Blogger, the web service used to maintain this website, is doing odder and odder things.
Our friend and early bird G updates the blog via email every morning with the Daily News Digests, but for a couple of weeks now Blogger has not been accepting the email. I have had to copy-and-paste to fix those posts the last couple of weeks (and off & on for longer than that), but I wish Blogger performed as advertised. I am sorry for the morning visitors to the blog who don’t get the Daily News Digest they are expecting.
Their service outages where no one can get in to edit or post are quite random and seem to be happening more frequently. One reason I am particularly glad to have my own domain name and server space is that when Blogger has outages that keep people from accessing their blogs, readers can still get here because it is not on Blogger’s servers.
Then this morning I find an unexpected post on the blog that was time-stamped 4:09 a.m. this morning that was a repeat of a post I put up ten days ago. Random. I think that it was a post that was not posted when I originally sent it by email, so I had to re-post it. Like I have done with G’s Daily News Digests. Which makes me wonder if Blogger is going to start randomly posting old Daily News Digests that G tried to send in by email. (I know this random post this morning is a Blogger problem and not an email problem because Blogger always gives a time and date stamp of when the email was sent, not when it was received.)
Which is all a long-winded way of saying when I have time to invest in the project, I will look at changing blog platforms. Suggestions? I really like the update-by-mail feature, so I hope to find that in a new platform.