October 31, 2005
please The Powers That Be there need not be a Part III...
The recent bookmark to Good&Happy in Firefox is no longer working. Its version seems to terminate with a very recent post but terminate nonetheless, having stopped posting postings sometime yesterday.
We discovered a new simpler URL, apparently in fine working order, showing up because of experiments we made with Explorer to see if new posts were "taking" there. There was no bookmark on Explorer, so Google found the new URL conformation.
Of course, this post is like certain clueless preachers, complaining in sermons about people lolling in bed on Sunday morning. I.e., anyone reading this is not having the problem. Does a sudden halt of your TypePad-bound favorites seem widespread? If so, will some of you blogger.com and independent bloggers get the word out to re-Google fave TypePad blogs? And even suggest changing blogrolls when some have been dear'n'sweet enough to have listed the likes of us?
And -- this is rich!-- at least in Firefox the "view weblog" button takes the user from the draft to the old, dead URL of his blog.
If this is as it appears, Typepad has just blown-to-bits its implicit contract with bloggers, and some of the value of its franchise. This in the wake of a shameless e-mail to paying customers, saying they had oversold their capacity and weeks of helpless blundering may be expected.
Fortunately, our self-esteem, and even our motivation occasionally to blog, is unaffected. A posture of gesticulating solipsism is where we began and where, possibly, we may end. But we've enjoyed the playground, and the other toddling bloggers scooping up dumped sand in bright discarded plastic cups.
Signed/ Disappointed & Unamused Indeed Frosted, Dilys