I Spy~

(NOTE: Please See ALERT at end of post)


spying on you!

Meep-Meep knows,

Wile E. Coyote is after him at The Holler, which is why he wisely lives,

all his days (and nights), inside our fences,

and considers us,

neighbors, if not friends.

As wise Robert said, ‘Good fences make good neighbors!’

Cheers to you from the very wily Meep-Meep~

ALERT: A Word Press glitch keeps unfollowing people from blogs. Many people don’t realize they have been unfollowed, and I only realized it was happening when people who have been following me for a long time, had to refollow. As a test, I started following my own blog. I am constantly unfollowed! WP Acknowledges this is happening to blogs. This problem invalidates your blog’s statistical and follower count, and results in you losing blog followers, and blogs you follow, without they, or you, knowing. WP has not yet been able to fix the problem. There is discussion of the issue by other bloggers online and in Word Press forums. So keep an eye on your followers and stats, if you are concerned, to ensure this isn’t happening to you. If it is. Speak up!

241 thoughts on “I Spy~

  1. Dear Cindy, as one of your followers not receiving any notices any more, I thought you were to busy with other matters than posting articles on WordPress. Though reading this article now I notice that you got similar problems as I have. Also to subscribe to blogs I was previously subscribed now often seems to be impossible as well. The same for subscribing again for your blog I got this message (which I also received on some other blogs): Your subscription did not succeed, please try again with a valid email address.


    • So distressing Marcus and exactly what I fear is happening. People are disappeared without your knowledge. They think you unfollowed them, or they unfollowed you, when the algorithm or glitch did it. I am unfollowed from my own blog weekly! Also posts from blogs I do follow often don’t appear in my WP Reader. I don’t always remember every blog name and so it is very hard, if not impossible, to go and find them. I hope this is not some number shaving WP algorithm. I will go and check and make sure I am following you now Marcus. Thank you for letting me know this is happening and I am sorry you are experiencing this. It is no my intent or actions. დ

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  2. Cute little road runner! We see one occasionally around here.
    Thanks for the notice! I’m having other glitch problems that WP helpers are not able to fix – they say they check and all is good, but it’s not good.
    Hope your weekend is a good one. 🙂


    • I think if there was a algorithm you could choose to clear out blogs you never interact with, it would be extremely helpful and I would use it, but many of the blogs who I get unfollowed from, or who get unfollowed from me, are friends and they or I didn’t choose to do this and have no idea it happened. I think the lack of choice and transparency is the problem. დ


  3. Seriously??? That’s messed up. I remember saying something about that glitch, back in October, and they STILL haven’t resolved it. Makes me wonder if the other annoying glitches are still there. Like when WordPress unlikes posts and comments. Or if it still would delete all your saved posts without you knowing, or turn off post notifications. There’s a couple bloggers I thought were on a hiatus. Now I got to check if glitchy WordPress unfollowed them on me.


    • Well this is another WP glitch. If you follow lots of blogs, WP won’t put all the posts in your reader, forcing you to “go and find (your) friends.” This happens to me too and it is not trivial, because even though I know the person well, I often forget their exact blog name. I lose track of friends because of this. Anyhoo, I am glad you came and found me! დ

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  4. Wow, your note at the end has got me thinking. And investigating! I’ve certainly been unfollowed from my own blog and wouldn’t have noticed if you hadn’t mentioned it. Must check if I’ve been unfollowed from other blogs.


      • I only know that I follow something over 100, and that many are from years back and may not even exist. It’s funny, but a couple of days ago I thought I should bit by bit check them all and delete the “expired” ones. On the other hand if I’ve been unfollowed it’s not likely I’ll remember who unless it’s someone I’m frequently in touch with like you.


  5. It’s great to see their details up close in your terrific photos! I see roadrunners often…..but they’re always zipping by and into the brush! These fellows are also pretty big, so following to get a better view doesn’t feel like a great plan. Thanks for the alert! I did notice some oddities and am glad to have an answer!


  6. Roadrunner, I presume.

    RE your alert, it’s never worked for me when they added it as a feature long ago. So, I don’t follow anyone. Of the 730+ who follow me, I read around 10-15 on a regular basis. It allows me to figure out posting frequency. This problem, though, I do not find surprising. Whenever WP adds something new, it makes existing problems worse. In this case, the block editor is the new.


    • They limit the number of blogs you can follow but never told me this. I pay for a business plan to exempt myself from this limitation but apparently I am throwing away my money. If I actually was running a business with my blog, they would be incurring damages from loss of revenue and customers, at least in the US.


  7. I am so pleased to see your Road Runner! My younger daughter loved the cartoon when she was tiny but couldn’t pronounce Wily Coyote and Roadrunner. We still call it Wally Goatee and Rodgener.


  8. I always liked road-runners 🙂
    And thanks for the heads up about WP glitch. I tend not to pay attention to my follower number but maybe I should. I’ll make sure they don’t unfollow me from you 🙂


  9. Maybe we should call up the ACME tech support crew and have them figure this out. Wile e Coyote can put together a plan, but we both know he’ll just fall off a cliff 😀 Good to know this is happening though, I’ll watch for it. Beep Beep 💛xK


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