God grant you the light in Christmas, which is faith;
the warmth of Christmas, which is love;
the radiance of Christmas, which is purity;
the righteousness of Christmas, which is justice;
the belief in Christmas, which is truth;
& all of Christmas, which is Christ.
--Wilda English

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Evil Blogger

I really don't want to post anything negative, but I have come to believe that Blogger is the devil.  I have not been able to delete blogs from my reading list for several months now.  A follower informed me today that when I leave a comment on her blog, I'm showing up as a no-reply blogger.  I can only assume this is happening when I leave comments on other blogs as well.  When I went to my profile to fix this, nothing has changed ... I am still showing that people can respond to my comments using my email address.  As if this isn't enough, I tried leaving a comment on one of my own posts in order to see if I would show up as a no-reply blogger on my own blog.  What happens instead is my comment posts immediately to my blog even though I have "always" checked for moderation purposes.  

I don't know what to do about this.  Of course you can't contact anyone at Blogger.  I've left questions on their forum in the past without any help at all. I've just searched to see if I can switch my entire blog over to some other blog hosting site without losing my past 2-1/2 years' worth of postings, photos & comments.  Apparently not   : (

Any ideas?

17 comments:

gracie said...

I wish I could offer some helpful advice.....at times I have issues with blogger so I know how frustrating it can be.

Sarah in Stitches said...

Oh my goodness, I'm so sorry! I can't imagine what's going on. Yep, you've been appearing as a no-reply blogger on my blog too. I've been trying to reply to your comments. I hope you figure this all out! :(

Julie said...

I am not technically minded to so no help to you at all, I hope someone else can answer your questions. xx

Peggy Lee said...

Sadly, I am not as faithful as you are in posting more regularly so I probably haven't given blogger much of a chance to mess me up!
I have noticed however that since I signed up for Bloglovin, my posts show up on my FB wall. Not a big deal but I wish it wouldn't do that.
Good luck!

Vickie said...

Oh Shirlee! I am confident someone is going to have answers and help here for you. I am not good with all this stuff myself. I usually have to google everything in near tears.

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Robin said...

Morning Shirlee! I can't offer you any suggestions to your blogging problems, but I can let you know I am thinking of you. Hope someone can help you out!

Robin in Virginia

The Inspired Stitcher said...

I've noticed your comments have been coming in as "no reply." Since I have you in my address book, I just delete that and drop you address in. It wasn't that big of deal to say something. However, if someone didn't have your address I can see how that would be frustrating. Unfortunately, I have no suggestions for a fix.

Maggee said...

I can help you with deleting blogs... maybe with the rest. Let me know. You do NOT show up as a no-reply blogger to me, on ANY medium (phone, computer, netbook)--they all say Shirlee. Hugs!

jennifer768 said...

Good morning Shirlee,I agree with you on blogger! For the last year I have tried to delete blogs from my reading list with no luck.Most of the time my reading list has disappeared as well.I use bloglovin for reading and commenting on the blogs but have been having problems leaving comments on some of the blogs.What is a person to do? Hope that you are able to find some solutions.Blessings,Jen

redesignGal@surewest.net said...

Beautiful Blog and your post today is exactly how I feel about Blogger!!! I am always "signed in" to my dashboard on my tool bar, but when I click on it I get a Blogger "draft" page which offers no place to do anything: use username, even change password or anything. I am stuck on that page so have contacted Plumrose Lane for help. Sharon, the owner, tutored me a year or so ago (by phone) when I was new to blogging and was a great help so I could learn my way around posting, etc.
I have recently moved (across country) and opened a new gmail account but that souldn't have anything to do with blogger.
FRUSTRATION!!! I can't post. I would change to Wordpress or one of the other platforms but no one seems to know how to do this. Anybody out there who would have a clue to what is going on???
I still love your blog and follow you on Blogloven. Joy Schumann theoldefarmhouse.blogspot.com

Melody said...

I've had issues with blogger as well. So frustrating. Good luck.

Pam in IL said...

Sorry about the blogger problems you are having. Maybe clearing your browser cache and cookies might help. I don't know if it will or not, but worth a try.

I really like your new blog header and background!

Jackie said...

Do you have a Google Plus profile linked to your blog? I may not be using the right terminology but I read something somewhere about Google Plus and no reply. I didn't save the post to pinterest or anything like that though.

Jackie said...

This isn't the exact blog I read but try this:http://www.flusterbuster.com/2013/02/are-you-no-reply-blogger.html

Sherry said...

For some reason, your email does not even appear on your blog when I look for it. Blogger driver me crazy sometimes but at least it is free! If I want to add or delete blogs on my sidebar, I have to use a different computer or use Google Earth to sign in. A lot of added work but what cha gonna do? lol.

Vonna, The Twisted Stitcher said...

I have an answer!!! If you are a Google + user, then it changes to the no reply. Google it. There is a very easy fix, you just have to not be a google plus user. I had the same problem and fixed it in December.