Tour Of Homes Update

I’ve been a little conflicted, honestly, about whether or not to do this whole Tour of Homes deal. I’ve thought about re-scheduling it, or moving it to another blog, or just cancelling it altogether. It hasn’t exactly been at the forefront of my mind over the last few days.

But I woke up this morning thinking that we should definitely proceed as planned. I think it’ll be fun. And truthfully, I could use a light-hearted diversion right about now.

Since I’ve been a little out of pocket over the last week and a half, I have many, many emails requesting “the code” that I haven’t answered. But here’s the good news: you don’t need “the code” to participate – you only need it if you want to put a button in your sidebar. And it’s real sweet and all if you do, but at this point, you don’t even need to bother. Just stop by tomorrow and jump on board.

So, first thing in the morning, here’s what will happen.

When I post my pictures – which I’ll do sometime after midnight – there will be a Mr. Linky thingy at the bottom of my post. That’s where you’ll enter in your name and the URL of YOUR post (the specific Tour of Homes post – not just your general blog URL). Once you do that, you will be officially “on the tour” – and people can stop by here, click on your link, and go straight to your beeee-yoooo-tee-ful pictures.

And if you don’t get your pictures up tomorrow, no big deal. Just come by Saturday and add your link. I don’t think that ANY of us will get through all of the posts tomorrow unless we have hired babysitters or called in sick to work, so if you add your link a little later, people will still find you.

Remember, this is a GREAT chance for people who might not have read your blog before to get acquainted with you, so try, as much as you can, to leave comments on the sites that you visit. After all the sprucing up that people have been doing :-), I’m sure they’d like to know that someone has actually looked at their pictures. So let’s make de-lurking the order of the bloggy tour day.

Finally, please be patient with me as I make my way around to everyone’s Tour Of Homes posts. I will get there – I promise – but I’m at my parents’ house right now, and, well, dial-up. The Southern girl in me has been SO conflicted about not visiting blogs lately, about reading all of your sweet comments and not having an opportunity to comment in return. So please know that I have read every email and every single comment, and I will be doing the same tomorrow. It just may take me awhile because of my techno-limitations.

I think that covers everything – you can go back and look at my original Tour Of Homes post if you don’t remember what pictures you’re supposed to use.

See y’all tomorrow – bright and early!

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  1. Thanks for all your work with this Boomama! Can’t wait…

  2. I posted about being excited about the tour a little while ago and as I was taking a picture of my bedroom, it suddenly occurred to me that you might in no way be up for it. And that certainly would have been understandable.

    Thanks for hosting this. I hope it serves as a cheeful diversion from all you’ve been through recently.

    Love, Michelle

  3. Totally understand your not visiting right now BUT…there’s something waiting for you at my blog. Check out today’s post and you’ll see it. Your mama might get a kick out of it too.

  4. my post is ready to “publish!”

  5. I’m so glad you didn’t cancel. I cleaned up the place and EVERYTHING!

    Prepare to be distracted… even if it is by the thoughts “What was she thinking when she said yes to THAT style?”.

  6. Thanks for doing this, Boomama. I believe everyone is really excited, & I am definitely excited about people coming to visit me! It will be fun, & I,for one, am hoping to finally get comments in the double digits for the first time- as in 10, or so. Wouldn’t that be nice? God bless you as you are still hurting… Maybe you will have a few moments of relaxtion.

  7. God Bless you for blessing us today.

  8. I think it’s going to be great, too. I had been wondering the same thing, but I thought it probably would be a good happy thing. I’ve been working on mine too and am very excited. See you all tomorrow!

  9. You’ve been missed, and prayed for, and did I say missed. Glad to see you decided to go with it – after 9/11 I read that the country was craving sitcoms – I guess He geared us to only have our hearts ache so much before we need a little lighter touch. xoxoxo

  10. I think the home tour will be fun. I am one of those people with the tiny little apartment, but it doesn’t matter it is “home”. I am looking forward to visiting everyond and hopefully making some new blog friends.

  11. i’ll be here for the tour!
    i have to say also that your last few posts have just broken my heart! my prayers are with them

  12. I’ll be here!

  13. I’m sure we’re all looking forward to doing this and I certainly appreciate you organizing it. Thanks!

  14. And here I was thinking I was going to have to miss it for going out of town. I can never keep up with dates. I’m going now to see if I can get blogger to upload my photos.

    It may take a few days for me to visit everyone, but I’m looking forward to it!

  15. LOL I still have to clean and take photos, what does that say about me?? ;) Thanks for doing this tho, I think it’s going to be lots of fun and I look forward to visiting everyone else!

  16. OK. I am dense. Where do we get the “linky thingy”? Thank you! Great idea!

  17. It is really nice of you to go through with this when it turned out to be a WHOLE lotta work. Who would’ve expected so many people to participate.

    Thank you for doing this and putting yourself out. Maybe we can all do something special for you one day!

  18. BooMama, thanks for doing this. We’ll all enjoy it!

  19. I think its great that your hosting this tour, especially with everything thats going on right now! I’m very excited about it!

  20. oops, I just left a question on the origional post, but i found this post and you answered my question. Thanks! See your home tomorrow!

  21. OK- to make my life easy I put a flickr badge with Tour of Homes underneath! See you in the mountains!

  22. So, I realized I am a little anxious when I got bummed out because your “midnight” is an hour behind my “midnight.”

    I’m writing this at 12:05 am while I am WAITING for you to post pictures of the HOUSE I HAVE ALREADY SEEN!

    What does this say about me?

    Never mind. I don’t really want to know.

  23. are you here yet? huh? huh?

  24. I’m published and ready for company!

  25. I’m so glad you proceeded with the tour as planned. It’s been great fun & I know even more great homes will be added & I’m looking forward to seeing all of them!!
    Aren’t you glad Mr. Linky is around?!

  26. Oh, thank you for that day of grace! I’ll get mine up tomorrow. I sort of feel a little responsible for getting you into all this, after all. But hey! It’s possible you now hold the record for the most linkies in a single post. LOL!

  27. Help! I’m so very new to blogging and can’t seem to figure out how to insert pictures into my blog, how to shrink them, etc. Can you possibly help me so I can post my home tour? I know you’re incredibly busy, so if you want to pass me along to someone else, I’m perfectly fine with that, as long as I get this figured out! :)

    thanks so much!!!