I’d been having some issues associated with my blog recently but these have not been addressed on Blogger’s Known Issues page. Although I have yet to determine if this is unique to me, I have a solution and wanted to share that with you but before I do, let me tell you what those issues were.
My normal internet browser is Internet Explorer, version 8 for Windows XP and that’s what I was using when the problem starting occurring.
Issue #1: Almost everyone that has a blog (on Blogspot.com at least) is using a “gadget” to share their list of favorite blogs that is generally located off to one side. I have two of these, Fellow Frankeners & Other Great Polish Blogs with both displaying the name of the blog and it’s most recent entry. Whenever I would click on one of those links, the blog would appear in the browser window for a couple seconds before going white, didn’t give an error message and wouldn’t refresh. Going to the same link from someone else’s blog or going there directly from a Google search produced the same results. The same thing would happen on my own blog as well but in this instance, hitting the back button would make it load proper.
Issue #2: When I would click on links on my own blog, whether it be an Archive entry link or one of my pages, the page would complete loading then go directly to the bottom of the comments (and no, I do not have a stuck button on my keyboard). The same happened on other blogs when I would view them.
Issue #3: In my Dashboard, replying to comments from the Comments tab became impossible because going to the entry from there somehow prevented me from being able to publish that response, again without an error message. Instead, I had to go the entry from the Archives on my blog.
All of these issues continued to occur after Hubby upgraded me from Windows XP to Windows 7. Using Mozilla Firefox as my internet browser instead of Internet Explorer (version 9 for Win7) didn’t help either.
The solution? Although Hubby couldn’t tell me what the problem was or if it was me, Blogger or the browser, he suggested trying Google’s browser, Chrome which I did and the problems ceased. If you’re experiencing these sorts of issues, give Chrome a try and see if it doesn’t work for you. It was irritating as heck to me so I was grateful for a simple answer. -MK