For the past few weeks (it may be over a month now) I've been going round and round with Typepad. For a reason that defies my comprehension, I am unable to respond to comments on my own blog. I've tried to use Safari and Firefox. I've tried logging in and out of my Typepad account. I've tried leaving comments at different times of day. All that happens is my comment hangs, spinning endlessly and never posting. A few times I've been fortunate and the comment posts, but for the most part, it's impossible. What I don't get is why some of you are able to comment, but I can't. I also don't get what was different about the few times I was able to get a comment to post.
I'm frustrated because I read every comment I get and try to respond, even if I'm late by a day or two. Now I'm beginning to look like a blogger who just sucks in comments without actually engaging readers, which is so NOT who I am.
Typepad has given me a free month, but that doesn't really help the potential damage to me as a member of the blogging community. It also doesn't deal with the frustration I'm feeling in being unable to respond to some great comments. I suppose I could do posts to respond to comments, but that's not the fix I'm looking for.
Anyway--take this post as a blanket apology and explanation for why I'm not responding to comments right now. It's not because I don't want to. It's because I can't. Hopefully this will be resolved soon, or I'm going to have to seriously consider moving to Wordpress.
P.S. This morning I tried to post a comment and it said my comment posted, but then all that was there was a blank. <Sigh> If you're also having problems commenting, drop me an email (michelemmartin@gmail dot com). I'd like to get a feel for whether or not this is impacting other people too.