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I'm back from "Blogger Hell" ... or "Help"

Although in general I don't think people should apologize for not writing in their blogs, I feel I owe an explanation for my absence beyond the vacation.

In summary, IT'S NOT MY FAULT!

I have just gone through "Blogger Hell." For some reason, I've been unable to publish my posts. The previous post has been in the system for a long time, and my wondrous webmistress, Kera, just managed to iron out the strange inner workings of Blogger and publish it.

I've had the opportunity to wander the dark and narrow corridors of "Blogger Hell" or "Help," as they call it. It involves discussion boards full of postings that begin, "Help! The Help Desk at Blogger won't write me back! I can't publish my blog!" They even have a special purgatory area for people who can't publish their blog. I wrote them twice and never got a human reply, just the automated kind that appears two seconds after you write.

I especially feel bad that I was unable to write after my Holiday Challenge, as so many people responded and found it helpful.

That's the end of my whining and complaining.


  1. Dontcha hate teckie hassles?

    Thank god for goddess Kera!


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