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BEE-fuddled and BEE-wildered! A Blessing and a Curse!

As you may know, I am experiencing some problems with Blogger...more specifically Google Friend Connect. Yesterday, my blog was removed by Blogger, and every blog that I follow lost me as a follower! I still have NO clue why this happened. Fortunately, I was alerted by the FaBuLoUs blueviolet that something was amiss...
Shortly after the heads up from blueviolet, I started receiving tons of worried emails from bloggy friends and family. Many were concerned that something (like death!) had happened to poor Chilly. Rest assured, Chilly is alive and well...(if he doesn't start behaving, I don't know how long that will last, but for now he has a pulse!) Shame on you, Google Friend Connect (close family relative to Blogger!) for causing such a panic for my loved ones!


The most amusing part of this nightmare is that once I realized what happened, I immediately tried to reconstruct my "blogilicious" list (blog roll). I'm still missing some, but am trying hard to figure it out. Once I had a good chunk of blogs, I went to each one and tried to re-follow. This is what I encountered....EVERY.STINKIN'.TIME.......(it doesn't matter which browser I use...I've tried them all...)


In case you can't read it, it says "We're sorry, the site owner has blocked you from joining this site."

Notice who I was trying to follow (just for grins and giggles) at that point.....Yeah, MYSELF! I couldn't even join my own blog!

After hours of searching the interwebs for answers, all I could come up with is that Blogger / Google Friend Connect has been dealing with the issue over the last couple of months. (Remember the Great Lost Followers episode a few months back? Followers were droppin' like flies from blogs all over Blog Land...that was all Blogger...)

I can't seem to find any answers anywhere. Trust me...I spent HOURS in the help forum yesterday. If this has happened to any of you, I would be enormously grateful for any advice!

I tried to email as many bloggy friends as possible just to let them know I wasn't jumping ship on their fabulous blogs! If I didn't email you, it's only because I had no contact information. If I follow your blog and it appears I've left, please know that I haven't! I'm still here!!! I'm going to try over the weekend to spread my comment lovin' to continue in my quest to leave no blog behind!

The blessing in all of this is the overwhelming outpouring of support and concern from everyone! Wow! I am truly humbled by all of the bloggy love sent my way over the last couple of days! I am so grateful and want to thank all of you for the kind words! Chilly says "thanks" too! It meant alot to him that so many were concerned for his well being.

In the words of Chilly "We ask that you bear with us during this transition..." (although he uses this strictly to get out of trouble...)

I will be out of the Land of Blog and visiting the Land of Nod today. I spent most of yesterday afternoon and a HUGE chunk of my night (till 4 am!) trying to sort this out. I am in need of a nap and a wee bloggy break. I will return over the weekend:)

Thanks again....you are all freakin' fabulous!!

xoxo

Comments

Jan said…
So unfair Dawn. You have just gone through a blog wringer. We are all still here for ya :)
Randi Troxell said…
jeez louise... still i'd freak... your taking it so well though!!
Caitlin said…
Good luck resolving your Blogger issues! So happy to know you are still kickin'. And for that matter, happy to know you are ALL still kickin'!!! :)
LadyStyx said…
So glad you dropped an email otherwise it may have been another day or so before I noticed. I wasn't in reading for the most part (only like 3 or 4 and I didn't even leave comments! I really need to visit them today...). But I assure you, I WOULD have noticed...eventually...and then woulda fussed and then chalked it up to pissing someone off (which I AM prone to doing then and again). So glad you cleared it up before I went into a panic and then got all pissy about it!
Bobby G said…
All good BEE! Thanks for the info! I wasnt worried! I know you love me!
Y I K E S ! ! ! I hope all gets back to "blog normal" for you real soon. I know how frustrating it is when Blogger starts screwing up! Grrrr....
Em said…
What a massive headache. So sorry!!

Blogger needs to be spanked.
blueviolet said…
One has to wonder how many other blogs were struck down yesterday as well!

I'm so glad yours is back up but I wish everything had come back intact.

You definitely deserve some nod time. Zzzzzzzz

Luv ya!
Vickie said…
Like Ladystyx, I didn't know there was a problem, so I am glad you sent me an email:) This week I haven't been bloggin' much.

I checked and it says I am blocking no one. The weird thing is my followers widget says all my followers are still following, but you are not there. I am shaking my head...Blogger needs to stop messing around!!

Hopefully this doesn't screw up your weekend.
Vickie said…
BTW, can I snag your Bee thanking you picture? I could use that in my card making:)
Cora said…
Blogger sure likes to spice things up for us every now and then, doesn't it? Grrrrrr.
Mrs Cooper said…
Did you go into blogspot and then go into manage and make sure all the blogs you follow are marked public. This has happened before. I panicked when I happened and thought it was something I said. Getting ready to refollow you now. Sorry this has happened to you but it has happened to another bloggy friend of mine today so you are not being singled out.
Night Owl Mama said…
got your email hope that the problem is resolved hugs on the frustration what a PIA.

stop by for some guaranteed laughs on my post and leave me a comment
http://nightowlmama.blogspot.com/2009/07/funniest-five-momfinitions.html

Id never block u
blogger is definitely having issues. although I would guess if my blog disappeared the only people who would be worried would be the one's googling Fair Love Delivery Service...since that's about all who visits anymore.
Polka Dot Moon said…
Rest your weary eyes so we can have more fabulous posts from you :)
The Blonde Duck said…
That's a major bummer. You poor thing! I hope it all works out.
I hope you get all this straightened out!!! That really sucks!!!
mommaof4wife2r said…
i am just glad your blog is up and running...somehow, someway it will work out. who knows.
Mrs4444 said…
That is just not right! The least the bastards could do is get on the phone and give you some damned SERVICE, instead of making you search like that for help. That is B.S.! Thanks for the email. No worries...
AmyLynn said…
I feel your frustration! This is happening to me right now! I cannot follow anyone, I keep getting the message "We're sorry, the site owner has blocked you from joining this site." I even get this message when trying to follow my own blog... :(
Beth said…
Glad to know things are back on the up swing. If you went away, we'd all cry.

Get some rest.
Michelle said…
I am still impressed that you never thought it was a giant conspiracy against you though ;) Any luck today?
Jess said…
Mah goodness! what a mess! My blogger was acting up & wouldn't post the cake recipe for 12 hours. ughhh!
CaJoh said…
Well the good thing is that I am still connected to you and that I can still read your stuff.

Sure hope that you can get back on track soon.
I hope you were able to find the answer to the blogger problem! I just sent you an e-mail :)
Alexis AKA MOM said…
Hey sweets! Just wanted to let you know I check again on myside and it's acting like I have no blocked friends. Crazy!!

I hope it all works out soon. Much love, now get a nap!
LORI said…
UGH. DOUBLE UGH. I WOULDN'T EVEN KNOW WHERE TO BEGIN WITH THIS ONE...A GREAT LOT OF HELP I AM! I CHECKED MY "FOLLOWERS", AND YOU WERE STILL THERE! MAYBE ALL THESE COOL-IO GADGETS AND GIZMOS ARE JUST TOO MUCH FOR BLOGGER TO SUPPORT? WHO KNOWS...ANYWAY, IF YOU NEED ME TO DO SOMETHING ON MY END, JUST SAY THE WORD AND IT'S DONE! GOOD LUCK TO YOU, GET SOME SLEEP, (I WATCHED THE SUN COME UP TOO--NOT INTENTIONALLY. BLAH.) AND MAYBE THE PROBLEM WILL HAVE SORTED ITSELF OUT!
LORI said…
OKAY, I SPOKE TOO SOON...THE NUMBER OF FOLLOWERS CHANGES AS I HIT THE "NEXT" BUTTON, AND SURE ENOUGH, YOU ARE NOT THERE. OKAY, NOW I'M PISSED. DON'T BE DELETIN' MY FRIENDS, BLOGGER. GO DELETE YOUR OWN FRIENDS. LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU FIND OUT, AND I'LL QUICKLY CUT AND PASTE IT INTO A WORD DOCUMENT IN CASE IT HAPPENS TO ME TOO! GOOD LUCK, DAWN!
Jenners said…
Jeez ... is there no end to the troubles that you experience? You really have a black cloud hanging over your head. I've not had this problem so I have no advice except ... switch to Wordpress!
Kathy B! said…
Hopefully it will all magically correct itself just as it broke in the first place. I'm sorryt his has been such a mess. I just wish I could help!
Amy said…
You have really had a run of luck!! Boy. I hope something like this doesn't happen to me because finding help through Blogger is very challenging for me. I can't ever seem to find answers anywhere!

I hope things get back in order soon. (You still show up in my blog roll, so I wasn't aware of the problem until I saw that you'd updated your blog.)
Amy said…
You have really had a run of luck!! Boy. I hope something like this doesn't happen to me because finding help through Blogger is very challenging for me. I can't ever seem to find answers anywhere!

I hope things get back in order soon. (You still show up in my blog roll, so I wasn't aware of the problem until I saw that you'd updated your blog.)
Some days blogger makes me so mad. I'm having one of those days today. It just won't let me post at all today.
Me said…
Ugh! I always say though..Crap Happens! Glad you are up and running again!
The Motherboard said…
This is why I only subscribe via rss feeds in reader and not following.

I have to be honest, I HATE that whole google friend thing. They have taken over my email and its annoying. Yahoo has it too. Blech!

Sorry Blogger/Google isn't playing nice! They need to be grounded!

:->
The Dotterel said…
We've had massive problems posting comments (which has been blamed on IE7 or whatever). I'm on Safari now (not literally; the web-browser - obviously!) and considering a wholesale move to Wordpress!
Janna Bee said…
You poor thing! I'm pretty sure you are still following me. Sorry about the bad bloggy luck!
Nancy Face said…
First of all, I LOVE your blog header! It's super cute! :)

I am SOOO SORRY all this garbage happened to you! I am not skilled with the computer, so if Blogger decides to do that to me, I'll just give up and move to a deserted island or something! ;)

Hang in there! I hope you can figure everything out! :)
Debbie said…
I hope everything is going OK. When I hadn't seen a new post go up for you, I got worried.
Sue said…
Hi Dawn,

I did get your email and I was surprised to hear what had happened. That stinks. I haven't heard of it happening before. I hope you can get it all straightened out. I always enjoy your posts.....very entertaining. Hope all is well.
~Sue~
HOpe everything is back to normal in blog land!! :)
Mammatalk said…
Your experience has given my nightmares. Seriously. Blogger and an enormous Delete button haunted me the other night!

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