Monday, 23 February 2009

Blogspot Blues

Jeepers!  Either I have become extremely unpopular since lunchtime or there is something seriously wrong with blogger.  I was all happy this morning to see that I had 40 followers on this blog and 10 followers on my media blog (thank you - you all make it worthwhile).  When I signed in just 5 minutes ago I noticed I was down to 30 followers on this blog and only 7 on my media blog!!  (I still have only 1 follower on my political blog but I suspect that is because the subject matter is pretty dry and uninteresting to most).  Realising that I am just not exciting enough for people to gang up on me and leave in droves, I am going to assume that something is wrong at Blogger Central.

So, if you were following either of my blogs this morning and see that you no longer are, please feel free to follow me again.  If you weren't following any or all of my blogs, please feel free to do so! (Oh come on, I almost never actively troll for readers!)

I think it might be a glitch because it looked like I was no longer following Pule's blog Johannesburg Daily Photo(s) but when I tried to add him again it said I was already following him.  Nevertheless, if I was following you before and you see that I am no longer doing so then please leave me a comment and I'll make sure I am following you again once all of this blows over.

It possibly seems like a big post for a little issue but it really is nice to know that I have readers and that people read and like what I'm are saying.  My biggest blogging surprise over recent months was seeing just how many people subscribed to my media blog on RSS.  I was convinced I was writing that for an audience of one!  In an effort to return the favour, I like to show people that I am reading them too even if I don't always comment. 

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17 comments

  1. It's very weird. Exactly the same has happened to me. I've lost 15 or so followers (can't quite remember). It's asking me to follow your blog, and yet I should already be a follower and in fact I can see your posts on my dashboard. I assume, therefore, that Blogger has somehow got its knickers in a twist. It was a bit of a shock for a while, or, as the word verification says, a bomshall! :)

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  2. I don't know why, two people have stopped following my blog. Emm, if you stopped because I haven't commented here, sorry. I haven't seen any recent posts. I must of missed them.

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  3. Emm, I was positive I was following this blog before but it doesn't say that now. I followed this blog again. It's very weird, why have I stopped following Maia T's blog too?

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  4. @ Sheila: I think you're right! I am sure it is just a bug. Hopefully they will sort it out!

    @ Pizza: No - it says I am still following you but I will check back and make sure of that in a couple of days. I promise I won't stop following you if you don't comment on my blogs! I like your blog and that is why I follow it. :o)

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  5. Same thing here.. down six since last evening. I don't keep a list so not sure what's going on, but it seems to be system wide. Maybe some people really did drop off and it wasn't registered before until they "cleaned house". We'll see.

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  6. Blogger put out a Known Issues alert on it's Twitter earlier. It didn't mention anything about Followers specifically, but perhaps it's related.

    http://twitter.com/Blogger

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  7. Hi Emm Blogger has been doing a few weird things lately with comments but I haven't noticed anything on followers.

    Glad to say I am still there!

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  8. Emm I don't believe it! No sooner do I check MTF and I find that I have "lost" 9 followers! Its the same on my photo blog! Get a grip Blogger!

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  9. Hey Emm, you were following my blog, Fashion Addict, but apparently it dropped you. I'm glad to see that it was just a glitch, I thought you left me *sad face*. Please try to re-follow and tell your friends. Thanks.

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  10. Emm sorry for all the comments. the answer is now showing on Blogger Buzz.

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  11. It looks like a blogger bug - I lost all my followers on all my blogs last night too! I am sure it will be fixed soon :)

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  12. Ah! Look here:

    http://knownissues.blogspot.com/2009/02/you-may-have-noticed-that-count-of-your.html

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  13. I lost about ten, too. But I cannot figure out whom I have missing...
    Hope they fix it soon :o)

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  14. Too funny. Emm, you are still much beloved. Hell, you're on my blogroll! But today I discovered to my surprise that I was down 3 followers and I was no longer following anyone. Check out my tale of woe at http://halfirishrover.blogspot.com/2009/02/i-was-afraid-id-offended-special-bonus.html

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  15. very confusing! I would be distraught if my membership of two dropped off hahaha!

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  16. @ Everyone: Well, it seems most of us are still down but hopefully it will sort itself out. I had to go and add myself back to most of the sites I was following.

    @ Pizza and Erik: You should notice me back now.

    @ MT: Haha. Funny!

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