Category Archives: Site Admin

Email Subscriptions Repaired

I was notified by a kindly subscriber today that she had not received any emails telling her when a new blog post had been uploaded.

I have checked my system and for some reason the plugin that fired off the emails had been either deactivated or uninstalled; I’m not sure which because all the subscribers’ email addresses were still in the database. I too had not been receiving emails either, and I hadn’t noticed. What a saddo.

I have reinstalled the plugin; let’s see what happens.

Anyway, my sincerest apologies for the inconvenience. There may be a backlog of posts for you to read, depending on when the notification system actually went down – I think it may have been offline for a couple of weeks at least. Still, that’s a lot of blog for you to enjoy.

If the problems continue, please let me know!

Peace and Grace to you all



To My Readers

I’ve been writing this blog now for more than three and a half years, and it seems like time has just flown! Up until now, I have been posting an item roughly twice per week, and I would imagine that my readers have become used to that posting frequency.

This is just a quick note, then, to let you know that I’m not going to be posting quite as often from now on, nor as regularly. This doesn’t mean that I’m stopping writing; I’m just not going to be writing quite as much. But the take-home message is: ‘don’t worry!’; I will still be writing things ๐Ÿ™‚

Rather than having you check back every few days, it may be helpful for you if you sign up to my notification list so that you get an email every time a new blog post is published. The system for doing that can be found in the right-hand column of any blog page.

Thank you all for frequenting my blog. It means a lot to me.



Site Admin Message: Problem with User Registration Sorted

After months of blogging, I have finally worked out why nobody has commented on any of my posts. Despite having over 1200 ‘registered’ users, nobody has been receiving their welcome emails. Having said that, only one person has contacted me about this!

I am so sorry that this has happened, and although the problem is now fixed, I have no realistic way of re-sending the welcome emails which allow users to post comments. The only plugin available for the WordPress software that I use to create my blog,ย that would enable easy re-sending of the emails, has not been updated for over a year and therefore does not work with this, the latest version of WordPress that I use.

What this means in practice is that I’m going to have to ask users to re-register with this site in order to be able to post comments – but at least it should now work properly. At the same time as I post this message, I’m going to delete all existing user registrations – as far as I can see, none of the registrations have worked anyway.

Ah, the joys of running a website. But normal, ‘proper’ service will now be resumed.

Thanks for your understanding ๐Ÿ™‚

[Edit: It transpires that most if not all of the 1200 ‘users’ were in fact fake registrations for spam/marketing purposes. So perhaps it all worked out for the best in the end. Anyway, normal commenting is now working properly]