500 Pending Comments?

Posted by Mary Marvella | 12:59 AM | , , , | 12 comments »

Website or blog?

I had a website, a nice one built by my high school web princess. I was happy once we made it safe for me. (We used the safety feature that let me stop reading through ads for sex acts that didn't seem possible and/or included animals and humans. I no longer had to delete comments about enlarging body parts I don't have or making the non-existent parts larger or longer lasting.)

I even learned to update parts of the site.

Then it happened, the unthinkable!(Okay wrong use for those words) The Cyber monster ate my site! Yep. One day it was there and the next it wasn't. Lost in Internet Space.( sounds like a Television series)

Then, since the info for my site was no longer retrievable from her older computer, we had to start over and she didn't have time to rewrite all the needed codes.

"A blog," she said, and set it up for me on Wordpress.
"Oh, something new?" I whined.
"Piece of cake."
That should have been a warning.

I'm sure she told me about the comment section, but I didn't catch that pending thing. Like that I had to approve or delete them.

Well, last night I finally read one of the Wordpress emails. Following the link in the message I finally saw Pending Comments.

I cleared out the 100% sales comments sent by non humans. I kept those that might be serious, but now responding to them is confusing.

NEVER LET YOUR BLOG COMMENTS GO UNATTENDED FOR MONTHS!!!!!

www.marymarvella.com

COMMENTS?

12 comments

  1. Mary Marvella // May 7, 2010 at 1:29 AM  

    Could I have lost a reader or ten?

  2. Mona Risk // May 7, 2010 at 11:15 AM  

    Hi Mary, you haven't lost me. LOL.

    My website was set by my son at the time I didn't know ABC about website or blog. It's a beautiful site I believe but I needed to update it and my son is too busy to be at my beck and call, so I asked my DH who is more technology gifted than me. He learned and then spoonfed me the how-to. Now I can create blogs all by myself. A miracle. But I still can't figure how to change the configuration of my website without damaging it. I will have to beg my son for help. Mother's Day is a good time. LOL He won't dare to say I'm busy to his Mom.

  3. Beth Trissel // May 7, 2010 at 11:37 AM  

    Oh dear. So sorry for all your site/blog woes.

  4. Mary Marvella // May 7, 2010 at 12:04 PM  

    Thanks, Mona, we are all learning things that have little to do with writing. Hey, it's necessary. Learn or lose out.

  5. Mary Ricksen // May 7, 2010 at 12:04 PM  

    I always try to comment. My site was set up by my BIL. I love the picture and the one he added he took of Vermont. When my next book comes out, I'll have to make some big changes.
    People love to be recognized for their effort!

  6. Mary Marvella // May 7, 2010 at 12:07 PM  

    Thanks, Beth. We are sooooooooo lucky I'm not in charge of the technical stuff here. Hugs and kisses to Mona's DH!

    My princess gave me all the html commands to use on my old site. I just don't have time to learns all those and actually write and tutor.

  7. Mary Marvella // May 7, 2010 at 12:10 PM  

    Mary R, I just wasn't seeing the comments waiting to be approved, so I wasn't responding to comments. Bad Mama Mary! When we comment, we like responses to our comments.

    I haven't pushed my personal blogs because I've let the go for so long.

  8. Patrice // May 7, 2010 at 3:17 PM  

    Mary, I used someone named Brandon Dennis but I can't remember or find the name of his web design, but it was writer's web, or something like that. He was cheap but I'm very happy with the website he designed for me, and he'll do updates whenever I want, for a very reasonable fee. Which reminds me that I must contact him and add some new material - and delete some. Good luck, sounds like you've had quite a time of it.

  9. Mary Marvella // May 7, 2010 at 6:29 PM  

    Thanks, Patrice. My web princess was free, then very cheap while she was in high school. She will be a college senior in the fall and is way too busy to do all the coding for me again. I'd love his name, though right now my best price is free. One day that will change.

  10. Judy // May 8, 2010 at 9:08 AM  

    We've all got to become computer, web, blog literate or perish! And I have a LOT to learn! Good for you, Mary, for going in and tackling the stuff!

  11. Nightingale // May 8, 2010 at 10:09 AM  

    I don't have a blog, do I think you are very brave. I do have a continuing story on my web site but forget to post the next installment.

  12. Joanne // May 9, 2010 at 9:20 AM  

    My two older sons are my tech gurus. I have absolutely no clue how blogs and websites are set up.