Friday, July 31, 2009

For The Visually Astute

Okay, so I got a DM on Twitter yesterday from a girl who said it takes a long time to leave a comment on my blog.

What? I had no idea.

Why didn't you all tell me?

Dudes, I feel like I've been walking around with spinach in my teeth or something! Come on! Throw a girl a bone!

Anyway, then Heather emailed to say that she couldn't follow me because the widget doesn't load. I've known this for months. I didn't know what to do. If you've been paying attention, I took that widget off for a few days and put up my Facebook one.

Then I switched back. Still didn't work.

Anyway, Heather-the-Super-Sleuth told me my blog was loading live feeds. Yeah, I didn't know what that meant either. But she did. So she helped me understand and I deleted a bunch of them.


The follow box comes up and you can see the tiny heads!

Success is mine!

(I think. Is it loading for you? Can you see the tiny heads? Does the site load faster? Bones, people. I need bones.)

Then I checked it again later last night. It wasn't working. So Carolyn, who is the queen of technology, told me to reload the template. So I did that.

Thus, this new look that is a bit on the lame side. I'm going to be adding in my Facebook and Twitter stuff, my Wicked Awesome Bloggers list and other stuff a few at a time and see if it affects the other widgets. I don't know how I'm going to survive though. I get to all of your blogs by clicking on my WAB links. I can already feel the withdrawls...or the stress of finding you in my dashboard list.

Oh, and if you've been trying to follow me and haven't been able to, I apologize! It should be working now.

The visually astute might have noticed my shiny new header. Made it myself. *grins*

Anyway, that is all.

Oh, wait! I was gonna call for schweet new blogs to follow today. Sort of like a Follow Friday for blogging. So what blogs do you follow that you absolutely adore? I wanna follow them too, so leave their blog address in a comment, 'kay? Okay.

Have a happy weekend!


Marybeth Poppins said...

Gorgeous header! Wonderful job :)

Annie Louden said...

Hmm, I've never had a heard time following your blog or reading comments. Maybe it depends on others' computers?

beth said...

Never had a problem, either...?

Lady Glamis said...

Elana, I promise to always point out spinach in your teeth if I see it. Promise.

My little head doesn't show up in your follow list, but that's because I'm following anonymously now. Sorry. I STILL LOVE YOU!

Good luck with the fiddling. This kind of stuff drives me batty. Hey, it's getting you through the waiting period, right?

Lady Glamis said...

Oh, and I love your new header!

~Jamie said...

Ive never had problems with the site loading (I use firefox... it fixes most of that)

BUT... when you write in yellow.... I can't read it in RSS reaer... that's kinda frustrating because then I have to highlight the text.


Melanie Avila said...

Oh good! I just discovered you a week ago and couldn't figure out how to follow you. Now I am. :)

christinefonseca said...

Dude - I've neverhad a hard time following you, loading your blog, leaving a comment - nothing. And I LOVE your header!

Amanda J. said...

Me either... some people are just special though.

You've probably already got all of 'em but:

The Intern -

Agent Jennifer Jackson -

Teens Writing For Teens -

Pimp My Novel -

Agent Kristin Nelson -

Kristin Cashore -

Those are ones I thought you might not have... hope you find something new and helpful/interesting!

Rebecca Knight said...

Yay for tiny heads!

I love the header, too, and good luck killing all those intarweb gremlins.

Michelle McLean said...

I've never had problems though your site did load slow for me, but not so much it was massively irritating ;-D And I love the header! Matches your website :D

Anonymous said...

Much easier.


Eric said...

I've never had any problems loading your site, Elana. And I come here all the time. I do like your new header though. It's beautiful. Nice job.

Carolyn Kaufman said...

Yay! I can still see the little heads today! We are on the right track! <3

Icy Roses said...

Hmmm. Perhaps a computer issue? Your blog has always been easy to load for me.

I suddenly have this problem where I can't see the followers on anyone's site (including my own). I don't know if I clicked something on accident or if it's my internet, or my computer randomly decided to flip me off one day. But my Mac always loves me...this makes me very sad.

Robin of My Two Blessings said...

Like the header. I've never had a problem with your site, so not sure why others had a problem. Yes, I can see your followers.

Just three of the blogs I follow (don't know if you already do so here goes)



Beth Fish Reads

Have fun

Casey McCormick said...

I've never had any issues, Elana! Love the new header.

Michelle Walkenhorst said...

Header is awesome!!

Eileen Astels Watson said...

Glad you got all that figured out. Still not sure of all you just spoke of. Maybe I have the same problems.

Love your header by the way.

Weronika said...

I have had a few problems before, Elana, but I always considered them to be a result of my computer connection. I'm glad to see that things are working well -- keep at it! :)

Hope you enjoy your weekend!

L.T. Elliot said...

I haven't had problems with leaving comments and I just always put in the "follow" feature through my blogger anyhow. No bones today! Sorry. =[

As for blogs I love, well, there are so many I can't stand it. However, I will recommend one because I always say that I found a piece of God when I found Heather's blog.

Suzanne said...

Firefox. Blogger loves it.

Shelli said...

i never had a problem with comments. Oh yeah and you have spinach in your teeth.!

Andrea Cremer said...

Elana - Humane award for your blog :) You can link to it from my blog. Happy weekend!

Kat Harris said...

What a coinkydink! I just wrote a blog about shrunken heads. :-)

I haven't had any trouble with your blog recently.

Lisa and Laura said...

Hmm...never had any issues! But love the new header.

Jenn Wilks said...

Ooh, I've never been called Visually Astute before. I'm so excited. By the way, I love the little faces on your sidebar. And by the way, you have 127 followers? You are made of wrock.

Oh, yeah, and for my real comment. Love the new header. It totally does not make you look fat.

Abby said...

Love the new look! Great job on the header. :D

Anytime I've noticed the followers widget wasn't loading right, it was happening on other blogs at the same time, including mine. Just figured it was a Blogger issue. Sorry. Not very helpful.

Happy Saturday!

Krafty Kristy said...

I like your new header it looks great.

Sara Tribble said...

It DOES load much faster for me! But I've never had any problems besides the stuff loading, it makes me wonder about my own!

Hooray for Tech Genius's! I know I'd be lost without some grasp of my own! Have a great weekend!

ElanaJ said...

Thanks L.T., adding that one to my list.

Thanks for all the header love, peeps!

Andrea! An award?? I'm speechless. And heading over there right now. :)

Morgan Xavier said...

Yay! Now I can actually follow you! I thought I was a little inept for a while since I couldn't figure out how to add myself as a follower to this blog. Turns out I'm ok. So, now I don't have to try and remember to check your blog every day. Thanks for changing it up :)

Tami said...

love the spinach in the teeth comment LOL. you had me spit out my coffee on that one. HILARIOUS
Hope your don't mind another follower!

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