Blogger Frustration Leads to Stashbusting

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Since coming back into bloggerdom, I noticed a few pet peeves have surfaced. Most are minor, but there are those which are like a knife twisting in my back! Oh the chills and shivers!!

  • Disappearing posts
    This morning I forgot that my work drive had my Saturday’s draft (sans photos) and I accidentally hit the “SAVE” button to refresh it. Fortunately Bloglines (my current love-hate relationship, read on for why) had the post in its little “To read” list and I was able to salvage the entire post. (Whew!)
  • Feeling comfortable on discussing any/everything (Okay, not a peeve)
    I live by the saying “To overcome a fear is to address it head on.” In my case, it is writing haiku. But since I REALLY love Kristen’s little heart stitchmarkers, and I want a chance to win them in her contest, here goes nuttin!

    Sitting at my desk
    I ponder what to enter.
    Alas, I am blank!

    Hey, this is kind of fun!! Of course feel free to stop by her blog and enter. If you do not want to write a haiku, the only other option is to flash the camera and post the photo in her comments. That idea belongs to her darling Darren. 🙂
  • Attempting to comment on every blog missed last month
    I finally finished the posts from the New England region, and managed to read the 195 posts from the Southern region and the 130 from the Midwest United States. I still need to go through my list and comment on the rest of them. Admittedly, if there are more than 50 comments on a post I tend to shy away and stay in lurkdom. I think it is due to wanting not to fill up the writer’s inbox. He/She probably is already overwhelmed, and I want to be polite. My issue now is that as soon as I find myself caught up in a region, more posts come into the queue. Oy vey!! Meanwhile, I discover that a couple of blogpals have moved their sites, changed their addresses, etc. I may have to stop being a Blog Harlot and start pruning my reads again. 🙁
  • Leaving comments that never get approved
    I do understand about screening comments, but there are number of bloggers that have yet to approve a comment from me when I do drop out of lurkdom. Maybe I am being sensitive, but I feel a touch slighted.
  • Old Blogger versus New Blogger
    Manuevering with the tab button does not flow from what field you are currently in but starts at the top of the page. BAD QA!! Considering that I test web applications for a living, I sure as heck know what I am talking about.

Okay, enough venting and more knitting. Here is what I have been knitting. I just wish I could knit these faster because I really need these needles for Arwen! =:8

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  1. Hey, thanks for the shameless plug! Once you get into haiku writing, it becomes way more fun than it should be (assuming you’re like me and just write about anything in 17 syllables).

    Darren likes to hear me read people’s haikus out loud, and then he sighs because nobody’s sent me any boobs yet. I told him it’s my contest, and he can hold his own if he wants.

    When leaving comments at the new Blogger, when someone has word verification turned on, I have to click right in that field EVEN IF THE CURSOR IS BLINKING THERE. You are not alone in your burning, seething frustration. Notice that I use Haloscan for my comments (Haloscan = love) and I don’t get the spam. 🙂

  2. Love the mitten!! Very pretty. You know what, go ahead and skim the piled up posts and don’t feel like you have to comment. We all understand that things get really busy and sometimes you can’t get caught up. We love your comments – but we understand that sometimes you just don’t have time. 🙂

  3. Wow, you are a very dedicated blogreader to comment on every single one of those posts! Like Karen said, we’ll still like you if you skip a day or three. =)

  4. Well, I enjoyed your rant – it’s interesting to read other people’s views on blogs/comments etc.
    And so, thank you for commenting on my blog. I’ve added you to my bloglines and will visit here often. (Another reason why I like readers to de-lurk from time-to-time is that I’m introduced to new knitting blogs!)

  5. I’m with you on the rants…I hate comment approval, never join in on atta boys over 20 comments ( I just figure they’ve heard it all already) and I must learn to knit mittens this year! They cost almost 20 dollars a pair or more (here) in wool. Not coming anywhere near Hartford, but i will think of you when I do reach civilization and a box of Godiva Chocolate caramels…slurp!

  6. I agree with you! I don’t always have the time to comment everyday on everbodys blogs and they do tend to pile up on my blog lines but I do what I can. Sometimes life gets in the way. Love the mitts!

  7. That lack of logical tab maneuvering within the comments window of new blogger is one of my biggest peeves! That’s basic, BASIC programming, people! Even little ol’ me, who is not a programmer, took one Visual BASIC course and learned how to do that. Who are these idiot programmers, and worse, who QA’d this stuff? My guess – no one.

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