Thursday, 24 February 2011

Technical Hitch in Blogger

I think microwave transmissions have peaked, probably due to unforeseen activity in the Middle East, or solar flares, or something, and the tipping point has been reached, provoking a global wave of temporary insanity.

I offer as evidence that yesterday evening I suddenly felt compelled, for reasons I can't remember, never mind explain, to update my Blogger template.  Why?  It was perfectly OK.  Anyway, I did it, using their wonderful new 'template designer'.  I had a look.  I wasn't sure if I liked it, so I thought I'd find some kind of undo function.

This morning I started this process.  It took most of the day, but finally I managed to get back to where I'd started, except that Sitemeter had disappeared.  Fair enough, reinstall it.  So I followed the instructions, meticulously.  They involve pasting HTML code into the appropriate place then saving the template. 

I've already bored you into submission, so suffice to say that eventually I discovered that Blogger have just introduced a new feature (old IT-speak for F-up) that, as I type, makes it impossible to save HTML.  They are silent on the subject, though hundreds of people have posted complaints.. 

I can't think of any reason at all why they'd do that, change a basic function that worked perfectly.  Or why they seem incapable of backing out the change.  Temporary mass insanity seems like the only answer.  Other examples spring to mind.


  1. I lost site meter doing that once so then I went back to site meter and used a new password to get a new code. It worked.

  2. Thanks for the suggestion. But this a major Blogger problem. If you were thinking of editing your HTML, don't bother. They still haven't fixed it.

  3. It seems to have been fixed now, 1.30 pm UK.

  4. Now my sidebar has gone wonky and I never touched anything!