Other than a few isolated blogs, I haven’t been able to post comments on anyone else’s blogs for the last few days.
Normally, I use Firefox rather than Explorer. But for some reason, for the last few days, Firefox hasn’t shown that blue Blogger menu bar at the top of the page where I click to sign on. (See pictures below)
There was no way for me to directly log into Blogger, so I tried to go the roundabout way, and just went to Blogger.com. That didn’t work either, for some reason it wouldn’t accept my password. Sumanabeach.
Next step was to try Internet Explorer. That gave me the login in bar, and even let me log in, but when I went to another blog it would forget that I was logged in. Even if I kept my dashboard open in another tab. And every time I logged in at individual blogs, it posted me as “Anonymous”.
Now the question was “was it me or blogger?” I turned to my other computer to (try to) answer the question. I rarely every use the other computer, other than for hosting my www.srossi.net website. Because of this, it has a limited number of programs on it, Firefox wasn’t one of them but Explorer was. I tried explorer on that computer and found the exact same problems as with Explorer on the computer I usually use. This led me to believe that it was a blogger issue, I ruled out a virus because one computer uses Windows XP and the other Vista.
I ran my virus software on both computers anyway, along with Spybot, just to make sure. Nothing there. Now I was sure that it had to be a problem that Blogger was having.
Except, just to make sure, I decided to install Firefox on the other computer and verify that I had the same problem there.
Guess what? It worked perfect. So it wasn’t because of the upgrades Blogger is in the midst of. The next step would be to completely uninstall Firefox on my main computer and the reinstall it.
Which worked. Phew! I still have no idea what is wrong with Explorer, but I rarely ever use it so no big deal.
And I’m back in business…