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Saturday, November 26, 2011

Do You Want to Play a Game....?

It's called "See if you can get to Tessie's first appearance on the blog in less than 15 minutes." I will even tell you when it was.

Tessie first showed up here on January 10, 2009. Next January, she will have been here three years.

She is however, much older than that. She was born in London England in 1593. But that's another very,very long story.

A few days ago, there was a comment on the blog, saying that the reader couldn't get to that day.

I thought that was strange and started investigating. It seems that most all of the archive pages in the side bar lead to only part of any given month.

As you know, the newest entry is always at the top of the page. I went to January, 09 and scrolled down....It went as far as the 19th and then there was the bottom, where the "newer posts", "home" and "older posts" buttons are supposed to be. Those navigate to the next section.....However....There is a problem. Right now, the only button there is "Home". That takes you right back to this page. GRRRRRR.....Frustration abounds!

I went and checked. The posts are still there. I got through to them through my "edit posts" page.

At that time, I thought that it was only the one section that was being strange. Then last night, I caught Tessie bouncing around on the keys and she discovered that all of the pages were like that, with the exception of this one.

We played with it for a while. We first went to the January 2009 page. We went to the last entry and selected it by poking the title. That brought up January 18, 2009... One problem. In order to get back to January 10th, we had to go to the bottom of each one and poke, "older post"(singular). On each entry between.

After investigating a bit more, in the same manner, we managed to get to January of 2010. By that time Tessie was opening the Tea Shop and Zar was there helping.

I wrote a question on the Blogger forum about how to fix this. Evidently nobody else is having the same problem. No one has answered on there.

This morning I put a question on the "help" page. I am, so far, not hearing anything about it being fixed.

This year in January, Tessie was turning her cottage into a millinery shop. She had high hopes of moving into the townhouse....It's not ready yet....

If you need to get to any old entries on the blog, these the only ways that I know how to do it.

You can do it by "label" or you can take the long way around as I described above.....

You can always start at the very beginning and, one at a time, work forward.....Very few people are that patient.

Hopefully, I will get it straightened out soon. Wish me luck.

See you tomorrow.


Kathi said...

I don't mind going back and reading all 859 posts about Tessie! :D I smile every day when I see that you've added a new post.

Thanks for being so faithful!

Lucille said...

When I first discovered your blog, I went back and started reading from the beginning. I don't do that much anymore because there are so many blogs out there now. But I remember that at first, it was just the cats and then Tessie appeared and took over. She sure keeps you busy, doesn't she?

Caseymini said...

I remember some of you that did that. I call it persistance! Thank you for doing it. I just hope that they get the buttons fixed soon.

Claudia said...

So sorry about the problem - I hope you get an answer soon. It's hard for me to grasp that there ever was a time when Tessie was not around.


Lataina said...

As soon as I found your blog I went back to the beginning (thinking Tessie was there from the start). It's such an awesome blog it's hard not to want to read every post. When Tessie came on the scene I was HOOKED!!! Too bad your having problems with it. I hope it gets resolved soon.

jeanuhlik said...

Thank you for pursuing the problem...
I'm not sure exactly how you meant to do it, but I will read the blog again. I didn't read the blog yesterday, I was avidly shopping for mini's online. I was able to pick up a "used" electricity kit for only 23.00, it wires up to 42 bulbs includes the transformer! I'm trying to acquire a Glencroft, but am running into problems, another story. Anyway, it's 5:00 here in California and 3 hours before my hubby gets up, so I'm gonna spend my time wisely and try to read back to when Tessie showed up in your blog....Again, Thank You!!!