wings and things

Blog notification problem

on February 20, 2014

Lately I have become aware that I am not receiving blog notifications (via email) from bloggers I follow. Is there a WP problem or is it just me?

If I haven’t commented on your blog lately, this is the reason (well, apart from the neglect factor ha!)

40 responses to “Blog notification problem

  1. Luanne says:

    I had that problem a couple of months ago, and I had to change them to instant. If they were “instantly,” I didn’t get them at all.

  2. susielindau says:

    It’s happened to me where I get the email, but they don’t show up in the reader. Go to Forums and submit a complaint. They may be able to fix something.

  3. I follow nearly 100 blogs and receive only 20 or so it is weird internet is my excuse. I don’t know if it is WP or not, I just know I have never gotten them all and I checked to get email notifications. God bless

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  4. Think you’re an unlucky one – it happens to some. A complaint is probably a good move.

  5. Lynda says:

    Julie, you are not the only one complaining about this! I had been wondering why my short story was so ignored by so many… Perhaps this is my issue too?

    (After all that hard work and editing I didn’t think it stank that bad! 😉 )

    • Vicki (from Victoria A Photography) says:

      I started reading it Lynda and found it too long for my poor concentration levels. It’s a health problem of mine (with FM & CFS), not your writing.

      I just can’t read long posts (but I can sometimes write them on my own blog if I break the paragraphs up with photos).

      Eventually I had to stop following ‘writing’ blogs last year, and just stick to mainly photo blogs – I can normally follow yours & Julie’s blog easily.

    • jmgoyder says:

      I will go back and check!

  6. I get the WP hiccups once in awhile as well, they eventually pass. 😀

  7. bulldog says:

    It happened to me so I went to the reader and clicked on edit found an awful lot of my notifications change to no notification… don’t ask how that happens…

  8. Not now but once I did… I had to go to Reader Blogs I follow edit and checked and they were turned off somehow and I had to turn them back on ….. Diane

  9. What a loaded question. Never form a question that can be answered by You are the problem! LOL Come to think of it sometimes I don’t recieve email notification, but I usually catch the blogs on the reader page anyway. Hugs and Stuff
    Diana xo

  10. susanpoozan says:

    No problem, look forward to your comments when things sort themselves out.

  11. That has happened to me with a couple of blogs I follow.

  12. Trisha says:

    I’ve experienced a few weird things on WordPress lately too. I hope your issue gets fixed soon.

  13. FlaHam says:

    Julie, I don’t get that simple notification I was getting, it seemed to have changed sometime in the last couple weeks, and I believe it is a WordPress change, one I really don’t like at all, but I don’t know who to bitch to LOL. Hang in there. Bill

  14. Vicki (from Victoria A Photography) says:

    I had a big problem with this last year Julie and I can’t remember how it was resolved.

    Perhaps, I UNfollowed everyone (after writing down their blog titles – it was a long list), and then REfollowed everyone (preferably using their EMAIL sign-up widget if they had one, as opposed to the ‘Follow’ button at the top of the WordPress screen.

    I prefer Email notifications (like you). I get dizzy scrolling through the Reader.

    I still suspect I don’t get some email notifications (like lenwilliamscarver) because I follow 80 blogs and only seem to get about 30 regularly. Of course some bloggers, especially professional photographers I follow, only post every 2-3 months anyway.

    I don’t think it is a WordPress problem. I think it is something to do with computers and WordPress ‘templates’, otherwise we would all have the same problem, wouldn’t we?

    Also, when I REfollowed all those on my list, there were 2-3 which I couldn’t find, as their Blog Title was different to their WordPress website name – I had written down the Blog Title.

    I seem to be having less WordPress problems since I bought the Apple Mac – but that might be purely co-incidence.

    Don’t think I’ll ever understand computers.

  15. I just realized the same about you when I saw you in the reader. Wonder what’s going on.

  16. It keeps happening to me as well with some of the blog sites I want to hear from once posted. Oh well, there’s no arguing with technology. With you and your post, we’s bonded-never fear, lol! Have a good weekend to you all.

  17. Lisa Rest says:

    I have been trying to figure out a happy medium between the Reader and the instant notifications and I’m not sure there is one: I either don’t have time to look in my email or I’m at work like now where the connection is slow and I suppose I shouldn’t be checking the Reader anyway…I try to follow everyone best I can. I know I’m probably missing a lot. 😦

  18. I’ve had the same problem and others have too. I still don’t get some blog notifications even though I’m subscribed. WordPress must have changed so settings a while ago and messed things up.

  19. Judith says:

    Life happens. If everything went too smoothly, maybe the cosmos worries we’ll get bored:)

  20. Carrie Rubin says:

    I had where many blogs I follow were unfollowed for me. I’m still not sure if I recaptured everyone. Very frustrating.

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