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  1. Brandy
    September 16, 2011 @ 1:28 pm

    Finding somebody who can take care of you when the zombies come is super important. It’s on my list of boyfriend requirements.

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    • alicamckennajohnson
      September 16, 2011 @ 2:32 pm

      As it should be- make sure it’s not just combat skills but survival skills.

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  2. Jennette Marie Powell
    September 16, 2011 @ 2:02 pm

    Interesting post! I’m so with you on the subscription options, only for me, I want an easy-to-find RSS feed link, since I use Google Reader for blogs. WordPress follow is useless to me, as I host my own WordPress blog. Your RSS button is nice and prominent up above!

    I have to admit I hadn’t really thought about a tag cloud for my blog. It didn’t occur to me that people used them like this, and I was afraid it would look cluttered, but now that I have a healthy amount of content, maybe not. It’s something very easy to add, so I will probably look into it!

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    • alicamckennajohnson
      September 16, 2011 @ 2:31 pm

      I hadn’t thought about a cloud tag much until I was hunting around on other people’s blogs. I have subscribed to a blog because of one post and the next ten are nothing I’m interested in so I now I check tags

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  3. Kilian Metcalf
    September 16, 2011 @ 2:13 pm

    What a lot of interesting experiences you have had! No wonder you turned out to be a writer.

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    • alicamckennajohnson
      September 16, 2011 @ 2:28 pm

      LOL- I guess all that weird information needs to be put to use. :)

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  4. Patricia Yager Delagrange
    September 16, 2011 @ 3:52 pm

    Hi Alica! I think it’s cool that you have such a diversified life which I know colors your writing. You’re anything but boring, that’s for sure. I really liked this trailer and am going to “try” to get this movie. Blockbuster is all we have in Alameda and I don’t know how easy it’s going to be to find it, but I’ll try.
    Good post.
    Patti

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    • alicamckennajohnson
      September 16, 2011 @ 6:02 pm

      Good luck finding the movie- Alameda is close enough to Sf and isn’t there a large Asian community not far from you? Sometimes some of the ethnic food stores also rent movies. If you like monster movies it’s a fun one.
      It has been a diverse life- I guess because it’s mine it doesn’t seem that interesting :)

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  5. Sara Grambusch
    September 16, 2011 @ 7:05 pm

    Those are such awesome facts about yourself. You can do some really unique things. Having just stumbled upon your blog maybe you’ve talked about those things before but I’m impressed :)

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    • alicamckennajohnson
      September 18, 2011 @ 4:28 am

      Thank you! I don’ think I’ve mentioned them before- I tried to come up with the oddest things I could.

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  6. anitakgreene
    September 16, 2011 @ 10:01 pm

    Alica – You have so many life experiences to draw from when creating your characters!
    Thanks for the list about a reader-friendly blog. Big help! There are a couple of things I can’t answer about my blog – so need to check it out. Great post!

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    • alicamckennajohnson
      September 18, 2011 @ 4:26 am

      Thank you! I think a lot of blogger just don’t think about it- I changed a few things on my blog before I posted the tips.

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  7. Angela Wallace
    September 16, 2011 @ 11:59 pm

    Congrats on the award! I prefer subscribe by email options as well. I don’t have Google reader or the feedburner thingy, and it’s much easier to have new posts in my email. There is a way to do this on Blogger, but I don’t get the notifications of new posts until about 12-24 hours after it’s posted. :-( (I love WordPress!)

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    • alicamckennajohnson
      September 18, 2011 @ 4:24 am

      I like wordpress a lot- and I do subscribe to a bunch of blog via email- but if I have to hunt you down then it’s unlikely I’ll follow you- I just don;t have the time to hunt down people’s blogs.

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  8. Adrienne Gelbart
    September 17, 2011 @ 8:29 pm

    I’m late on my blog visit…we are in the Paranormal (2) group on the Write Campaign. I have subscribed to your posts, your random facts are most interesting! Four Days? Wow, that takes some guts!

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    • alicamckennajohnson
      September 18, 2011 @ 4:22 am

      Welcome! My husband was checking on me every day- I didn’t see him but he made sure I was alright.

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  9. rddenton
    September 18, 2011 @ 5:41 am

    Oooh, now I’m curious! What’s past life regression therapy? I think I got an idea from the title, but I’m sure I’m a little off!

    A fantastic post, Alica! I love learning more about other people!

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    • alicamckennajohnson
      September 19, 2011 @ 2:44 pm

      Past Life Regression Therapy is when you guide someone into an altered state so they can access past life memories- it can be used to help release fears from other life times- such as if you died because you were poor and starved to death and now in this life time you are terrified of not having enough. Does that help??
      Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

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  10. BucksWriter
    September 18, 2011 @ 3:58 pm

    Hi Alicia,

    I’m with you on making blogs user-friendly. In some cases I’ve found it difficult to leave a comment too!

    Claire

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    • alicamckennajohnson
      September 19, 2011 @ 2:26 pm

      Yes- it’s so frustrating your trying to be a good social media person and you can’t!

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  11. Tiffany A White
    September 20, 2011 @ 10:04 pm

    I loved these fun facts! I think it’s wonderful that both you and your husband are ordained ministers, and I adore that you almost cried when Comic Con ended this year. Attending is on my bucket list.

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    • alicamckennajohnson
      September 21, 2011 @ 6:43 pm

      Comic Con is awesome- but have a plan- take snacks and water and be prepared to get up early and sit in a lot of lines!! Maybe I’ll see you there there.

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  12. Daniel R. Marvello
    September 23, 2011 @ 7:21 pm

    Hi Alica. Another campaigner here. Interesting list. I think I’d go into a coma if I went 4 days without food. Starving to death would be the past life regression of my next life!

    As for trying to follow other people’s blogs, I didn’t have too much trouble finding the RSS feed, but a lot of people fail to include their other social media links, particularly Twitter.

    As BucksWriter said, comments were a real pain too at times. I simply couldn’t comment on some blogs, even after I jumped through the hoops of getting an OpenID account. Some WordPress blogs for example, require you to create an account. At that point, I usually say, “Never mind.”

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    • alicamckennajohnson
      September 25, 2011 @ 4:26 pm

      I just helped a friend set up their comments and subscription feeds- I think people simply don’t check the settings. Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

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