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Today I was supposed to have a post about Twitter and my observations on the first few days of using it. Well, I changed my mind. My plan now is to move that scheduled post until Friday--if all goes right.
I was even announcing my Twitter post on Twitter over the past couple days. Now I'm all red-faced that it's not gonna happen today. But I will get to it. And actually I'm not red-faced anyway. I have my reasons.
Weird computer issues. Don't know what was going on yesterday, but I'm sure most of you have had issues like this before. Actually I think it was Alex J Cavanaugh's fault by setting the blogosphere on fire with the release of CassaFire. What a day for Alex, eh? Congratulations on what seemed to be a very successful book launch. Of course, I missed much of it dealing with whatever unexplained things I was dealing with. Must have been Alex's fault, Yeah, that's who I'll blame. I don't think the Federal Duck would do anything like that.
Then there is this new Blogger comment thing that seems to only be present in the pop up box. No "subscribe to comments" option seems to be available. I saw where others also mentioned this so it's not just me. What's up with that? It's difficult to keep track of the conversation without the notification and I can't keep track of where I've left my comments. I hope Blogger fixes this. Does anyone know what's going on with this? The design of the pop-up box is even different now.
Last time I looked you could still subscribe to comments with the embedded comment box, but so many people had said they were having problems with that system (and I used to as well until I started using Chrome) that I switched to the pop-up box. Now I'm thinking I might change back--I like the possibility of interaction even though it usually didn't happen. What's everyone else doing?
I was also having problems with leaving comments on WordPress sites. I would compose a wonderful comment, but then when I submitted it the comment just disappeared. I thought it was just a fluke until it kept happening with every WordPress comment I left. Now what's that about? Did anyone else have any problems with that or is this something on my end?
Twitter did see some action from me over the past couple days and that's what I really wanted to talk about. Hopefully that will happen on Friday. Although maybe anyone who saw my tweets about Federal Duck would just wish I'd shut up. I'm serious about the Federal Duck issue. Some out in Twitterland probably just thought those tweets were wise quacks.
So now after a tedious day of frustrations I'm tired. I'm ready to duck out of here and go to bed. Looks like I'm back on line, but now it's too late to do anything with it. Tomorrow will be another day from where I stand (or actually sit), but for now tomorrow waits for today. And ducks are birds too.
And if all goes as planned, Federal Duck will be my Thursday topic on that other blog of mine--A Faraway View. Quack!
Did any of you experience the comment box problems that I mentioned above? Are you on Twitter? If so, how do you use it and do you find it useful?