Saturday, June 23, 2012

Writing Blind

There are many things I do not comprehend and have no qualms whatsoever admitting. Differential equations in calculus, what makes a Kardashian a "celebrity", and why the Creator thought scorpions were truly needed on the planet are only a few examples. This continuing problem I'm having with Blogger not allowing me to connect to The Writers' Vineyard, however, is not only perplexing but frustrating at every turn.

I'm writing this post virtually blind.
I cannot see a preview because Blogger won't allow me to connect to the site. I used to be able to circumnavigate through the Comments to eventually see the home page, but even that isn't working any more. I blogged about this problem on my own blog a couple of months back. Sad to say, the situation has only worsened.

I'm not a total noob. I've done everything I know of to clear the connections, emptied the cache and temp files, deleted cookies, upgraded Firefox and Explorer, rebooted, disabled every plug-in on my browsers, rebooted again, run security scans, clean ups and system reviews, even tried using a different computer--and nothing has worked.

So to my fellow Vinyardians, please know I do read your posts. The only way I can is in the raw edit form, but I do peruse. I would love to comment, but to do so requires being on the blog page to click the Comment button. Can't get there from here.
I will find a way. After all, Blogger allows me to see every other blog such as Ciara Gold's, Rosemary Gemmell's, Champagne Books Blog, and others. Just not The Writers Vineyard. Yet.

Therefore,  if I could add a couple of comments to recent posts:
 @Richard Hacker: I loved reading A Boy and His Dog. Made me smile and realize that since my Chinese zodiac indicates I was born during a Year of the Dog, I too can greatly appreciate the taste of sweet grass, musty earth, and the joy of mud between my toes.
And @Linda Rettstatt: Kudos to the Editors  indeed!  A good editor is a godsend. My new book coming out on July 2nd, Dragon's Legacy, was a breeze with Editor Cassie Knight. To go from sending her the mss to having the final edit completed in less than two weeks was an absolute delight--and she opened my eyes to repetitive phrases and overused gestures that suddenly seemed comical once I saw how much I'd employed them.

I'll keep working on this Blogger confounding confusion. Until I attain a solution, bear with me if the spacing is off, or the font goes wonky, or other cosmetic maladies afflict my posts. I'm hoping I won't be blinded by Blogger forever.




Anonymous said...

Your first paragraph, so damn funny. Ref the blogger problem, got to be some darn app or program setting in your computer. So, just spend four years in software coding world, work for 10 years at microsoft then go inside the 10,000 programs on your system and check every setting. No sweat.

Oh, that's right, you can read this. Hell, I could say anything about ya, couldn't I girl. Hmmmmm. Nah, I'll resist and email ya a copy.

Michael Davis (
Author of the Year (2008 and 2009)
Award of Excellence (2011)

T. M. Hunter said...

Strange that it's not letting you in like that...

linda_rettstatt said...

I hear you, Jude. Blogger is fast becoming totally dsyfunctional. There are very few blogs that I can post a comment on. They post and then as soon as I go out of the blog, they disappear. Like vapor. I'm not even sure this one will stick. We'll see.


Julie Eberhart Painter said...

Linda, your comments seem to stick on here.

I agree they have totally messed it up. I tried to go back and preview and couldn move and had to let it die and start over -- blind. We'll see next month waht I really wrote.