Friday, September 9, 2016

Not Waving but Drowning

Olive's Heroes imitation. Photo by Planet.

So I am not cured: the blogroll thing is driving me crazy. The primary reason I moved back to Blooger almost six years ago was the time-stamping self-updating blogrolls: I do read you if you've written something recently, and since I've the illusion people click the links in the mostly daily collection of links I create it makes the aggregating easier to see fresh reads. I've no idea what caused it though the blogs stopped updating when the Theme Song gadget died. I took a couple sites that always updated but now don't off the blogroll and then added them fresh but the update is still dead. I know all these people didn't simultaneously disable their RSS feeds. I've removed the broken Theme Song widget but that hasn't fixed anything. Anyone else's blooger blogrolls experiencing this? Tonight I'll create a new blogroll and test the now not-updating there to see if they update there. If yes all the blogrolls will need be redone. If you are Kinding me but me not you this is a good time to tell me. I don't think that will fix things, creating new blogrolls, this is a coding thing, something beyond my knowledge to fix. I can't find anything on google re: fixing broken blogrolls on blooger. Fuck my free search app and free blogging platform! I should be interpreting this as a fine metaphor abounding and sign. A friend just bleggicided. I don't daydream of that much any more, maybe I should.

UPDATE! Hmmm. Blooger blogs updating, Wordpress and others not. Thinking.... 

Election season:


Stevie Smith

Nobody heard him, the dead man,   
But still he lay moaning:
I was much further out than you thought   
And not waving but drowning.

Poor chap, he always loved larking
And now he’s dead
It must have been too cold for him his heart gave way,   
They said.

Oh, no no no, it was too cold always   
(Still the dead one lay moaning)   
I was much too far out all my life   
And not waving but drowning.


  1. What I have been able to observe is that, one, the recently updated that remain consistently in their proper chronological position are blogspot.coms. Wordpresses and others, while they will bump upon initial publication, seem to sink to a seeming moribund one after a relatively short period of time. I suspect your reloading them will not make a difference.

  2. can I just say? thanks for the consistent linkages. I don't post that often, but I appreciate the support, although I think we might disagree on some stuff....

    1. I think you had the luck/bad luck to live in a state with a proud progressive legacy that has been Koched into austerity by a turdwaffle that is actually in play this POTUS. It's easy for me in my bluest blue precinct of a bluest blue state to grind my anger at Democratic less-shittism. We don't disagree on the enemy to the right; I have the luxury of shining my apostasies on the professional American left without fear of local rightwing repercussions.