Sunday, November 11, 2012

Shunned by Blogger

I'm watching the Breaking Amish season finale, which made me think of the title for this post, because that's how I feel right now. I'm too exhausted to write a real post because I have spent the last two hours trying to figure out why I can't comment on any Blogger blog that is set to "registered users" instead of "anyone". It is driving me NUTS.

I've started scrolling to the bottom of a new blog to check whether it looks like this:

Select a profile:

Google account
LiveJournal
WordPress
TypePAD
AIM
OpenID

with no Name/URL option

before I bother writing a comment or clicking the follow button, because for some reason none of these options work for me, and it's too frustrating to read posts I can't comment on.

I try to get around it by e-mailing, but if there's no e-mail on the blogger's profile, I have no way to communicate with that person. It's a weird feeling. Especially maddening is not being able to comment anymore on blogs that I've followed since 2010. I'm tempted to log back into my old blog just so I can talk to those people again, but I moved for a reason.

I wonder if I compare the two templates side by side whether I'll be able to figure out how to fix the shunning. I guess it's worth a try. Hopefully this blog is still here after I'm done this! Wish me luck - technology is not my strong point.

23 comments:

  1. That's so weird. I wish I had a clue to offer you a suggestion, but I have no idea why it would do that. It seems like if you are signed into Blogger, you ought to be able to comment on any Blogger page. Maybe you should send a message to their tech support?

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    1. Yeah, tech support departments avoid me like the plague. Blogger has never once responded to one of my requests in the nearly 2 years I've had a Blogger blog. If I can't figure it out, it's too bad, so sad.

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  2. I have the same problem Azara! It drives me nuts! Those poor people aren't getting any love from me (but I try!)

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    1. Is it terrible that this cheered me up a bit? Please let me know if you ever find a solution.

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  3. Good luck! Hope you figure it out. Try googling the problem and see if anyone else has come up with an answer. If you haven't already thought of that...:)

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    1. I haven't been able to find anything on Google so far, but I'm still hoping it will magically resolve itself. Or that everyone will just stop using the registered user option. Haha! People do it because they don't want spam, but the filters are pretty good and I haven't had a problem with it on the "anyone" setting.

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  4. blogger has the stupidest glitches sometimes.

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    1. Yeah, if I were better at techie stuff I might have moved to Wordpress when I re-opened my blog. But I can barely handle Blogger, as you can see.

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  5. I hate technological glitches like this. Makes me stabby!!! Good luck.

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    1. Stabby is a good way to put it! I thought if I just sat down and put my mind to it I could fix it, but I was wrong.

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  6. That has been happening to me, too! Ugh,I suck at this stuff. I thought if I just concentrated on writing quality content, that would be the most important part of blogging. HA! I spend so much time on all that other crap, and anything technical is a waste of time for me. Feel free to share your awesome insights with us!

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    1. I think that's what annoys me so much. I'm not a full-time blogger and I'd like to spend my blog time reading, commenting and writing posts. Not muddling around with IT stuff that I clearly don't understand. Urgh.

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  7. Did you get it worked out? Very frustrating for sure!

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    1. Nope. I've given up for now. I feel bad when someone comments and I can't reciprocate but it is what it is.

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  8. So far I haven't had this problem, but I know the technology wasteland you describe and need a skilled sherpa/navigator too!

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    1. An IT sherpa! That's exactly what I need.

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  9. Bummer! Someone else told me the other day that I should figure out how to let non bloggers post. But I am comp stupid and do not know how to do that. JUST today I found out that even other bloggers werent able to post on my blog! GRRR Blogger has never gotten back with me on any of the complaints i have had either!

    I am soo sorry that you are feeling this way! blogging is about venting and connecting! I hope that you are able to get plugged in to blogs that you can post on!

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