Trouble in Blogville

This is what happens when you decide to save money on a decorator and do it yourself.

First, you try to update your existing blog template and end up taking out a load-bearing wall. Oops.

Next, you decide to pack up and move to an apartment while the repairs are under way.

At the walk-through, you fall in love with scenic view, the simplicity of the layout,  and the freedom and flexibility to upgrade and redecorate. So, in a moment of passion, you sign the lease.

On the big day, you slide the key into the lock, turn the knob and step into your new home and — it’s all wrong.

Somehow the great view was a trick. The mountain vista is really a pile of trash covered in moss.  None of the outlets or appliances work. The doors stick. The landlord won’t return your calls.

You’ve invested money in custom paint, rugs and window treatments.

So, you have a dilemma: Don’t unpack, cut your losses and keep looking for a new home, or make the best of it, hire a professional to fix the problems.

I’ll be deciding in the next week whether to stay or go. Bear with me here.

On a related note, there is also some trouble with the phone lines in Blogville.

I’m unable to comment on some of my favorite blogs because the comment system locks me out.

In one case,  I don’t know what the frick is wrong. I’ve upgraded my site, made adjustments, and so have they. Yet, my words are trapped in some comment limbo.

Some of it is my doing. I have three Google e-mails. So, if I comment using the Google/Blogger ID system, I’ll be identified either as MOM without the accompanying URL link to explain it is MomZombie and not the woman who gave birth to you, or MY REAL NAME (not an option and you still wouldn’t know it’s me), or a string of numbers that will make no sense to anyone outside my family.

For whatever reason, I cannot comment using the Open ID system or by selecting WordPress. There aren’t enough hours in the day to resolve these issues.

The best way for me to comment on a Blogger blog is to select the NAME/URL option, which many of you provide as an option. Thank you. Whether or not you want to adjust this for little ol’ me is up to you. But consider this: There may be others out there who love your blog, too, but cannot comment due to these restrictions. And you may not know it unless they take the time to send you an e-mail or a message through Twitter.

So, there it is. There are bugs in the walls. There are leaks in the pipes. Yet, in spite of all these inconveniences I keep blogging.

I must be crazy.

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10 thoughts on “Trouble in Blogville

  1. I’m so sorry you are going through this mess:(
    When I first started, I had a different template, but got bored with it. I’ve had this one for awhile but I have so much on there that it would take me forever to add everything back because I know I would lose everything in the process of moving.
    You will get it working like you want to soon. I have faith in you. I do miss the Playskool people though. (((HUGS)))
    .-= Collette´s last blog ..To Make a Short Story Long… =-.

  2. Collette: I’ve debated that header for a while now. Maybe the Mom will return in some form.

    TeacherMommy: Thanks! Miss you, too.

  3. I like the new digs – it’s clean and peaceful over here – unlike my house, so if you don’t mind, maybe I’ll stay and hang out for a while.

    BTW, I love your previous post of being the other shade of green. Oh, how I can relate to every word you wrote. Every word.

    Also, I don’t know how to add that do-hickey comment thing. I’m so not techy – but with a blog, Facebook and Twitter, I’m doing the best I can for a near 45 year old SAHM. If I don’t hear from you I’ll assume it’s because you can’t comment on my blog and not because my blog is so utterly boring even I can barely read it. Okay, then.
    .-= small town small times´s last blog ..Learning About Writing =-.

  4. I really have NO IDEA why you continue to have problems with WordPress comments. My web guy (I have to have one of those because I’m even more clueless than you when it comes to this stuff) can’t recreate the problem you’re having and thus, can’t fix it on his end. This makes me sad because your comments are always so entertaining.

    P.S. I love the new design — BUT. I do miss the little toy people.
    .-= Bejewell´s last blog ..It’s Really Amazing I Haven’t Been Snatched Up as Somebody’s Life Coach Already =-.

  5. I have such trouble with commenting on some blogs, too. In addition to the issue you already mentioned, I have problems with some Blogger blogs that insist on a Google profile. Commenting never works for me there unless I’m already logged into google and even then, sometimes it won’t take my comment. What’s worse is it deletes what I wrote. So even if I want to go log into Google and come back, I’ve forgotten what I had to say. Very annoying and you’re right, people need to know what’s not working because they might be losing great readers they never knew they had and never knew they left our of frustration.

    Oh, my. Sorry for the long comment. I’ll shut up now. (p.s. Found you over at Tribal Blogs!)
    .-= Kathy´s last blog ..Confusing Terms of Endearment =-.

  6. Kathy: Thanks for stopping by. I’ve been frustrated about this for some time and decided to just come out and say it. I’ve even e-mailed or sent private messages on Twitter to let writers know their site is not accepting all comments.

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