Helpful hints

A comment about comments
Thank you to all who leave comments! I adore reading them and appreciate any and all feedback. I also receive and appreciate your emails. I make every effort to answer all emailed questions, however comments are an easier and faster way to connect.. I've included instructions for leaving a comment further down..

How to find an old post
I hope and pray every single day that people will read this paragraph about how to find past posts. I have felt the frustration associated with trying to find an old post on other blogs and as a result, I have tried to make this process as easy as possible on The French Tangerine. There are several ways to locate an old post. 
1. I categorize all posts into categories listed in my sidebar. If you click on the category, you will be taken to a page with all posts in that category. So, for example, if you are looking for a past inspired home, go to the inspired home category to find all past inspired home posts.
2. There is a search bar in the sidebar. If you can remember anything about the post, just type a remembered word (Mackenzie-Childs, restaurant or chandelier, for example) into the search bar and a list of posts including that word will come up.
3. There is a list, the blog archive, what I call from the beginning, in the sidebar. The blog archive lists every single post in chronological order by month, from the very beginning. If you can remember the month, you can scroll through the titles and see if something rings a bell.

As mentioned above, I painstakingly organize all past posts into inspired categories in the sidebar. I can see via Google analytics that many readers spend time on the category pages looking through past posts in specific categories. I can’t tell you how much joy this brings me. It is the very reason I take the time to categorize past posts.. . to assist readers in helpful perusing and to make the site productive and interactive!

Can I pin a photo from your blog?
Yes, yes, yes! You can pin any photo from The French Tangerine! I love Pinterest, I use Pinterest, and I would be a complete hypocrite and weirdo if I didn’t want my photos pinned on Pinterest. The whole point of this blog is to share inspiration. Pin away my friends, pin away!

Posts (requests/guests)
Requests are flattering, but bottom line, if I’m not feeling you, it’s just not going to happen. 
There are no restrictions per se as to what I might post about… salted caramels, stationery, an artist, a trip, a new purchase, pms, or a charming garden, you get the idea. But it has to come from my brain, has to be my inspiration.

I get lots of requests for “guest posts” which I find a bit strange. I love coming up with posts for my blog. It is a hobby I enjoy immensely and have come to take very seriously. I believe that my visitors come to my blog because they feel a connection to me and what I post about. Allowing a third party to post (paid or not) sort of opens the floodgates to who knows what. If you have a big desire to be a part of this blog, I do offer advertising space in my side bar for a nominal fee. 

It is hilarious to me that readers are afraid to click “subscribe” for fear of being charged monthly for the rest of their lives. Friends, there is no charge to subscribe. It only means you will receive an email anytime a new post goes up. That’s it. It's simply a convenience offered to you. 

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Cindy Weis said...

Hi Jan, I love your blog, and found it from Tina's blog at Enchanted home. I have enjoyed going thru all of your posts. I noticed a table on your back porch, that I have been searching for sometime now, it is black iron (scroll design) and it looks like a marble top. Can you remember where you purchased it from? I would love to know. thanks again for the very thoughtful and informative blog.....Cindy Weis

Cindy Weis said...

Hi Jan, I love your blog, and just started to enjoy it thru Tina at Enchanted Home. Your style is very similar to mine, and appreciate all of your tips and posts. I did notice on your back porch you have a beautiful accent table, it has black scroll iron legs and then it looks like a marble top. Do you remember where you purchased that piece from? I have been looking for sometime and can't find one. I would appreciate your help. Regards, Cindy Weis

Anonymous said...

Hi Jan, Love love your blog which I discovered through The Enchanted Home. Thank you for sharing your blog.

Martha Erwin Mercer

Erwin Mercer said...

Hi Jan, I found your blog through The Enchanted Home. Love, love it! Thank you for sharing. Do you have an online shop?

Martha Erwin Mercer

Mithra Ballesteros said...

Wonderful explanations on this page. Simple, straightforward, and action-oriented. I found your page when researching Carolyne Roehm, who inspires much of my work. I see she inspires you as well! Anyway, it's been a fun morning on your site. Have subscribed and will be reading more soon!