Problems Only Bloggers Have

Non bloggers never worry about stock photos and whether they are appropriate for the post they are writing/

They don’t worry about permission to use those photos or concern themselves with whether they are allowed to write about a certain topic.

They don’t ask themselves if they should pray to the gods of blogging to make their post go viral or hope that some magic entity will discover their writing and offer a book or movie deal.

Nor do they concern themselves with labels and wonder if they are a tech blogger, parent blogger, dad blogger, humor blogger or any other blogger label because it doesn’t matter.

They don’t worry about tech issues blowing up their blog or taking time they don’t have to research, pray and hope they can figure it out on their own.

Non bloggers aren’t approached by friends and family with requests not to blog about conversations or incidents they experienced together.

You won’t ever see them arguing with someone about whether a story they wrote is fiction of if they included parts and pieces of reality in it.

Nor will you see them worry, wonder, debate or argue about the value of comments and commenting on a blog.

Today I Need Your Help

Today I need your help because I am having some tech issues with the blog and I can’t fix them without your input.

Some of you have been having trouble commenting here and I haven’t been able to figure out why. I know it has happened because more than a few of you have written to let me know.

I turned off one of the commenting plugins because I am 90 percent certain the issue is tied into that particular plugin, but I would like to be able to turn it back on.


Because that plugin enables functionality that I think enhances the experience for everyone here.

Not everyone is affected by it, so I am a bit confused by what is going on and that is why I am asking for your help.

What I want to know is what browser you are using when you try to comment. Are you on a Mac or a PC?

Faking Your Own Death Is Problematic but figuring this out shouldn’t be, at least I hope not.

I look forward to seeing you in the comments.



Feel free to share your own thoughts about problems only bloggers have in the comments too.


I tell my kids we should be cognizant of the difference of big problems and little ones.

In the grand scheme of life this is a little problem, it is irritating but it is little. If it is the only one I have for the next 20 years I’ll be grateful.

But that is unlikely and since my AC hasn’t been replaced it is not, so it is 109 inside my house and I am no longer a lovable curmudgeon, but we’ll leave that alone for now.

Don’t feed the bear, he bites.

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  1. Kenya G. Johnson July 5, 2015 at 6:21 am

    Fortunately I did a copy and paste before submitting. The below didn’t work. Now I am trying the email option.

    Of course 24ish hours have passed since I tried to comment from my iPhone and I’ve forgotten what I was going to say. But now I am commenting from my Mac on Safari.

    As a new blogger years ago I used to get photos off of google images all willy nilly then I got scared when I realize that was bad. So I made of project of changing them all out.

    The thing I worry about most is offending my very diverse audience and wondering how this one person here or there – including my daddy might feel about it. I write too carefully and I that hinders my creativity.

    • Jack Steiner July 6, 2015 at 8:42 am

      My apologies for the difficulty with commenting and gratitude for sharing it via email, as you can see that worked.

      When I was new I had no idea about photos or links and acted in a similar fashion. Now when I look back at my actions I wonder why it never occurred to me that you couldn’t just lift property from websites, but I guess that shows how naive I was.

      I hear you about offending people. It is part of why I created multiple blogs so that sometimes I could write more freely.

  2. Kathy July 2, 2015 at 10:28 am

    My biggest problem as a blogger is figuring out how much sharing is “over-sharing”. The fact that what we say is being said in public makes this a big decision. The post that I put up this morning is about the death of my mother and, believe me, there was far more left unsaid than what was actually said. I want my blog to be a place of positive energy so some thing are best left private.

    I’m commenting on a PC although my computer at home is a Mac. So far, so good 🙂

    • Jack Steiner July 2, 2015 at 5:51 pm

      I wrestle with that line too. It is hard to know sometimes where to draw that line and how to avoid crossing over into the ‘danger zone.’

      I think there is much to be said for focusing on positive energy.

  3. Janine Huldie July 2, 2015 at 8:59 am

    Apple whore all the way and even have written about this in the past myself with owning a MacBook, iPad and iPhone 6 Plus now, too!! 🙂

    • Jack Steiner July 2, 2015 at 4:51 pm

      I have to admit that I can see myself going down that road, maybe that is why I have held off on buying one product because I see the tumble over the hill.

      Beware the dark side.

      Well it seems safe to say that Apple users don’t have trouble commenting here or at least we haven’t heard otherwise.

  4. Gary Mathews July 1, 2015 at 3:10 pm

    I’m hear loud an clear Android when mobile using Chrome browser and Chrome at home. As for non blogger problems so so true! Jet Pack seems to work for me granted it’s not nearly as interactive as what you are going for.

  5. cathy July 1, 2015 at 12:30 pm

    I am using the Safari browser on my iPhone right now Jack. I also use Safari on my iPad. I use Google Chrome (which really rocks in my opinion) on all my other computers (I’m embarrassed to admit how many I have, because it will look like a laptop fetish).

    Hope this helps. 🙂

    And if I was living in a place that was 109F, I’d be living inside the refrigerator. It would be that, or I’d have someone killed. Good luck getting it fixed soon!

    • Jack Steiner July 2, 2015 at 4:41 pm

      I love the heat, but not like this. I am a true Taurus, calm until I am not. The air is now working because we arranged a temporary fix. They better move quickly on making sure it stays this way.

      I like Chrome. It is my primary browser.

  6. mommy_grrl July 1, 2015 at 11:33 am

    I’m all Mac here, either iPad or MacBook.

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