While checking my Bloglovin’ feed a few days ago, I noticed that one of my favorite blogs wasn’t showing up. Since I know that she usually posts several times a day, I went to her blog directly to see if anything was wrong. Everything seemed fine on her end, but for some reason her posts weren’t showing up in my feed. Weird, but figured it was some kind of glitch that would sort itself out.
The next day, my feed went kablooey! I could see posts when I first logged in, but when I tried to check one of my groups or an individual feed, nothing showed up. Nada. A blank screen. The feed was no more…
Since it still didn’t work even after clearing my cache, deleting cookies, logging out of my account, then rebooting, I shot off an email explaining the problem and asking for help. When I didn’t receive an answer within five minutes, I sent them a Tweet asking what was wrong. What can I say, I’m impatient.
Received an email response within the hour, which surprised me as I’d heard that their customer service wasn’t all that great. Basically a form letter, thanking me for letting them know and that they seemed to be having some technical issues, but were working on it. At least they were aware of the problem. But my feed was still inaccessible, so I hit up Facebook for suggestions.
Found out that I’m not the only one with a Bloglovin’ account that’s gone kablooey, some for a lot longer than my 24 hour nightmare (so I’m dramatic and impatient…sue me). Most people recommended switching to Feedly, but I was holding out hope that Bloglovin’ would get their act together.
After playing around a bit, I discovered that if I clicked on a group or individual blog, then hit refresh, I could see the posts. Huzzah!
Unfortunately, this grew old quickly as it was taking much too long to read & visit blogs. So impatient me gave up and went to bed, hoping that things would get better overnight (like Scarlett said, tomorrow is another day).
Much to my surprise….things did get better overnight! When I checked my feed Friday afternoon, it worked! But now I’m all paranoid and still thinking about switching to Feedly. I remember trying out Feedly when Google Reader rode off into the sunset and not caring for it, but I can’t remember why. If nothing else, at least I’ll have a backup in case Bloglovin’ goes wonky again.
Anyone else have a wonky Bloglovin’ feed? Are you toughing it out or have you already left for greener pastures? If you’ve left, is Feedly my best option? And is it just me or does anyone else think of Little Shop of Horrors when talking about Feedly? Feedly…feed me? Just me? Anyone?
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