Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Travels with Julie

My sister has a new blog up that she's writing while traveling to first London and then Ireland with her kids this month. She's trying this one on Wordpress so that's a new adventure as well. I've just put it in my blog roll, but if you don't feel like scrolling down--and who does, really?--here's the link. You may as well check it out while she's still living it...

17 comments:

  1. I am the big fan of traveling and visiting various places. I have visited many countries, national parks and forest and want to increase my passion.

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  2. Sounds great, South Africa News. I hope you get a chance to visit many more.

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  3. I have never been able to post on a Wordpress blog. Let's see of this breaks the string.

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  4. Nope. I'd long since given up even trying to post comments on any Wordpress blog, but I thought this might be an omen. No such luck. The comment does not appear, nor does any explanation: Your comment will appear after moderator approval. Please type the following words to show you are not a robot. Nothing. I don't know why Wordpress does this so consistently.

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  5. That's weird. I haven't had any problems posting comments to Wordpress, though I don't like how you don't get a chance to preview before sending. Not that I care usually, but if I'm trying to post a link of any kind, it's annoying.

    Do you think you're on some kind of Wordpress blacklist?

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  6. I could be, because this sort of thing happens no matter which computer I blog from. I should try with different sign-in and see what happens.

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  7. Sure enough that worked. My comment is now awaiting moderation.

    Sod Wordpress. This has already cost them a possible customer; I'd considered switching from Blogger a few years ago but did want to give my commenters the same problems posting that I was having.

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  8. That's also odd, though, as I've never experienced comment moderation there either, though I have gone through those annoying confirmation codes.

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  9. Hi Peter and Seana,

    Peter, I switched to WordPress for this blog because my Blogspot (or Blogger) blog had major problems with people trying to post comments. I seem to have had a few comments get through with Word Press but I have to approve them first. I will check my "stats" and see if your comment is awaiting approval. I didn't have to do that before with blogger, and it is a royal pain.

    In fact the whole experience of Word Press has been a royal pain -- it took hours and hours to set up, (something that was a real problem while traveling!) so with that investment of time, I'm committed. I do find that more people seem to comment to me about the blog on Facebook, since it goes live there. Which is a little annoying actually, but these are people I know, so what are you going to do?

    Anyway, thanks for reading. I'm done with the trip now so that particular journey is complete in terms of posts. More to come as I journey elsewhere. And thanks Seana, for sharing it! See you down south soon!

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  10. OK, just searched to see of you had a comment in there - do you go by the name of Nat? Word Press is so difficult to find what you're looking for as the administrator of your own site. I once ran across the page that said "comments awaiting moderation, but now can't find it, so had to go into my email to find the notification." The only one i can find is someone named Nat, whom I approved a few days ago.

    Sorry Peter. I don't get it either. Thinking of bartering with someone who knows this stuff. A nice home cooked meal for an hour of Word Press training!

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  11. I don't think Nat is Peter, Julie.

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  12. I'd suggest a nice home-cooked meal in return for referring you to a blog host other than Word Press. And I don't think I've ever posted as Nat.

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  13. Yeah. If my blogs looked like Seana's on Blogspot then I'd still be on it. And I'd even have people commenting. But I couldn't get it to work so more's the pity.

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  14. I've actually seen many complaints about Blogger over time, and none till now about Wordpress, so I'd always thought that might be the solution. I guess not. Anyway, your posts look great over on Wordpress, Julie, and at least you did manage to do a travel blog, which is impressive in itself.

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  15. WordPress is uncommunicative. It won't let me post the blog signature I include here, for example, or embed links. Well and good; other blog hosts do the same. If one tried to post a comment that includes HTML or links, those blogs will respond with a message about what HTML is or is not allowed. But not WordPress. With WordPress the comment just disappears, so one has no idea whether it is awaiting moderation and no chance to correct whatever posting mistakes prevent the comment from appearing.


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  16. Speaking of trouble with Wordpress, I just tried to post a comment on a Dana King interview over on Paul D. Brazill's blog, and found that you could only sign in using Facebook, Twitter or Wordpress. Not on any of these and not joining just to make comments. Luckily Paul's blogs go up on Goodreads as well, so I commented there instead.

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