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Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Another Blogger (Blogspot) Glitch? Or Something Else?

I've been noticing lately that some comments come from people with no profile and the accompanying email is a no-reply. I thought it was just one of those things that come in waves, comments from strangers who are passing through. But then, I noticed on another blog I read that she replied to someone in her blog because the commenter had nothing on her profile and a no-reply email. Now I wonder if it is a blogger glitch or maybe a new option I haven't heard about - a way to comment anonymously to blogs that don't allow anonymous comments maybe.

Have you noticed this?

My blog roll widget is no longer in alphabetical order in the edit mode. They don't seem to be in any particular order. I thought it might be some kind of glitch where the edit mode had them in the same sort order as they appeared posted, which is latest updated, but they aren't in that order either. I asked about this on the google forums, but no one there has an answer. There were a couple of people with the same question, so I know it's not just me. If you have Blogger, have you noticed this?

I read something last night that Wordpress has the best software, more SEO compatible. And no, I don't know what SEO is, but it is mentioned a lot in blogs and websites that talk about how to get your blog higher in google searches. I almost wish I hadn't moved back to blogger from wordpress. Almost.

And since I'm asking questions, I have another one for you.

Would you rather read blog posts that have the entire post on the main blog page, or do you prefer to have a snippet of the blog post with a "Read More" link to the entire post? I haven't looked at this type in a blog reader and wonder if the "Read More" divider makes it harder there. When I read blogs on my phone (not often), they seem to be put into the snippet format automatically.

That's it for the questions. I haven't been doing much to blog about. Driving to and from our build every day, agonizing over decisions, and starting to pack up this duplex for our next move into our trailer.

As bad as that might sound, I'll be glad to get out of this duplex. We have become so used to the sound of sirens that the occasional silence seems unnatural. A man was kidnapped and robbed a few blocks away, and our landlord had already told me never to leave the front door unlocked, even if I just went into the backyard. I thought he was just being over-cautious, but one day last week as I was sitting in my chair on the computer, I heard the front door creak like weight was pressed against it. It sometimes does that when the wind blows, but I looked up to see if it was Hubby trying to put his key in the lock, and I saw the doorknob moving back and forth, so figured it was him. I waited a minute because usually I jump up and get to the door just in time for him to open it. But the door didn't open this time, and the doorknob had quit moving, so I got up to let him in. When I looked out the peephole, no one was there. Still, I wasn't alarmed because I thought Hubby was about to come in and then got a call and had to leave before coming in. That has happened before too. It was when I called him to see if he had come home and left before coming in that I got alarmed because he had not been here. Just someone trying doorknobs to see if one was unlocked. Then, night before last, Hubby woke up in the middle of the night because it sounded like someone was trying to break into the outside storage closet, which is right behind our bedroom. He jumped up and turned on the porch light, but didn't go outside to check in case there was someone out there with a gun. Not worth dying over a couple of shovels and weedeater that only holds a charge for ten minutes.

So as bad as it might be living in a twenty-one foot travel trailer, at least we'll feel safe.


  1. You sound like you're living in a rough neighborhood. Yikes. I'll be glad when you can move too. Sounds scary.

    Blogger does what blogger does. The new https has created some issues with my blog. Java script doesn't work well anymore. So I just removed all of my sidebar stuff. I've not noticed the comments though. Not yet anyway.

    Have a fabulous day and stay safe. ☺

  2. Sandee, I think you are right. These problems started after Blogger made that change. And no, this isn't a safe neighborhood. If we had had any other option at the time, I wouldn't have moved here. Our barndominium won't be as nice as our last house, and that might have made me feel deprived if we had moved directly to it from our house. But after living here, it will seem wonderful. So there is a silver lining.

  3. I enjoy reading the entire post without having to read snippets than click to go to another page. I have an older computer and the less times I have to open a new page the better.
    Sorry that you have to be frightened in your home. The quicker you move on the better.
    Kathleen Mary who has not blogged in months.

  4. Thank you. That's how I feel when I'm reading blogs on my phone or kindle, mainly because there is no external mouse and they are just harder.

  5. "But then, I noticed on another blog I read that she replied to someone in her blog because the commenter had nothing on her profile and a no-reply email."

    -smile- That was me. The woman had had a "computer geek" fix her blog. And this "computer geek" had not bothered to fix her Profile Page. I have her blog url now. Don't know if she did what I suggested, and had "CG" fix her Profile Page.

    I know people, who don't have blogs, are smart enough to make a Profile Page, so they aren't Anon. But give no information, on the Profile Page.

    This gets around our setting, to No Anon. Which I have.

    Rather irritating, actually, to me. I want bloggers to read/comment on my blog. But of course, what I want, does not always happen. LOL

    I have my so-called blog roll, on a private blog. It shows new posting. If yours doesn't..... ???? I have always like the private blog, for people I read.

    I have changed, and did not like it elsewhere, and came back to Blogger. It has some issues, but I know how to use it. And would not, not, not go somewhere else again.

    Rather whole post, on the page? Or get the "read more here" thingy? I want it all, on the one page. Please and thank you.

    Never open a door!!!! Always keep all doors locked. Good luck in the future.

    Luna Crone

  6. "Read More" link I vote no.

  7. I'm not a fan of the "read more" feature either. It does sound like you'll be a lot happier once you get into your trailer. It's sad that some areas are so bad.

  8. Oh my gosh Marti: please get out of there, it sounds like a terrible place to be, I read once that people try door knobs and if the door opens they go in even if someone is home, scary.
    I would rather live in the travel trailer then put up with the chance of someone coming in.
    I have been having trouble trying to post a comment on some blogs and cannot use a profile it is blank so I cannot leave a comment, I think Blogger is losing it.



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