**Warning before this is started….I am going to rant…most of it’s just me….some of it may be the fact that they changed my meds and I’ve been up and down A LOT for 2 days (6 vertigo attacks yesterday – much better today) so, sit back and enjoy the ride…or just switch it off…or laugh at me…preferably all but turning me off!*
For some reason, a few weeks ago…or more, my blog has not been playing nice. At least not when I was using Chrome. I tried all the tricks I was advised to do…all about cookies and cacheing…and stuff…yes I will admit it I’m a bit of a nerd but I am in no way a techie. Well these things didn’t work. So, Stuart and a techie reader (please feel free to take credit if you wish, I didn’t want to “out” you if you didn’t want me to), suggested I try to post from a different browser (yes, at first I looked a little dumb founded, but I’m blaming that on the medication, because I did figure that one out. It did take a moment because Stuart said, try posting from IE….I said, “what? You know I hate acronyms!” ‘Unless I make them up.” OK, he did have to tell me that IE is Internet Explorer…how dumb….wasn’t there some old sci-fi movie called something like that? – no that was AI – I was close. ) OK….I tried posting in Internet Explorer since it was already on my new computer. Guess what, it worked just fine. Well that just ticked me off. Everything I do is Google based. OH…then it hit me…almost everything I do is Google based!
Suddenly I felt that Big Brother had taken hold of me and I hadn’t noticed it. Even my new phone is an Android….please can someone teach me how to use this darn thing? I can’t even get it to sync with my Google Calendar! Or do coupons! Why else would I buy a phone? I don’t talk on the phone! I CAN’T talk on the phone! I should get some use out of it!! But that is another rant for another day.
Suddenly I was afraid that my readers who run Chrome weren’t able to see my blog correctly. So I grabbed Stuart’s computer and went to my blog as if I was just a lurker, and no troubles. Yay! At least all you Chrome users who are reading my blog shouldn’t be having any troubles.
Another suggestion from a techie reader, try using Firefox to run my blog through. So I am. Right now.
Look, I can add tabs! I can search! I can add photos! I can do all kinds of things that I couldn’t do before.
I wrote WordPress, I didn’t get a reply…not even a reply saying, we’re sorry but the volume of email that we get means it will take a long time before we get back to you..or something like that.
Nothing. I kind of understood..after all, I have a free account. But for some reason I have a feeling if I had a paying account I wouldn’t have gotten much better service. A week or so after the first email I went back to support to see if anyone else had reported a problem and to try to write them again. I got a message that said, WordPress Support is closed until March 6th. No reason, nothing. Just try the forums. It was at least a week before the 6th at the time, so I kind of wonder if I had a paid account would they have a special support team for me? I don’t want to talk WordPress down. They do a good job for a free service, and I personally know no one who has the paid version…or if I do we haven’t spoken of it. I’d just like to know if they give more customer service to their paid accounts.
So for now…my WordPress Blog and Chrome will be parting company.
Firefox will be my browser for now. I used to use Firefox all the time, then hubby suggested I use Chrome and so I did, now we’re both talking about going back to Mozilla…Firefox.
I may even put it on my phone. However, I think my Smart Phone is smarter than me.
I have much to post about. More about my new diagnosis, my feelings, my crazy head…and just weird things about all of this. Plus, I’ve received a couple of awards from some very generous bloggers!!! I really need to take time to post an acknowledgement and pass them on.
I apologize if it takes me a little longer. I’m still not feeling well. I feel better for a little while, then awful for a while….then back again….it’s a crap shoot. I’m trying to read as many blogs and emails as I can, and comment on some, but on any nice days where I feel nice, I’ve been taking advantage and getting out of the house, even if it’s just for 3o minutes. But sometimes, that’s the only 3o minutes I have in a day. (I used all my spoons)
Hope you are having a nice beginning to March! I’m hoping to get a few little seedlings started soon…I wish I had already. I want to at least have my herb garden again! And the wild flowers. (maybe smaller ones this year.)
Love and Light to all!! I do have much to talk about. I hope we can all get a great discussion going about how we handle things when we think we’ve gotten everything handled and accepted, then something new happens. I’m trying, but this is a rough one.
We’ll talk about it tomorrow if I can.