It's the first day of spring here - and a lovely sunny day it is. Having got through winter with no colds, I was a little miffed to find that I woke with a heavy head cold. And have quite a headache.
I usually welcome new followers to my blog on Sunday - I missed doing this last week, but I'm back to my usual traditions this week. So I would like to welcome Adele, who is following on the blog, and Mary Beth, Emily and Valerie who are following via Bloglovin.
Speaking of BlogLovin and headaches, lovely Judith from http://doobee64.blogspot.com.au emailed my today to let me know that my Bloglovin button was going to another site. When I installed it, I just cut and paste the code that Bloglovin gave me into my widget box. At that point I had no idea what code was, so I didn't take too much notice. Anyway, the bloglovin button came up on the sidebar and I thought no more of it. I don't think I clicked on it, not at that stage knowing the cardinal rules of coding until I learnt to make, code and test a button - always check at the end.
Judith did, and found that it went to another blog. I checked later today and found the same thing. So I have contacted Bloglovin about how to sort this problem out. In the meantime I have removed the follow me on Bloglovin button. I have told them that as well. I dare say in due course when someone reads the message I will get new code and can put the button back up.
Which increased my headache, I can assure you. Chocolate needed...
But for now, I have taken it down as I don't want anyone to go anywhere else - it's not a good look for me or Bloglovin.
So Judith, I would like to thank you very much indeed for letting me know this.
And my apologies to anyone who has tried to follow me via the Bloglovin button and did not end up following me.
I have learnt a lot about code, but at least I know this is a simple coding issue and not a hack into the back of Blogger job. I'm up with the people who try and have traffic redirected through Blogger - they are the ones in stats who are not the sites that you know. Click on them and you will find all your traffic will be redirected to those blogs, and they then have lots of followers to increase advertising revenue.
Not sure about Bloglovin though. Why was the code wrong in the first place (yes in hindsight, I should have picked it up, but I had only been blogging a couple of months and was code illiterate at that point.
Oh well, enough of that...off for choccy and coffee, back soon...
The garden was fairly basic when I arrived here 10 years ago, but things are shaping up. I have to work on the house next - it needs attention again. But not today, today I will share these photo's instead :)
|Lovely cliveas in bloom|
|My daisies are exuberant|
|And a happy bromeliad in a tree trunk.|
Have a lovely week everyone, where ever you are.