Skip to main content

Of Blogger and K-Mart

Having written about my early memories of shopping in Richmond, Virginia, I was saddened to read the news from a fellow Blogger and Richmond resident:

...Miller & Rhoads and Thalheimers are alas, no more. Both went out of business and their buildings are slated to be torn down in some downtown renovation.



Miller & Rhoads, Richmond VA, c. 1931 (gone)


That sad news was delivered thru my website GuestBook, as it was impossible to write a Blogger comment.


Thalheimers, Richmond VA, somewhat later (gone)



K-Mart, on the other hand, however questionable their service, is still with us. And K-Mart is getting bigger, having recently bought out Sears / Roebuck (aka Sears).

So many Bloggers are thinking about moving to alternate blog hosts, like Wordpress. Well, The Real Blogger Status is being mirrored there, this week. But do I expect that to be a long term solution? Regretfully, no.

K-Mart, though known for providing less customer support, outlasted both Miller & Rhoads and Thalheimers. And engulfed Sears / Roebuck, which was a mail order giant from years back.

I have no doubt that Blogger will continue to expand, even as some Bloggers move to Wordpress. And one day, Wordpress will be engulfed too. Those of you fleeing Blogger for greener pastures may not be away for very long.

Stay and fight the problems now, or flee and fight the problems later. Your choice. If you stay and fight, though, don't expect a lot of cooperation.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Stats Components Are Significant, In Their Own Context

One popular Stats related accessory, which displays pageview information to the public, is the "Popular Posts" gadget.

Popular Posts identifies from 1 to 10 of the most popular posts in the blog, by comparing Stats pageview counts. Optional parts of the display of each post are a snippet of text, and an ever popular thumbnail photo.

Like many Stats features, blog owners have found imaginative uses for "Popular Posts" - and overlook the limitations of the gadget. Both the dynamic nature of Stats, and the timing of the various pageview count recalculations, create confusion, when Popular Posts is examined.

Help! I Can't See My Blog!

I just posted to my blog, so I know that it's there. I can tell others are looking at it. But I can't see it.

Well, the good news is you don't have a blog hijack or other calamity. Your blog is not gone.

Apparently, some ISPs are blocking *.blogspot.com, or maybe have network configuration or infrastructure problems. You can access Blogger.com or you can access Blogspot.com, but you can't access nitecruzr.blogspot.com, or bloggerstatusforreal.blogspot.com.

You can't access them directly, that is. If you can access any free, anonymous proxy servers, though, you may be able to access your blog.

Note: You can use PKBlogs with the URL pre packaged. Here is the address of this post (with gratuitous line breaks to prevent the old post sidebar alignment problem):
http://www.pkblogs.com/bloggerstatusforreal.blogspot.com/
2006/07/help-i-cant-see-my-blog.html


And an additional URL, to provide to those suffering from this problem, would be the WordPress version of this post:
ht…