Monday, 28 January 2013

Blog Sites That Suck

Blogster, my primary blogging and social media site, is down today. Since I am relatively new there and since it appears to run on a wing and a prayer with bugs never being fixed, there never being updates, and no one seemingly in charge, I wonder if it is down for good or merely a glitch that someone might get off their collective complacency and fix. The annoyance is compounded by having recently lost Multiply, and with it my posts since the backup program failed, and not yet having backed up my Blogster posts. I am really tiring of sites that do not work as promised.

I find myself wondering if it is time to bring a select group,of my friends here and start a collective blog where twenty or twenty-five of us can have a blogging home that works. Blogger never seems to go down.

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  1. Ken, I posted something on Blogster earlier this morning, but now I can't get access to the site.

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    1. Thank you for letting me know. At least now I know it isn't just me.

      I had word from Mamakat the other day that they were changing or moving servers, which was supposed to explain how poorly it was running, so maybe this is part if it.

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  2. yep the site is still down, and I had copy and pasted some photos here from blogster for a blog-and the photos are no longer here-so I just reloaded them here--they definately have too many problems there on blogster
    I have my blog here set for most anyone, but I would gladly start another blog if you are thinking of setting up something here more private-I never looked in to that here, do we just put in peoples email addys that you want to read your blog

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    1. You can make a blog here that has multiple authors so that everyone writes their effort on the same blog and then you set it so that the blog can only be read by those who are its authors if you want to male it private or leave it open to everyone.

      It is the only way I know of of keeping everyone close together.

      This is indeed a pain in the ass now. I'd like to stay with them but the question becomes, are they coming back or have they pulled the plug?

      I know from a comment from Mamakat that they were changing servers and that caused the slow down. Maybe it bombed. i just don't know. I;ll give it a day or two before I start trying to round up friends for an effort elsewhere.

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    2. I wouldn't think they would pull the plug without warning people, but I have been waiting for the site to just go down-I kinda thought that a few weeks ago when I emptied out everything over there from last year-the site is just too old and no one cares to upgrade or maintain it.
      I only ended up there cause sea nymph really liked it and then most I was connected with on multiply followed. I am really liking here-everything works-and I found lots of creative inspiring people-would like to stay connected with several over there on blogster too though
      let me know if you set up something here

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  3. well blogster must not have been up and running long-I woke up around 1 am and checked-got on-commented on your post, wrote a post and t would not upload-had a hard time getting out of it-went back on blogster-and well no blogster again-lol wonder how long friends are going to put up with that

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