My blog is getting me down. Well actually, it's not - it is the trouble I'm having with it that is making me fret. Did you know I even woke in the middle of the night worrying about it? Argh! It's only a hobby, right?
It's not though, is it? Those of you who blog will agree, I'm sure, that blogging quickly becomes more than 'just a hobby', and becomes a meeting place for a group of like-minded friends.
Friends. I absolutely love my little group of followers. There are 73 of you. Like wow! You make me feel loved. And wanted. From my faithful commenters I get words of encouragement, one of my love languages. I suppose it is my history as a bullied kid that makes me crave approval, and yet never quite believe it when it comes, and I get excited afresh as every comment arrives in my inbox.
Apparently some of you can't see my blog properly. I believe the posts are right down the bottom somewhere. I wish I knew what that looks like, but you see it formats correctly for me on each of the computers I use on a regular basis. They're all using IE8. It is hard to fix a problem you can't see. In fact I haven't a clue what to do. Susan from Kerugma - a very wise woman, our Susan - tells me that something in my sidebar is too big. But what? I haven't added anything for ages!
The problem is that if you can't see my blog you won't want to visit. Now those of you who know me will probably persevere for a little while (I am worth it... aren't I?), but new readers probably don't even scroll down to see what's here. And why should they? There are lots and lots of blogs out there. Which is why I'm constantly amazed that anyone would want to read my humble offerings anyway. Honestly.
Sorry, blue funk showing there.
Lots of you have told me you have this problem before, back when it first happened at the beginning of this year. The problem is, I was in Melbourne then, and was unable to do anything to even investigate the problem since we are only on dial-up there, and it is very expensive and slow. I can't even find the comments now. I need to know what operating system and browsers are having this problem. I remember that Jillian told me that her computer had the issue and her son's didn't. Or vice versa. something like that anyhow.
Now Sylvia tells me that she is having trouble commenting as well. Argh again. Will this just not go away? I do have my head buried deep in the sand.
So please, can you help me? Pretty please with sprinkles on? I need to to tell me if you have either the formatting or commenting problem or, horror of horrors, both. Then I need to know what browser and operating system you're using - whether you have a problem or not. Finally, if you can fix it for me I shall love you forever!!
I have set up a discussion in The Peaceful Community for this, hoping that the broader blogfrog readership might just hop to my aid. If you would prefer not to comment there for some reason, then just comment on this post as usual. I need to keep the replies all in one or two places to have any hope of getting to the bottom of this perplexing issue.
And it is perplexing. To start with, a blue funking Jeanne is not so very pleasant for the rest of my family. And I'm feeling very down in the dumps indeed.
Which my beloved will discover if he looks at my blog. Which he doesn't. Not often anyhow.
Does your hubby read yours?