Somebody help me
For the past three hours, I’ve been trying to get to my blog to see what responses I’ve had lately. However, when I try to go to the blog, I just get a hodgepodge of apparently random alphanumeric characters. I don’t get this gibberish when I go to other people’s blogs, including those on the same server mine is on.
I’ve had this problem a couple of other times recently, and logging off and restarting the computer has solved the problem. Not this time.
I’ve been to the troubleshooting areas both for my blog server, and for my Web browser. Mozilla’s trouble-shooting area was helpful. It told me to go to “Tools -> Page Info” to see what MIME type I was set for. Turns out, I was set for the right type, “text/html.” So that wasn’t where the problem was.
Blogger’s FAQs suggested I try a different browser to see if I got a different result. So I fired up Internet Explorer, and, yeah, I could at least see my blog. Problem was, while I could at least read the text, IE doesn’t show the pages properly; instead of the main text being alongside the stuff in the sidebar, IE pushes the main text down so it doesn’t start until after the sidebar ends. That problem demonstrates why I quit IE in the first place.
I am especially frustrated because this bug seems to affect my blog, and my blog only. It does not affect other blogs, even those on the same server. Neither Blogspot’s nor Mozilla’s FAQs come anywhere close to providing answers. I have also spent a good deal of time on Mozilla’s interactive Q&A forum and found nothing useful.
So, Dan, and any others out there with some knowledge … why can’t I see my blog on Mozilla? (I could also ask why I can’t see it right on IE, but I’ve already heard a litany of why IE doesn’t work right.)
Even as I post this, it’s an act of faith. I can’t go to the blog to see whether it posted successfully. If you are reading this, well, that means it did post successfully.