It's pouring down outside and so I'm catching up on the words and pictures of fellow Bloglings. Beth has, inadvertently, solved the question of why scheduling didn't work. In her posting she advises that if you want everyone to use your blog in Internet Explorer you should set your comments to either full page or pop-up. Embedded comments often don't work. And now the alignment of the CAPTCHA makes it unreadable. So, always anxious to help my readers, I went through all my blogs and changed them. Guess what? The ones where scheduling hadn't worked were the ones which had been set for embedded comments. So now the comments on this blog open full page.
Secondly Beth advises not to include the Followers widget as that sometimes stops a blog from opening in Internet Explorer. I find this a harder one to comply with. I do like to see my followers in the sidebar and to encourage new followers. And, so far as I am aware it has not caused a problem. However, it seems that if you move the Followers widget down the page (mine has always been quite far down) it helps. Nevertheless, if you open my blog in Internet Explorer they may not show. (It seems that loading it in Internet Explorer may also be slower than Chrome and Firefox.)
If anyone cannot get my blog to open at all in Internet Explorer and has to switch to Chrome or Firefox or Safari will they please let me know and I shall investigate this Followers issue further.
The Friday My Town Shoot-out has brought me a couple more followers. At first I assumed Pauline had come via GB as she lives in NZ. Meanwhile Denise is a fellow Francophile as well as being a Friday shoot-out person.
Another thing that GB discovered today was that simply pressing Ctrl and + or Ctrl and - alters the screen size. So if you come upon a site which has a photo that overlaps the column in a blog try pressing Ctrl and minus. Or, if you think one of your photos should be larger on the blog check whether Ctrl and plus does the trick. After twenty years of playing on computers its simple things like this (that probably most people know) that still amaze me...
Today was wet and generally unsuitable for photos but I took one of the Isle of Arran. Not the place - the boat of that name. She was in Stornoway standing in for the poorly sick MV Isle of Lewis (I think it's a hardware problem!!). Hopefully by the time Partner-who-loves-Tea is due on board on Monday morning the sailings will be pretty well back to normal.
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