Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Why I work with local folks: If you've visited this blog in the past couple of days, you noticed my frustrated posts about having probs with the blog's ability to publish (thanks for writing, Craig Taylor) -- turned out it was an internal problem, which my good friend Jane Wilde at Absolute Computing Solutions absolutely solved by this morning. Jane is working with me to build a brand new website for me and my work (to replace the defunct comicon site, where I've been unable to even update my homepage for months now!), and she's been fantastic. This is all a pretty steep learning curve for this particular Luddite, and thanks to Jane, this blog exists and soon a pretty cool site will, too.

Ever since the demise of The Kingdom (which crashed and burned with all hands on deck not once, but twice), where I hosted a fairly lively discussion board dubbed The Swamp, I've had repeated offers from generous folks (mainly ex-Swamp posters) offering to launch a blog for me. But my frustrations with online environments and long-distance attempts to maintain on online presence (beginning with Edge Marketing and what proved for me a costly and maladroit attempt at a Tyrant site in the mid-1990s) kept me shopping for someone locally to work with -- and bless her, Jane's the one. Thank you, Jane!

So -- Blog problems resolved. Apologies for the speed-bump at the end of my first week, but I'm still getting the hang of this new-fangled gadget.

I'll be doing some edit and damage control on the most recent posts this morning, thanks to Jane's Absolute Solution, and get the multi-chapter ramble (it's not really a proper rant) up and running by this afternoon.

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Blogger craig-d-taylor said...

Well, I'm reading Tuesdays blog and Monday's is here and readable. The main page claims "no comments" when there are (see Saturday's entry). I, too, have been having trouble accessing my newly created blog, profile and after a bit of reading the troubleshooting section decided it might be that my web browser could be the problem.

It does seem, however, that Blogger.com has a techno-elite edge to it that could exclude ppl using older browsers.

I'm going to keep trying.

cheers, craig taylor, australia

Blogger marrije said...

Mr Bissette, everything seems OK from where I'm looking. I think something was amiss earlier and became right somewhere last night: all your post from the past days showed up in one go in my newsreader this morning.

I'm here through Neil Gaiman's blog, by the way, always a pleasure to find more of his friends & raletions.

Blogger marrije said...

oh dear, I'm afraid the problem hasn't been resolved totally yet. Your posts are published, and they show up in your right-hand column's list of posts, and they show up in my news reader, but for some reason the new posts do not appear on your blog's main location...

Aaaah! I think I've figured it out!
They don't appear on http://srbissette.com/theblog.html, but they do appear on http://www.srbissette.com/theblog.html

Perhaps that makes sense to your computer-savvy friend and she can fix it?

Blogger marrije said...

strike that last post. everything's OK now, as far as I can see, bot with and without the www. Hurray!


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