Posting on Blogger has been very frustrating this weekend. I
have been am still working on this post to make the images appear. The first time the ‘Add image’ button on the posting page did not work, I went on to do other things, thinking it was just a momentary glitch. I returned to my pending post and tried it once twice many times more, but still no upload. So I tried the ‘Blog This’ feature on Picasa. Still no image on my post. I tell myself: Ah, I’ll sleep on this. Maybe tomorrow Blogger’s done conking out.
This morning, I attempted to upload the images again. But still won’t do. I uploaded the images on Flickr and even made sure the photos are for public viewing. Nada. I exit Firefox and open Internet Explorer in the hope that this will would help. I clear the cache and cookies, even block some suspicious cookies. Wala pa rin. Naloloka na ako (It’s driving me crazy)!
These frustrating glitches, though, make winning a contest so much more appreciated.
Yesterday was the first year anniversary of Noemi’s blog, Touched By An Angel. And she wanted to thank all the visitors to her blog through a contest. The first three visitors who posted the correct answers to her trivia questions win a lifetime free premium webhosting space of 100 MB space /2 GB bandwidth and choice of top level domain name registration.
And I won! Thank you, Noemi!
Oh yeah! Uh-huh! Woo-hoo! *cartwheeling all over the place* (yeah right! at least in the virtual world, I can!)
So in spite of the frustration and frustration I am feeling towards Blogger or the root cause of my posting problem, there is hope. I am now in the process of learning how to migrate this blog into its future new, glorified state. To techies out there, your tips will be very helpful please.
I’m also creating a back-up of my blog, just in case things go really bad with Blogger even before I get a chance to move. Thanks to Peter Chen of Blogger Tips and Tricks, I found Blog Collector, a software that allows you to back-up and even create a book of your blog. I have downloaded the software and will complete installing it once I finish this post. (Update on 5:20 PM: It’s not working for me. It turns out that the free version which I downloaded has a limit for maximum number of entries. Bummer! I’m now trying HTTrack Website Copier. Let’s see if this works.)
A back-up of your blog is actually a very sensible thing to have. My sister-in-law, who read my blog and thought the idea of creating a journal for my future generations to read was inspiring, told me I should make a back-up. She pointed out that we never know what will happen in the future to those who host our blogs, and that no one else will treasure our valuable memories and articles but us. Surely, Blogger will not answer for lost blogs, will it? I cannot even find an email address to directly contact them about my recent troubles.
Having these problems with Blogger that I do and reading about those who actually LOST their blogs (as I read through the Blogger Help Group in search for answers to my own woes) made up my mind. I’m backing up my blog.
And yes, see you soon in the glorified ~iMoM~ home. 😀