Thursday, July 08, 2010


Okay, this is getting downright ridiculous.

Blogger has been acting up -a good bit -of late. Sometimes, I won't open blogs -like my own, the other night that when I tried to open it, I got a message saying "Service Unavailable" -whatever the Hell that means, I sure don't know cause I did manage -finally to open it and now, I don't remember what it was I did that made it open, and do it correctly at that.

But the thing that is really bugging me the past couple of days is this -blogger's issues with posting comments!

Now I read a lot of blogs. Really, I do. I have close to 200 blogs on my reader between those blogs I subscribe to and those blogs I follow. Nothing really different about either category once they land in my reader but those that I follow, the writers of those blogs have a little notification on their blogs saying that I do, in fact, follow their blogs, read their stuff. I may not always get around to reading each and every blog daily but eventually, I do get there and I do read the posts then. Sometimes I comment, sometimes not. Considering sometimes I get just as long-winded on my comments as I can get on my blog posts, it can be quite the time-consuming thing then for me.

So today, I was trying to clear out my reader and make another effort at being fairly organized, punctual even, about doing that. And I came across several posts that really cried out to me that I just had to comment on the words I'd read.

I did manage to get a couple of comments accepted by Blogger -well, at least one, maybe two -and then every time I tried to comment, I got an error message from Blogger. Now this is really, really, really damned irritating and yes, as my title indicates, it is very vexing, extremely "Irksome."

And I really wish Blogger would get off their duff and do something to correct this problem. And do it fast too as enough of this stuff is, well it is ENOUGH!

So with that in mind, there were two posts in particular that I tried to leave a comment and I am pretty sure the comments didn't go through -although somehow, magically perhaps, Blogger may have later somehow reconsidered and put the comment I left up. (I did see that happen with one comment I left -believe it or not!)

Anyway, first up, I'd like to tell Jim 0ver at Suldog, as well as his blogger buddy, Knucklehead, (who is referenced in Jim's post and you can click on Knucklehead's blog from Jim's place) that being bald is a great sign of being a great lover! Sure, it is. It is said that is caused by someone having rubbed the hair off in the throes of passion. So really, take heart guys and know that "chromedome" and membership in the Shining Society is a darned good thing!

And I'd like to also leave behind this message for my blogger buddy, Jocelyn, over at O Mighty Crisis -who wrote about her encounter with a young boy who didn't realize there was such a thing as Harry Potter books. Please, Jocelyn, get help for that kid immediately! The thought of one child -and gee, how knows then too how many other kids are out there that have never found the joy, the entertainment, the ability to travel in other time dimensions, in space, around the world, everywhere under the sun, simply by reading a book. It's such an inexpensive way to travel the world, see sights you'd never otherwise be able to afford to see in books of every type. Really, it is that way. I kid you not! If a person has never found that kind of delight through books, then your world, I'd say, is very dull, uncolored, boring and your mind is more than a bit closed off from the rest of the world by that. (Yeah, granted that would have been a pretty long comment -and yes, I am sometimes known for writing mini-versions of "War and Peace" via my comments, but dang, anyone who isn't into books, even just a tiny bit, is someone I really have a hard time understanding -whether it be a child or an adult -who has not made this awesome discovery called READING!

To me, Reading is the best thing since sliced bread!

Okay, there were a lot of other blogs where I wanted to leave a comment today, several yesterday and also on Tuesday too -and I couldn't so I just gave up those days and now, have also forgotten which blogs it was that I wanted to say something to the writer about the topic, their concept, whatever.

But today -well, I had to do this post just to try to get my thoughts on at least these two blogger's posts that I read today because both of them, I felt, were way too important to let Blogger keep my comments out!

Check out the posts at both of those blogs -see for yourself then. And while you're at it, if you want to find a lot of other places with some darned good reading material, just skim down the list of bloggers on my sideback, click in randomly or start at the top and work your way to the bottom -provided you have a lot of time there cause there's a lot of blogs listed on my sidebar, you see!

Now, come on Blogger and get this problem fixed, will you please?


Sandee said...

I had trouble with the comments thing a couple days ago, but it has worked itself out and all is well. For now that is.

Have a terrific day. :)

Deb said...

Glad to know that I am not the only one who has struggled with posting comments. Frustrating at best...but then I remind myself that I pay nothing for my blog so...I try to be patient. And I always look forward to your comments on my posts ! Now I am off to read about Suldog and his thoughts on baldness...

terri said...

I had trouble posting comments about a week or so ago. I finally gave up and it did work itself out eventually. But it IS very annoying.

Maggie May said...

I also had a problem a few days ago with comments on my own blog and with leaving comments on others.Problem seemed to have righted by itself.
Hope yours does too.
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Smalltown RN said...

Well Jeni...I don't know what to say about Blogger...I personally can't say I have been having any problems...well with photos maybe but comments not so much. Sometimes it's just our connection and the way our computer communicates with have posted and all seems well.

As for the reading...I have a huge confession to make....I did start enjoying reading until I was into my mid 20's. Reading never came easy for I avoided it. It was my sister Eileen who turned me onto reading. It started with murder mysteries...Mary Higgin Clark, then Sue Grafton and the alphabet murders,Patricia Cromwell,Kathy Reich..and my list now goes on. I am still a very slow reader...but I am really enjoying it now. I know of Harry Potter but I have never read any of the books. Just like I have never read J.R. Tolekin. I would agree with you that not reading is a's such an inexpensive way to get some great entertainment.

I love your blog. You always have something to say....

Suldog said...

Hah! Thanks, Jeni!

TechnoBabe said...

I know lots of bloggers are having trouble leaving comments lately. And some of them had comments deleted. Yikes. I read Suldog's post too and was able to leave a comment. I hope it gets fixed so you are able to leave your great comments on the blogs soon.

Travis Cody said...

I wonder if Blogger is doing work on their storage clusters. It could be that they are making upgrades or changes that they haven't announced, and that is causing intermittent issues with the service.

I know that I was a little worried about my blog the other day when I kept getting the "request took too long" message and the blog wouldn't open. I thought maybe something had happened and Trav's Thoughts was gone.

But all is well. It's tough to complain too much about a free service, and honestly I haven't had that many problems with it that didn't clear up within a day or so.