Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Where did my Blogroll go?

For some time now Blogger's facility for renaming the links to blogs on a blogroll has not been working. This is a nuisance to anyone who wishes to present them in a coherent fashion. Without it, blog titles appear in a number of different ways: some prefixed "Narrowboat", some "Nb" or "NB" some not at all, and boat names can be either lower case or in CAPITALS. Basically, it's a mess!
I first noticed it after adding "Sickle and Chalice" to the roll. Or at least, that was how I wanted to present it.But that's not how it comes out so I had to amend it.  At first, I thought it was just me and that I'd forgotten how  the renaming worked, so I kept trying and trying - until I pressed the wrong button and ended up accidentally deleting the whole Blogroll!
I've now restored it from scratch, but of course I can't rename anything so the end result is the shambles you can see in the sidebar - and it will have to remain a shambles until someone at Blogger gets off their backside and fixes it. Honestly, when you think how much we all pay to use this software.....oh! um!... Well, please fix it quickly, if it's not too much trouble. . . .

3 comments:

Halfie said...

Very frustrating. I find I cannot now put labels on my posts. The new system is terrible. Add to that the fact that my aging computer and browser are deemed to be no longer compatible with Blogger, and you will see I'm no happy bunny either.

Kevin said...

Hi Jim,

Tom (nb Waiouru) had a similar problem I think, have a look at this link perhaps it'll help... http://www.narrowboat-waiouru.co.uk/2012/04/worked-around-blogger-bug.html

Good Luck, Kevin

Sue said...

Yes Jim, that is a way round. I also do the same as Tom and it works well.

When you go to add a new one later click the radio button for importing from google reader and it will just show you any new ones not the whole lot.