Saturday, March 14, 2015
I Was Spammed!
That was last year....and I found that sometimes my post would appear a lot later....or if I tried once an hour....sometimes it would finally work. But most of the time it did not work. I finally stopped trying....partly because of that, and partly because I was dealing with a lot of issues following the death of my dear friend, Rae.
So, when March arrived, I questioned whether to try the March Challenge. I decided to do it. I enjoy reading the other blogs and reading comments. I had missed the community of familiar names...the variety of blogs...hearing how the new baby is doing...feeling sad when someone has had a loss...being joyful at accomplishments....and reading with wonder at the talented posts of prose and poems.
When my first post showed up in the list I was delighted! Yay....it works again! And then...the day before yesterday....my blog did not appear. I posted it a number of times and finally, in late afternoon I saw it. Then, yesterday, again my blog did not appear...and it never showed up no matter how many times I tried. I mentioned this to Cathy Mere...and she must have told Betsy Hubbard. Betsy found out that my posts had been going to the SPAM folder! How odd...but at least I know it was not "user error!" The only problem is....Betsy will have to check the spam folder everyday to see if my post is hanging out in there. I hate that she has to do this...but grateful that I can continue to be part of this community.
Thanks, Cathy and Betsy...and all of the other bloggers who have made this challenge fun and rewarding.