Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Finding Bonny Glen Land

Thanks to the lovely, sweet and thoughtful Patience, who just reminded me of something I meant to do the other day, which is to help Melissa Wiley get the word out about her blog problems.

If you can't access Bonny Glen, it's because of the problems explained in this post, which I'll repost here, since Bonny Glen seems to be going all Brigadoon on us, and mysteriously disappearing. Lissa writes:

I’m still missing some three hundred subscribers…if you’re reading this on the blog and wondering why my recent posts haven’t popped up in your feed reader, it probably means you’re among the people who were suddenly unsubscribed by my Feedburner snafu last week.

And I’m still hearing from readers whose IP addresses have been blocked from loading the site, for reasons neither I nor my hardworking web person can fathom. If you are one of those people, send me your IP address and we’ll get you unblocked. (But how will you know to do this, if you can’t load the blog AND have been unsubbed? I wonder if there will be people out there who think I just stopped blogging one day?)

So I’ve got the SURPRISE! YOU’VE BEEN UNSUBSCRIBED problem. And the SURPRISE! YOUR IP ADDRESS HAS BEEN BLOCKED problem. And let us not forget the WHOOPSIE, YOUR BROWSER IS SHOWING YOU A CACHED VERSION OF THIS SITE WHICH MEANS YOU AREN’T SEEING THE MOST RECENT POSTS problem which has been plaguing some readers for a while. (At least we know a solution to that problem. Register for the site and as long as you’re logged in, you will always see the most recent posts. Only—for Pete’s sake don’t forget your password because if you try to log in with the wrong password, my hypervigilant spam filter will label you a Suspicious Character and block your IP address. See problem #2, subset A.)

Thanks, friends, for hanging in here with me while I continue to try to sort out these obnoxious problems. I’m sorry some of you are having to work so hard to make it past the goblins to new posts. And then I go and reward your trouble with a boring post like this?! Heck, the goblins are more interesting!


Melissa Wiley said...

Aw, Karen, thanks for putting the word out. Brigadoon, LOL!

"What a day this has been...
What a fair mood I'm in..."


(Now I am really LOL—that was my audition song for college musicals.)

Love2Learn Mom said...

Thanks for letting me know. I got unsubscribed and only just realized it (though I WAS wondering why Lissa was so quiet!). :)