Dear Blog Readers
When I went to “The Music In It” this morning, I found (to my dismay) that the blog was automatically redirected to something called Famous-Poets.org. I thought at first that something glitchy had occurred, but the redirect continued (to my increasing dismay). It was disturbing, to say the least, when every time I opened the blog it was redirected to the Famous-Poets site in a matter of seconds.
After trying a number of help programs, I called my friend Diane Lockward who knows much more about blogging and computers in general than I do and who, in fact, encouraged me to start a blog. (Check out Diane's excellent poetry blog.)
I was beginning to worry that I might lose the blog completely or, at best, have to start all over again. But, to make a morning-long story short, Diane guided me to a Google help group in which I left a message that was answered very quickly by a person named Joe Wales (Redleg x3). He knew exactly what the issue was and gave me perfect directions for fixing it. Seems that two of the gadgets I’ve had on the blog for a couple of years (Poetry Quiz and Today’s Poem) were the culprits. I have no idea how they came to “author” the automatic redirect, but I deleted both and now the blog is fine.
I'm tempted to rant on about what happened, but I'd rather go eat a chocolate cookie (which I will do as soon as I post this!).
I send my apologies to anyone who visited and was annoyingly redirected this morning (so glad you came back), and I send my sincerest thanks to Diane and to Joe!
In poetry and still (happily) blogging,
P.S. This incident has “prompted” me to re-do the right sidebar (where the offending gadgets were located). It will take a while to plan and post, but please stay tuned for new material.
It was freaky to go to your blog this morning and find myself redirected over and over again! I'm so glad you were able to resolve the issue!ReplyDelete
I've been reading Diane's blog ever since you featured her bee poem!
Thanks for posting the explanation!
Thanks for your comment, Jamie. It was a great relief to have the issue resolved!ReplyDelete
So glad it's fixed and your blog is up and running!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Rich! I'm glad too.Delete
Great Adele, good job!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Jago! I was concerned and happy the issue was successfully resolved.Delete
I know of a few other people who had similar experiences - things posted to their blogs for a long time and then suddenly an automatic redirect. So annoying and unfair. Glad it's all resolved now, Adele.ReplyDelete
Interestingly, I found another blogger with the same type of problem in a Google help group. Apparently, this sort of thing in not uncommon. Thanks for your comment—I'm glad it's resolved too!
I love both your headline -- aaaargh! -- and your solution -- eat a chocolate chip cookie. I'll remember your final solution. You must have been upset at how helpless you felt. Glad all is back.ReplyDelete
Thanks so much, Margo! It was a bit scary, but thank heavens it's all okay now. Yes, a chocolate cookie can work wonders! :-)Delete
What a fantastic blog! I just discovered it via a friend. I'll be back to enjoy your words and ideas over and over again. Thank you!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Kathleen! Nice to meet you here in the "blogosphere."Delete