Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Rant and Link

First the rant....I check blogs regularly (especially when I am editing and procrastinating) and I have noticed that even with my own I don't get an update for say half a day. So I will post this and it will be after lunch before it appears on my screen as showing up in blogland ( although I know it is out there for the rest of the world as I will get email alerts that someone has commented on the post - go figure). So I thought there was some problem with my beloved, that she was tired and her memory needed help so I cleaned up her cashe and still the same problem.

This morning I stopped by the Novel Racers' Blog and the last post showing up was Monday's....I knew was a load of bull as I have been there yesterday through the dashboard and there had been three more posts. So I clicked through the dashboard and wow there were another two posts.....Why? Could some one tell me why I'm not seeing them? So I went through my usual click through of blogs and came to Lane's , from the past I knew she post regularly but all this week I have been seeing last Thursday's post yet I have seem her commenting on other people's blogs. I thought she must not be in a posting mood......NO, she had written four posts which only showed up on my puter today!!!!

I don't think there is anything I can do about it but all of you who are wondering why I am not there commenting - well its because I have no idea you have posted. I am stuck with yesterday or last week's post.........

Rant finished.

Now on to the important stuff the link! Over on Chris's blog she has posted her list of advice for writers which is honest, heartfelt, hard won and funny (my personal favorite is number 7. listen to Beeny). Read it to learn and read it to laugh :-)

Now I am sending this out into the blogsphere and I myself may see it this afternoon but then it may be tomorrow!

21 comments:

Lisa said...

Can't help with the technical problems -- although based on where you are and where I am, when you say tomorrow, it may well still be today and...nevermind! :) Went to Chris's blog and it is indeed a wonderful post and some great advice.

liz fenwick said...

It's a pain but I think it is something I will have to live with...pleased you enjoyed Chris's post :-)

Anonymous said...

Have you tried refreshing your internet browser by pressing the ctrl key and the F5 key at the same time? It may not work, but you never know!

Basically those keys force a complete refresh......

J
x

liz fenwick said...

Will give it a go J.

Thanks :-)

liz fenwick said...

Yeah, it worked on my blog.......now to go try some others :-)

liz fenwick said...

YES!!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you J :-)

Anonymous said...

No problem......glad it worked. The reason your computer wasn't showing the updated pages is because the browsers are lazy...When you visit a webpage, your computer stores the pages in its temp files and will use these first before actually going to the web page over the internet. Trying not to get too technical but it may also be because you are using a proxy server for your ISP they will do the same thing too..

Anyway, you can force your computer to do a crl+f5 automatically, but it is VERY technical...you have to go into yout registry. If you don't now what a registry is, then best leave it alone!!

HTH

J
x

Ray-Anne said...

Don't you just LOVE technology?
LOL Ray-Anne

liz fenwick said...

I think that may be beyond me but when the dh returns he may be able to sort it. I think it must the be proxy servers as I never had the problem when I was in the UK. This has only happened since we've been in Dubai.

Thanks again :-)

liz fenwick said...

Yea, Ray-Anne it gets me every time :-)

ChrisH said...

Hi Liz, phew thank heavens for anonymous eh? I'd be gnashing my teeth if my browser was being tardy too. As it our so-called Broadband connection seems suspiciously vulnerable to wind, rain, sheep on line...

Thanks for your very generous comment and link to my blog - I've made some howlers, hope this will help folks not to make the same mistakes!

liz fenwick said...

Chris, I'm sure it will and generousity of sharing is outstanding. Many people wouldn't 'come clean' with their mistakes along the way.

Thanks again for a great post :-)

Flowerpot said...

Liz sorry about the techie problems - god knows. but you have been memed! stop by and take a look.

Lane said...

And I thought you were avoiding me Liz:))

Often when I go through the blogroll, yours won't load. I just assume it's a Dubai thing...

And thanks anonymous for that tip!

x

liz fenwick said...

Flowerpot - great meme......look forward to doing it :-)

You must have wondered why the UAE kept showing up on your stats and no comments, Lane!

JJ said...

Uuuhm, is it a possibility that you mean the poxy servers?
JJx
(Not taking the IT geekery very seriously today!)

liz fenwick said...

JJ, that is certainly the way I feel about them right now as I keep hitting ctrl and f5 continuously!!! :-)

B.E. Sanderson said...

Ack. Sorry that was happening to you. Thanks anonymous IT person J!

Ray-Anne said...

Oh Liz - does that mean you missed your piece of English Cheese this week from my blog?
How could you survive?
The horror! LOL

liz fenwick said...

B.E. I knew people were writng wonderful things and I couldn't see them until too late!!!

Will dash now Ray-Anne and find my cheese for this week :-)

Still incredibly grateful to J for providing me with a solution!

Rebecca Burgess said...

I've had this happen. Next to my address bar is a refresh button, I click that when I suspect my computer is being a lazy ass.