It was my birthday earlier this week which I normally celebrate with a blog post reminding everyone how old and decrepit I am. Lots of you take pity on me by replying to wish me many happy returns for which I’m always grateful. It’s a great way to engage with other bloggers, both old and new. Unfortunately that wasn’t the to be the case this year, which is the reason for this delayed birthday-related post.
The account was visited/attacked by another blogger earlier this week who basically liked every blog I’ve ever posted in whirlwind fashion. There was no effort made to engage with me and the speed of the action convinced me that none of my posts were actually read. I’m none the wiser as to why this happened but, since then, I’ve been having all sorts of problems with my WordPress app.
The worst of these is that I can’t currently see any notifications I’m receiving. Which means if you comment on a post I’ve no means of reading your remarks and replying. Something I pride myself on doing to 99% of the comments I receive on the blog. If someone takes the time to read and comment on a post then the least I can do is reply. It’s common courtesy; time consuming but something I’ve always done.
So Happy Birthday to me. But, in the same breath, I’m sorry I haven’t replied to those of you who have shared the sentiment. I hope you appreciate it’s for reasons currently beyond my control. I aim to get the technical issue sorted soon so please bear with me. For me, the blogging experience is all about engaging with others and building online communities together. Hopefully normal service will be resumed again in the near future.