Phannie

Phannie
Photo taken near Monument Valley, Utah

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Why Would Blogger Do This?

 At Forest Retreat RV Park, New Caney, Texas...

For reasons unknown to those of us using this platform to host our blog, Blogger has decided to discontinue at the end of this month (today, I guess) the feature where you can submit your email address and the program will automatically inform you when something has been posted; this, of course, is not very helpful but, apparently, they don't care.

It is painful for me to imagine that you might miss one of my riveting commentaries because of this travesty on Blogger's part, so if you will send me your email address, I'll add it to a notification list that I already have. I promise--cross my heart--that I will never share your information with anyone else. Simply email me at mikemills159(at)pm.me with your email address and I will include it on the list. This system is Proton, a highly encrypted email service based in Switzerland, so no one can see what you write but me. While I may be a hack at writing these posts, the email system is supposed to be invulnerable to hackers. What is not quite clear is why someone would want to do that, anyway.

I was hoping not to switch to a new blog host, because I like Blogger and--probably more important--I'm familiar with it. This is important to lazy retired people (sorry for the redundancy). I also want it to be around when my millionth pageview is posted, (even though it really has already has reached that point, as this blog was begun in 2005--five years before Blogger began counting pageviews).  It would just be nice to see the number show up there on the counter.

Let's see...I seem to have forgotten lately to include some favorite photos of our travels, so let me do that right now. I always liked this log in the Petrified Forest. Although it has every detail of the wooden log it once was, it is indeed now a log of solid rock. Amazing. 

 


I had calls today from two of our RVer friends whom we've met on our travels (thank you, Denny and Richard). They don't know each other, but they and their wives are just a few of the many wonderful people we count as our valued friends. And to think, we wouldn't have met, had it not been for our common interest in RVing; what a loss to us that would have been!

Thank you, Lord, for this wonderful life; 
please forgive me if I fail to appreciate it each day as I should.

We don't stop playing because we get old; we get old because we stop playing. 
 ---George Bernard Shaw

"I get up every morning, and I just don't let the old man in." ---Clint Eastwood





10 comments:

  1. Mike, those of us who use Blogger are probably small potatoes in the gigantic world of Google. Although I must admit that I'm surprised and disappointed the company didn't offer an alternative to Feedburner, especially since some members of the tech community have said it has been on its last legs for a while. One million page views - an impressive milestone, for sure. I'll be ready with a big round of applause!

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    1. Well, it hardly matches stalwarts like Al Bossence and his Bayfield Bunch but, as for me, I'm delighted!

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  2. Hi Mike, We may try this: (copy of email re rec'd.)

    Hi Thebayfieldbunch,

    I shot you an email the other day about switching to follow.it from Feedburner. Time is running out, Feedburner will shut off the email subscription feature soon (in July).
    Kelly





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    1. Well, you learn something new every day. Follow.it, huh? I'll take a look. Thanks!

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  3. I'm a little slow, I guess. I'm not understanding what exactly it is that Blogger is discontinuing. 😏 Your posts will still appear on my sidebar, no?

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    1. It depends on whether you subscribed by giving Blogger your email address. They are no longer automatically sending notices of my blog posts to people who subscribed by email. I pick up yours via a reader (theoldreader.com). I'm just not sure if they will show up automatically as you asked. I'm pretty confused myself. You can always shoot me an email at mikemills159@pm.me, and I will put you on my own list.

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  4. Mike I was planning to ask our followers to go to our Travels with Bentley Facebook page. They have to be approved before they can be added. I guess I'll go ahead and do that and hope I do not lose any followers. I tried to move over to follow.it but I'm not techy enough I guess. I asked for assistance but I was unable to make it work.

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    1. Well, I wish I could tell you which way to go...my feeling about blogging through Facebook is not so good. The posts seem to get lost in there, and I soon give up. I hope your experience is better.

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  5. I did enjoy getting the new blog notices through EMail, but in lieu of that, I have added your blog link to my morning reading list. Never you fear, I will always and forever stalk you guys, one way or the other. LOL!

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    1. Thank you, dear friend. Hugs to both of you!

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