MAGPIE'S MUMBLINGS

A blog about my interests, which include crazy quilting and various and assorted other artsy pursuits and sometimes known to contain mumblings of a random nature.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

No pictures, but some satisfaction....

I'm sorry to say there are no pictures to be seen on this blog today.  I apologize profusely for being remiss in that regard, but perhaps I can be forgiven if I tell you that it was because we were taking my s-i-l to a medical appointment and that I haven't been home since dark-thirty this morning. 

The astute among you might (or, more likely, might not!) have noticed the sudden disappearance of the BlogLovin button in my sidebar.  Those of you who read my rant about them last week might even have been expecting it.  Yes, the bloom is off the romance, the divorce papers were filed and it's over, don't let the door hit you on the way out.

To recap....for weeks now bloglovin has been driving me nuts.  It wouldn't let me mark blogs as having been read and I was ending up have to check each blog each and every time I signed in to see if there had been anything new posted since I last visited.  Then it went through a period where it wouldn't let me sign out of the site and continually demanded that I update my profile.  To what?  Why?  Well, then it decided that signing out at all, update or not, was not doable.  Oh, and maybe later in the day all would be back to normal, leading one to think that the fart it was holding crosswise had been released.  Nope...it wasn't to last, and the next time I visited it would be back to being grumpy.  Repeated emails (and postings on their site) were ignored.

 I asked for suggestions for a new feeder in one of my posts last week and received several suggestions (thank you!).  Deepa suggested one called 'Inoreader' and I checked it out, along with all of the other ones that were mentioned.  Inoreader had really good reviews and, seemingly, has a good customer support system in place.  It is very much like the old Blogger feed used to be and, so far, I like it.  Thank you Deepa for telling me about it.

Hopefully this blog will return to the regularly scheduled mumblings tomorrow, but in the meantime I will leave you with another quote from Anne Lamott...  "I do not understand the mystery of grace, only that it meets us where we are and does not leave us where it found us"


9 comments:

deanna7trees said...

i never left my blogger dashboard reader. it works just fine.

shirley said...

How frustrating for you. I do hope you can get it sorted soon. with crossed fingers I say.....thank goodness I have not had those problems.

Mosaic Magpie said...

hmmmm....I hope the new reader works well. Please keep us updated, in case we have to follow suit.
Deb

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

I'm going to check Deepa's suggestion. I still read from my Dashboard and I like that and use Blog Lovin for backup.

Hope you now have found the perfect reader.
xx, Carol

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

I wanted to try it, but can't find a way to import my list from bloglovin. Any suggestions?

~*~Patty S said...

Anne Lamott does have some wonderful quotes!
Luckily no trouble here so far with Bloglovin'
Good luck to you Mary Anne and Happy October.
oxo

Suztats said...

it must have been aggravating. I haven't had any issues with BL, but I haven't been online much for a while. Hope the new love affair lasts.

janie krig said...

I hope you get that straightened out, working with the "system" can be like that, when it works, great, when it doesn't, head ache.
Great quote, thanks.

Caroline Heinrichs said...

I don't really care for the Blog Lovin thing either. Its not giving me all the various blogs I've asked to follow. Just the first one I stated with.

I really feel your divorce,mine may be next with it. Safe travels:)