Saturday, January 5, 2013

Blogger and Other Things that Aren't Working for Me

So if you've been following my blog for any length of time than you already know that email and I are often at odds with one another.  It's a fact I've come to accept, but I've never been happy about it.  Aside from my email woes, I've never had too many problems with other electronic aspects of my life, except for an occasional glitch here or there...and the fact that I can never spell occasional correctly the first time!

Anyway, last night, after having dinner with our kids I was sitting on the couch watching a show when my phone alerted me to some voice-mails.  No biggie, I get voice-mail messages all the time, but when I listened to the 3 on my phone they were all wishing me a Happy Birthday.  Sounds good right...until you factor in the fact that my birthday was almost 5 weeks ago, and the messages were left for me in early December but were just now showing up!  Ugh!

Then today, I was looking at my blog and debating on putting up another bird pic post, when I noticed I had 9 comments on my last post.  I thought it must be a typo since I had only received a few email alerts that I had comments.  Lo and behold I've been missing comments left and right it seems because I'm not being notified by Blogger that they are coming in.  And better in its infinite wisdom has decided to throw a bunch of emails into my junk folder for no apparent reason.  Thank goodness I decided to see what else I'd been missing, there were tons of them in there that are NOT junk!

And, I've been pinning a bunch of images I took in France over on pinterest, but I'm not sure that people can see them because I normally get email alerts when people repin stuff.  So maybe Pinterest isn't working for me either?!

Who knows, but aside from the woodpecker above coming to the feeder more regularly, things seem to not be working out around here.  I think the lion above can relate...he looks a little cranky too!

If you want to see more of my France pictures, I'm adding more to Pinterest each day, in my board entitled Paris Perfection.  Feel free to click HERE to repin them or to follow along.


  1. Those are wonderful photos! I know your trip was magnificent!
    I'm have blogger issues won't allow me the option to upload pictures to my post! It's at least a known issue, but it's not resolved yet and that stinks!
    Anyway, you might want to check to see if you're alerts not being updated to your phone might not actually be the phone's problem since it's with both blogger and pinterest...I hate technology!!!
    Hope you have a great day!

  2. I hope your blogging and notifications go more smoothly in 2013. Happy New Year friend.

  3. Right now blogger isn't letting me upload photos in compose mode, I have to use HTML, which I hate.


  4. My Hartwood Roses email sends good things into spam folders all the time. That's why I give that address whenever I have to register for something that I know will spam the crap out of me as a result. Does gmail have the option to send a daily spam report? I get that from my provider, and I can check every morning to make sure that nothing vital has been put there.

    Blogger is having a few issues. While I was trying to compose a post today and yesterday, the upload button on their photo interface wasn't there. I discovered that I can upload photos by shifting to html mode, then back to compose to do the writing. Time consuming, but at least I figured out a work around. My problem is on Blogger's known problem list, so hopefully it won't be a problem for much longer.

  5. There, there - but maybe it's time to move!

  6. What a lot of bother for you - blogger seems to throw a fit now and again. I hope it doesn't decide to move west with its bad mood!

  7. I swear that there are
    Blogger pixies that like
    to come out and have
    a little fun, once in a

    Hope it's smooth sailing
    again, soon, and that you
    are feeling better, too.

    xo Suzanne

  8. Blogger is tripping out on me right now. Did not want me to type this comment. Time to abandon ship? Nah. It just is what it is and so is technology. Better than two cans with a string in between. LOL

  9. Blogger is having issues all over the place. I will tell you that gmail automatically puts any comments to your blog in that have a NoReply address. I fish my own out everyday. I have a real love/hate relationship with blogger all the way around- xo Diana

  10. Paris photos are wonderful. Oh, I love Paris. Learn about something new every post I read about Paris. Great shots. I love the night ones. By then, I was soo tired but soo happy too. It is a magical city.

    Trying to figure out where the lion fountaine is.

  11. i've been having trouble too. sometimes i'd like to throw my computer out the window;)

  12. me too! as someone above said, only way to load photos right now is thru HTML...yuk. ya think those blogger pixie's are sittin' around laughin' at all of us in despair?? me thinks they're all on vacation mode and not caring about us at all. but what're you gonna do? I'm way too lazy to change everything over so I'll just chill for a bit and try to get some real work done instead of playing with blogs!!
    hahahahahha....who am I kidding? no I won't!!! heheheheheh

  13. Wow, thats a lot! I hate when electronics decide to "do their own thing" LOL. Such as I haven't been able to comment on a few favorite blogs (including yours) through blogger for weeks now. The comments boxes have all diappeared, until today that is. :-) Happy belated birthday!

  14. I'm sorry to hear you are having problems, Kat. Seems like blogger has been going through mental-pause again!!!!
    Your photos today are wonderful, as ever!
    Happy New Year!

  15. Kat, I can so relate! There have been so many problems with blogger lately. I couldn't download pictures for a week and now I am having trouble getting my blog to Open. We took the same picture of the lion that you did. I am heading to Pinterest to check out your other photos.
    xx, Sherry
    ps: Winter in Florida is wonderful

  16. My email was hacked a few days ago by someone in Peru!! I can identify with email woes for sure. And yes I pinned some of your Paris photos...I just love them! I need to check because I haven't noticed seeing any new ones that you've pinned. Keep them coming! xo


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