Blogging error hides reader responses
SERENDIPITOUS DISCOVERY YIELDS CACHE OF UNSEEN BLOG COMMENTS!
OMG! I’ve been deprived of all your comments!
I just discovered that in some weird way at some unknown time more than two months ago, I must have made some kind of Blogspot management error while exploring my Blogger “dashboard.” Apparently I inadvertently turned off the “show comments” feature. At the same time, it seems I also turned off the feature that sends every comment directly to my email inbox and notifies me right away that you’ve posted.
Since mid-October (!) I have been stumped as to why, despite the fact that the Sitemeter was showing plenty of readership, no one was writing in .
Last night I accidentally clicked on a Blogger button that brought up a huge list of comments from you that I had never seen. I was simultaneously shocked, horrified, and relieved. An hour or so later, they all appeared in my email inbox as well.
I always appreciate your comments immensely, and try to respond to respond back with at least a few words unless I’m completely swamped with the demands of Life. I will be gradually responding to some of these retroactively. One person even wrote in that she or he regretted I had removed the show-comments feature – but of course, since the comment never made it to my inbox, I remained clueless.
I raise my teacup to a better blog in the New Year. And don’t worry, I haven’t forgotten about the promised Phobia Revelation, but I felt this was urgent so I had to slip it in right away. I’ll get back to that as soon as a reasonable number of people have had a chance to read this.