Where have all the bloggers gone?

It’s happening again, for the third or forth day in a row.

I access my WordPress account, ready to read my version of the morning paper, only to find a note that reads, “Nothing to read! Why not find your friends, subscribe to some blogs, or have a look at Freshly Pressed?”

What? What do you mean there is nothing to read? I follow many wonderful blogs/bloggers. What do you mean there is nothing to read? Where have all the bloggers gone?

Am I alone? Am I the only one scrambling to find links to the writers of whom I have become fond?

Just yesterday, I posted an article about time. What I failed to include was the fact that a great deal of time is spent scrambling to find my blogging buddies. Seems I have become reliant on WordPress and the Follow tab.

Thankfully, some of my blogging buddies use Twitter. When these bestest bloggers update their blog, a tweet appears in my Twitter feed, along with a link to take me to the adventure.

In addition, I am thankful some of my blogging buddies have a blogroll. See, many of the blogs I follow also follow the blogs I follow. Are you following me?

Consider this a S.O.S. more than an entertaining post. If you don’t have a blogroll and/or you don’t tweet your posts… please consider starting. That way, when WordPress feels the need to change or hijack subscriptions/follow-lists, we will still be notified of your latest and greatest creations. In advance, your blogging addicts fans thank you; I thank you.

27 thoughts on “Where have all the bloggers gone?

  1. I updated all my subscriptions to reach me via email, since WordPress has indicated to one friend this is a “browser issue.”

    . . .

    Funny how this “browser issue” didn’t impact every single WordPress buddy last weekend, or the week before that! Grr. I hope they get this figured out by Friday’s FTIAT, because it is moving, powerful stuff.

    1. I noticed you subscribed to my blog …. again. (smile) Thank you.
      I’m holding off re-subscribing, in hopes the situation will fix itself. Plus, I get your stuff via Twitter, too. Thank you!
      Looking forward to Friday. I was inspired last night and started writing. I’ll send it to you very soon.

  2. I still can’t access any blog subscriptions either. I’m relying on my comments/blog roll to find blogs and it’s a pain in the butt. I would update like Deb, but then I’d have zillions of emails and I’d be afraid my computer (and my husband’s head) might explode. So I take this as a sign that I need to take a blogging break. 😀

    1. Noooooooo! Don’t do it! Pretty please? 😀

      As for the emails? I created a separate filter for WordPress emails so I can peruse at my leisure. If they landed straight in my inbox, I think my head would explode. I deleted roughly 100 subscriptions yesterday, but the 200 remaining post more’n enough to keep me busy without reminders by the second!

      1. Ha! 😀 I will be sure to keep on reading blogs (especially looking forward to Fridays!) and Lenore is writing a FTIAT? Excellent!

        Deb, you lost me at “created a separate filter…” Whazzawhoozzit?? *scratching head* I’ll see if my husband can help me with that…hmm…

        1. Ack. Nope, not yet, Darla. I’m not on the schedule for FTIAT on Friday. But your sentiment of excitement is appreciated! Thank you!
          And what Deb said…. Noooooo! Don’t take a blogging break.
          P.S. Join Twitter.

      2. I look forward to your FTIAT post, Lenore! Get to writing! 😉

        I am on twitter. I just don’t twit much. (you’d think it would come easier for me huh…) Oh wait. I guess the correct term is “tweet”? I am so out of the loop. And loopy, yes I am loopy. (can you tell I got three and a half hours of sleep last night?)

  3. They’ve been pretty proactive before at saying what was going on when there were other problems. Wonder what the story is here and why nothings been said.

  4. I’ve seen a number of people have issues with the blogroll “update”. Eesh. I use Google Reader and haven’t had any problems getting peoples’ feeds.

  5. Maybe we all just unsuscribed you. Did you think of that? Maybe we’re sick of you reading our blogs and commenting on them. That COULD be it.

    It’s not, but it COULD be.

    Please continue to read my blogs.

    Thank you.

    1. Yes, well – I did think of that…. but then I remembered how very cool I am. Plus, with the whole crush thing GG has on me, well – it COULD be folks have unsubscribed and even blocked me. But, no. I don’t think so. By the way, did you see how it went back to GG? I know, GG’eez.

      P.S. I will continue to read your blogs, but I won’t like ’em. Okay. Maybe I will like ’em. Fine. Whatever.

  6. I wrote my happiness engineer this morning very disturbed/annoyed/inconvenienced, etc because like you I count on the WordPressReader.com to relay all my subscriptions. I even e-mailed a few blogging buddies to see if they were experiencing the same thing. Anyway, when I got home, there they were, the posts I scavenged to find and some I had missed. I’ve got some reading to do. LenoreDiane, it was either this post or my inquiry that made everything right with the world again. Thank you. ooops! Maybe I’m assuming too much. Is yours back up? fyi Happily, mine is.

    1. Well, I don’t think I am the reason the blogosphere was ‘righted’, but hey – if you want to give me the credit… Then again, if I am wiling to take the credit, I should be willing to take the blame. On that note, I think it was a team effort. (smile) Happy reading, Georgette!

  7. Thanks for the heads-up, Lenore Diane – I don’t think I’ve had a problem. I will now investigate, but I’ve not been doing a lot of blogging lately. Life had been very demanding of late!

  8. Hmm…. and I thought it was just me — I haven’t been able to read people’s blogs for over a week now 😦

  9. Ok, I was wondering what was going on but I was also taking a break as I had ‘real’ work to do. This week I find at some points I can scroll down to see my subscriptions and other times I cannot. At least I can now see freshly pressed whenever I go there.

    1. My latest problem is leaving comments… WordPress indicates I am not logged in (though I am) and the comment doesn’t post. I’m not sure what is going on with WP these days. I’m behind in my reading, though – so at least the “Following” part is working.

  10. Is this still a problem? The duplicate subscriptions I was seeing have gone now and I thought everything was back to normal. the only thing that I see which is a bit strange is when I click ‘Blogs I Follow’, it goes to the edit page first rather than the blog-post views page.

    An alternative is to subscribe via RSS feed – there’s a very simple and good video ‘how to’ here: RSS in Plain English

    1. Val, I just told Rumbly, I sometimes have problems leaving comments. WP seems to think I am not logged in – though I am. Not sure what is happening. But, again, as I told Rumbly, my “Following” list is visible again – to the point that I am behind with my reading. (smile)

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