Crafty in the Med

I am here to enjoy meeting other bloggers and to share my love of craft ,mostly crochet, my thoughts and my daily happenings here in Alicante,Spain, my adopted country. I belong to a local choir because singing and music makes me happy. Flea markets and book shops are two of my favourite places to be. I read lots......sci´fi/fantasy,buried treasure, and off world adventures. I have a passion for history! I walk and walk and walk for about 10 months per year during the hot months I swim.

Tuesday, 21 July 2020

Shout out!! Can you see me?


Santa Barbara Castle and Santa Maria Church, Alican

 
I can imagine that the bloggers who I have contacted or tried to contact since last Friday must think I am off my rocker!!!  I apologise now for all emails I have sent to those bloggers concerned. I have used the emails that I had for you from our previous contact over the years and some of you I just don't know if you have received them or those email addresses are obsolete.  
Beware I use a new email address now so emails from me may have gone into your spam/junk folder.



It has come to this I have to ask for your help!!!

Everything was pretty smooth here in my blog space until last Friday ....no I tell a lie I was having problems posting on an old blogfriend's Wordpress blog page before that and I still can't all I get is log in to your Word Press account to leave my comment  ...but I haven't got a Word Press account and never have had!!!  Nevertheless I thought it was just a hiccup and I'd go back to it later.

Since Friday 17th there have been more glitches and what I think is the worst of all is that a couple of bloggers indicated to me that they couldn't see the comments I had posted on their blogs ...but...and this is weird I could see the post on their blog on my desktop!!  It just doesn't make sense to me.
I have also had half a comment appearing on a blog friend's post too...tch!!!

Understandably one of my major worries was that is was a Virus,so I asked one of my students,who is a computer geek and works designing computer games to check it out. He assured me over the weekend that it was all clean and my computer too...the latter was a plus and really nice to know.


  I have had a videochat with my nephew who is a computer engineer and he said that it sounds like I have been blocked on some blogs...such an ugly word and as I told him I just couldn't believe that.. as I don't use foul language or talk about nasty things and most of my bloggers are old blogfriends. Anyhow he  told me to delete the Word Press account...the one I never created at all!  I have managed to do that after noticing that the users web address given is not me at all ***** gravinamanda.com  definitely not me.  That may have been the problem???

However all the doubts I had are still hovering and every time I comment on a blog I am wondering will they receive it,will they see it!!!   It is really bugging me!!!

I have already been able to contact and check with some bloggers via email and have received comments back to say they can see me...you know who you are :-)       However all the rest of my bloggers please could you confirm you have seen my comments and post here ....short message will do....OK here or similar.   This would put my mind at rest a lot!! 


I have since gone over all my settings, checked that the blogs I follow are on my blog roll on here and on my reading list. If you don't see your blog indicated on my blog roll please let me know and I will sort it out straight away. I would be grateful if you could check you have my blog on your blog roll and /or reading list. I haven't checked if you are following me via My followers because it isn't necessary to have to follow a blog to be on the reading and blog roll.

Some people may think I am blowing this out of proportion! I don't think so. I was so looking forward to returning to blogging again and renewing contact with all the wonderful bloggers that I have and then this started.     Please may it be over and everything function as it should.


Stay safe and keep well
Amanda x

 PS: I am even thinking of trashing this blog if I can't get this sorted......I don't want to!!


30 comments:

  1. Thanks for your email Betsy (https://betsy-thesimplelifeofaqueen.blogspot.com/) so very glad you can see my comments. :-)

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  2. Your comment came through yesterday in response to that day's blog post. I have moderation on and your comment was published and I replied using my comment box. I don't use an email address to receive blog friends' posts, but receive notification of a blog post using my Reader Feed. It would be a shame if you gave up your blog, but understand that everyone needs to be cautious of strange internet glitches. I also check with a security programme to make sure all is well. Have a good evening Amanda.

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    1. Thank you so much for your detailed feedback. I must say I feel quite relieved that you have received my last post. I know you got the first one I sent because you posted here about it. I am happier this evening because I am getting confirmation from several bloggers that they can see my comments. Many thanks keep well Amanda x

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  3. Hello dear Amanda! Oh you have so many blogging problems! I can see my blog on your blog list and your comments on my previous posts!I hope you solved the problem and please don’t give up your blog.
    I’m posting and commenting from my IPAD not from my computer,maybe you’ll find it more easier!
    Have a lovely evening and a happy week ahead! Stay safe! Take care! xxx
    Dimi...

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    1. Thank you Dimi for checking for me!! I am so glad you can see my comments.Giving up my blog has been pushed to one side now I can see things in a better light . Likewise Dimi...keep well Amanda x

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  4. Your comment came through to me fine too. Blogger has just changed its layout too, so that may also be causing some issues maybe? (Even if that's not causing any problems, it is taking a while to get used to - or is that just me?)
    Best wishes
    Ellie

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    1. Thank you so much Ellie for checking that for me. Are you on the New Blogger ? I haven't dared to change mine not with all that has been happening here these last few days. Another blogfriend made a very similar comment to yours about New Blogger too. Take care Amanda x

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  5. Amanda, blogger has not been playing very nice recently so that may have something to do with it. And example is that it wouldn't let me post photos last week but I can now! Don't give up. I''m so glad to hear from you again.
    Blessings,
    Betsy

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    1. Hello Betsy so nice to see you here. I have missed you :-) Really really pleased you have been able to see all the comments I posted on your blog. I feel better now that my blogfriends are confirming they can see my comments so I am crossing fingers the two blogs that could not are isolated glitches. Take care Amanda x

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  6. I see you Amanda, 'puter problems are the pits. If google cannot help I contact my Guru of a great nephew. He can sort most of the issues. He is all of 12 years old.

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    1. Hi Pam thanks for checking for me. It looks as if it is sorted now at least I hope it is. A x

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  7. Your comment came through great on my blog post yesterday, so don't delete your blog! lol! I'm glad you got it sorted out and got a clean bill of health on your computer, too. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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    1. Thank you for checking Teresa. Did you receive any of the emails I sent you via your email address that is on your blog??? If you didn't I suggest you check your spam/junk folder :-) keep well Amanda x

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  8. Amanda, Thanks for letting me know by email that your comments were not visible to me for approval. How frustrating. We know that as we communicate back and forth from our own blogs to others, our craft grows and we all learn so much from one another . Hope the problems are over for you! Hassles are so frustrating on our blogs.

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    1. Hello Kathy Thank you for your email. Have you been able to sort out the problem? I posted again today and I'll continue to post until I get through to you :-) Amanda x

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    2. Wonderful Kathy I have finally been able to leave comments on your posts!! x

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  9. I can see your messages.
    xx

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    1. Thank you Joy for checking....so glad you can see me :-) Amanda x

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  10. Hi Amanda...thank you for coming to visit me and there was no problem with your comment coming through on my blog...it's lovely to reconnect again! (I also really like the new blogger interface which seems much more user friendly) ๐Ÿ’—

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    1. Thanks for calling in and thanks for checking that.. I thought the previous interface looked tired and I felt a fresh new look was needed :-) keep well Amanda x

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  11. I spy with my little eye something beginning with citmb. X

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    1. Brilliant...thanks for letting me know xx Amanda

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  12. Hi Amanda I can see you fine, sometimes you just what to pull your hair out with this blogging malarkey, now we have to get to grips with the new blogger interface as well that should be fun we will see how it goes. I have put a post up about Mosaic crochet I hope that you will find it useful. Take care xx

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    1. Thanks for checking Linda. Going over to your blog straight away xx

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  13. I see you and see your comment son my blog my friend. Don't worry it will all get sorted out. Stay safe.

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    1. Thanks Mere. I am now trying out New Blogger....holding my breath and hoping nothing goes wrong!! A. x

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  14. Thanks for your comment on my last post, Amanda. I have been aiming to post about once a month and I look forward to catching up on your news! :)

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    1. I shall look forward to your next post. So glad we are in contact again! A x

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  15. Happy to see your blog post. I'm not having any trouble seeing your blog and your comment on my blog came through just fine. Please don't dump your blog. I'm so happy to have you as a bloggy friend even if my own blogging has been hit or miss lately.

    Hugs, Sharon (Grammy Braxton)

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    1. so pleased to hear from you Sharon...after closing the Word Press account blogger seems to be behaving better now. Long may it last!! Look forward to your next post xx

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Thank you for your comments. I do read them and try to reply to all as well.Please keep them coming. Amanda :-)