Sunday, July 7, 2013

So, I Goofed!

As much as it pains me to admit, this happens more than it should.

I like to think of myself as somewhat computer savy.
I know my way around the internet.

Apparently, I still have some things to learn.

A big, glaring example is this whole google reader going away.
I thought I knew what the reader was.

All these blog posts about getting this so you will still see your favorite blog updates.
So, I went and got bloglovin, thinking I am going to lose my updates.

I never even used google reader.
Hell, I thought they meant my blog list on my dashboard.

There is a difference between the dashboard and the reader?

Yeah, yeah, yeah.

The reader was supposed to go away on July 1 and I was baffled that the blogs were still appearing in my reader.
Or, what I KNEW was my reader.

So, I investigated and found out the reader is something completely different.

Why did I even get bloglovin?
I don't know.

And come to find out, it is not even sending me everything.
I thought it was and thought it was odd that this person or that person hadn't posted AGAIN.

Once again, I looked into that and found out those blogs had lots of posts I hadn't even seen.

Oh, the stupidity!

22 comments:

  1. I thought "bloglovin" was another name for internet porn.
    Talk about being stupid.

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    1. Al, I never thought of that. It does sound like a good name for erotica blogs.

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    2. Speaking of stupid...I've noticed there is nobody in my blog reader. So I have to follow everyone all over again?
      Well...hell.

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    3. That's what I've heard.

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  2. google reader was different than your feed. I used it before never saw the point. I think bloglovin stirred the rumor for obvious reasons.

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    1. Adam, I should have looked into it better.

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  3. WHat the heck? I knew nothing of this, then again, I know nothing about a lot of things. I still get my blogs in the dashboard, so am I to assume I am ok? And yes, bloglovin sounds like some porn website about porno blogs...what the hay....:)

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    1. Alex, you are good. I just got mixed up.

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  4. The same thing almost happened to me as bloglovin kept popping up when I clicked onto my dashboard as something for me to sign up for. I printed out my blog list and decided to wait and see what happened. Of course, nothing happened as I don't use reader.

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    1. Yvonne,that's pretty smart. I think I will get rid of blolovin.

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  5. This is why I like to follow blogs via email I get the latest posts direct to my inbox.............I don't think I have used google reader but honestly I have no idea.....

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    1. Jo-Anne, I get some by email, but not most. I have thought about putting an email thingy on my blog, but just never have.

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  6. I was using Google reader after moving my blog to WP. Kept everything organised for me.
    I have since switched to "Feedly" which I actually like better. I never go to my Blogger dashboard anymore but I guess if I did I would get the same posts

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    1. Mynx, it dos make sense if you follow blogs from different places. The blogs from wordpress, I get in my email. I have never done that with blogger blogs though.

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  7. Don't worry - I never used Google reader either, and I signed up for Blog Lovin. I rarely use it!

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    1. Sherry, I really didn't like it so much. I didn't go there, but got the daily blog list in my email and when I clicked on one to read I ended up with the bloglovin bar on the top of the post.

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  8. well you got it all over me ruth--i don't get any notices that people have written a new blog----so much to learn huh :)

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    1. Lynn, I wish I hadn't heard about this.

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  9. I get it all mixed up, Ruth. But you're not stupid. Google or Bloglovin or whomever's been starting rumors is. I'm glad I didn't respond to the hysteria. But that's only because I had no clue how to.

    xoRobyn

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    1. Robyn, well, I did feel kinda silly and thought I was the only one.

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  10. Same exact thing happened to me but I signed up with a different reader!

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    1. Gail, it's nice to know I am not alone.

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