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Monday, January 23, 2012

Blog List Gadget Issue

I am cursing Blogger again today! I inadvertently deleted the blog list on my sidebar and can’t add it back in with all of my subscription and GFC lists. I noticed the problem last week when I wanted to manually add in some new subscriptions. In addition, I’ve noticed that when I follow someone through GFC, that blog’s name is not automatically placed into my blog list on my sidebar. I have to manually add it into the blog list.

When I pull up the “add a gadget” then “blog list” on my layout page, I’m unable to add in any blog names by choosing the “all” feature on the “blogs I follow” list or the “subscription” list.  Today, I was actually able to add some in, most of them one by one, instead of the “all” option.  Now THAT was time consuming! But I had to stop trying when the “Saving…”  tab came on and just hung there. For minutes, for hours….. 

The “saving” button just hangs there, never processing on the widget.

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 Do you see how the “Saving…” button is highlighted? Well, that should disappear once all of the blog names I want to save is complete. The problem is that it never saves, period! Which means that there are still a lot of blog friends whose names haven’t been added to my blog list!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So far, I’ve been able to  add in 168 blog names one by one using the blog address, but I couldn’t go any farther.  I guess I was lucky to have achieved this number, since I tried multiple times throughout yesterday to solve the problem. Heck, the “saving” procedure even went on all overnight, with no end result! 

Has anyone of you had this problem before? I posted the problem on the Blogger forum, but haven’t received any comments suggesting a solution.  I want to have my complete blog list on the widget and not leave anyone out.  So if you don’t see your name, I haven’t deleted you- I’m just in limbo. You’re still on my Google Reader and on my Dashboard, just not on the widget list.  Any help would be appreciated.

44 comments:

Blondie's Journal said...

I wish I could help you, Sue. There are all sorts of problems going on with Google right now. I had my blog disabled last week for a whole day. No idea why...2 people emailed me thinking I had closed down my blog. As mysteriously as it went, it came back. I have also had problems commenting on blogs...sometimes there is no comment button and other times it just doesn't work. Well, enough of my problems. Good luck with yours.

XO,
Jane

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

No, I don't think you are the only one, Sue. I had someone email me last week asking about this type of thing, but I had no idea. I use the forum, too, to try and find out what's going on. I hope it gets straightened out soon though. It seems like so much is going wrong with Blogger at once!

NanaDiana said...

That is happening to me! I hate it. I can't get any new blogs added to my sidebar. Welcome to Blogger's Mess! All these little glitches just drive me nuts! xo Diana

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Sue that person Kathy is talking about is me. This is driving me CRAZY!! How did you manually add new blogs?

AntiqueChase said...

I had it happen the other day when adding one blog. It would never say saved but then I just exited out and it was saved... weird.

Jill Elaine said...

Blogger will most likely always have it's glitches:( Guess that's what we get for free. Drives me nuts too. one reason I'm switching to wordpress. But that is stressfull too becasue it's so different from blogger. Cannot wait till it's completed and I'm comfortable with it!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I think that Blogger is doing some upgrading and changes. This always results in some random problems for us users. I have had trouble adding a few blogs to my list, but I just try again. Right now most everything is working well for me. Do you use Chrome? That seems to be a big help in keeping Blogger working well on my computer. hugs, Linda

Cozy Little House said...

I'm having all sorts of problems with Blogger. My posts keep disappearing. I can't alter my layout on the front page. Have to go into it the back way, as when I click on the tools, I've been getting error messages for weeks now. No one answers my questions at Blogger. Irritating!
Brenda

JunqueMagnet said...

No help here.I've got a gadget for show listings which I can't fix.Finally managed to x everything out of it but now can't add this year's shows...I try not to complain.The service is free so I try to remember to be grateful for the service!

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

Sue, I think Blogger made some changes and it is affecting everyone in some way or another. For weeks I was unable to leave a comment, then I would be able to...on SOME blogs....not on others! I reported it too and it seems to be fixed now....FINALLY!

Good luck!

Lou Cinda

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Seriously, if anything ever happens to my blog roll, I will need CPR. I use it all the time. I hope you are able to work it out. Good luck waiting for Blogger...I don't think there are any real people there!

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

I am having the same problems Sue. I actually copy the link then paste it in the box, but still it is taking forever to save if it is even saving.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Wish I could help, but I gave up on trying to redo some things on mine a few days ago - problems every time. I am having a problem on mine now and just posted about it. I also, don't want to complain - as someone else said it is a free service. They are making a lot of changes now and our problems may be a result of that. I was thinking today, maybe it is a good time for me to take a break and get some things done around the house. :-D
Enjoy your evening.
Glenda

Custom Comforts said...

Ditto everyone above. I'm always so happy to actually be able to leave a comment since some blogs just don't have the comment box. I suppose every computer program has it's gliches when there are upgrades and we'll just have to be patients. We really don't have any other option, do we?
Cindy

Pam said...

Well, that's a new one. Haven't seen that one before, but with all the wackiness Blogger is going through there has to be more people it's affecting. I am amazed that you input those all by hand though. You are one dedicated girl!

Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm said...

I am having the very same issue, Sue, and very surprised that I can even comment! Some blogs are just plain white blank pages. I really thought it was just me for a while. Hope your staying warm in your neck of the woods.

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

All these problems makes me not want to have a blog so much. Who needs the frustration! Blogging should be fun not stressful. Hopefully they will get this fixed but it has been going on for quite a while now. Good luck Sue!~Hugs, Patti

Olive Cooper said...

5 copy and paste the links which is cumbersome.

Made In The South said...

Oh, I wish that I could help you. I did my 'Fabulous Friday Four' post and it disappeared..gone, no where to be found. I wanted to cry, so I know just how you feel.
Hope you get answers soon to make it better,
Melissa

Teresa said...

I started making a blog yesterday, and I noticed if I wanted to edit my blogs I read list, it hung up. I had to delete the whole widget and start over :(. Am on blogger also

Jemsmom said...

I am absolutely no help as I haven't updated anything with Blogger in I don't know when. I am afraid too! Good luck!

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

Blogger can be so frustrating! I'm having the same issue! I wish I could help!

Rettabug said...

Somebody needs to tell Blogger/Google to just quit farting around!!!!!!!! Honestly, they drive me nuts sometimes.

I hope you can get them back somehow.
I use Google Reader, too, so if you have that, it might help you find some of your missing links.

Katherines Corner said...

Oh that is so frustrating my sweet friend. You may want to consider creating a page for blogs you follow maybe something like my blog love page or blog list page. All I do is click on your button and taa daa, I am here. xo

Pam @ Frippery said...

Same issue here. I am wondering if it has something to do with Google. I have found many people in forums with the same issue. I have not been able to update my list either. I read that using the new Blogger interface will work but I am already using it and still have the same problem. Also on your post yesterday, Google closed Picnik. You now have to use Google + to access the photo editing. Someone may have already answered this yesterday. Things are getting difficult. I am thinking of going to word press and paying for a .com website.

Babs said...

Sue, Sorry, I'm no help and I've never gotten any help from Blogger Help.
It's so frustrating when things like that happen. I hope it clears up for you soon.
Hugs,
Babs

Kathleen said...

I am still waiting for Blogger to answer from 3 years ago, I don't think they do answer!
Glad I stopped in in case you lost me! :)

Anita Cedar Hill Ranch said...

I haven't had this problem and I didn't read the other comments, but I would try accessing blogger in explorer, chrome, safari, firefox and see if one of those works better than another. And you may have hit a max. BTW, I hope my blog made it to the list, hee, hee.

Alicia said...

Sue...I know that I've read that blogger is doing away with GFC and so that little box with all those friendly faces that we love is going to go away. Maybe this is all part of their gearing up for that change?

I actually had to get rid of my blog roll a few months ago as it gave my computer/blog some type of virus. Once I removed the blog list I was ok. Now I just follow all my blog list on the blogger dashboard, but as I understand that is going to go away as well and you will have to either subscribe or follow blogs in a reader. I've started learning how to use my google reader for that very reason. I'm going to post something on my blog right now that will lead you to a lady that is very much in the know about what is going on and how to circumvent all the changes.

Good luck :-D

A Hint of Home said...

So sorry, Sue! I hope you get it worked out. I was so frustrated last week with blogger, I didn't or couldn't post at all.
I finally went to Firefox and do everything from posting to commenting there. It worked for me.
Hugs!

Zuni, Chickadee Home Nest said...

Hi, Sue. Grrrrr, right? Well, I didn't even know it would add them automatically! I've been doing it manually, and some end up on my page and some don't. I'm so sorry you lost all that data! Blogger sure seems to be having some problems--I wasn't getting comments last week and had tons of trouble commenting on others. Susan BNOTP offered a solution and I re-posted it to get the word out. Have you checked with Susan to see if she's seen this problem you had? Wishing you a quick fix. ~Zuni

The French Hutch said...

Hi Sue, I'm hearing about all kinds of blogger problems lately, I've lost followers and comments. I don't have any idea how to help with your problem, I do hope it will fix itself. My followers come and go.
Grrrr, blogger problems……..

~Emily
The French Hutch

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

I have never used that feature...I keep my blog list in google reader. Then I added my own page a long time ago of blogs I read, but it needs to be updated.

A lot of crazy things have been going on with blogger. Some of the bloggers I follow through GFC disappeared and others that I had deleted a long time ago came back!

Linda Young said...

I wish I could help you, I have the same problem, and now worse. All of a sudden, at my daughter's house, on her computer, I cannot access my dashboard so I can't post,or edit, because Blogger no longer supports the browser on this pc. I can't change her browser! I have been through the forums, tried to send a message or contact Blogger and they seem unreachable.
I also do not like the new interface. Don't they realize that they are making everything more difficult for those of us who are just learning? How do we contact a person and get advice from Blogger?
Aside from that, I love visiting you and your music has soothed me!
I hope things will be better for you!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Sue, I haven't had this same problem but I was having a problem leaving comments. It was resolved when I starting going in using Chrome. Sorry you are having these issues. xo, Sherry

xinex said...

So sorry you are having problems, Sue. I hope it gets resolved soon cause I know how frustrating it is..Christine

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

You already know more than I do, Sue! hasn't Google become a giant pain? I am just hoping not to lose any of my favs when the change comes! Yiukes! I hope you are having a great weekend!...hugs...Debbie

classic • casual • home said...

I am sorry you have had to have this frustration. I don't know why some people cannot leave comments on my blog.

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

Well another month and they're discontinuing the GFC widget for non-blogger blogs. I think it's just a matter of time before they stop it for everyone since the want people to sign up for google+

Brandi said...

Sorry this is an issue for you! Hope all the bad glitches get worked out soon.

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Hi Sue, this is happening over at my blog also, so frustrating. I had to start a new blog list for add on's! It works fine, don't know why the old ones have decided to go haywire! xo

xinex said...

I hope google solves the problem you are having. I love how you accessorized your table, really like the rustic look. Great idea on the domino filler....Christine

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

I have also had the problem of not being able to save after adding to my blog list. Grrr! So frustrating! I'd hate to have to attempt it after I lost the whole list. I feel for ya! laurie

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