Wednesday, August 08, 2018

PSA and Praise

If you've tried to comment here at A Year of Reading and have been frustrated when your comment disappeared before you submitted it,

or if you read our note about how long our blog kept loading and in order for your comment not to get lost you should stop the load before commenting (what a hassle),

or if you tried to access our archives by using the turn-down triangles and got...nothing...

I want you to know that OUR BLOG IS FIXED!


Here's how it got fixed and the PSA and praise.

First, I spent time googling these problems. Then, I spent time searching Blogger help forums. Finally, in frustration, I tweeted Blogger. And @irsahindesigns answered. He answered, he stayed with me until every problem was resolved, and he didn't judge me (at least not in public) when one of the problems was a complete and total forehead slap of a user error.

Your blog loads for almost a minute each time you open it? Look for third party plugins or widgets. In our case, it was the SiteMeter plugin I added in 2006 (and which we haven't used for years).

Your archives don't work? Remove the widget and then put it back in.

There's a whole lot about Twitter that's a hot mess right now, and I'm not advocating that you use Twitter to find the solution to life's every problem. But in this case, it worked. Here's to @irsahindesigns, and here's to the proof that Twitter can make the world...or at least our a little better!


  1. I did struggle with these issues on your blog, Mary Lee. My comment often disappeared & last week, the loading was strange. I'm happy for you that you've had success! I guess sometimes it takes a bit of a search & someone who knows stuff!

    1. I just wish I could have had it fixed before the Roundup. Oh well. Thanks to everyone for persevering with us!!

  2. Congratulations on getting the issues fixed. I'm sure that it feels really good!!

  3. Hurray! So glad you were able to get your blogging issues fixed. I have had comments disappear mid sentence pretty regularly, I just thought it was me!

  4. Woohoo! Congrats on fixing this. Do you have an urge to just comment madly on your own site now? lol


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