Thursday, 20 March 2014

Old dog, no new tricks

I have just discovered that Blogger has deleted, or lost, all of the blogs that I followed from my Dashboard page. I do not know when, why or how this happened, but if you run one of the blogs I follow, this is the explanation for why I have not been to read you lately. Every time one of my apps upgrades, here or on my iPad, it takes me a long, long time to figure out what has happened and what the work-arounds are. I hope that younger folk who have grown up with social media figure the stuff out faster and better. Unfortunately I do not have a resident guru, and have to depend on my BIL by email to keep me informed, at least partially. I recall one of my favourite bloggers complaining about something like this a while back, but since my list seemed intact, I did not pay enough attention. Nor did I bookmark in the ordinary way.

I will figure out how to get you all back again. Somehow. In the meantime, I can still access those of you who cross post to Facebook. Even though I do not understand the latest upgrades there either. This is life in the slow lane, no kidding.

Speaking of lanes. Ours is glare ice as we had rain last night and a miserly degree or so above freezing. I went out to get JG's truck from the garage to the house so that he would not have to wear spikes on his boots to get to it and after I backed it out took about six tries to back it over in front of the house porch. In 4 wheel drive. Wheels were just going whrrrr on the ice and going nowhere. We are supposed to get some snow later today and after that I guess we will have to cover the ice with grit until we get good melting weather. (Theoretically this will happen, but I am finding it hard to imagine.)

And happy Spring to you, too.

9 comments:

  1. Ugh. I'm sorry about all the continued ice. Blech.

    And I'm having trouble keeping tabs on the blogs I read, too. I have been trying using the built-in wordpress.com reader, but I'm not convinced that it always works as well as advertised for non-Wordpress.com blogs. I seem to have missed many posts lately. This is also in part to me not checking in as regularly as I did when I had different feed reader set-ups. I clearly need to figure out a better solution.

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  2. Feedly is a good feed reader, if you feel like trying something different.

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  3. google discontinued their reader a while back, that's why you can't find it. I use feedly too. You have to visit the blog you want to read, copy its URL and add it to feedly. The road looks nasty!

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  4. I also use Feedly.

    So far, spring is looking an awful lot like winter. :)

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  5. Sigh. Ever since Google took over Blogger, there have been continual problems. I don't understand. Maybe you might want to look at another host for your blog. I'm fighting that option myself because my archives are so huge, too, but I haven't had the same problems you've had.

    Upgrading your feed reader is different. I don't subscribe to blogs; I just zip around and read them via my bookmarks. It's not efficient, but I don't mind it.

    Your ice is impressive. Please do what you can to keep Winter Weather up there. We're might tired of it down here.

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  6. The ice will get well covered today. I am not sure if this is a good thing.

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  7. Oh, that ice looks treacherous.
    Hope you get the side bar figured soon.
    Sorry, I don't do face book!
    Maggie x

    Nuts in May

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  8. I think Blogger's making mistakes lately!
    Maggie x

    Nuts in May

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  9. Not that this has anything to do with your post, but did you see that I followed through with your suggestion for a pants post?


    (I hope your ice has a chance to melt by now!)

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