Friday, November 08, 2013

what the fuckity fuck is this?

Mistress MJ has been busy with a number of projects that require her full attention, leaving precious little time to blog.



I have some free time today so I decided to get caught up with what YOU Bitches have been doing by logging into my current feed reader, "Feedly." (Remember when I had to replace Google Reader with Feedly? *sigh*)

So I tried to log into Feedly, only to have a pop-up window appear, saying that I must log in to Feedly by creating a public Google Plus profile.

Feedly is now using Google+ as their unifying identity system. (Article about it here.)

But wait! Apparently, we have choices...

"We also understand that some people would prefer to have more identity choices. So we have been testing twitter, facebook and wordpress login options. We will be rolling them out over the next 7 weeks."

Well, I don't HAVE a Twitter account, a Facebook account or a Wordpress account so that leaves me up Shit Creek, does it not?

Mistress MJ does not have time for this shit.

Infomaniac is temporarily closed until further notice.


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Note: Use of the word "fuckity" attributed to Infomaniac Bitch and Belfast's greatest waiter, Manuel.


UPDATE: For those who find I’m talking gibberish, FEEDLY is a service which organizes your favorite web sites and blogs into a magazine-like page. It enables you to read all the updates of your fave blogs without having to click on each blog to see if someone has updated their blog.
 

129 comments:

  1. Yes... I've just had the exact same problem and signed up just so I could get into Feedly to read this disturbing blog post.
    Come back my dear... we can do everything via a rolling blogroll... like the one I have on my old blog.
    Sx

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  2. Yeah, I made the mistake of merging my G+ and blog and there went Roses. Humpf.

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    1. You'll always be Roses to me *snirfl*

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  3. Well then! Find a work around. We love you and we miss you!

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  4. Just another corporation that wants to squeeze every last penny out of us...

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  5. i'm thrilled to report that i have no idea what the fuckity fuck you're writing about. feedly? is this about my stomach?

    quite unthrilled to read the words infomaniac & closing in the same sentence. make some calls & have this fixed.

    pronto.

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    1. Norma, if this is true, I say grab your ear trumpet and meet me at happy hour for 2 or 20!!!!!

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    2. could there ever be a happy hour anywhere, anyplace if this place were gone?

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    3. Same here, I had to look it up and I'm still none the wiser. Feedly: Your news delivered. I have a paperboy that does that

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    4. You could call her a Happy Hour on two legs.

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  6. "temporarily closed"

    Fuck Fuck Fuckity Fuckity Fuck!

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    1. Possibly for the same reasons as the leprosarium back then ...

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  7. BITCHES: Due to my technical inabilities and the fact that implementing anything new and/or trying to figure out how to change something takes up too much of my time, I’m going on an extended break for awhile.

    Please accept my apologies .

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    1. I hope you realize Meriwether Janelle you've ruined my sex life for the weekend.

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  8. I'm sure Mr Lax and I can sort something out for you.
    :-(
    Sxxx

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    1. That is very kind of you to say, Miss Scarlet.

      I'll be in touch with you at some point. For now, I have major work and home projects that are occupying my time, not to mention a revolving door of guests.

      I need to get to attend to all of the above before I can even think about blogging.

      I'll miss you Bitches in the meantime.

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    2. Grammatically, I am not making sense either.

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  9. That's okay... I'm not very grammatical.
    Sx

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  10. Last time I looked it wasn't April Fools Day.

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  11. "Home projects" eh?

    http://goodnoows.com/

    Just create an account.
    Log in
    Tons of news sites
    Go to the "newsstand"
    Create a new topic
    Open in another window the blog you like
    Copy the url
    Click "Add source"
    Paste the url into the field
    Let the machine do what the machine wants to do - basically it looks for publicly accessible rss-feads - if not switched off individually, it should work with all blogger blogs and wordpressesses too

    Make it easier by importing an "opml feed collection" - if feedly allows you to export your list of feeds. If not - do it by hand. That's what I did for most of the blogs I follow. It may not work for some, these you visit via the bookmarks.

    GoodNoows is basically for news, tons of sources available; works very fine for me. Maybe LX has something else. I think there is an aol reader available now - oh the undead ...

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    1. MAGO: I don't know if goodnoows.com works for blog updates.

      I'm not looking for a news feed. I'm looking for a feed that updates the blogs of you and other Infomaniac Bitches.

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    2. Of course it works for blog updates. New post means it pops up in the "topic", called f.e. "friends of MJ" or such.
      Click it and it pops up in a new window.
      Like any other newsreader its an rss thingy.

      Pffffffffffffffffffffffff ...

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  12. Are you leaving now that I've just arrived? *cries inconsolable*

    Can I be of help? *offers Moonshine bottle*

    Come back soon :(

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    1. I've never seen you two in the same room at the same time ...

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    2. That's just because you were not invited, heheheh...

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  13. BTW I seriously consider to scrap my g+ presence. It did nothing for me and I find it hard to follow the few things / persons I'd like to follow. Or even FIND them!
    Maybe for business I will use linkedIn.
    G+ evolves more and more into something indescribable. It may make sense if you choose to jump head on into the google universe, but seriously - who lived on this planet for more than thirty years and spend this time not in a drug induced haze wants to do that?

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  14. I'm going to follow Mr Mag's suggestion.
    Sx

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  15. BITCHES: Mistress MJ is still in a MOOD.

    It's not a news feed I'm interested in. It's a feed that shows me your blog updates. If you once used "Google Reader" you know what I mean. Feedly was a reasonably good replacement for the now defunct Google Reader.

    Feedly shows you the blog updates of those blogs which you read most faithfully.

    I need a replacement for Feedly.

    And damned if I'll join Google+ just so I can continue to use Feedly.

    *exits in a huff*

    Thank you for your patronage.

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  16. I just keep refusing to join up to google +, it keeps hassling and i keep playing hard to get. And ignore the do you know? emails to gmail account.
    It's pure data mining...
    I stll use the "follow" feed on my blogger dashboard.
    Occasionaly the sly little fuck tries to tell me that I'm not following any blogs which I realise is another attemt to sign up to G+, agin it gets ignored and guess what when I click back from posting or checking comments there are all the latest fees again.!
    Have a well earned break darling... 7 years is a bloody long time!

    And you do realise that you an Infomaniac were my inspiration for starting a blog... and for that I shall be forever greatful darling.
    Remind the houseboys to put clean towels on all the furniature before the guests arrive...

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    1. Sorry about the typo's but I had a very hard day last night!

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    2. PRINNY: Mistress MJ is touched that I was your muse.

      You've done me proud with your displays of blossoming buds and buttocks.

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  17. There is also www.bloglovin.com, which only needs your email as a sign in.
    Blogger dashboard should also still have a list of all the blogs you've ever followed.
    I also have a spare blog that is kept private with a rolling blogrol.
    I have covered myself for all eventualities :-)
    Sx

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    1. MISS SCARLET: Thank you for suggesting bloglovin.

      When life calms the fuckity fuck down around here and when I am no longer in a MOOD, I shall look into that.

      It sounds like what I'm looking for.

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  18. We will all be here when you're ready... and always here to help.
    Sx

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    1. MISS SCARLET: Thank you so very much.

      I miss you all already.

      I must run as I hear THIS WEEK'S guest trying to make tea.

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    2. p.s. I don't know why I'm worried about his tea-making skills.

      He's a Brit!

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  19. BITCHES: In the meantime, please let me know from time to time, what you're posting about. If I'm not racing about picking up wet guest towels off the floor or travelling to and from work projects, etc., I'll pop over to read and/or comment on your blog.

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  20. NO, FUCKITY NO!!! You are my bathroom window to the world. NO, FUCKITY NO!!!
    I may not post clever comments like your other adorers, but I'm here.

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    1. Did you come in through the bathroom window, Grouchy?

      Would you mind picking up those wet towels I spoke of earlier?

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  21. AAAAAAAAAAAAAH!

    *takes deep breath*

    Okay, now calm down, Jon. It's not that she's dead or anything. She just need a little break. Only 3 or 4 weeks. You may even allow her 5 weeks but not more. So be still. You don't need to throw yourslef on the ground and start wailing and sobbing loudly and relentlessly.

    btw, any update on that Ikea monkey?

    And who the hell is that Gandma Tickle you're talkin'bout???

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    1. The IKEA Monkey case has entered a new phase as his former owner appeals the court ruling that blocked her from getting him back.

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  22. Gosh, I'm really unlucky! Leni recommended me to read your blog and now you're leaving, MJ!

    As a sign of solidarity with you against Google, Leni and I are cancelling our presence in Google.

    Good luck, MJ!

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    1. Are you and Leni neighbours, Miss Hipster?

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    2. We're more tan that, sweety: we're family. Leni is my granddaughter. She has given me the best references about you. ;)

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  23. BITCHES: Thanks to Miss Scarlet, Mistress MJ has joined "bloglovin.com" so that she may read your blog updates.

    So far, I've only added a handful of your blogs to my list but I'll add to it when time permits.

    Thanks for all your support, Bitches.

    I'm still in need of a blogging break but solving this "feed" problem has eased the tension somewhat.

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    1. I wonder when she'll pop up as an extra category there ...

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    2. of course, dotty norma's still confused. i go to blogger home & scroll down to see what's newly posted. i guess i do it oh so 19th century.

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    3. God Norma - you scroll ?!

      If you don't want to scroll anymore, join bloglovin, you'll need an email account; copy the addresses of your blogs in a list, and let bloglovin show you the updates: The program does the scrolling, looking for new posts and shows you all of them in a window. It may use something called "feads" or "rss" or something, but you do not have to care. It says that it works with all kinds of blogs, like blogger, wordpress and the rest. Just try it darling, it makes it easier, seriously.

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    4. here's the funny thing mago, i find i'm following less & less blogs now. seems certain people really don't want me lurking about to which i reply, "fuck you darlings!" of course, i am not in the least referring to you. i've always felt uber-welcome at your house.

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    5. Yep, the lists are shrinking for various reasons. If you want to lurk the program may also be helpful.
      Come on Norma, looking is for free, you can lurk as much as you like. Aristocratic emigration is no solution in the end: Look, lurk, and expand your blogroll, as long as you like it, and the corgies allow you!

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    6. "I like to watch."

      Chance the Gardener
      Being There

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    7. One of my top ten favorite movie!

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    8. I'm with Norma and her ear trumpet. I go to my blogger dashboard where upon are all my blogs I read. And then I click on that blog to read. I really do like the full effect of seeing the actual blog and side bars. Don't think I'd like bloglovin or this Feely thing.

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  24. This is lovely news Mistress and i can fully understand your consternation and frustration at having to sign on using a real name...
    Everyone is still wondering what "MJ" stands for... but I'd like to think it something exciting like Mistress "Milk Jugs" or Mistress "Man Jizz" or even Mistress "Magic Jaw"... But now ai guess we shall never know...

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    1. Prinny, I sure hope it isn't Magic Jaw, otherwise I have met her at a glory hole once.

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  25. BITCHES WITH GMAIL ACCOUNTS: Have you noticed how as of today, when you try to sign into your Gmail account, they ask you if you want to create a Google+ account?

    You are not required to create a Google+ account to continue into your Gmail account but how long before they force you to do so?

    I’ve heard that Google+ has an identity policy requiring users to verify their accounts with official, government-issued ID with their real name. Failure to verify your account with ID means that your Google accounts will be suspended. Is this correct? Am I wrong? Anyone?

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    1. once again, i am useless to you, but yet i persist. i am learning more & more, when asked to update, choose the other road.

      i just watched, "the eye has to travel" & i'm feeling more like kabuki than myself. by morning i'll have farted it out & be fine.

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    2. NORMA: I hope you're wearing your charcoal filtered panties to neutralize the odour.

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    3. When I created the g+-account I gave an email. They took all data from that. I can not remember whether I had to verify something, I doubt. When I started this it was still possible to use a phantasy name. They blocked this later and changed the name into my real name - must have been taken from the email-account's database. ... ta-ta ...

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    4. why i adore my own stench and bottle it when i can. i chose not to label mine in the diversionary manner of chanel & calling a spade a spade, numbered mine 2.

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    5. About three months ago they tried to get me to give them my real name and to change my user name but I jumped through all the many question windows insisting NO!
      I think I led them to believe that I am a company & not an individual, they have left me alone since.

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  26. We don't have official Government ID in the UK... and I'm not giving Google my birth certificate, driving licence or national insurance number just to use their silly email account.
    I am considering switching my email account, but it might be something of a headache... something I will do when I am feeling brave.
    I would suggest that you switch to Wordpress... it's not so bad.
    Sx

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    1. Today, as I'm signing into Gmail, it isn't asking me if I want to create a Google+ account.

      But I'm wondering if it's only a matter of time before we Gmail account holders are forced to do so.

      It's always SOME DAMN THING, isn't it?

      *returns to moodiness*

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    2. Maybe there already is a g+-account now?

      They started this with youtube some months ago. I had a youtube-channel / account. This was in no way connected to my g+-presence: Different email accounts and all.
      To my amazement I found one day that the youtube-thingy was connected with a g+-account I had not created: It was created for me by google to embetter my experience or whatever shit they told.
      Since that day I have no more youtube-channel/ account., will never have, and (try to) use no google products. G+ is the central thing, they form all their services around that: It's the most valuable thing generating tons and tons of data any day - with real names and personalities, connections, and self-choosen preferences. Pure gold.

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    3. because of that google/youtube stuff, i deleted my beloved youtube account a year or so ago by accident. i loathe them.

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    4. I was so damn furious that I also deleted the lists with videos and stuff I had collected. But when I had looked through them for the last time, roughly one third was outdated, resp. deleted.

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    5. I still don't know what your talking of. I wonder why I am not seeing these things? Not that I care too. Sounds like a nightmare.....or I'm just drunk.

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  28. It's always asking me for my phone number. Sometimes I am stupid enough to feel flattered.
    Sx

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  29. We all knew this Internet thing would blow up in our face sonner or later. Maybe the party is coming to an end. Let's see what will come next.

    There was life before the Internet. I'm sure there will be life after.

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  30. I still haven't been bothered by much of this shit yet, once in a while I do get asked to verify my phone number. I just keeping blogging. But you being gone and the party ending is just all too depressing. I need a drink.

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  31. I felt a disturbance in the Blog Force, as if millions of voices suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced. I fear something terrible has happened...
    Overchoice sucks the fun out of the interwebz...I never use my G+ or G Mail or G spot or Twitter or Blogger or Wordpress or Klout or any of the other dozen sites...
    but then again, I never mastered the Art like you Mistress MJ. Never say Never.
    Love You, xxxoooo

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  32. Oh dearie me. I feel like I have wandered in a week too late for a funeral or something.

    The fact of the matter is - like it or not - we who use Blogger, YouTube or whatever are already enmeshed in the Google gargantuan. They own us. They have ruined YouTube by removing customisation (except the bit below the title) and they persist in trying to force me to stop using Picasaweb in favour of Google+ albums (they've already removed the ability to edit photos unless I use Chrome). I am waiting for them to set their sights on our blog pages, and try and make us all use one template, remove "widgets", wallpapers and so on. It'll be like MySpace all over again - when that site messed around with my customised page, I quit them (after three years) and manually transferred everything I had ever posted from there to here.

    I really don't want to have to do that again.

    Come back MJ, we need you to man the barricades!

    In heels.

    Jx

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  33. Hey! Where the hell is everyone? Mistress MJ, don't let me be the one to say "last!" I fully expect an update soon. (crosses fingers)

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  34. Indeed, I have gone off in a huff and come back again since MJ last posted. She is obviously far huffier than I.
    I'm not going to be the last 'Last!' either.
    Sx

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  35. Look, I have even put on my best face, just for you!
    Sx

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  36. *has been crying non-stop for two weeks*

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  37. It is time for you to stop all your sobbin'...
    Both of you.
    Sx

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  38. Now I am beginning to suspect that MJ is really Toronto Mayor Rob Ford. That would explain a few things!

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  39. We seek her here, we seek her there, these bloggers seek her everywhere... Jx

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  40. Are you calling me two-faced?

    BITCHES: As Miss Scarlet said, it is time for you to stop all of your sobbin'.

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  41. Jee... and I had her eulogy almost all written down!

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    1. Don't make so much words, Jon. "Born. Lived. Died." is enough for all of us.

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  42. though i'm still mightily confused, i think i'm figuring out what's wrong. my blogger page isn't telling me anything anymore, even a post of my own. i'm stumped. do we all have to move over to word press?

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    1. I see what you’re referring to, Norma.

      On the Blogger Dashboard, it says, “Automatically share your blog posts to Google+”

      If you click on the link they provide, it goes on to say, “You can automatically share your blog posts publicly to Google+ — as soon as you publish them, with no additional clicks. And of course: if you've enabled Google+ Comments, any replies on Google+ will also appear on your blog. If you've connected a Google+ page or profile to your blog, this new feature will start working the next time you publish a post. If you'd rather not share to Google+, or you'd prefer to be prompted each time, you can adjust your preferences in the Google+ tab of your Blogger Dashboard.”

      Thanks to Miss Scarlet, I’ve subscribed to “Bloglovin.com” to receive blog updates from other blogs that I read. It’s easy to join, easy to use and it’s working well for me.

      p.s. Happy Thanksgiving/Hanukkah!

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    2. I've had problems with Ms Norma's feed, and a few others.
      I'm scared of G+, I think it deletes Blogger profiles. Evil.
      Sx

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    3. okay hunty, i just signed up with bloglovin. a pain to be sure. hopefully this'll make life easier. xx

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    4. I'm with Miss Scarlet - although I have a daily battle with the usual "reading list" to display my blog (today it took till almost 4.30 to make a blog I posted before I went to work appear there!) , I don't want to go down the Google+ route. That way evil lies... Jx

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    5. Let's hope Bloglovin doesn't make radical changes thus throwing me into yet another hissy fit.

      I should probably post something soon before I forget how to post. Is blogging like riding a bicycle?

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    6. Erm... well I've got my stabilizers back on.
      Sx

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  43. kabuki's love for you and your wonderful blog shall never falter.

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    1. kabuki is the best thing that ever happened to a kimono.

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  44. I have no clue what the f*ck any of this is about. Just popping in to say 'happy thanksgiving' but then it's not a special day in your neck of the woods. So, er, "happy thursday"...

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    1. Happy Thanksgiving to you, and to all American Infomaniac Bitches!

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    2. and many happy returns of the day Mistress

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  45. Awwwright, it's worse than I thought. MJ's either fallen in love with a frenchie and has completely out of her head in love, or she's seriously pissed (in Canadian = "angry") still at Google. Let's hope it's not both.

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    1. I think we should do something about it.

      Like honour her with a post: A post for MJ.
      And for MJ only. On the Sixth of December - that is coming Friday. In loving memory of Filthy Friday harshly taken away.
      Something silly, nasty, more or less serious - as you please !
      Just call it "for MJ" or something - it will make her heart melt !
      Ah come on - she's done this blog so long, it's only fair to say "Thank you - and now come back asap !"

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  46. Mistress MJ hears conspiratorial whisperings.

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    1. if only there were a nude photo of oswald & ruby.
      now that would be a friday.

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  47. Chère madame, I come belatedly to this post, but if you want an interference-free way to assemble blog (and indeed email and website update) feeds, just get a page on Netvibes and insert the RSS feeds of your choice. Bishbosh, job done.

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    1. AUTOLYCUS: Welcome to Infomaniac!

      Better late than never. I've made the switch to Bloglovin but I'll keep Netvibes in mind should I ever encounter problems with Bloglovin and need to switch yet again.

      Ta very much.

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