Thursday, May 26, 2011

Blogger has gone wonky

Termporarily, I hope, but whatever the issue, its symptoms include not being able to sign in and leave comments as yourself, which several of you have experienced (some of you have commented anonymously as a stop-gap). Even I cannot leave comments on my own posts — unless anonymous, which I would rather not do. Strangely enough, I also can’t sign out. Attempting to sign out just reloads the Blogger dashboard!

Blogger is aware of the problem, and they seem to think they’ve got a resolution, but it’s still not working for me. Stay tuned, and thanks for your patience. I will reply to your recent comments, but I would prefer to wait until I can do so under my own proper Blogger profile.

Update: Blogger’s log-in/log-out and comment functions seem to be working better now. Hopefully none of you are still having problems posting comments. After a few days or perhaps a week, if the difficulties really seem over, I’ll most likely delete this post.


  1. Aha, it may be working again. Blogger recommends clearing one’s cache and cookies, which I did but found it was still not working. Then, I tried one of somebody else’s suggestions, going directly to, rather than to my own blog’s custom subdomain. Then I logged out and logged back in, but this time, I unchecked the “keep my signed in” checkbox, since that functionality seems to be at the heart of the problem. And some or all of this oddball combination of steps seems to have worked. At leat for now.

  2. Blogger's intermittent problems with comments left under an OpenID seem to persist, but no worse than they were before. I have long since acquired the habit of copying any comment to a Blogspot post to the clipboard before clicking `Post Comment'...