Sunday, January 01, 2006

My Blog almost went Ka-Blooey!!

Yes indeed. My blog was almost wiped out by ignorance. Mine.

Let's see ... it all started when someone said (many blogs posts ago) that they had a spare blog so they could test out certain changes. When they "messed" up, no harm would come to their original blog. I thought "What a GREAT idea!" It became one of my New Years Resolutions and that's what I attempted today. I thought having a new template would be cool! What could go wrong?

It got me. Blogger got me bad.
Somewhere there is a floating profile under the name of MIN. That was me.
Turns out, when you make a "new blog" the profile of the first gets automatically transferred to the second. Any, and I mean ANY changes you make to the second profile affects your first profile. In fact any changes you make supercedes it. because they end up being One and the Same. Of course I DIDN'T KNOW THIS and I changed everything! When I found out, I deleted the "new" blog but it didn't put my original -This Blog - Back to the way it was. Not only that, but the"profile" of the old "new" one remains! I ask again, Why? What in tarnation would they keep a thing like that? I can't re-use it! I tried. When you delete something, shouldn't EVERYTHING be deleted? I liked my old blog. Then I realized that something else was changedl....


What's a girl to do? Then, Blogger took my icon and profile bit and put it on the BOTTOM of the page on this blog. Why? I ask Why and How??? And Why again?

I. am. so. frustrated!!!

This better not be an omen as to how the rest of 2006 is going to go.
It's a good thing I'm not superstitious.
It's a good thing I believe in a higher power that loves me.
Easy. It's a great feeling to know that the buck doesn't stop here. I have upper management I can bring my complaints to.
Yes, yes..I know..this is peanuts and shillings compared to other problems. But, when you try something that you think is good and it gets screwed up, How can you not react???

All I feel like doing right now is what my Dad called the "German Stomp"when we were kids. It was his way of describing our anger dance..You Know ... the one where you jump up and down, pulling your hair, screeching like a banshee and spouting gutteral gibberish while at the same time trying to kick a wall (which hurts) or punch your pillow (which is lame) ???

Kinda lookin' like this handsome young man.

Well, he IS handsome when he's not in a snit,

like me.

Here's hoping that in this new year of 2006, that any experiment or something new you attempt will be met with a resounding success!!

And then you can pass some of that good luck onto me.YYYYYYYY


Jonesie said...

Sorry to read about your technical complications, but thanks for leaving a message on my blog. Happy New Year!

Brandy said...

I think your blog looks good. I was going to get my Dh to help change mine a little, but between work and school he's been a little busy. I like your new icon. It reminds me of a fairy ornament I put on my tree every year.

Gregg said...

Looks good to me. Great ... sssshhhhh ... xxx xxx xl ... that comments shshshhshhskkk ... are still working ... cccrrrasskkklle.

Happy New Year :-)

Christine said...

Lol,tats not exactly what i call a great start to a new year
A happy New Year anyways :-)

Jill Monroe said...

Oh, noooooooooooooooooooo!!!

I'm stomping for a better start to 2006!

AE Rought said...

Oh, Michele! (((hugs))) That sucks. So far your blog looks fine to me.

I decided to do the whole tinker thing, too, a couple of monoths back, only I made a new blog under an entirely different name, my erotica penname. It IS kind of fun to have two... Email me and I'll give ya the link.

Michele said...

Thanks Jonesie!!
I don't usually have rants like this .... usually. :)

So glad you came and visited my blog back. Thanks!!!
Drop by anyttime and thanks for the New Year's wishes!

Michele said...

You Are So lucky to have your DH, Brandy. I'm a "learn as you go" gal. Not much of a choice anyway. But thanks for saying you like my blog. I was able to save most except my icon and my profile stuff. So..I rewrite big deal. Just more time in the computer chair...heh! Like I'm not there anyway??? *grin*
Have a great day!

Michele said...

Gregg, you troublemaker, you! *grin*
So glad my comments work.
Thanks for the New Year's wishes and I look forward to a full year of blogging with you!

Michele said...

Welcome Christine n Leon!
I agree, high adrenaline is not the best way to start the new year, but I can safely say, I'm not Bored! LOL.
Thanks for stopping by and Happy New Year to you too!!!!

Michele said...

LOL, Jill! You crack me up
Thank you for joining in on my little "stomp", *grin*
With support like yours, I think I'll be just fine!
Happy New Year to you too!

Michele said...

Thanks, A !
I tried a different name, hence MIN. Somehow, blogger, once it got to the last part, knew it was the same person anyway. I thought it was working great until I tried to leave a message somewhere and it logged in as Min and not Michele. I have no clue what, if anything, I did wrong.
Then I checked the profile and it was my regular blogs..that's when I realized that my whole profile was changed totally! I don't even remember half the things I had on it. But hey, New Year, New's all on how you look at it. You and everyone who posted kinda helped me see the bright side of it.
And Yep, I'm interested, I'll email you soon!

Robin Caroll said...

See, I'm so techno challenged that I have someone to do it for me. LOL Hope you get all the "kinks" worked out, but it all looks good to me!

Michele said...

You have someone do it for you, Robin? Now why didn't I think of doing that?... Oh...yeah, I don't know anyone. They come to me. Talk about the blind leading the blind. There's one good thing I DO to ask for help!!!

Thanks for dropping by Robin! Always a pleasure to read your comments!
See ya!

Kelli McBride said...

I like the new icon. And I'm so glad that you didn't wipe your blog. I know how this feels!

Michele said...

Thanks Kelli!!
The icon is growing on me.

Don't tell me you actually wiped out a blog...horror of horrors!!
I hope that never happends to both of us ever again.
That could be a New Years resolution..what do you think?

Robin Caroll said...

Michele...just in case you're interested, you can contact Heather at
and she does BRILLIANT blogs, custom designed mind you, and is VERY affordable!

Annalee Blysse said...

I like the new icon too, glad you didn't lose everything. I saw someone that had! Somehow their whole account diappeared and they were starting from scratch.