Panic Over! Firstly, a big thank you to everyone who very kindly gave me advice on me not being able to comments on other folks blogs.
My Scrubby is a bit of a Geek. And Im not being derogatory in calling him a Geek either. In fact, its very handy having a man who can build a computer with his eyes closed should the need arise. And believe me.....the need has arrived twice already for my parents. My Scrubby is the computer genius in our family and gets regular contact with family members I havent even heard of before!!
Anyway I didnt need to change browsers, I didnt need to untick "stay signed in".........All I needed to do was........ well, heres how the story goes.......
2 days ago - Thursday 10th
Me...."Scrubbyyyyyyyy....something is wrong with my blog. When I go to other blogs that have the comments below their posts, its says Im signed out and I cant leave messages. And then I go back to my blog and Im signed out again. Did that last update break something?"
Scrubby - "I dont know. Has anyone else had that problem before?"
Me - "Yes"
Scrubby - "Well what did they do then?"
Me - "I cant remember!! Something about unticking something and something to do with a browser do da".
Scrubby - "Well maybe you should ask someone on your blog"
Me - "Im on it"......being rather smug thinking I will fix the problem myself. Ha! I'll show him I can be a computer geek too! I put up a post and the comments come flying in.
Yesterday - Friday 10th
Me - "Scrubbbbbbyyyyyyyy!!
Scrubby - "Yesssssss"
Me - "Me ole muckers in blogland say that I need to untick the "stay signed in" thingy ma bobber and maybe see about using another browser".
Scrubby - Who is all about trying to get me to try things out on the computer myself! "Well, have you tried that then?"
Me - "Noooooo. I thought you should try it in case I do something wrong!"
Scrubby - "Dont be daft. Come on now, you do it yourself"
Me - with a bit of a huffy face - "Ohhhhhhh kayyyyy"
I faffed around with my laptop for a few hours but by this stage Im getting really fed up and Im knackered and I just want to give up and go to bed. So in my whiniest voice....
Me - "Scrubbyyyyyyy"
Scrubby - "Yes?"
Me - "Its not workin'"
Scrubby - "Do you want me to install Fire Fox then and use it instead of Chrome and see if it works?"
Me - Answering like a tired three year old "Yup. Im going to bed. I dont like my blog any more".
This morning - Saturday 11th
Scrubby - "Ive got Fire Fox up and running and I have transferred all your bookmarks over from Chrome"
Me - Well Im now sitting looking at Scrubby like he's some sort of Super Hero Geek and Im thinking "Wow, he really is a great Scrubby". Im sitting staring at him in wonderment as he is showing me around Fire Fox and how he has tidied up my tool bar and put my favourites into some super awesome thingy ma bob that makes life on my laptop easier and suddenly it happens! ****My Scrubby is no longer sitting there in his combats and t-shirt showing me around my laptop but all of a sudden he is standing there with his hands on his hips, wearing a brightly coloured Lycra suit with the emblem "SG" on his chest - meaning Super Geek of course and theres a cape and everything! And somehow there appears to be a draft coming from somewhere and his cape is flapping about!
Im dumb struck by this incredible Super Geek before me and how he changed this on my laptop to make my life easier. So now the real question....
Me - Using my best damsel in distress voice "Well Mr Super Geek, does my blog work again?"
Super Geek - I of course am hearing his replies in a super hero voice "Well little lady, Im not quite sure. Lets have a look and see".
He swoops down on to the sofa......cause thats what Super Hero's do and takes my lap top from me. He goes on to blogger and it says "Sign in".
Me - Maybe we should try in with the "Stay signed in" box ticked first.
Super Geek - "Ok little lady"
Me - I giggle. Fluttering my eyelashes and all. "Super Geek is taking my advice" I think to myself **Swoon**
He types in the details at the speed of light AND..........
Super Geek - "It appears to have failed little lady"
Me - "Oh noooooo" In a very dramatic fashion "Well, maybe we should try unticking "stay signed in"."
Super Geek "No problem little lady"
Again he works at the speed of light changing and unticking things. My head is spinning. Is there nothing this Super Geek cant do?!
Super Geek - "Well,....
Me - I hold my breath
Super Geek - "It appears it has again failed to become your blog back to its old self, little lady"
Me - "Nooooooooooo" I cry, throwing my head back and arms outstretched, reaching out as if to find my old blog "What are you telling me? Is there no hope? Im I doomed for all of eternity? That I will never be able to use my blog the way I used to? But what about the people who's blogs I follow"
Super Geek - "Do not despair little lady. All is not lost"
He takes a hold of my laptop with a Super Geek determination, not wanting to fail his little lady. His hands work fast, he opens pages and screens I have never even seen before. He's hitting options and ticking and unticking boxes. I am sitting swooning by his side, letting out shocked little "Ohhhhs" and "ahhhhhs" as he works faster than Ive ever seen before.
Super Geek finishes and wipes his gleaming brow. With a confident nod, he proudly hands over my laptop to me and says with conviction, hands on hips of course -
"I have succeeded. I knew it wouldnt beat me"
Me - well Im sitting looking at me Super Geek Scrubby thinking "Wow! He really is a Super Geek Hero". Im in total awe of my Super Geek Scrubby and turn to him and say in my best damsel just saved from distress voice....
"Ohhhh Super Geek, how did you do that? What seemed to be the problem? Is there nothing you cant fix? .........Remember Im still seeing him in his Super Geek costume...
Super Geek turns to me and says
"Nah, I knew what it probably was all along. I just needed to enable Third Party Cookies. I was just hoping it wasnt that because I dont like enabling third party cookies. It wont do you any harm having them, I just dont like how invasive it can be in catering adverts to what you look at online".
And *****POOF****** Just like that...........the Super Geek Hero costume disappears! And Im looking at him in complete disbelief!
Me - "Are you telling me that for the last two days I have been going crazy thinking Im never going to be able to use my blog properly again and you knew that all it needed was third party cookies enabled?"
And what does my Super Geek Scrubby reply "Yep".
So..........Super Geek Scrubby didnt say about the third party cookies, because he was hoping it was just a browser issue. Stuck on Fire Fox and Nooooooo, still not working. So Scrubby hangs his head low, reluctantly ticks "Allow third party Cookies" and says ....."There its fixed".
Moral of this story .................. Dont trust a Super Geek to look after your computer!! They look after it too well!
Heehee. I was giggling away to myself typing this lot! Scrubby is gonna kick my ass! Heehee.
I have Book Binding Video Tutorials coming up later, so keep an eye out for those if you want to see how I made my wee journal from scratch.