Sunday, September 18, 2011

Weigh In, and Blogger Issues

Just a short one this morning. Last Sunday I weighed 194. I stayed on plan all week, did some walking, and am mid-cycle so didn't expect a big loss (or even any loss) especially after losing 11 pounds over the past 2 weeks. But today I weighed in at 192, so I got a 2 pound loss this week. I am good with that!

I have noticed a lot of people are having issues with Blogger (Blogspot blogs) and some people are freaking out, closing their blogs, thinking they have a virus or were hacked, etc. I just wanted to mention two issues:

1. Being unable to comment on other blogs, or others not being able to comment on your blog: this is a known issue that popped up over the past few months with Blogger. Not sure why, but the solution seems to be simple. When you log into your Blogger account, there is a little box underneath that says "keep me signed in." DO NOT CHECK THE BOX. Yes, you will have to re-sign in every day, but you should then have no problems commenting on other people's blogs.

2. Malware warnings when going to other blogs, or others getting malware warnings about your blog. This appears to be a blogroll issue. If someone has a blogroll, and a blog on that blogroll installs malware, then everyone who has that blog on their blogroll will have a malware warning on their site. The solution is to delete the offending blog from your blogroll. (They may be offending because someone on THEIR blogroll has malware and they don't know it!) But the nice thing to do is email the blog that causes the warning, if you can determine who it is, so they can try and fix it. If you can't figure out who it is, just take your blogroll down until this issue is resolved. Don't panic. If you have a decent security program on your computer, you should be fine. You get a warning to let you know, while the software is protecting you. There are good, free security programs available online, such as avast!, avira, and avg. Do a scan if you are concerned.

If you currently get any such warnings on my blog, let me know. There was an issue last week with a few people getting warnings but that should be fixed now (it was a blogroll issue).

Hope you all have a great week!

8 comments:

Forty Pound Sack said...

I haven't had issues with your blog, but I've had some with mine. Hope Blogger gets it figured out soon. Congrats on your loss!

Anonymous said...

Hurray for your lost! Have a nice Sunday!

Jocelyn - Henry's Mommy said...

Congrats on the recent losses! You and I are living parallel weight lives. My highest ever was 274. I've been following your blog for over a year now, and strangely, we both fall off the wagon at the same time and get it back together at the same time. When I'm not dieting (and GAINING), I can't read any diet blogs because I feel guilty. But, when I get it back together, I always go to your blog only to find out that you were struggling too. We have consistently been within a few pounds of each other, too. Recently I read that you live in the NW (outside of Portland?). I live in Beaverton. Too funny! I spent much of the summer gaining, but have recently lost 16 pounds, and am now 183. Just thought I'd share our fun coincidences!

Princess Dieter said...

That malware thing is a pain. I had to delete the Katie J is on her Way and A Deliberate Life from my blogrolls and did NOT know how to contact them, though they must know by now. I don't have folks emails and I won't go onto the blog if there is a warning to GET the email. Catch 22 of sorts.

But do email me if you see that warning come up. I was tempted to delete my whole blogroll, but I'd rather NOT!

Anyway, good continued loss for you. Onward we go...

Karen said...

Thanks for your heads-up on the blog stuff. Congrats on your continued success with your plan.

Cinner said...

I should have read this sooner for sure. keep doing well. The same thing happened as in the comment above and I did not have the email.

spunkysuzi said...

I ended up deleting my blog roll! I'll put it up again once this issue has been resolved.

Gavz said...

Congrats on 192! :-)

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