Thursday, September 29, 2016

....technical difficulties?

So... uh... I didn't plan a post for today (totes fine, right?) but opened up my blog anyway bc I'm trying to find some contact info for some of you (stay tuned y'all, some stuff is COMING tomorrow btw).

See, I use my blog list for a lot of things - not just to stay up to date with all my other favorite bloggers (omg so many of you too!!), but also in case I want to get in touch with someone. Plus I know there's at least a couple of you out there who use it as a feed reader too.

But today I went to click over to someone's blog looking for said contact info... When I discovered a NO GOOD AWFUL TERRIBLE THING OMG.

My blog list just.... disappeared. Wtf blogger. How did that happen? That list was like, my masterpiece. The result of years of fervent reading and internet stalking.

And POOF, the blogger gadget just like.. evaporated or something. Ugh. Devastating :(


Soooooo I gotta rebuild it. Link by link.

Not impossible, since I have variations of the same list in my feedly account and Blogger's own feed reader thingy (that is terrible itself). Alas none of these functions do easy import/export links so I legit have to copy and paste all those links. And naturally the three lists weren't exact copies - I know there are some from my dearly departed blog list that weren't reflected elsewhere... tragic.

Which leads me to my request to you, dear readers: As I work on rebuilding that blog list (WE HAVE THE TECHNOLOGY!), please feel free to add any other links or blogs in the comments that you think I may be missing out on. I'm always eager to find more good blogs after all!!

And, perhaps if I'm very lucky, by the time you read this post all will be well in the world again.... Ugh but damn, how annoying!!! Thank god I have some weird cat pics to at least make myself feel a little better....

 so instead of interesting content (or useful links, *sob*), here's an intrusive cat face

these lovely kitties are maybe the most unfortunate collateral damage in my barn change, since Isabel's barn didn't have room for Charlie

my sister's kitty helping me with my work!

her other kitty tho... was apparently otherwise occupied in her little pink giraffe chair. i feel like i need a moment in that chair right now ugh.

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  1. That sucks emma I'm sorry. Here are some links to aggregates I made, you will probably find hella repeats:http://suenostomanvuelo.blogspot.com/2015/10/2ptober-your-friendly-competition-2015.html

    http://suenostomanvuelo.blogspot.com/2014/10/ladies-and-gentlmen-your-friendly.html

    http://suenostomanvuelo.blogspot.com/2013/10/left-behind.html

    http://suenostomanvuelo.blogspot.com/2012/01/blog-o-sphere.html

    http://suenostomanvuelo.blogspot.com/2012/04/blog-o-sphere-ver-20.html

    http://suenostomanvuelo.blogspot.com/2013/03/blog-o-sphere-30.html

    http://suenostomanvuelo.blogspot.com/2014/06/blog-o-sphere-40.html

    http://suenostomanvuelo.blogspot.com/2015/07/blog-o-sphere-ver-50.html

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    1. thanks girl!! i know i've read through some of those recent ones but will take another look!!

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  2. I pretty much exclusively use feedly now. I rarely update any lists on my blog. I should... but it just isn't a priority. Sorry about the issues!

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    1. yea i personally rely on my feedly, but somehow i really like seeing all the other bloggers' updates on my own too, esp since one of my favorite things about this whole blogger experience is the community.

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  3. Oh no that is terrible! I totally use your list when I am looking for something new to read. My list is small but I'm pretty sure you read all of them.

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    1. ha yea i read a lot... ugh tho. this is so annoying!! copy paste copy paste copy paste omg kill me lol

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    2. Hahaha - I do the same thing!!!

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    3. i always love looking at everybody's lists bc there are still so many blogs out there that i apparently don't know about lol

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  4. Oh no! I'm apparently pretty basic, I don't have/know what feedly is. Good luck getting everything sorted out!

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    1. it's a feed reader much like the blog list is - it collects new post from all the sites and feeds you want, and can be organized by topic or category or whatever. plus it keeps posts unread for you, so you never have to miss anything! super convenient (and the phone app is pretty good too)

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  5. I totally use your list to easily read blogs while at work on lunch. Hence my current timing for posting this comment, lol. Sometimes technology is so annoying. That's when I tell my husband to fix my blog (he does website stuff for a living).

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    1. ha if only he would fix my website too!!!!! ;)

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  6. I thought the glitch was on my end this morning. That's what happens when your work browser is sadly outdated. Sorry you have to take the time to fix it, but as one who uses your blog as a hopping point, it's much appreciated!!!

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    1. ugh i totally thoguht it was my work laptop (shh don't tell my boss) being weird too since i've been arguing with it about other things... but nope. definitely blogger. ugh. it's cool tho, the list is regrowing!! slowly but surely!

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  7. Oh no! Pretty sure half my traffic comes from your list, haha, since after you 'discovered' me I started to notice lots more new people. Technology is simultaneously the worst and the best, ugh. I doubt I have any useful suggestions for you (since most of the people I follow I also found on your list!) so hopefully you're able to recreate it without too much trouble!

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    1. ha that's awesome - i definitely love that this list is a resource for readers and that they use it to find new bloggers. glad it's sending traffic your way too! tho actually you probably get a lot of traffic just from commenting so much on other blogs - that seems to be the #1 way to get exposure (at least in my experience)

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  8. I use your blog list almost everyday because mine doesn't update properly and I don't know how to fix it! I was so sad this AM because I had to 'hand search' blogs and I felt like a total creeper hahaha

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    1. omg haha i know that feeling too tho! whenever blogger gets glitchy i .... don't handle it very well tho lol. but the list is slowly coming back to life - working backwards alphabetically (at least of those who don't have unread articles in my feed) and am at the Fs. should be finished soon (theoretically) (until the next time it breaks) (wtf blogger, srsly tho)

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    2. I have a master list written down somewhere in case this happens to me, gah!

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  9. Ugh what a bummer, but you'll be able to rebuild it in no time I'm sure. I definitely use your sidebar when I'm trawling the internet for something new to read.

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    1. ha awesome! and yea it's actually coming together faster than i expected (still a terrible use of my lunch break tho ugh)

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  10. uh that sucks but you have a tiny pink giraffe chair and cute kitties so really.. okay

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    1. lol that little kitten is definitely NOT sympathetic to my plight haha!

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  11. Yeahhhh, all I got from this post is that my kitten needs her own pink giraffe chair.

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    1. ha i think we all need our own pink giraffe chair!!

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    2. I want!!!!!! I don't even like pink but I would totally buy it in this moment.

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  12. I definitely use your blog list to find new bloggers! But I should probably start using feedly

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  13. That's so frustrating! I have no idea how but I "unfollowed" a bunch of blogs somehow (and I didn't mean to... I actually don't even know how to do that). Luckily I was able to find most again. Good luck! Stupid technology :(

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    1. i'm pretty sure blogger just fucks with us occasionally. like. right when we least expect it. ugh lol

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  14. I am one of the people that uses your list as my master. I kept hitting refresh this morning and there was nothing. I didn't know where to go, I was so lost! LOL

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    1. i pretty much had to pick my jaw up off the ground when i realized what was up (after checking on my phone and another laptop too bc.... where the F did it go?!?1?)

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  15. I totally use your website as my reader... it's just so convenient. Thank you for your years of effort!

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    1. Ha so glad to hear it's convenient! It legit took me so long to discover some of these awesome blogs - somehow it's not easy to google search for random horse blogs? So I'm happy to pull as many as possible into one central resource!!

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  16. Technology!!!! (That's an angry cry that goes along with a fist shake, not a happy one)

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  17. I use your list every morning, was so lost without it. Thanks for restoring it :)

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    1. Yay - I just feel better that it's back to almost normal lol. Tho it still feels like some are missing. Hrm.

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  18. it seems to be back now- so it's all good!

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    1. Lol thanks to my lunch hour copying and pasting every single one of those 181 links back into place. #worthit

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  19. Well, it looks like it's already back up by the time I caught up with my reading this evening. Sorry about that. You should consider switching to Wordpress. Blogger isn't maintained by google anymore and I kept having different issues with it and finally made the switch. Although, I could not find a similar blog list function to yours so I had to make my own and it's not as good (no most recent post thing).

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    1. I just choked on my coffee 😂 new favorite phrase in my expletive lexicon!! Haha

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  21. Stupid failly blogger. I tried a different platform for following, but wasn't positively impressed their either. Best of luck rebuilding!

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