Universal Greetings

Universal Greetings – A Jolly Good Morning To You!!
Tuesdayday 27/04/2021 – Season 16 – Series 12
Wishing everyone a truly beautiful day – make it great folks!
Photo of the Day – Lambs Sheep Lamb – Pixabay
To those of you not mentioned today who also love the 60’s – let me know below or simply enjoy the selection ….
Trisha of Learning LifeLisa@LismorePaper
Melanie of Sparks from a combustible mindKristian – Tales of the mind of Kristian
Righteous Brothers – Unchained Melody (1965)I’m a Believer – The Monkees
The Mamas & The Papas – California Dreamin’ The Supremes: You Can’t Hurry Love
Happy Together – The Turtles (1967) The Beach Boys – Wouldn’t It Be Nice
The 5th Dimension – Aquarius / Let the Sunshine In The Beatles – A Day In The Life

Hope you enjoyed the line up folks – tomorrow – 8 from The 70’s – let me know if you are a fan!

Specific Question
Please be as honest as you can with regards the answering of these questions regarding the Daily Universal Greetings post …………..

1] Do you read this post – from top to bottom every day or only if you have been mentioned?
2] Do you view this post in the Reader only or from the Blog itself?
3] Do you read the entire contents of this post or skim the content to the bottom?
4] Do you receive notification in your comments section or even via email that you have been mentioned in this post on the days that you are linked?
5] Do you read the post or ONLY hit like?
6] If read from the Reader do you actually open the content or hit like and not open?

7] Do you like to receive a mention or not – or just as happy to see the music listed anyway?

Many thanks – your answers will help me further define this post.

Wishing everyone a truly beautiful day – make it great folks!

61 thoughts on “Universal Greetings

  1. I read all your posts but I cannot open most of the videos in the reader format. If I go through the browser, I can. I do like to receive dedication!
    I get a notification in my app for your posts and when you post a link in my comments. I’ve disabled the email notification as it becomes too much.
    A. Very good morning to you my friend

    1. Morning MaSadje – many thanks for both the greetings and the information. That helps enormously.

      Have a lovely Tuesday afternoon and evening 🙂

    2. In the WP app reader, half the videos don’t play directly in the reader but offer a link to play in Youtube. If I opt to do this, I get a pop-up window which plays – I have to “unmute” for some reason else it’s silent. When it’s finished – or before if I don’t want to hear more – I just hit close pop-up and it’s back to the reader.

      I’ve no idea why it’s like that for some and not other videos but it’s okay. It probably needs me to have the youtube app though, which I have anyway.

      Do you like likes, Rory. It’s proof of life, I suppose, but it’s all a bit too “Facebook” to me. I will drop a like in case that’s what people want but only after reading the post. 🙂

      1. Hey Ian – good morning to you – thanks for commenting

        l am not bothered by Likes and said to Angie only the other day l had thought of disabling the function. I consider the Like function to be overly abused by people – it’s too easy to simply hit like and not bother with anything else. The reason l asked about Likes is that so many posts get a LIKE only and this post in particular gets a lot of likes and l try to identify really if the post is viable. I have thought of disabling LIKE on this particular series.

        Have a great day – and many thanks for the information 🙂

        Ps – I think what you have raised here is a good topic – l will raise it today in a question – many thanks – will award credit to you for the inspiration.

        1. I’m not sure it can be disabled. You can stop comments but when I looked at Likes, I couldn’t see where it could be disabled in settings. Let me know if you find it.

        1. Hey Sadje, okay, that’s interesting – does that happen with the link to the video direct as well or is it just something that happens on the visual videos in the post?

        2. Ah, yes there’s that as well. I have a browser app which gets around that sometimes. Also gets around sites which have a partial paywall, where it says you have 3 free articles and then you must pay. This app doesn’t remember how many I’ve already viewed. 😁

  2. Good morning!
    1] Do you read this post – from top to bottom every day or only if you have been mentioned?
    I dont read every day but I do love these posts.
    2] Do you view this post in the Reader only or from the Blog itself?
    From the blog.
    3] Do you read the entire contents of this post or skim the content to the bottom?
    I read the whole thing.
    4] Do you receive notification in your comments section or even via email that you have been mentioned in this post on the days that you are linked?
    I dont recieve notifications that I’ve been mentioned.
    5] Do you read the post or ONLY hit like?
    I read the posts.
    6] If read from the Reader do you actually open the content or hit like and not open?
    I dont use the reader, I read from the blog, I get email notifications of new posts on your blog.
    7] Do you like to receive a mention or not – or just as happy to see the music listed anyway?
    I love to get a mention!

    1. Hey Carol Anne first off, good morning to you 🙂

      Secondly, many thanks for all the information – this really helps me further and interesting that you don’t receive notifications – that’s something to look into 🙂

      Have yourself a lovely Tuesday.

  3. That’s a lot of questions for the middle of the night . LOL

    1] Do you read this post – from top to bottom every day or only if you have been mentioned? Every day that I see it. Which is most days.
    2] Do you view this post in the Reader only or from the Blog itself? Both
    3] Do you read the entire contents of this post or skim the content to the bottom? I read all of it. Sometimes the videos are watched in the morning so I can absorb them. The line up today was awesome music.
    4] Do you receive notification in your comments section or even via email that you have been mentioned in this post on the days that you are linked? Only if you send me something. 🙂
    5] Do you read the post or ONLY hit like? I don’t hit like unless I have read the post.
    6] If read from the Reader do you actually open the content or hit like and not open? I open the songs later. Most I can sing along with. (just not very well.)
    7] Do you like to receive a mention or not – or just as happy to see the music listed anyway? Both 🙂 🙂 🙂

    1. Well Lauren 🙂

      I have to say for a lor of questions in the middle of the night – you have done very well – many thanks for this wonderful information 🙂

        1. Not by choice. I am up every morning at 3, 4, 5, or at the latest 6 to feed Annie. Afternoons I usually drag. Then I attempt to go to sleep by 10. But typically I am up until 1 or 2 wide awake. Never have I ever been a sleeper. UGH

        2. Gees, Annie sure has you running hoops and loops around her on her feeding schedules or have l read that wrong and you are not feeding her at 3am?

        3. Oh right hahaha 🙂

          That’s more like it – l was sitting here thinking if Scrappy had requested food at 3am, l would have had serious words with her 🙂

  4. Hi Rory, here we go:
    1] I don’t read every day, but most days. It depends what else I have going on. I’ll pop in a like if I’ve visited even if I don’t comment.
    2] I always go to the blog. I never read anything in Reader.
    3] I read all of Universal Greetings and I often listen to the songs as well (as you know).
    4] Only if you drop me a link do I get a notification.
    5] Both (see 1)
    6] See 2
    7] It’s lovely to get a mention, Rory.
    Hope that helps! Have a great day 🙂

  5. I always read through the whole post because you often tuck something in between songs. I might start out in the reader but I always click through to the site because it’s easier to access the videos that way. You know I LOVE this daily post because – MUSIC! I don’t care if I am mentioned or not – Often I only click Like because I have nothing of any use to say and I have a thing against “Nice post” type comments. I like the Like button. When I am the guest of the day you usually comment on my blog to let me know and I get comment notifications via email but it wouldn’t matter because I always read this post in its entirety (I scan others – like the garden ones – I LOVE your walks/strollings – worm farms, not so much). None of your posts go un-looked at, but like anything else some hold my attention more than others –

    As for 60’s music – Hey, my teen years, so I like great gooey gobs of it. Would you believe I am not a huge Beatles fan? When it came to the British Invasion – I was more Rolling Stones, Kinks, The Animals etc than the Beatles or *gag* The Dave Clark Five.

    Whew – that’s a lot of blathering.

    1. Hey Grace, l remember you saying you were not a big fan of the Beatles as we had a discussion about it last year when l said l too wasn’t a big fan of them or the likes of Queen.

      Thank you for today’s valuable input, always appreciated.

  6. 1] Do you read this post – from top to bottom every day or only if you have been mentioned? – neither. I sometimes read from T2B even when I haven’t been mentioned, like today.
    2] Do you view this post in the Reader only or from the Blog itself? – reader mostly.
    3] Do you read the entire contents of this post or skim the content to the bottom? – I don’t open the videos, but I appreciate being reminded of favorite songs. Today’s are wonderful!
    4] Do you receive notification in your comments section or even via email that you have been mentioned in this post on the days that you are linked? – I get your notif you leave in my comments. I don’t get any posts by email, only notifs of new followers and reblogs.
    5] Do you read the post or ONLY hit like? I generally never hit like without at least a quick skim to make sure no animals were harmed in the creation of the post, or whatever.
    6] If read from the Reader do you actually open the content or hit like and not open? – open.
    7] Do you like to receive a mention or not – or just as happy to see the music listed anyway? – either way is fine.

    1. Hey Paula, many thanks – so l am guessing you didn’t see yesterday you were mentioned for The 50’s ? I know you love that period and the 60’s … but this week l have very deliberately opted to not drop notes in blogs in an endeavour to figure out how readers become aware of the notifications themselves.

      Like many others l have switched off email notifications as it was becoming too overwhelming.

      https://aguycalledbloke.blog/2021/04/26/universal-greetings-57/

      No animals were harmed – worry not 🙂

      Thanks for commenting.

      1. I just visited from this link ~ yesterday I was driving most of the day and didn’t read many posts. Love the 50s & 60s music! Thank you 🤩

  7. Good day to you Rory. I don’t read every day but not just when I am mentioned either. It really just depends on the day and what is going on in my life. When I do read I access through reader but go to the site to read. I usually read the entire post but only occasionally listen to the music (usually when dedicated to me).I do receive notification when you leave a comment on my blog. I always reply when I see a comment and usually pop over to read. Often time I will hit like just as a way of saying “hey I was here but don’t have time to chat”. I do enjoy receiving a mention but boy these posts must be a lot of work for you so if you are thinking about changing things to make blogging and life easier I certainly wouldn’t blame you. I hope my comments help.

    1. Hey Ruth, how are you keeping 🙂

      I have been toying with the concept of altering the Universal Greeting post to make it better for readers …. it’s interesting how some readers never receive a notification whilst others do in their comment section, it confuses me at times and then l look at the possibility that perhaps it is my fault, because maybe because there are quite a few links as in to other blogs and to YouTube that maybe the post is causing problems configurations wise with the WP algorithms?

      Thanks for the information here, this helps enormously.

  8. Hey, Rory! Hope you have had a pleasing day!

    We all enjoyed today’s offerings immensely! Thank you so much! Bud said to tell you, “You’ve outdone yourself this time!” He liked every one! The Featherlies really surprised us with loudly bursting into song as soon as the first notes of Aquarius began (no guitar solos). Their second best choice today was The Beach Boys – another great surprise! As for me, I did enjoy them all, very much too, but I do tend to drift off during “the Oldies”, reminiscing about times gone by.

    As for the questions, first off, (with anyone’s Blog) I always read everything I “Like”, but I do not always “Like” everything I read. 😊

    1] Do you read this post – from top to bottom every day or only if you have been mentioned?
    I rarely miss a day and if I do it’s because of an appointment or something unexpected popping up. I always read it through and it doesn’t matter whether I’ve been mentioned or not.

    2] Do you view this post in the Reader only or from the Blog itself?
    I click on the reader to go to the Blog to view it.

    3] Do you read the entire contents of this post or skim the content to the bottom?
    Yes, I read the whole post. – wouldn’t want to risk missing anything.

    4] Do you receive notification in your comments section or even via email that you have been mentioned in this post on the days that you are linked?
    Yes

    5] Do you read the post or ONLY hit like?
    I read the post.

    6] If read from the Reader do you actually open the content or hit like and not open?
    I don’t hit “Like” until after I’ve read a post and then only if I actually enjoyed it.

    7] Do you like to receive a mention or not – or just as happy to see the music listed anyway?
    I think it’s nice of you to go to the trouble, but, personally, the “mention” doesn’t make any difference to me. I follow you because I enjoy the connection and am interested in what you are doing and what you have to say.

    Wishing you a good evening and restful night, Rory. 🤗💞

    1. Hey Betty many thanks for the insight, your answers here today alongside the others who have commented really helps me gain some perspective .. at times l play devil’s advocate with some of my question to try and see two sides or the 3 sides to 1 🙂

      1. Glad to be of assistance. As for the devil’s advocate gambit, it’s you Blog and you have the right to play it any way you wish! 😊 Just that you have fun doing it, is my wish for you.

      2. My reply disappeared when i hit send again, without letting me know I replied, so don’t know if you will get it or not. Anyways, I’m happy to have been of assistance. 😊

    1. That’s fine my friend – that’s what they are there for … l get distracted when creating the posts also 🙂 Usually, looking for the right rock songs for you which by the way – tomorrow is your turn, you are amongst four celebrating the 70’s 🙂

  9. Hey JB, lots of drama today at the Casa (more than what I emailed… 🙄🤦🏼‍♀️)

    You know my answers, except I’ve never gotten notified unless you leave a comment on one of my posts.
    In other words, no pingback notification. Weird.

    1. MM, strangely enough – many are coming back with that – l have not dropped a noter on people’s blogs this week in an endeavour o see who gets what.

      When is there not drama sadly at yours 🙁

  10. Hey Rory, in answer to your questions…
    1. I do read from top to bottom – I always read your post during the morning and then leave the post until later in the day in the hope to comment. But by the time I get some time to myself, I have forgotten (sorry). However, if it includes questions I want to answer then I will eventually comment (albeit however late, like 3 days late).
    2. I view it in my emails first, then click through to your blog if I want to like or comment.
    3. I do read the post’s entire contents everyday.
    4. I only receive notification if you’ve left me a comment on a latest post of mine to tell me i’ve been mentioned.
    5. I read every post but read and like and comment when it’s included something i like.
    6. I don’t use the reader.
    7. I love getting a mention!

    Arse about face as I think I answered most questions with my answer to the first question but there you go 🙂

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