The Frustration Will Never Stop

Well, I tried to add a copyright message to my feeds today, but something went horribly wrong. The RSS feeds appeared to be just fine in normal aggregators, and the feeds were valid, but web-based aggregators (like Bloglines and NewsGator) ceased to notice new posts and began to present the posts from my feeds in a seemingly random order. This may be related to Angsuman’s plugin, or it may not. Knowing my luck, this probably has nothing to do with Angsuman’s plugin. However, this wouldn’t be the first time that a plugin has caused some damage to this blog. I usually prefer to troubleshoot the problem and find a solution, but I currently lack the time, resources, and drive to do that. I’m tired of stupid little things like this. Blogging should never be this difficult. Craig (NuclearMoose) was right.

6 responses

  1. Sorry to hear that you have had some frustrations. I have to say, though, that I’m very much enjoying my current routine of visiting blogs, rather than getting involved in all-things-WordPress.

    One of these days I’ll get a host and set up a site again. 😀

  2. Thanks for stopping by, Craig! It’s good to hear from you again.

  3. I checked my feeds in bloglines and they seem to be working fine. I also checked Tom Raftery feed and they are working fine too. Your feeds are fine too but you have the plugin disabled currently.

    I think you noticed a transient problem with Bloglines etc. Can you please try it again to see if the problem persists?

  4. Don’t worry, Angsuman, it’s not your plugin. It’s been disabled for several hours now and I’m still experiencing the problem. Bloglines appears to be fine, but NewsGator is still messed up. I have also noticed that Technorati is not receiving updates from my blog (even if I manually ping them). I’m trying to keep everything as default as possible until I track it down. I’m still frustrated, of course. I may fix it, I may give up, I may restore from a backup, and I may switch to TextPattern. Who knows?

  5. […] Ok, I’ve restored from a pre-incident backup, and hopefully that will fix things. […]

  6. I would suggest that you leave things as it is. The problem is very likely to be on their end, not yours.