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.
I've been having some of the smae issues lately. On those days I always want to scream, "Hey! Who broke the internet?!!"
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...=)
Cor look at all those links to me..I'm quite overwhekmed :o)
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!
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
It wouldn't let me get there either but I'll try later!
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!
I can't get onto Michele either, now that didn't come out right but you know what I mean!
Nope. It's not you.
Funny how that's the sentence that we all love to hear, isn't it?
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!
I can't get on Michele's this morning. I can everyone elses....she must be having difficulties.
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!!!
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!
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 :)
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.
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.
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.
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! ;)
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.
i tried to get on michelle's several different times today and also had no luck. i playing the 13 today too!
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 blogger.com. I'm on Moveable type.
PS sometimes I wonder if michele's site doesn't get some kind of overload because it's such a busy site!
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.
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!
Hello, Michele sent me. Have a nice and fun weekend then. Cheers!
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!
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.
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!
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.
it's really frustrating, huh? am suffering from michele withdrawal symptoms, too, naomi. hope they fix typpad soon...:(
Micheles is still broken :(
Hmmm we need to just keep visiting each other anyway :)
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.
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.
Oooh, yes. That was a dark Thursday of blogging alright. Michele is back and sent me here/ Hurray.
hi naomi! back from michele's. good thing she's back eh? :)
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