I *am* getting your comments. I'm reading them, each and every one. And I so appreciate your kind words and suggestions. They aren't showing up here, though. Some sort of glitch. So sorry. We are working on it. The comments are at Typepad, so I expect that as soon as the glitch is worked out, they'll all light up the screen on the blog, where they belong.
I do know that this makes the whole giveaway thing a little tricky. We'll just extend the deadline accordingly.
And one more detail. Um. As luck would have it, right around the time I did the giveaway post and let you know all the ways you can follow the blog, someone started a 4RealLearning group on Facebook. This has caused some confusion. It's not my group and, as far as I know, it's not a way to follow my blog or get Real Learning (the book) updates. I didn't even know the group existed until yesterday. [And, now it looks like the name has been changed to 4Real Fans and Reunion. Maybe they were getting confused messages too? So, if you're searching, that's where it is. It's not mine. I really don't know anything else about it. I promise.]
To clarify, I don't have a fan page or an author page or a book page or any other page. I just have a "me" page on Facebook, where my friends from high school bump into my friends from college and teaching and they all chat with my kids. And I really like it that way. So, you can't really "follow" me or "fan" me or "like" me or "request membership to my group" on Facebook. You can only friend me. Here, and only here. I do apologize for the confusion--just a case of bad timing.
I will extend the giveaway that's linked to all these networking opportunities until a time to be announced after the comments are fixed.
Thanks for your patience!
I'm off to play with fabric. Have awesome day of real learning with someone you love:-).