Saturday, May 23, 2009

Technical Difficulties!


I didn't post on either of my blogs on Friday and the reason... I couldn't access them. Blogger was acting a damn fool (again) and I kept getting a message that read, "Internet Explorer cannot open this website, activity aborted!" I would click on OK and my entire blog would just disappear. This happened on both of them and on a few other people's blogs.

I sent an email to Blogger Help concerning my problem and then went on the discussion line and found out that this was affecting a large number of bloggers. Apparently, they could access their sites on Firefox but, not through Internet Explorer.

At first, I thought it was possibly a connection problem with my router at home because it was affecting both computers in the house. But, when I went to work and the same thing was happening at my job, I knew that it was a Blogger problem. I sent Blogger Help another email and I found that the number of complaints not only got longer, but angrier.

The "wonderful" folks at Blogger then issued a statement saying in effect... "A number of you have been experiencing difficulties when trying to log into your blogs from Internet Explorer. We are aware of the problem and are working on it." I felt relieved and decided to just enjoy the night off from being the Maverick of All Bloggers. I checked Blogger Help again and discovered that the "Friends & Followers" widget might possibly be the cause of the glitch. I have temporarily removed the widget from both of my blogs and it seems as though the problem is gone.

As of this writing, Blogger has not solved the problem. I have tried to access other blogs who still have the "Friends & Followers" widget and have encountered the same problem, "Internet Explorer cannot open this website, activity aborted". I don't know what to make of this. The pictures of different Bloggers in my comments section aren't showing up either. As you can imagine, I'm pretty frustrated. I'm waiting patiently for the wonderful folks at Blogger to give their full attention to this matter. Until then, I'll communicate when I can and try to put out a quality project on both of my blogs.

Well, at least as good as possible!

20 comments:

Solomon said...

Keith,

Just on a whim, I googled Internet Explorer updates when I was having these same problems ysterday and in the seach came IE8, the latest version of IE.

I downloaded it and installed it, and guess what, the problem went away. Before I installed it I couldn't open anything in blogger, and after I loaded the newer version, IE8, I haven't had the problem happen even once.

Keith said...

@soloman- good looking out ! I'll
try that!

Toni said...

Poor Keith! Glad you got it fixed!

Brenda said...

Always something,isn't it?

Cheryl said...

Glad you got it fixed..and also,I like how you turned this into a good blog post.That's taking lemons and making it lemonade-lolol.

Lisa said...

I was experiencing the same problems a day ago..I thought it was my computer..Glad you cleared that up Keith.

Halo said...

This is different...I usually expect "Weekend Humor" or "saturday
seven", but under the circumstances
I understand!

Vanessa said...

Like Soloman said there is a new version of Internet Explorer out there..I too have downloaded it.

Jazzy said...

Always Somethin,Huh Fam?

Angie B. said...

Enough of this internet usage..Let's all go out and have brunch!-lolol.

Sunflower said...

Glad you seemed to have taken care of the problem on your end. I am still having problems with other blogs.

James Perkins said...

Yeah, Download Internet Explorer 8.
They're always doing something (Google,Blogger,IE,et al) and screwing everything up and acting as if they don't know what's going on.

Simon Bastion said...

If it's not one thing it's another
good brother!

Grover Tha Playboy said...

I was entertaining the ladies the past day or two...didn't even know that you were gone. Glad i came back when everything was taken care of.lol

Sean said...

It's always something crazy like that happening fam..The tech's are constantly upgrading and screwing something else up!

Swaggie said...

I just thought you were on a day break or something!

Tate2 said...

Well, sorry you had a technical dificulty...but it seems as if you're back in the saddle now.

Captain Jack said...

So that's where you were? Glad you're back!

Keith said...

Just downloaded internet explorer 8
..Everything seems to be back to normal.

Oyin said...

um hum...see what had happened was....keith was so busy on Facebook laughing at my sister, Terease joke that he forgot to blog...




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