WordPress is playing silly beggars again
I’m frustrated and I’m snotty and that’s not a good combination. Prepare for a grumpy post.
Last week, I didn’t visit your blogs because I was unwell.
This week, I won’t visit your blogs because WordPress is unwell. Every time I click your links, whether in my email inbox, blog roll, from your comments, or even my own previews, I get a 502 or 504 message: basically, we’re not letting you in in WordPress-speak. It took many hours yesterday to comment on about twenty blogs.
Woes of a Literal Marketer: Link Bait (Photo credit: HubSpot)
I’m getting 400-600 spam comments in my spam box every day and my stats have gone down quite dramatically (for those of you who remember the chart, that’s Brit-speak for ‘way more than I like and if it carries on I’m giving the whole thing up for good’, not Rest-of-the-world-speak for ‘dropped a little dramatically but not more than I can handle’).
I wonder if the spam thing is related to the stats thing, because they happened around the same time; or is it just coincidence?
If you’re not getting comments from me on many of your posts, it’s WordPress’s
Peter Steiner’s cartoon (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
fault. I’m sorry, I can’t do anything about it.
One of last week’s prompts was: Tell us about something you know you should do . . . but don’t. It was entitled, Shoulda, Woulda, Coulda.
I shoulda stopped blogging before I thumped my laptop and I woulda stopped blogging if I coulda, because my perfect blood pressure caused by my even temper is about to be a thing of the past, but I can’t because they sucked me in with their ridiculous prompts and their world-wide network of people who say nice things in the comments section. They’ve sucked me in so deep I may never get out.
I’m going to kick the Hub now, because we don’t have a cat.
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