Monday, November 23, 2015

Just Wonderin'

      I have been suffering a blogger problem for some time. I've tried all I know to solve it so now it's your turn.

      My followers widget is acting up. When I click on someone who is following me the screen breaks up and I cannot get to the person's blog. I've renewed the widget and that doesn't help. I've tried blogger and this is the first time they let me down. They didn't email a solution and I couldn't find the answer on their convoluted chat line. Has anybody else had this problem?

     Now here's where it gets murky for me. I'm not sure if the followers widget has anything to do with people being able to follow me??? People have reported that they can not follow me. So what causes that one? I suspect they are related. I also suspect that the solution is simple.

     Any ideas?



43 comments:

  1. I am already following you. I found me and can get to my blog from following. It seems to work fine for me. I will try someone else and see what happens.

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    1. It seems to work when I try other peoples followers but not on mine.

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  2. I use The Old Reader to follow people, and that is how I follow you, Red. You show up in my feed when you post something. I know some people use the Blogger reading list. I just went over there and your blog is on top. I can't help you, since I don't have the same problem. Anybody? :-)

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    1. I use blogger and it works well. It's just my followers list that doesn't work.

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  3. I got to DJans so it works fine for me. Perhaps someone dropping by will try to follow you and leave a report:)

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    1. I follow people from my blogger reading list which works well.

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  4. Works fine on Google Chrome.
    What browser are you using?

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  5. i follow you through feedly - a feed reader like djan uses. yes, adrian has a good point. if you're using internet explorer, lots of things on blogger don't like to work well. try using google chrome to see if that resolves the issue. i switched to google chrome years back since it plays well with blogger and all things google-related.

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  6. Google Chrome works for me. I follow you through my sidebar blog roll. No problems that I know of.

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    1. I follow blogs on the blogger feature.

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  7. Yes I too have had that problem for some time. I think it started in the Spring of 2015. I didn't try to fix it. I thought I read that Blogger was doing away with this widget but am not sure where I read that. People can follow you any number of ways. They do not need to add themselves to the follower widget. All that happens when they do that is your blog shows up in their blogger pages whenever you have a new post (not right away but a day or a few days later). Even though the widget may not be working properly, your blog post will still show up. At least all the blogs I'm following show up in mine (on blogger). They could also choose to add you to their reading list using any number of other readers e.g. Bloglovin'. Or if you offer an email subscription (another widget) they can follow you that way. Maybe you also post your newest posts on Google+ which many do these days and they will follow you that way too.

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    1. You have many good ideas. I will check the email widget.

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  8. p.s. I mainly use Firefox (I haven't tried to see if the widget works using Chrome).

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  9. I use Google Chrome also. I hope you can resolve the problem.

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    1. It looks like other people have the same problem.

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  10. Hello!!winther shows up at your place???Nice!!We are back to rain and storms again!
    About the widget.Iam experiencing the same problem.Ican not go to some of my followers blog.I dont now why.Maybe its on purpose?Many of my followers dont let me go to their blogs but they can watch mine!!Unfear!!a sily thing!i dont think it has anything to do with Internet og Google Crome.sometimesI find them when I google them and then they got this google page(I dont know about too handle that page)
    So I just let it go!

    Wish for you a happy happy day!!

    Anita

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    1. I guess it's a widget problem. We had 10 cm of snow so I will get my skis out.

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  11. I have the same problem for some time, can't open the followers.

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    1. It sounds like it's a blogger problem.

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  12. Not sure what the answer to your problem is, I must confess I never use the Followers widget to access my other blogs but the Blog List feature which still works OK because it has brought me to Hiawatha House OK.

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    1. It sounds like I have a blogger problem.

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    1. My hands are tied too! I'm going to have to learn a few things.

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  14. Good luck, Red. Sorry I can't offer a fix as I'm a techie ignoramus. My 8th graders always took care of my computer issues when I was teaching.....:)

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    1. I use your method of fixing my computer glitches.

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  15. People can also follow you by an email subscription. I'm already following you through the Follower widget. I haven't tried anything like that in recent days, but since the beginning of the month have had issues with having to identify photo captchas to post any comment. It's not constant, but when it starts, it'll be there for the rest of the time I'm online. It's not needed, because spam filters catch almost every spam comment, and all this does is annoy readers. It's particularly annoying when you've correctly identified the pics and then are told by the system that you're wrong. There were a few times last evening I had to go through over ten of these.

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    1. I haven't seen a captchas for some time. I'd forgotten about them.

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  16. I like to follow blogs by email. Maybe you could add that to your sidebar.

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  17. I haven't a snowball's chance in hell answering your question! :-)

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    1. Yes, I know teachers. They just get some kid to help them.

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  18. You continue to show up on my blogroll but maybe that's because I've been following you for a while now. When I created my new site I wanted to add the blogger "Follow" widget, but Blogger no longer allows people to use it unless it's on a blogger site.

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    1. Now that's interesting that the widget is not available any more. I guess that's why it's not working properly.

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  19. I know which widget you're referring to and I have the same problem. I've no clue what's wrong, how to fix it or if it's even fixable!

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  20. I know what you are talking about...mine has been doing the same thing. I had to switch to a different browser (instead of Chrome) to even see the follower widget. I also could not upload any photos in Chrome. Until today...now the widget works and I can upload. I calling it a Chrome problem.

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  21. I don't know how to help you on that one - But you seem to be showing up in my blog feed, and I think I'm showing up in yours, because you leave comments for me.

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  22. Hi Red, It sounds like you are on the right track with it being a blogger issue. I do have the same thing here. I first noticed it a couple of months ago when I clicked on one of the profile pics for a follower I hadn't heard from in a while and, after clicking, nothing happened except the widget was kind of blanked out. I would like to see this get fixed. Hope you have some good luck with this. By the way, I also use Chrome.

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  23. I follow you perfect in both. I had that problem before.

    I just did mine over. Then it all appeared. My problem is. I have been on google + and I am not on it. I went off. Yet I cannot get my old blog off the side bar . If people click. It says I am not on. Something of that sort. Do you have trouble with mine . I know you comment but do you have to push Imagination to get to my blog ? Some people still cannot get to me. So that is frustrating. I don't know what to do. People tell me to go take my self off my old side bar. It does not work and you cannot reach anyone. It is like a recording. Not valid.

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  24. I follow you through my sidebar that I've set up. The Followers widget thing hasn't worked for me in a long time.

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