My friends who do not blog…this post is designed as a pubic service announcement for all my blogging buddies. If you are not tied to WordPress through a blog of your own, just listen to me whine about inconvenience, and feel sorry for me! One of my stress relieving mechanisms is to clearly ask for what I need, so I’m asking you to be patient with me, I’m feeling a little overwhelmed, and I really need to complain about it And I’m also asking WordPress just to STOP!
Presumably, most, if not all WordPress bloggers, have been inundated with hundreds of emails…some change/glitch/non-improvement sending us email messages of all the responses associated with blogs we follow and have also commented on. There was a time when I was impressed that some of you have as many as one hundred responses to a popular blog post…now I’m just annoyed!
What makes this even more frustrating is that although I have hundreds of unwanted emails, I haven’t received notifications of new posts from some of my favorite blogs! So if I haven’t commented on your blog lately, I may not have even known you posted. Cyberspace has gone haywire. Sun spots? The Super Moon? Someone asleep at the switch?
This was a tough weekend to have issues. My husband was out-of-town and I spent my weekend helping my parents with some things that also required me to stay closely connected to email. That is until my inbox blew up. Somewhere around this time I also broke my reading glasses. I took this as a sign that I had reached my limit. I couldn’t handle trying to keep up with my typical blog reading enjoyment. It was simply impossible.
But then, Chicago John at From the Bartolini Kitchens came to the rescue! John has posted what appears to at least be a temporary remedy to the problem. So if you have not figured it out on your own, go here and follow John’s clearly delineated directions. Be sure to say thank you! If you read some of the responses he’s received, you won’t feel so alone :-) Good thought, though, don’t respond unless you plan to follow his directions, because you’ll unleash a torrent of new emails in the process. Quite a conundrum!
So as I reclaim my volume control and move into a new week, I will also go back to see what I missed! I am quite sure many of you continued with your lives regardless of the overwhelming amount of email. I, on the other hand, was not as focused. But I did have a moment of humor when I recalled the now well-known Start Trek episode, “The Trouble with Tribbles.” I try to find the humor when I can!
Have a “tribble free” week, my friends.