Tuesday, May 17, 2011

I'm Afraid I Lost Rather a Lot of Comments

Dear Readers,

As many of you may know, Blogger had some technical challenges in the past week, and was from time to time down for the count.  An unfortunate consequence of that was a number of the comments you left here on Reggie either never saw the light of day, or disappeared after I posted them, never to return.

I am unhappily aware that I lost at least six comments on my essay about lilacs, and that many—or more—on my story about MD's ashes.  Please understand that it was not I who decided not to post your comments, nor was it I who decided to delete them after they (all too briefly) appeared.  It was, I am afraid, the Blogger Gremlins.

I welcome your comments, Dear Readers, and I am pleased and honored to have them whenever I have the great good fortunate to receive them.

Thank you,



  1. Hello Reggie:
    Alas, the Titanic of Blogger.....we all,we fear, went down with it. Some of us failing to get even a lifebelt let alone see a lifeboat.

  2. At least it's in their best interest to correct the problem/s.

    Every blogpost is new real estate for Google.

    Money is a great motivator.

    Garden & Be Well, XO Tara

  3. I know I lost thousands. So tiresome.

  4. How gracious you are, Reggie. Mine was one of the posts lost in the ether, and I quickly perceived that Blogger had failed, not you. I am left with the happy memory of lilacs that your post had originally prompted and the delight of reading your cordial note above. All is well. Best wishes!

  5. I lost some as well and they were wonderful and wordy ones.

    I commented on your "LIe Lacs" Reggies but I cannot remember them now.

  6. You are sweet to reassure us.
    I lost a bunch of comments as well.

  7. Reggie, I lost a whole post and its comments - last Wednesday's. Very irritating. The draft that was left was nothing like the published one!

  8. I also lost so many on one of my favourite posts!

  9. It was quite a debacle, I certainly hope Blogger has it all in good order now!

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  10. I feel your pain.
    I wonder what in the world they are doing over there!
    I lost not only my own stuff, but the posts I do for the shop I work in.
    xo xo

  11. Reg:

    Then without embarrassment, I will repost the question I asked in response to your wonderful post on lilacs.

    I, too, love lilacs, both for their marvelous elusive fragrance and their heart wrenching mauve, purple and, well, lilac coloring. I always cut masses for the house and every year am faced with the same dilemma: Invariably, three or four of the cut branches wilt practically before they hit the vase. No, actually, more annoyingly, an hour or so after they are arranged. And it is a truly random phenomenon: Like sized branches from the same bush, cut and treated identically, last almost a week. And before your dear readers suggest it, I've stripped the stems of bark, smashed them, dipped them in alcohol and stripped the leaves off (not at the same time, mind you) and have still been rewarded with the same, seemingly random result. Equally maddeningly, I have spoken to several florists about my "problem" and they have all looked at me as if I am the only person they have ever heard of who has been similarly afflicted. Lilac season is sadly over in my "neck of the woods", but I'd love any suggestions that your readers might have for next season.

  12. As you can see Reggie, you weren't alone in this, we all lost our wonderful comments, I'm so glad blogger has things sorted out now but it's a loss...comments are of the moment and one of a kind, never to be replicated.
    Your take on it is very polite and gentlemanly...blogger could learn a thing or two from you!
    xo J~

  13. Hello,

    I had the same problem like everbody.
    It's very irritating.

    Have a nice day.

  14. Dear Readers and Fellow Bloggers: Thank you for your comments here, and I commiserate with your loss of comments as well. I hope Blogger has remedied what ailed it.

    Magnus: How nice to hear from you again, sir. I, too, find the transitory nature of certain lilac branches vexatious. I would think, surely, what you do to the stems should extend their lives as much as possible. I do the same, except for dipping them in alcohol, which is a technique I was not aware of. I find, even when conditioned, lilacs are but a fleeting, short-lived bit of company, and it is no more than a couple of days that I am able to enjoy their luscious beauty before the wilt away.

  15. I didn't lose posts, because I do the work in LiveWriter, but I did lose a lot of great comments from wonderful friends. I'm just a little blogger with one post a day, and I can't imagine how people who post for their jobs, or publish multiple posts a day must have felt about the outage.


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