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Thursday, January 21, 2016

Zero points this week, and what's up with Blogger?

Hi All,

Well, after burning the midnight oil to get my Bonus theme entry in, I came up with a big goose egg this week.


As you can see, not only am I off my weekly goal of 77 points, I'm also failing at my secondary goal of no weeks with zero output. I'm close to finishing a couple of things but mostly I've just been flailing about starting new projects. So pretty much the usual around here.

If you haven't had a chance yet, do yourself a favor and go over to the bonus round blog. Make sure to vote for your favorites [mine, ;)] before 11:45pm Regina time on Saturday night Jan. 23rd.

Now that it's been confirmed that we won't be counting bonus points in the Sci-Fi duel I probably won't be doing too many more bonus rounds. Honestly I was trying to stay out of them altogether this year as it's an added layer of stress that I don't need.

I don't know if y'all have noticed, but my blog started looking wonky sometime around the time I posted up my Leman Russ and Squig Katapult crewman. The back ground went white so I changed it to this weird abstract one and some of the link text is now a a color that I can't see. I'm not sure what happened.

Maybe "Web Services" and "I am Psychiatry" paid me back? Probably not, but who doesn't like an internet conspiracy theory.

Hopefully  I can boot strap my way back into productivity. My jaw hurts less today and I may even let people hit me tonight. I'll let you know how it goes.

10 comments:

  1. Blogger has been fiddling for a month or so now! But not telling it's users! Both my follower totals dropped right-off about the start of December (like a dozen people all un-followed me on two blogs on the same day?), Airfix is back up to where it was (which would normally take a year or two and SCW is still a couple adrift...and I have weird text colours on some posts, but only if you go to them via the Tag-List? If you go via internal links or Google they're fine...alot of this stuff is the 'unintended consequences' of minor coding-tweeks by minor-coding geeks! (no spellcheck today!)

    H

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    1. Hi Hugh, thanks. Ithink I only lost one follower. My issues were mostly with the appearance of the blog suddenly changing for no reason. I'm not sure if I should be relieved that others are experiencing issues or not. Can't complain too much for a free service though.

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  2. Yeah Blogger is acting werid for me too, large numbers of people ''Unfollowing'' and I hate to remove a bit of softwhere which redirects people to other surgested posts.

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    1. Hi Chico, that hasn't happened to me yet. Knock on wood. So far I've just had to change the background and need to change html link text colors. I wonder if the follower thing has to do with the push to try and get everything G+ related. I don't like tying the two together.

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  3. Ah... spreadsheets. This is why I set a goal this year of not having a goal or letting a spreadsheet rule my life. Miles would pass out if he heard that. :-)

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    1. What!? Say it ain't so Millsy. I think I can get back on track as far as what I wanted to do when I started. I just have to not get distracted by the thumping I'm taking in the Sci-Fi duel.

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  4. Blogger has been OK for me.

    I have been aware that views were down (I have reported it in my Blog) but the numbers are currently up in the 10,000 views a month and counting.

    I'll keep an eye on it.

    Tony

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    1. Hi Tony, interesting. My views have actually gone up (although I feel like the majority of them are bot pings). I'm normally in the 5 - 6,000 per month and I'm now at 8,000. I don't mind that, I just don't like the look of the blog changing without warning.

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  5. I'll have to have a look at my own now you have me wondering!

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    1. Hi Simon, if you haven't noticed already you're probably good. I spend way more time than is healthy obsessing over my blog. I was using the all black Awesome Inc template. It is still messed up, so I switched to this blue/ grey version. It seems ok, although I did have to tone down the shocking blue band across the top.

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