Monday, August 26, 2019

Blogger is making me mildly upset, eh.

My blog decided to go wonky one day, all on its own. I'm logged in but I'm not logged in.  I can post but not comment on my own blog, nor on anyone else's blog that has the comment section follow immediately after the main body of the blog (ol'Buzzard). If comments open in a separate window, I am good to go (Yellow Dog Granny).  That is on my PC laptop. I can comment if I use my mobile phone but hate typing with one finger.

Here is what things look like on my PC:

Logged in via Google as Allen Hingston and show up on my blog as The Blog Fodder
When I open my blog, it says to sign in, though I am already signed in, I think.
And it used to say New Blog Post, now it says Create Blog
If I click sign in, it takes me to my Google account where I am already signed in
Signing out and then back in does not correct the problem.
When I go to comments on my blog, this is what I get. I fill in the comment and it disappears. Same if I try to comment on other blogs with the comment section directly below the main body of the blog.
When I go to comment on eg Debra She Who Seeks or YDG, where the comment section is in a separate window, I get the right identity like I always did before
Looking on Google was no help. It answered all the questions I didn't have. (Is your computer plugged in?  Is it turned on?) Does anyone have any experience with this sort of thing? Why can I comment on my own blog using my Android phone but cannot using my PC?


Debra She Who Seeks said...

Alas, such technological issues are far, far beyond me. I hope you get answers soon, though!

jenny_o said...

I am no expert but I know from using computers at work and home that restarting a computer fixes a lot of problems - seriously. It sort of resets things. For lack of a better technical description, computer programs can get confused and a restart can sort things out. Have you tried that? (Turn it completely off, wait 30 seconds, then turn back on.)

If that doesn't work, I wonder if your computer operating system was updated (either manually or automatically in some cases) and Blogger is now incompatible with the updated OS.

Sometimes Blogger gets itself all het up over nothing and then settles down all by itself but I'd suspect this is not the problem because you say your phone works fine.

Good luck - technology is wonderful when it works but it's a curse when it doesn't!

Diane Henders said...

Bizarre. I don't use Blogger, so I have no idea. But I have a great deal of sympathy, for what it's worth...

Powdered Toast Man said...

Did you try banging on your compute like it was an Nintendo NES?

The Blog Fodder said...

So far nothing

The Blog Fodder said...

Computer is turned off every night to reduce chances of hacking. I wondered the same about updates. New and improved Outlook is a disaster. I'll keep plugging away.

The Blog Fodder said...

I'll take the sympathy.

The Blog Fodder said...

Does banging my head on it count?

Shammickite said...

Did you get your blogger de-blogged yet?