Saturday, 30 July 2011

Bloggarts

How did they get there?

One of my blog posts has sprouted 29 links. I’ve no idea how they arrived but there they are, bold as brass! A couple of them are from a blogger who has not posted anything since February 2010.

Do these links come like thieves in the night? They certainly weren’t there yesterday. The thought of A. N. Other sneaking into my laptop and creating havoc has me quaking in my boots – well, my shoes, actually. Arethere impish blogging fairies like the boggarts – I suppose they’d be bloggarts – intent on mischief?

The bloggarts take liberties with my laptop in other ways, too. There was the case of the missing cursor, for instance, and the links I appeared to have put on other writers’ blogs, but hadn’t. There’s the case of the shifting font; I will have chosen one that I like but even as I type the whole page changes to a completely different typestyle and colour that I would never choose in a million years. Suddenly, this turns into this. Sometimes it returns almost immediately but often I have to adjust it with Home, Select All. Tiresome!

Maybe I should make offerings to the great gods of cyberspace. What would be a suitable donation, I wonder?

On the other hand, perhaps it’s just Blogger playing silly fools again. It has been misbehaving this week, first not allowing me to comment on other people’s posts and then denying me access to my blog. It didn’t sulk for long but it was annoying.

6 comments:

  1. I have to admit I find computing and blogging frustrating at times. This week has been a good week for me. I guess the Cyber gods are concenrtating on YOU.

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  2. Must have some malicious software attached to an application you use...cleaning your cookies may help as well as a full scan but...
    I must say the title intrigued me enough to pop over before I got down to writing my post. Liked your style of let off steam or cribbing. :)

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  3. I had trouble a few months ago and had trouble with my fonts a couple of weeks ago. I think they are fine-tuning everything and screw up all the time.

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  4. I haven't had any troubles here, but a few weeks ago I didn't have any access to my Blogs and email ! I had to change the password to get in again !
    Links never "sprouted", lol !

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  5. I was annoyed the day I heard Google bought Blogger. I knew we were in for some changes, and not all good ones. Why do these tech companies all want ALL of us!? I like the way Blogger works better than Wordpress, but I am getting annoyed enough to consider a switch... Good luck with your little computer gremlins! Hopefully they'll just go away as fast as they came...

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  6. Ooh, that's very scary, Janice. I don't think I'd be impressed if my blog started sprouting links. In fact, I know I wouldn't.
    There are a couple of lines that say "Links to this post" and "Create a link" but I have no idea what to do with them or why.
    How do you get rid of sprouts like that?

    —Kay, Alberta, Canada

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