andra watkins feedback

Dear Readers, it’s been a couple of months since the new launched. I couldn’t be happier with my new online home. It’s clean. Visual. Easy on the backend. Something I’m proud to see promoted and shared.

I really need your feedback.

What’s this new experience like for YOU, the user?

  • COMMENTS – Is it easy to leave a comment from any device? What logon information are you required to provide? If you’re seeing multiple logon steps, does that preclude you from commenting? Have you had logon crashes or been unable to leave a comment? Any other comment-related concerns?
  • FACEBOOK COMMENTS – I activated Facebook comments to give you another interaction choice. Please know that I don’t see Facebook comments like I see main site commentary. I don’t get notifications that you’ve commented via Facebook very often, and I’m usually surprised when I go back to older posts and see additional comments there. How’s your Facebook comment experience? Can you see your comments in your news feeds or on your pages? Can you easily access replies directly from Facebook? Do you like the experience, or would you prefer fewer comment options?
  • CONTENT – While my content has changed, my approach to being here remains the same: I want to engage with you, read your comments and maintain a connection. If you’d like to see more engaging types of posts, additional variety or anything else here, please let me know. I’ll be working on my April content calendar soon, and I’d like to incorporate your feedback.
  • POSTING FREQUENCY – I post on weekdays and take weekends off. I write and schedule my posts for an entire month to leave time for other things. Am I posting too much? Too little? Just right?
  • WORDPRESS.COM READER – Are you seeing my posts in your reader? A couple of readers indicated they saw them there following site launch, but I want to make sure that connection is working.

Your time is crowded with demands you can’t meet in a lifetime. I appreciate the time you give me.



Edits abound. Deadlines loom.

And I want to know if I’m the only person who’s used a pot to magnify the sound of a musical device?

When outdoor speakers broke at a party, we threw a phone into a Teflon pot and pressed Play. The non-stick surface yielded a tinny sound. We swapped Teflon for metal.

And McGyvered a new speaker.

We tapped our feet to the results for a couple of hours.

Has anyone else tried this listening technique? Or maybe you’ve found a new use for an everyday thing?

Please share your brilliance in a comment today.


It’s no secret that I deplore Facebook. I use it because I must. Therefore, I am diligent in trying to understand how Facebook works. As a result, I deleted the Facebook mobile app from my iPhone more than a year ago.

If you are still using the Facebook mobile app on your smartphone or other mobile device, you really, REALLY need to read this article by Nick Russo. Drop EVERYTHING you’re doing and READ IT.

I’ll wait.

We may live in a world with no privacy, but Facebook’s coming changes to its Messenger app are an obscene violation of your privacy. If you don’t want Facebook to farm every aspect of your life (record every phone call you make, log every place you go, know everyone you talk with AND WHAT YOU TALK ABOUT), I urge you to consider deleting the Facebook app from your mobile devices before the new Facebook Messenger goes into effect.

Facebook Messenger will be a MANDATORY part of the Facebook phone app, but Russo’s response article is just as poignant: What we load onto our phones invades our lives. Think about that before you click ‘DOWNLOAD’ on the next shiny new app. 

Facebook is always on your desktop. Isn’t what you give them there enough?