Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Blogger

Recently new blogs from here have had to be published via a roundabout route.
The Wowzio thing has disappeared - hasn't been seen for some time.
People leave comments - but I can't reply.
I read other peoples' blogs - David Cranmer, Patti Abbott, James Reasoner, Gary Dobbs et al - just can't leave a comment.
Everywhere I go I'm told to sign in - and arrive back at the dashboard where I'm already signed in.
Tried with this computer.
Tried with my laptop.
Tried with the library computer.
Tried with my son's blackberry thingy.
My daughters, granddaughters and sons have tried via their computers and discovered that the problem exists no matter what they do.

For a while I thought that this was just happening to me. Until someone else e-mailed me to say that I wasn't alone and that they had heard from someone else that their blog had gone the same way.

So what has Blogger.com got to say about that? Dunno, as soon as you hit the 'contact us' button you get 'You have to be signed in to do that' kind of message.

Maybe, I shouldn't have tried the updated Blogger interface.

It seems that every year Broken Trails has been hit. Last year it was wrong security certificates - spam - etc. Now it has reached the stage where I'm thinking three strikes and I'm out of here.
I'll continue to read blogs but won't be able to comment.

2 comments:

I.J. Parnham said...

I had the same going round the log-in screen problem a few months back too. It went away in the end but not before finding out that others had the same issue.

The way I got round it was not to go directly to my favourite blogs by tapping in the url. Instead I logged in to blogger and then clicked on the blog from the dashboard. This let me leave comments, but of course it wouldn't work for blogs I wasn't following. In those cases I used Mozilla Firefox instead of IE and that browser didn't send me into an endless loop.

I'm not saying that'll work for anyone else, but it did work for me, although to be honest I got so pigged off with the process I've since hardly bothered leaving comments anywhere.

Joanne Walpole said...

You should be able to leave comments on blogs regardless of whether you're signed in (or even have an account). You choose the anonymous option under 'choose identity'. If that doesn't work for you then you really are being victimised. LOL ;-)