Thursday, December 15, 2005


1- Wednesday seems to be my day for Blogging Frustration.

2- Last Wednesday it was Blogger that was giving me fits, if you remember….

3- Today, I couldn’t get on my favorite Blogging site…Michele.

4- Every time I went to ‘My Favorites’, and clicked on Michele I got that page that says….Can’t Find This Site….(GIVE ME A BREAK, please….)

5- I was able to go to almost everyone else, but at one point, I couldn’t go to my own blog…that same exasperatingly little annoying page came up….(I feel I am being tested, here, by the Blogging God’s, you know?)

6- As I sit here pecking out these words, I still cannot get on to Michele’s site…and the two times I was able to do that today, many hours apart, I might add….It was because I happened to go to Aginoth’s Ramblings and Michele had made him the site of the day….and he had a link to her blog which I clicked on and lo and behold, I got on!!! Hooray!

7- And I was so happy to be on Michele’s and participate in the many fun things Michele gives us all to do each day….that I forgot how for most of the day, I couldn’t get there. I had my fix....And all I could do was truly enjoy it.

8- So, then, I went back to Aginoth’s and clicked on his link to Michele, again, and this time it didn’t work…help, help, help…..

9- Is it a problem in my computer, folks?

10- So, I emailed the wonderful Michele. But that came back….and it came into me little teeny tiny paranoid mind, that The Blogging God’s are out to get me…yes, “GET ME”!

11- So then, I went back to my Michele connection, (the wonderful Aginoth,) and clicked on the link to Michele’s one more time and ..Aha! This time it worked!

12- So there I am on Michele’s site, for only the second time today…suffering terrible withdrawal symptoms….and I see that Michele has written something about problems with Typepad, (her Blog Host…if that is the correct name for what Typepad is…) and that it had caused problems with her site, including her email address not functioning…(Aha, again…), and she gave a NEW Email address to use…..Well, I thought, this explains my problems….But, in fact, it didn’t and doesn’t.

13- So, here at 1:ooam, I am still unable to go on to Michele’s site and haven’t a clue as to why! I did email Michele at the new address hoping she will be able to tell me if I need to do something to get me back on her site, or what….it’s too soon for her to have answered me and I pray she does, and that she can solve this dilemma for me. And, anyone who has any ideas, feel free to pass them on to me….And, just so you know…I checked ALL my settings in case the Internet Gremlins screwed them up…but they are just fine. Now, you may ask, why is it soooo important that I be able to get on to Michele’s site? Well, anyone who needs to ask that has not visited her and become hooked by the most inclusive fun site I know. Agreed, all? (For the uninitiated: Go to Aginoth’s and click on his Michele link….and have some ‘fun’ for me!)

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had this to say:

I got onto the site, Naomi, but it has not been updated since midnight, which is odd. This a.m. I got a comment from Karen saying she could not get into Michele's either. So I emailed Michele and told her about both of you. When and if I hear anything, I will let you know.

Thursday, December 15, 2005 at 5:19:00 AM PST 

had this to say:

I've been having some of the smae issues lately. On those days I always want to scream, "Hey! Who broke the internet?!!"

Thursday, December 15, 2005 at 5:27:00 AM PST 

had this to say:

Michele emailed me last night, and she said that she realizes her site is down for many people. She said she's working on it! Hang in there...=)

Thursday, December 15, 2005 at 5:46:00 AM PST 

had this to say:

Cor look at all those links to me..I'm quite overwhekmed :o)

Thursday, December 15, 2005 at 6:47:00 AM PST 

had this to say:

It could be a problem with your server. Mine is always telling me it can't go to sites, then if I go back & try again, it manages it. Sometimes I just have to turn the whole lot off (including the phone-line box thingy) wait 1 minute, turn it all on again & hey presto, sites are available!

Thats what you get for getting cheap broadband from work, with an IT manager who doesn't know his HTML from his Linux!

Thursday, December 15, 2005 at 6:49:00 AM PST 

had this to say:

I was going to suggest you cleared your cookies.. it works for me when blogger will not let minto my own blog to write a new post, but I think you said you had checked all your settings. I don't know what else to suggest.I hope it sorts itself out soon

Thursday, December 15, 2005 at 7:22:00 AM PST 

had this to say:

It wouldn't let me get there either but I'll try later!

Thursday, December 15, 2005 at 7:49:00 AM PST 

had this to say:

Ah! So it's not just me!

I got on to Michele's in the morning but couldn't get through last night or yet today. Withdraw is right!

Thursday, December 15, 2005 at 7:50:00 AM PST 

had this to say:

I can't get onto Michele either, now that didn't come out right but you know what I mean!

Thursday, December 15, 2005 at 8:20:00 AM PST 

Blogger dan
had this to say:

Nope. It's not you.

Funny how that's the sentence that we all love to hear, isn't it?

Thursday, December 15, 2005 at 8:28:00 AM PST 

had this to say:

I've never been there before, but I just tried and it wouldn't let me, so it's not just you. :) And yes there are definitely days when the blogging gods seem out to get me too! LOL!

Thursday, December 15, 2005 at 8:41:00 AM PST 

had this to say:

I can't get on Michele's this morning. I can everyone elses....she must be having difficulties.

Thursday, December 15, 2005 at 8:54:00 AM PST 

had this to say:

i cant get on there either so its not you! Although im glad i got to your blog and read your post before i went to hers because then i to would have thought it was my computer. I have had so many damn problems with this thing in the 2 months i have owned it!!!

Thursday, December 15, 2005 at 9:10:00 AM PST 

Blogger "D"
had this to say:

Thanks for stopping by straddlingtheline.. had trouble getting on my own site today so it's not YOU the Blogods are after -it's all of us! I'm going to go give "michele"'s site a look-see since you love it so!

Thursday, December 15, 2005 at 9:42:00 AM PST 

Anonymous eV
had this to say:

I tried this morning and couldn't get to Michele's either.

I am sure everything will be good eventually. In the meantime try a margarita. Works for me :)

Thursday, December 15, 2005 at 12:10:00 PM PST 

had this to say:

I hate to inform you, but you been Blog Cursed. This happens rarely, but when it does... watch out! You'll want to avoid eating peas, writing with black ink, and whistling until all this resolves.
Good Luck!

Thursday, December 15, 2005 at 1:15:00 PM PST 

had this to say:

Oh gosh, it's Thursday Thirteen already? I've missed reading your blog. I should be working on my goodie bags, but am going to read at least a few of my favorite blogs before I 'work'. :)
You made me laugh when you said you thought the Blogging Gods were working against you. I have had that same exact paranoid thought many, many times. So it's nice to know I'm not alone.
I kinda thought it might be TypePad's fault, not the God's...thankfully it was.

Thursday, December 15, 2005 at 1:23:00 PM PST 

had this to say:

Don't worry, it's not you;
Sometimes one person's site will get buggery, something they've done to it them selves, or their host.
Sometimes a server, like Blogger, will get buggery, WE know that, don't we?
Sometimes a whole ISP provider will be wonky, like last week one day, several friends said their Internet was slow, they were all on Comcast. Then yesterday, I kept having trouble with my connection, occasionally it would flicker off for a few moments. After a while I checked everything on my end, including crawling under the desk, then I called my cable company and sure enough, they said, yes they were doing some work but trying to keep the connections up.
Nothing is perfect.

Thursday, December 15, 2005 at 1:44:00 PM PST 

had this to say:

I couldn't get on there all day yesterday myself. I haven't tried yet today...I'll try after leaving here!

My 13 is up! Come by and see me! ;)

Thursday, December 15, 2005 at 2:47:00 PM PST 

had this to say:

I'm having some issues with my own site today. Looked fine from my office, but now that I'm home it is just not right. Go figure.

Thursday, December 15, 2005 at 5:55:00 PM PST 

had this to say:

i tried to get on michelle's several different times today and also had no luck. i playing the 13 today too!

Thursday, December 15, 2005 at 6:15:00 PM PST 

Anonymous colleen
had this to say:

I haven't tried michele's today yet. But I have noticed that sometimes when I can't get on a site, I can try an alernative route and it works. I think I'll go just to see if I can.

I don't understand blogrolling either. Leanne helped me get on her 13 Thursday one.

Typepad is an alternative to I'm on Moveable type.

Thursday, December 15, 2005 at 7:58:00 PM PST 

had this to say:

PS sometimes I wonder if michele's site doesn't get some kind of overload because it's such a busy site!

Thursday, December 15, 2005 at 7:59:00 PM PST 

had this to say:

Do I notice a Michele theme here, Naomi? I think you covered here up, down, and sideways. LOL I also tried to get to her site a few times and had the link fail.

Michele sent me out to California to witness your duress.

Thursday, December 15, 2005 at 8:02:00 PM PST 

had this to say:

You sound VERY frustrated!
Thank you for coming to visit me, and for your message, that was a great surprise!
I'm going to look around here for a while if that's ok.
I'm here via Michele's (I love her site as well!)
Have a great weekend!

Thursday, December 15, 2005 at 8:18:00 PM PST 

had this to say:

Hello, Michele sent me. Have a nice and fun weekend then. Cheers!

You Rock!

Thursday, December 15, 2005 at 8:19:00 PM PST 

had this to say:

Poor little Old Old Lady of the Hills,
I had to try and I wasn't able to get on either.
Oh poor little old old me, bawl.
But wait, there is hope. Tomorrow is Friendly Friday!

Thursday, December 15, 2005 at 11:43:00 PM PST 

had this to say:

greetings! i just tried to go to michele's.... at 1214 am so technically friday morning, and lo and behold... typepad is down for maintenance. probably all of us clogging up the tpyepad servers trying to get to michele's broke something! but i will head over to agi's and say grats on site of day even though i couldnt get into micheles all day either. thanks for the heads up.

Friday, December 16, 2005 at 12:16:00 AM PST 

had this to say:

Hi Naomi!
Thank you so much for the nice comment on my blog yesterday! I appreciate it so much! You are very gentle! Your compliment is a great stimulus to me!

Friday, December 16, 2005 at 4:38:00 AM PST 

had this to say:

Yes, Michele's site is messed up again! I just clicked on it and what came up was the meet n' greet on Dec. 8th. Isn't that ODD! I got on it last night, and I saw that you did too, so I don't know what happened between then and now.

Friday, December 16, 2005 at 5:08:00 AM PST 

had this to say:

it's really frustrating, huh? am suffering from michele withdrawal symptoms, too, naomi. hope they fix typpad soon...:(

Friday, December 16, 2005 at 7:31:00 AM PST 

had this to say:

Micheles is still broken :(
Hmmm we need to just keep visiting each other anyway :)

Friday, December 16, 2005 at 11:45:00 AM PST 

had this to say:

It's funny that I work in the technology sector, yet I, too, feel immensely frustrated when things simply Don't Work (caps deliberate).

This stuff, wonderful as it is, is still too complex. We still need to fiddle with it more than we should. I suppose things will improve once we move past the Model T stage of computer technology. Soon...

Until then, know that you're not alone. We all share the pain when things just don't work.

Friday, December 16, 2005 at 7:34:00 PM PST 

had this to say:

Both Michele and I use Typepad's servers to host our Blogs. Typepad was seriously broken down all day yesterday. They call it "maintenance" when it's actually something akin to a computer bank having a mental breakdown.

If you use Blogger's FREE service and there is a problem...what can you say? It's FREE! You really have no grounds for complaining about it.

Michele and I pay for having our Blogs on Typepad. There is implied responsibility in such a paid contract. It's all on Typepad to provide what we have paid for in advance.

It may be a case of them being more successful than even they expected and they have become overloaded with patrons and the demand on their servers exceeded the equipment's capacity to provide said demand.

I recently renewed my subscription with Typepad. That may not have been the smartest thing I've ever done but I did it and NOW...I suppose I must live with the circumstances. It compares a little to marrying the wrong person. You either make the best of it or you get a divorce.

It's frustrating when Typepad's response time is so slow...even worse when it is non-existent. When your spouse gets sick you should bear with them, make them chicken soup and be understanding. I'm doing something along those lines right now and I suppose, Michele is too.

Friday, December 16, 2005 at 11:41:00 PM PST 

had this to say:

Oooh, yes. That was a dark Thursday of blogging alright. Michele is back and sent me here/ Hurray.

Saturday, December 17, 2005 at 11:35:00 AM PST 

had this to say:

hi naomi! back from michele's. good thing she's back eh? :)

Sunday, December 18, 2005 at 12:05:00 AM PST 

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