Friday Folderol

Howdy folks!

Just a few little items before we break for the weekend. 

1) WordPress has something messed up with their Reader function which lists new posts for subscribed blogs.   Some blogs have totally dropped of my list in the last month, some blogs show up intermittently, and a couple of days ago the function stopped working entirely.  I’ve checked on the Support forums and this is a problem that lots of bloggers are having.  It might be a problem with Explorer because it seems those who use Firefox are not affected.  I assume that the Knights of the WordPress Roundtable are hard at work on this, and it will be fixed soon.

In the meantime, I don’t have any notice of who is posting what.  If I haven’t stopped by to say hi, don’t worry – it’s not me, it’s them.

2) My friend Jules over at Go Guilty Pleasures will be 30 on Monday.  What a baby – I’ve got shoes older than that!  As part of the birthday celebration she is having a competition: describe your guilty pleasure and win a fabulous prize basket.  You can trot on over and enter if you like, but I wouldn’t waste your time.  I aim to get me that basket – Chocolate Covered Bacon is my middle name!  No, really.  I had it legally changed.  It was kind of hard to fit the new monogram on my towels, but it was worth it.

3) My friend Katy over at k8edid is also having a competition – this one is a writing competition.  A writing competition – what a great idea!  Hmmm…where have I heard of that before? (hint, hint, right hand column, hint, hint)

Katy has a really great idea – a series of posts on each of the deadly sins.  The first theme is Gluttony and the first batch of entrants was posted the other day, including the modest offering of your humble correspondent.  (That’s me, by the way, in case the “humble” adjective confused you.)  Go check out all the great entrants!

4) Caption contest fame and glory over at the Good Greatsby’s blog continues to elude me, so you don’t need to go over there for anything.

If you want to know which blogs are the bestest, just follow me around the blogosphere like a mad stalker and read what I read.  Just be sure to return to my blog constantly (almost to the level of obsessively, but just short of me having to call the authorities) and love my stuff a lot.

Have a great weekend y’all – have fun and be safe!

 

HEY- late breaking complaining to go with #1 above.  Where did “Comments I’ve Made” go as a choice in the header?  Now I’m TOTALLY separated from all y’all with no way to find my way back.  WordPress is cutting me off from the herd – I’m probably headed for the bloggy slaughter house!!!

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71 Responses to Friday Folderol

  1. bigsheepcommunications says:

    You can’t expect us to stalk with you, but not stalk YOU. It’s just not fair.

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  2. You’ve got to hand it to Jules, she puts her all in to her give-aways. Custom slap bracelets? GIft-baskets? I can’t even remember to send people thank you cards.

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  3. Ooh, I like the sound of that writing competition. I might just have a go at it myself if I find the time.

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  4. k Elizabeth says:

    Glad 2 know I’m not the only one having “issues.” I wondered where everyone went! :/

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  5. Al says:

    It’s not me, it’s them? I’ll bet you used the old “it’s not you, it’s me” mantra when you broke up with your boyfriends too. C’mon Peg, man up (or whatever you gals do when it’s crunch time). If you’re breaking up with me, be up front about it. Don’t worry about my low self-esteem or tendency toward depression….I can handle it. I’ll finish this later, I’m late for my therapy session……

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    • pegoleg says:

      I don’t think there’s a really effective equivalent of “man up”, unless it may be “put on your big-girl panties”. It might seem just a tad creepy if YOU would say that.

      You know, I’ve wondered if WordPress sends a notice when somebody unsubscribes as well as when they subscribe. Must increase the level of compulsive scrutiny of my own stats.

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  6. On one hand, WordPress has some very innovative and cool ideas, and they are always trying to create new and better ones. (to make certain that we become hopelessly addicted to spending ALL our time here, until our ISP shuts us off for nonpayment, long after the spouse and kids are gone)

    On the other hand, WordPress is like a hyperactive little boy who can’t sit still, can’t stop causing us trouble, and can’t ever leave well enough alone, constantly going around and breaking things by taking them apart, when these things were working just fine.

    A happy medium somewhere in between the two personality extremes of WordPress would make me a lot happier. Moderation in innovation, without repeatedly screwing things up…

    So thanks Peg, for the 411 on the latest, and some direction on where to find some cool blogs. And of course I’ll always return here to your blog and stalk you, if that’s what you’re into – without crossing that fine line between you enjoying my attentions, and having to take out a restraining order on me. Lol 🙂

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    • pegoleg says:

      “moderation in innovation without repeatedly screwing things up” – too true, Chris!

      Feel free to wander around the blog anytime, keeping in mind that stop-short-of-creepy-stalking codicil.

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  7. I’ve been having issues on and off for months now with blogs I’m subscribed to. And to make it worse, when I stop getting posts from a blogger, my brain cells rejoice that there is one less item to retain. Weeks/months will go by and I will then read a comment they wrote on another blog and think, “Oh wow, right, I haven’t been getting anything from them.” I am in awe of all the bloggers who run a three ring circus on their blogs, in addition to actually writing.

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    • pegoleg says:

      I know what you mean about the brain cells rejoicing – all this bloggy talent creates mountains of awesomeness that must be climbed. Sometimes it’s overwhelming!

      I was so bummed that Elise went home on American Idol last night. But her feet are firmly set on the path toward fame and fortune I’m sure, now that everybody knows how talented she is!

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  8. Dana says:

    I’m actually scared to see if I’ve been missing any posts from the blogs I subscribe to. I have a hard enough time keeping up as it is… please WP gods, don’t let there be 1 million new posts that I haven’t yet read!

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  9. I have a lot of issues but they have nothing to do with WordPress. I have ringing in my ears, my joints hurt when the weather changes and don’t get me started about how often I have to get up and go to the bathroom at night. But, I digress. My WordPress seems fine. All six of my followers are still there. All joy in all things Ms Oleg. HF

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  10. pattisj says:

    Happy weekend, Peg!

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  11. I’m new here– when do I get a shot at Mainiac’s green jacket?? It’s totally my size.
    Happy Friday!

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    • pegoleg says:

      Hey – you may be onto something. I don’t think she’s fully appreciating it’s glorious splendour (aside from the totally awesome vlog she posted of her arm twirling a baton while clad in it). Maybe it’s time for a fresh, new Reclaiming The Jacket competition. Hmmmm…

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      • Wha—???

        Okay, walkingpapers, I love your blog and your writing so I suppose you could borrow my jacket for the weekend. Especially if it’s your size (by the way, I’m working on that! Sure, I’m eating tacos and drinking beer right now but I’m working on losing weight as soon as this meal is finished) Although I was just getting ready to head out on the town with the hubby tonight and now what will I wear?!

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        • pegoleg says:

          Um, hows about sending a couple tacos and a beer my way? You can wear your high school baton-twirler outfit for the hubby – probably fulfill ALL kinds of fantasies for him.

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        • Haha! Oh, yes, I just bet it would.

          I would love to send you a beer or two, Peg. When are we going to get together for drinks anyway? Seems if you can put together a Reese’s coup, you could orchestrate a WordPress Blogger Convention. I’d be willing to fly anywhere (and I’ll bring the jacket)

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        • k8edid says:

          Hey, I’ll fly, too. Let’s do this thing…

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  12. Angie Z. says:

    Yes, I’ve had this problem with the WordPress reader — both getting my posts to appear and finding my blog reads in there. I’m sure they’ll get it straightened out soon since a lot of us are dealing with it.

    So can I use that as an excuse for not reading blogs? I’m so backed up on my reading and I hope you and the others know I still have nothin’ but love for ya. Love and Circus Peanuts. I got plenty of those too. Happy weekend, Peg!

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    • pegoleg says:

      Yes, you can use that excuse. And that real-life is crazy busy, although you don’t want to come off as bragging too much that you HAVE a real-life. Us have-nots might get jealous.

      Happy Friday night to you!

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      • Angie Z. says:

        My real-life busy consists of scrubbing poop stains out of potty chairs and taking boogers to the trash so they don’t end up stuck to furniture. I don’t think anyone needs to be jealous of my type of busy! And, with that, I’m opening a bottle of beer as we speak. Now that you can be jealous of. Cheers, Peg!

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        • pegoleg says:

          My 22-year-old daughter is coming home for the weekend, so in about 3 hours we’ll be enjoying a glass of wine and a great dinner out together. Can’t wait!

          (Just to encourage you that eventually they learn to handle their own poop and boogers and you can do other stuff together.)

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          • Angie Z. says:

            This is so very reassuring. Especially when I get to do the math and discover that it’s TWENTY YEARS AWAY. Thanks a lot, Peg.

            Seriously though — hope you have a great time together!

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  13. 1) Can’t you do something about this WP glitch, Pegoliciousness?
    2) Aw, happy pre-birthday Jules!! Whooohooo! The big 3-0. Fabulous year. I remember it well, no I mean I remember it hardly at all it was so long ago…
    3) I wrote an entry and it turned into more ‘envy’ than ‘gluttony’ so I will have to wait for that part of her contest. I am all tapped out with this writing bidnezz lately.
    4) I am at zero percent in Paul’s contest this week. A new record! I feel so proud!
    5) Have a grrrrrreat weekend, Pegoleg!

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    • pegoleg says:

      At least you’re a finalist. Every. Friggin. Week. I can’t even figure out how to get over to Paul’s blog (to vote for you, natch) since my Reader is broken and Mr. Busy Pants never bothers to stop by and spread some love on this-here blog anymore. I even went to the main page to see if I could do a search by blog name, but couldn’t find anywhere to do that.

      You have been a busy little beaver with all the writing lately. Take a rest, have a relaxing evening with the family, and hit it big next week. Great weekend back at you!

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      • Oh! So it’s YOU who votes for me? This explains a lot. Usually I snag at least one of the pity votes. So now I’m sitting up there with a big fat goose egg. But that’s okay. Somebody’s gotta lose and it’s always me. Yeah, I am very disappointed to find out that Mr. Busy Pants has an actual life. No love on my blog either. How am I supposed to keep up with these bloggers if I can’t lazily click on their links on my own blog? That’s fine though, I’m too busy sitting here along with Angie on a Friday night, scrubbing poop stains and boogers. Living on the edge like always….

        Enjoy your visit with your daughter Peg! I am having a glass of wine in about five seconds…yippee!!

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    • gojulesgo says:

      Thanks, Darla! I’d better get over to GG’s caption contest! I’m so behind this week!!

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  14. k8edid says:

    Now I can find “Comments I’ve Made” in my Dashboard, but not up on the right like they’ve been. I hope things settle down soon.

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    • pegoleg says:

      It’s on the Dash now? I’ll go look for it there. How about subscriptions – can you get those to list anywhere?

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      • k8edid says:

        On the Word Press home page – under the Reader tag, mine show up, but not all my subscriptions are making it into the reader and I have to track them down. I am too tired (and lazy) for all that.

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        • k8edid says:

          Click on the “edit list” and all your subscriptions will show up. I am exhausted, just exhausted trying to stalk all my peeps.

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          • pegoleg says:

            That doesn’t work for me. I can’t access the Freshly Pressed page, Edit List, none of it. According to the Forums lots of people are having this problem and it’s getting frustrating.

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  15. Sandy Sue says:

    As for the Comments I’ve Made business, all I can find is the little orange number in the menu bar at the very top. It shows who’s responded to comments and posts, liked a post, etc., but not all the comments we make. Grr. The only way I’m sure I don’t miss my subscriptions is by the emails I get about post notifications.

    I agree about the hyperactive kid comment. They’re always dinking with stuff that works fine and I still can’t embed an MP4 song off one of my CDs. That’s just not right.

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  16. Okay, it’s about that chocolate bacon. I went to an Amish market with a friend when I was in Philly a few weeks ago and there, next to the chocolate covered strawberries was chocolate dipped bacon. Gotta say, the thought gagged me! Is it really tastier than it sounds???
    Never fear PoL, I always come back to your sick sense of humor and savor every morsel of your blogs!

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    • pegoleg says:

      I’ve never tried it, Carol, but I’m certainly willing to try – it’s the marriage of two of my favorite things! Thanks for your loyalty to my insanity. I think.

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  17. winsomebella says:

    I feel better now that I know you have put the wordpress gurus on notice 🙂

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  18. gojulesgo says:

    Peg, I DO love your stuff. A lot. And thank goodness they don’t have a law against multiple people having Chocolate Covered Bacon as their middle name.

    BTW, everyone better watch out for Peg in this contest!!!

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  19. Maybe someone at WP is upset with you for getting them hooked on Peanut Butter Cups, Peg…
    😉

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  20. Hi Peg, thank you for the newsy update! I’ve been away from my keyboard (what’s that the young folk say? AFK?) for a little while, so you are keeping me up to date. Though, I think my reader is working fine. So maybe it’s just you. Oh well, been nice knowing you. 🙂

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    • pegoleg says:

      Gee, sorry to see how broken up you are about that, Melissa. 😉

      AFK? I’m going to have to snag a young folk to translate for me.

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      • Sorry — but I did order some flowers in your name. They’ll show up any day now, I promise. (The AFK is what I reference in my comment, away from keyboard. I am hopelessly behind in the lingo, so do share some of those folks you snag, if you would.)

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  21. Lots of people haven’t been getting my posts for over a month and the alerts for the blogs I follow are also spotty at best. I’ve given up on trying to fix it. It’s good to know you’re on the case.

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    • pegoleg says:

      The main page shows up today, so that’s a step in the right direction, but still no Reader or list of subscribed blogs. And about that “don’t bother with GG” thing – I’m KIDding!

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  22. Tori Nelson says:

    I just assumed I was going back to the whole “Write Posts Only My Mom Reads” scenario. It was really easy to stay on top of responding to comments, but it made it pretty awkward when I tried to write about her 🙂

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    • pegoleg says:

      Thanks for stopping by so I can follow you back to your place. I’m out in the middle of the forest here, trying to avoid the wicked witch and find trails of breadcrumbs to follow.

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