

L. Diane Wolfe said...

That's why I've never attempted to move my blog! Looks like you got everything, though.

LD Masterson said...

Diane brought cookies! Hey, everyone, Diane brought cookies!

Thanks, Diane!!

LD Masterson said...

Hi Nay - Thanks for coming by and thanks to jacbur for sending you my way. *waves*

I'll be by your blog later today. Looking forward to it.

LD Masterson said...

Diane - Some moved, some re-created, a few new things added and a few left behind. Losing my Followers was the hardest part.

Thanks for re-Following me.

GigglesandGuns said...

I found you again because of FaceBook.
Glad to see the Groaners made the leap.
We'll all link and then everyone will find you.

Karin said...

Found you! Loved the groaner, but still laughing about the complimentary peanuts!

Karin

LD Masterson said...

Mary - So glad you found me. I was hoping you'd notice I'm following you as the new me as well.

LD Masterson said...

Karin - I knew I could count on you to track me down. Thanks.

Yeah, I loved the peanut one.

Stacy McKitrick said...

Ugh! It took awhile, but I finally got you linked correctly on my blog (I've been a bad blogger lately, anyway).

I'm glad I don't have to worry about the name thing. I just used my first name. I can change my last name in the title or whatever, but my blog won't have to change. That would be just TOO much work (and I'm all about easy).

ChristiMcMillen said...

lol maria sent me too! I don't need the cookies though but I do love the groaner~ it's awesome!

Renee Miller said...

Hey, Maria sent me too and boy, is she in trouble. While I love your blog...she lied to me. She said Clive would be here. Don't you people know that cookies is code for Clive? I don't see any Clive and someone ate all the cookies. But, I'd hang around a bit longer if you had vodka...

LD Masterson said...

Stacy - Thanks for finding me. I apprecite it. By the way, I still can't comment on your blog as myself. I get a message about not having permission. So I'm not always commenting but I am reading.

LD Masterson said...

Christi - I love the fact that so many of Maria's friends are groaner fans. She has offered me bodily harm over them. *grin*

LD Masterson said...

Renee - Wow, I didn't know the Clive code at all. Thanks for the heads up.

Now, vodka I always have. How would you like yours?

Renee Miller said...

By the bottle, thanks. :)

LD Masterson said...

Ah...my favorite.