Thursday, December 26, 2013

Blogger Blues

    My most ardent followers have noticed that I've been missing. I've reminded some that I'm still in business.  When you follow so many blogs it's hard to notice when some one goes missing.

    I've been missing for a month. I've been posting but people weren't finding me. In other words my feeds were not being picked up.

    It was disappointing for me as I missed the contact. It was difficult to post when you didn't know what might happen. You keep hoping the feed will magically return.

    I was trying to find out why my feeds were not being picked up and what to do about it. I did lots of searching...mostly in the wrong places. I found many people had the same problem I had. I didn't find any solutions. I got mixed up and confused many times. I contacted my son. I contacted a good friend. Everything came up empty. My friend left me with one comment ringing in my ears, "You should be able to find a blogger site which will help you." Sure enough. Yesterday I stumbled on to a blogger forum site. I asked my question. This morning in my email was an answer. I then started to worry about the security of the site. The answer came from nitecruzr. I hadn't seen anything about nitecruzr on the forum. I then realized the answer to my question was in the email. I reset what I was told and bingo my feeds returned.

    So a big thanks to nitecruzr.

    A big thanks to all of my followers. I've missed you. 

    Now don't give yourself homework and try to comment on all the posts. I'm  just happy if you start to comment on the new posts.

    So did I have blogger blues or what!

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  1. Red, I'm so sorry you've had such a time with Blogger! That has happened with some of my posts, but it seemed to correct itself. When I went on Blogger today, I noticed that it listed your post going back into November. I'm so glad it's showing up now.

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    1. You're not the only one who's happy to see the posts out there. It's a great relief that the feeds are being picked up.

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  2. hooray!!! i just got your feeds!!! :)

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    1. I did a little dance once I saw the feeds show up.

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  3. You must have felt abandoned! These blog issues can be quite puzzling. Glad to see you back.

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    1. You're exactly right on the abandoned idea. Blogging isn't fun unless there is two way communication.

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  4. All is well here with your blog.
    Must be our summer weather?

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    1. I think you have me book marked so you don't worry about feeds.

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  5. Don't be blue I found you! I hope you had a Merry Christmas!:)

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    1. I like your first poetic line with internal rhyme. I did have a good Christmas and last night we were out at a bonfire.

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  6. Well done, you are here and feeds are showing live.
    Have a great new year.
    Perhaps you could copy and paste the answer.
    Happy New year and have a year full of happy and trouble free blogging.

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    1. Thank you and a happy and successful 2014 for you.

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  7. Hi Red,
    Sometimes, if I don't see posts from someone for a while, I go straight to their blog. Other times I do what you did and check out the maze of forums out there. You are a brave man for doing that. Hope all is well for you, and that your Christmas was good. Take care.

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    1. I was desperate to find something. I have limited skill with the more complicated stuff. Christmas was great and we had mild weather.

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  8. Glad you are back, although I only see your newest post and not the lost ones. But your picture of the watertower has finally gone from my sideline. I visited your blog many times because you commented on mine, but didn't see any news. Strange phenomene the internet.

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    1. It's surprising to hear that only one post showed up. Other poor readers got 5 or 6 at a time so they were swamped. You were a faithful reader all the time I was away so you didn't miss anything.

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  9. nice to have you back. today about 8 posts came up from you.I always enjoy your input.

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    1. Believe me it's nice to be back. I feel uncomfortable that everybody gets more posts than can be managed. I will understand if readers don't comment on the old posts.

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  10. What a delightful surprise this morning when I signed in to my Blog. Right on top was a post from "Red" - the sun is coming up this morning, the ice storm as of last Friday is over, peoples power is coming back slowly, so will have to wait another week - there are still many thousands without power, but each day the numbers are diminishing. WE have a wonderful bunch of linesmen who have worked through all of Christmas and still continue to do so - they deserve a medal to have worked through the worst of the storm. When we were kids, nobody was allowed to have trees growing on either side of the power lines, so I do not know how it got so out of hand over the years, but one thing for sure - we do not have trees hindering the power line on our property, but many neighbours do??? Anyways Sir Red - sure is nice to see you in my posts again and a mighty big thanks to your Nitecruzr crew :)

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    1. Yes, I feel sorry for people who are without power for so long. When they first put in the lines there were few trees and now years later the trees have grown in and become huge. Our lines are underground.

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  11. I have had the hardest time making advanced changes to the template of my blog. The header, especially. I used to be able to change with no problem, but I think it the old blogger coding fighting with the new version of the various browsers! Not important enough to lose sleep over. Glad you are back!!!!

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    1. I am afraid to go near those templates. One of these days I'll set u[p a dummy blog and experiment.

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  12. Good that you are back. And now I would like to know what you did as I too am facing the same problem and about 9 posts are not being picked up nor showing up in Google search. Can you send me a reply so that I will know what is going wrong.

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    1. I will send some information but your problem may not be the same as mine. Word press seems to have many problems with this issue. I'm on blogger

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    2. In my post feed direct I had to take out what I had and leave it blank.
      Go to the site Google groups blogger product forum. Click on something broken and ask your question. It's a safe site as it's run by Google.

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  13. Yes, I got all your posts that I missed, once I signed up to follow you again. I wish I could figure out what's wrong with my search widget, which I use all the time, and now seems to be broken. I went to the "something is broken" forum but nobody has answered. I'm just glad you're BACK! :-)

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    1. I saw your question on something is broken. I hope you get an answer. They send the answer to your email.

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  14. Glad the feed is back Red ~ and happy to see you again :)))

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    1. Thank you. It's fun to be back.

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  15. I also had this problem once. That's why I don't wait for any feed to show up. But I just visit my favorite blogs regulalrly. And your blog is one of them ;-)

    I wish you a great weekend Red! ;-)
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    1. Thanks for enjoying my blog. I think this problem is more common than we think. Once it happens to me it makes much more sense.

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  16. I am glad you are back. At first I could not understand why there were so many posts from you at the same time.

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    1. Thank you. I'm sure that many posts at once is a bit overwhelming.

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  17. Bless Your Heart! I even bookmarked your blog so I could go check on it. So glad to have you back! I hope the problem is resolved for you - obviously it has been, or you wouldn't have shown up in my feed. LOL

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    1. Thanks for the book mark. It was an awkward situation as I kept hoping some thing would click and I'd be back on. It didn't happen and I had to work at it.

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  18. I also received a bunch of your posts yesterday. Sorry I haven't had time to catch up but at least they're now coming through.

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    1. Don't worry about catching up. It's a bit much when 6 posts show up at the same time.

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  19. Oh my what a pain. I'm so glad your back on track Red....:)

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  20. Yup, I'm getting your feeds times two now. A number of current posts just appeared yesterday.. plus I was getting them once by clicking on a different option when subscribing to the Feedly feed as I mentioned in the comments a while back. Good for nitecruzr for coming through for you.

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  21. You are such a sweetie! I so admire you.

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  22. Your posts have not been showing up on my feed, so I was wondering what happened! But they all came up today! Glad to have you back. I'll go through them and catch up!

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