an apology to subscribers

Dear friends, followers, and email or RSS feed subscribers to this little blog –

Late last January I switched to a new WordPress theme – the one you see this post displayed on, and with which I’m very satisfied, overall. However, themes are little universes of their own, with mysterious configurations and ways of presenting themselves. (Just like us, eh?)

Some time ago I was surfing back through older posts to try and find an entry on a particular topic, and I discovered that the pre- Forever theme posts which used certain formatting elements were not displaying to my liking. In particular, the ‘small’ font-size was virtually unreadable.

Being of a fussy artistic disposition this bothered me and I resolved to edit them once time allowed. It’s a job that’s been on the back burner for a while, but /and during the last few days I’ve made a start. The problem is, that when I edit a post sometimes WordPress re-posts it to all my ‘followers’ – but only sometimes. I have no idea why this happens when I am only reformatting html and – in some cases – changing categories. The content of the post remains unchanged.

The forum angels advise me that I can switch the blog to “private” for the duration of my editing, and then switch it back to “public” when I’m done, thus avoiding re-posting of edited posts. I’m reluctant to do this, however, because the stats tell me that visitors are continuously viewing the blog – their numbers may not be huge, but I don’t want any of them to be turned away. I wish there was an option to show a message saying “Blog under maintenance – please come back later” – are you listening, WordPress Happiness Engineers?

So far three or four posts have been re-issued – out of dozens that have been edited. I’d like to offer my apologies for this unnecessary input to your inbox. And I need to warn you that over the next week or so there might be more, as I have dozens more posts to mend. You will recognize them by their date. Please just delete them – unless, of course, it’s new material for you and you’re interested…

While I’m at-it, dear friends, I want to thank you for your companionship and support over the past three years. It may ‘only’ be a virtual connection we share, but this heart knows true friendship when it inexplicably and graciously comes its way.

Grace and gratefulness!

~ miriam louisa


8 thoughts on “an apology to subscribers

  1. I am new to wordpress and am still trying to figure it all out, but I do understand your conundrum~ I’ll tell ya though, reading your work three time is sometimes not enough~ Love your “craft”>>> WriteOn~ 🙂

    • Such a kind comment dear Satprem Thank you!

      Your blog is rich in content and honest in tone – I’ve added a link to it on my *blogamigos* page. I was very interested to read the discussion re Blog Awards, and see your little graphic … my sentiments exactly.

      Thank you for all your *Like Love* too. You are well aware, I’m sure, of how heart-warming that little mouse-click can be for a writer.

      With love ~ ml

      • Indeed, Dear Heart~ Inner~action/interaction with fellow writers and even just the *like* click is what I love most about this newly discovered blogging universe~ Thank you for the link, Miriam and with your permission, I’d like to put one on my blog, pointing to yours~ 🙂 (if I haven’t 😉

  2. hello…I have the same conundrum with a WP blog recently imported from blogger. about 15 posts that need editting. ugh! I wondered if they would re-publish themselves …. I guess so…

    I enjoy everything you write and know I have not read everything! much luck and gratitude for your wonderful offerings.
    x x

    • Thanks for your kind comment and *Like Love* Linda.

      Your posts may not have been re-published – it seems a haphazard affair. The way I can tell whether or not mine have been is by subscribing to my own blog/s in Google Reader.

      I love the photo of your art studio on your blog! ENVY. You may be aware that I wear an artist’s cap in another version of ‘me-myself-I’. The blog is its cyberhome.

      Glad to know you made the switch to WordPress – in spite of my grumblings from time to time, I’d never blog anywhere else. It’s an awesome platform. (I too started out with Blogger …)

      With love ~ ml

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