Friday, March 16, 2012
Thanks to Max the Psychokitty, I now have a solution to the 168 entry limit on the blog list. I did find a way to remove extinct blogs from my reader, too. The help section is useless here. It says to look for the blue manage button on the dashboard. There is no such button in this template. I tried to access a blog that was completely gone from the reader and I got a note that directed me to the manage page. I bookmarked the page to make sure I could find it again. The page had a link back to the dashboard, so I started really hunting around the dashboard. On the same line as the title of the reader there is something that looks like a black gear. Clicking that will take you to the manage page and there you can stop following blogs. Whew! I am on my way to rebuilding my blog list
Thursday, March 15, 2012
I really do want to get back to writing Kitty Limericks. For that I need a fairly comprehensive and up-to-date blog list. I started to go through my huge blog list to weed out the defunct blogs and found that Blogger would not let me save any changes I made. I thought that maybe I needed to upgrade my template to make things work right, but that didn't help. I contacted Blogger twice about the problem and got no response. I decided that I would have to delete my blog list and start over. I printed out the old one before I deleted it and have been rebuilding it. To my disgust, Blogger has arbitrarily decided that 168 entries is the maximum for a blog list. Once I got to 168, I could no longer add a link. Now I am going to delete all the blogs I am following from the list and add new ones until I get back up to the maximum. I don't know if this will be enough. If it isn't, I will start following the left-over blogs. I am not very happy with Blogger right now. By the way, does anyone know of a way to stop following blogs that have been removed or are otherwise unreachable by clicking on their links?