Gotta Whine….Update for Followers

I was thinking, “gotta rant”…which led my brain to sing the old song, “Gotta Dance”…but never mind…  I’m tired and cranky—Why?  Well, I’m gonna tell ya:

Just had a rather unproductive “chat” with WP Support re the issue I’m having with the Reader not loading ALL the posts which should be appearing.  

I tried explaining what I see as “shadows” of posts which should continue loading clear and visibly (like the preceding ones which are cooperating); but they didn’t get it, wanted a screen shot…which I couldn’t do…

Support “chat person” reported that Reader loads fine for them.  Great, wonderful!  Still not working for me!  I tell them my browser is Microsoft Edge—the default in Lenovo Windows 10 laptop (“ideapad 330”). 

This is a brand new laptop for me; I was overjoyed to get it up and running…expecting sunny skies ahead for my blogging career.  Not entirely so, as this Reader problem personifies storm clouds.

Support tells me to try another browser.  I go to Internet Explorer, which I only use for making those cool Tagxedo word clouds.  Explorer is slow, and teeny-tiny-everything.  The laptop’s Microsoft Edge is set up to display LARGER, for my vision issues (and relative sanity).

Anyhoo, the Reader doesn’t load any better at Internet Explorer—same issue.  I briefly considered installing Mozilla Firefox…which used to be my go-to browser…but I was, by then, feeling fragile…with a huge headache.  Didn’t want to tempt Fate…

So, here’s the plan:  I will no longer be using WP Reader.  I will instead, as I did earlier today, use my blogroll—and visit everyone’s blog daily (unless something prevents) to read your current posts, and like/comment.

I’m willing to make adjustments, as life demands. (Smile pasted on clenched jaw.)

Now, the caveat:  if somehow I miss your posts (and you observe that it’s not just a temporary situation), I invite you to swing over here and let me know in the Comment box… I will strive to attend to business in my typically conscientious way.  Sound good?

I’m now going to take a pill, have dinner, and chill.

You, my readers, are all so wonderful, bringing assorted (like chocolates) blessings to my life.  I will not give in to temptation of jumping off balcony with laptop…I will soldier on with courage and good cheer.


9 thoughts on “Gotta Whine….Update for Followers

  1. Ennle, I have a fairly new Lenovo Windows 10 and I learned the best browser is Google Chrome because that is what the majority of websites are compatible with. I have none of those problems with WP that you are having now. I hope this helps! ❤ Deborah


    • Hi Deborah. Wasn’t Microsoft Edge your default browser in your Lenovo Windows 10? They’re saying that’s what it comes with and it’s the “best”…and seem to make it difficult to download/install use any other one. I’m willing to try Google Chrome, and appreciate your suggestion–but I’m just wondering if you had to switch to it from the default…or if that was not an issue in your case. Appreciate your time, if you can answer this question. ❤ Thank you.


  2. Suggestion. Why don’t you have the posts and comments delivered to your email inbox? A simple matter of changing settings on the Manage button on the Followed Posts on Reader. Then, to leave comments and/or answer them, you can go straight to their actual blog.
    The Reader is convenient (when it’s working) but it’s not essential.
    My other suggestion is, these ‘blanks’ happen to me when my internet connection is running slow. Often to come out of WP and try again, or a simple refresh of the page will solve the problem.
    Suggestions only. I’m not a Happiness Engineer! Good luck with it.


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