Blog Maintenance: Comments are Now Turned On and Email Subscriptions
Oh for Pete's sake! This blog has been in existence since January 2021. My readership has been consistent -- some blogs posts have better engagement than others. However, none have received comments. I have to admit, it bothered me a bit ... until today.
A friend just pointed out that the comments were "turned off." What? I looked under the settings. No, comments are enabled. A little more digging and VOILA! This generation of Google blogs requires the blogger to "turn on" the comments in the "blog post" section of the layout designer. ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!? Why in the world is there an EXTRA step? ugh.
With that said, I apologize. If you wanted to make a comment on a past post but couldn't, now is your chance. *grumble* Damned Blogger.
For those of you who subscribe to this blog via email, FeedBurner issued this statement in April:
FeedBurner has been a part of Google for almost 14 years, and we're making several upcoming changes to support the product's next chapter. If you use FeedBurner to manage your RSS feeds, here's what you can expect to change and what you can do now to ensure that you’re prepared.
Starting in July, we are transitioning FeedBurner onto a more stable, modern infrastructure. This will keep the product up and running for all users, but it also means that we will be turning down most non-core feed management features, including email subscriptions, at that time. For those who use FeedBurner to manage email subscriptions, we recommend downloading your email subscribers so that you can migrate to a new email subscription service. This data will also still be available for download after July.
If you subscribe to this blog via email, I will be exploring a new email subscription service for this blog. In the mean time, you should follow this blog the good, ol' fashioned way.
Sorry for all of the confusion!