Hide n Seek, Anyone?

SCENE 5, TAKE 1:

Hey, you want me to come over? Yeah? Okay, I will be over in a sec…

visit, home, postaday, hide n seek, home page, blog

Shuffle, shuffle…varoom, varoom…

I’m here!!

Hello? Anyone home?

What is that? Did you say come on inside your home?

Okay, (looking and looking) how?? Where is your freakin’ door?

What?? I have to get creative and find a way to get inside your home?!? You say I have to play, Hide n Seek?

But I do not have time to play Hide n Seek!?!

CUT!

The above Scene 5 may seem like a weird thing if you happen to find yourself unable to get into someone’s home that lacked a proper door to enter in. It happens, every so often, unfortunately, when visiting blog sites that omits a HOME tab option to click on and without it seems much like a visit to someone’s personal home where the entrance door is either non-existent or hidden.

Has this ever happened to you?

Are you happy when you arrive at a blog site and you cannot find the latest post because the HOME tab option is not available?

This is not a complaint, just a bit of wondering why some blog sites lack a home tab option to click into their home page if you happen to find yourself on a single post from the blog.

Is is part of the their blog theme where the HOME tab is not available?

I am just throwing questions out simply to understand.

You see, occasionally I will use my email as a way to check into blog sites that leave a ‘like’ or better yet, a subscription to my blog.

As you know, from the email way of navigating over to a blog, when you check on a blog site, you usually land on a single post usually not the most recent post. Since I prefer to read on the most recent posts, I will quickly scan the blog page for the HOME button. Usually this button is an easy find, but as you guess, on the days when time is as precious as a drink of fresh water during a severe drought, a few blogs have a creative game I have appropriately named as the Hide n Seek to find the Home Page game.

When I land on such a blog game, some of you know how competitive I can become, I quickly sprint frantically with my little computer mouse, in search of the next best hints. Usually it is either a monthly calendar or the most ‘recent post’ button.

If I quickly find either of these prized items, I am like, “oh, yah…what now, huh? What now??”

Jazzed and pumped, I feel my quick actions with the computer mouse has now put me ahead in this Hide n Seek game. However, a few Hide n Seek games do get the best of me and I know it is time to raise the white flag and admit defeat when my computer mouse, no matter how hard it races over the blog page, fails to find a HOME tab option, a most ‘recent post’ option or a monthly calendar.

I am so done. The game is over, baby. All I can do is click wherever and hope it will take me to the most recent post of the day.

Listen, this is no biggie and no hard feelings to those blogs who purposely leave out the HOME tab option. I had a rather long day today and coming over to play the Hide n Seek game on a few blogs got the best of me and well, I just had to let my thoughts out.

All I want to know, for those who omit, on purpose, the HOME tab option on your blog site, uh, WHY, exactly??

My apologies ahead of time for unloading about this topic.

Thank you.

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42 thoughts on “Hide n Seek, Anyone?

  1. Caddo Veil says:

    Oh great, now I’ll have to check on this at my place–good grief. All I know is that I wouldn’t deliberately omit it–I do understand how things like this can be “aggervating”–hope you feel better, Sunshine. God bless you Big this week! love, sis Caddo

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    • Caddo Veil says:

      Okay, so I’m thinking it has to do with blog themes and/or special customization. Even though I added “Home” to my Pages Widget–I’m not seeing a “tab” come up–so I guess you’re s— out of luck with CV.

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  2. eof737 says:

    Some folk don’t want you visiting a home page because they want you to focus on the post at hand and support it… I get that. However, what I find challenging is when there is no recent posts list to help us navigate any other posts written. Making our blogs user friendly is truly important but some seem to miss that point. 😉

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  3. babyjill7...Marilyn Griffin says:

    It’s so funny that you said you were playing…hide and seek…I had already been playing that game with my cat…I ask, “Where’s Jill?”…and she hides…and I do mean “Hides!”…After looking and looking to no avail…I say “Peepie” and she will find me immediately!…as she jumps out at me in my hiding spot…Of course this has nothing to do with your blog…except, that “I’m easy to find!”…ha, ha!

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    • Sunshine says:

      Lol, Angelswhisper, my translation thingy never comes through but I do not see a home page tab. Did you ever add a new page to your site?
      It has been awhile since I put in my home page but I think it went like this:
      Dashboard>Pages>Add new>Title your new page: HOME> *Link your blog site to the page>hit publish.
      *to link, just copy your blog site https and go over to the media icon and add it from there*
      Hope this makes sense and I hope this is how you do it. My memory is so sad these days!

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      • angelswhisper2011 says:

        Oh, my, oh, my, I just tried to figure it out, but this is getting far to complicated for this brains… I’m to afraid to do something wrong. I guess it’s better if I keep playing the hide and seek game and if anybody needs me…. please knock 🙂
        Thanks for the help, Sunshine!

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      • Sunshine says:

        You blog is fine, Angelswhisper. My translation as you know works on and off but if you cannot get a home icon it is fine. Do you have a recent post widget set up? Or a calendar widget? Having either one of these widgets are just as good, if not better, than a home icon.
        My apologies for making your brain go ‘complicated.’
        Give a little pat to the sweet kitty for me…:)

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  4. Bongo says:

    When my person added another page to my site she had to add the Home page back again. Some people might not realize that the Home page went away when they made changes to their blog.

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    • Sunshine says:

      Bongo, my memory is failing…when someone wants to add a home page to their site, they would just add another new page and title the new page home? Is that it? Help…memory fail!! Bongo…heeelp

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      • Bongo says:

        It’s been a long time since my person did anything with the blog pages, but the Home page is where all the new posts go so I think it has to be set up for that. It was self explanatory when my person did it – but first she had to notice that it had gone away when she put the new page in.

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      • Sunshine says:

        Bongo, ask your person if this sounds familiar…Dashboard>Pages>Add new>Title with HOME> Link the blog site to the page>publish. Does this sound like it? Someone just asked and it has been awhile since I added my home page so Bongo, could you ask your persons if this sounds right? haha, I will toss a doggie treat in for the favor 🙂

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      • Bongo says:

        My person says she was adding a Category page so it was done differently than that. The option to add the Home page was in whatever screen she was in. She checked the way you said and it looks like it might work. Maybe try it and do a couple test posts to see if they come out right.

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