Monday, 21 December 2015

AMAZED, AGOG, AGHAST !!!! ..........



I'm was in shock ..... utter shock !! I posted one lovely post about how sad I was that our ' By Invitation series was over then, I started to lose followers ..... slowly at first then by the score !!!!!


I was totally confused !! I've hardly lost a follower since I started blogging six years ago ...... the odd one now and again, yes, but, over 100 !! Surely the By Invitation wasn't that popular ?!! .... or my own post that boring !!!!!


I was rather upset ..... I'm not particularly precious about how many followers I've got but, I've worked hard on my blog to accumulate nearly 2,000 followers so, it was a bit of a shock .....


..... a lie down in a dark room was called for !!!!!!!


Now I find out that many of you are losing followers and that it's probably a Blogger issue. Apparently  all of our followers are still there ...... it's just the total figure that's wrong !!! 

SO, 

any of you out there who have never followed me and  would like to help me get my followers back up to speed, feel free to follow me !!!!

..... and, if you are losing followers and you wondered why, at least you know it's not you or your blog !!!!!















image 1: via babble, image 2: via sunday in bed, image 3: via playbuzz, image 4: via umla, image 5: via where to get it

Jackie

48 comments:

  1. Oh Jackie, I felt the same two days ago :-)..........in one hour I lost more than 100 followers. That was a technical problem, but I was shocked too. A wonderful Christmas to you and your family and thank you so much for lovely comment (it is always such a gift for me).

    With love & hugs, Jade

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    1. It's good to know that others have had the same problem ....... I couldn't believe that so many people would unfollow !!!!!
      I wish you and your family the most beautiful and magical Christmas Jade. XXXX

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  2. You chose lovely photos to express your dismay. No wonder you were shocked losing a 100 followers was a bit steep to say the least but at least you know it was no fault of yours. Have a lovely Christmas Jackie - see you next year.

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    1. Yes Elaine .... at least it wasn't me !!!! I might post once more before Christmas but, if you're not around for that, have a wonderful Christmas and we will continue our blogging friendship next year. XXXX

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  3. Ok, dear Jacqueline, three of my great-aunts and my solicitor's daughter's milliner are primed and ready to follow you to fill that gap. They were over the moon when I mentioned there would be falling snow in the background. No need to thank me; one does what one can.

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    1. Haha Mise ..... I knew that I could rely on you !!
      Hope Pink and Blue daughters are getting VERY excited .... probably time to buy a couple of extra bottles of Hendrick's, just to be on the safe side !!!! XXXX

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  4. I also lost a few followers this week - maybe Blogger had a glitch?
    Happy holidays to you and yours, dear Jackie! xo

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    1. Blogger is obviously having problems Carol !!
      Hope your Christmas is magical and wonderful. XXXX

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  5. It happened to me too, don't panic!! Xx

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    1. Haha !! ........ I was just a bit worried to start with but now I know what it probably is, I can breath easily again Simone !!!! .... it won't spoil my Christmas !!!!!!! XXXX

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  6. Glad to see it's only a glitch with Blogger, Fab pics you chose for the feelings you were experiencing. Hope they get the followers back on followers list.
    In the mean time have a wonderful Christmas.

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    1. Thanks so much Barbara ...... I doubt they'll get them back but never mind !!!
      Have a brilliant Christmas. XXXX

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    2. Someone suggested that Mr Blogger is simply wiping off any blogs that haven't been used for more than a certain period, their followings would also be deleted at the same time. At least I'm hoping this is the case; I lost 3. Nice to see my old mate Twigs on your page.

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    3. Always loved Twiggy Cro .... another one whose style I loved in the 60's !!
      It's not the end of the world about the lost followers .... just wondered why ? XXXX

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  7. That is just bizarre Jacqueline. Don't know how that could happen except for Blogger hiccup. I've had many of those. Your blog couldn't be any better. Happy holidays.

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    1. It was at the time Donna but it seems it's Bloggers fault !!
      Merry Christmas to you and yours ...... have a good one !! XXXX

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  8. Yes, it's happened to me too this past week - but only a few so far! I see a lot of bloggers writing about this and most think it's a Google problem. Anyway, if they are kicking us aside I'm just glad I'm apparently still one of your Followers - would hate to lose touch!

    These photos are amazing - a couple of the women I recognize of course, the others obviously lovely models, and black and white really sets the right atmospheric mood for this post.

    Happy Christmas Jacqueline - 'see you' in the New Year.
    Hugs - Mary

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  9. Yes Mary ..... I've now seen that many bloggers have had the same trouble ..... I'm just pleased that it's not me !!!!
    A very Merry Chrismas to you and your family. I hope it's magical. XXXX

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  10. I do not even pay attention to my followers. I will have to go look. My guess is that Blogger is possibly cleaning up. A month after I was on Instagram they did a big clean up and people lost hundreds of followers. It is actually a good thing because the followers you are losing are fake or spam accounts. Cheers to a Merry Christmas this week.

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    1. I'm sure that's what has happened ..... it was just that it had never happened to me before in 6 years of blogging so I didn't know what was going on Kerrie !!!
      ..... and a Merry Christmas to you too. Hav a lovely time. XXXX

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  11. Merry Christmas! I had the same problem, not hundreds but a few.

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    1. Thanks Elizabeth .... it's good to kow that I'm not the only one !!!!
      Merry, Merry Christmas to you. XXXX

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  12. I have no idea how many followers I have, as after my first year, I removed the counter..The rant is still on my sidebar. I do occasionally check the overview after a post I am proud of, usually a rant to see if anyone read it. lol Followers don't mean readers to me. In the early years I followed a couple hundred but have no idea who or where they are now....

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    1. I'm not overly bothered Z .... I just didn't know what was going on !! XXXX

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  13. Hi Jacqueline!
    I would like to be a new follower
    :-)
    Hugs from austria
    Kuni

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    1. Thank you SO much Kuni and welcome. That is so kind of you.
      I have now followed you ..... your blog and your home is everything that I LOVE !!
      Thanks again. XXXX

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  14. It's me .. no one follows me .. well hardly. I am a bore. But I have been following you for ages.
    I am also having trouble with Google posting my comments .. I have to switch over to Safari ... what next ?? :( maybe that is where all your followers are ?? lost in Safari :)

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    1. You have lots of followers .... I followed you a long time ago so, people do love you !! It's not overly important ...I just didn't know what was going on !!!! ..... they are all probably floating around up in the ether somewhere !!!! XXXX

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  15. Twiggy is a beautiful woman ...and better looking over 60

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    1. She has aged beautifully, hasn't she John ? I thought she had such a lovely face when she started her modelling career and I used to paint my eyelashes and freckles on just like her !!!
      Hope that you haven't lost anymore followers ..... I lost loads !! XXXX

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    1. Oh James ..... you lovely man you !!!!! XXXX

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  17. Don't you worry, dear Jackie. Maybe some followers misunderstood the post, thought that it's YOUR last one. I've realised over the years that people very often don't read very proper, they just "overfly" the text or mails, looking mainly the images, getting facts wrong.
    Apart from followers we have lots of readers worldwide.
    Look at me - I have "only" just over 300 followers showing at the side bar. But still DAILY between 200 and 300 page views, even with very little posting, which amazes me.
    Guess that "your tears" are dried up by now :-)
    Happy Holidays - Happy further Blogging!
    xxxkarin

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    1. Hi Karen ..... I wasn't really worried .... just didn't know what was going on !!!!! My first thought was that all of the followers that left only liked ' By Invitation ' !!!!!! It's obviously something to do with Blogger as so many others have had the same thing happen!!
      Happy Holidays to you too. XXXX

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  18. Jackie, the mystery is solved. Google is messing about with an update that results in lost followers. Here's their explanation: http://buzz.blogger.com/2015/12/an-update-on-google-friend-connect.html
    Enjoy the season!! xxx

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    1. Thanks so much for that Shawn ....... I wasn't too worried about it ..... I just felt unwanted HAHA !!!!!!
      Wishing you and yours a wonderful Christmas and 'see' you in the New Year !! XXXX

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  19. IT's the COMPUTER!!!!!!!I LOST ALL MY SUBSCRIPTIONS!!!ALL OF THEM......had to re-subscribe only to be told I ALREADY WAS!!SO, slowly I have been re-subscribing with my OLD AOL ACCOUNT!!!THANK GOD I had TWO!!I will see a blog on someone else site and think I have not received THAT POST In ages!!I feel awful as I was a good commenter and do not want to fall behind..................THERE ARE DEFINATLY KINKS out there in CYBER SPACE!!
    XO

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  20. no stress babe...your still the coolest chick on the blog...
    lots of luv...have a fab holiday season...yours forever! cynthia

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    1. Haha Cynthia ..... if only I was !!!!!!
      Have a great time at Christmas and look forward to continued blogging friendship in 2016. XXXX

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  21. Hahahahahaha....i do not notice.......
    Merry Merry Christmas love Ria ❤️❤️❤️

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    1. Ah Ria .... it just shows how much I notice my followers !!!!!
      Merry, Merry Christmas to you ..... have fun. XXXX

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  22. Hi Jacqueline,
    I noticed a drop off of followers and was wonder what is going on here?
    Thank you for clearing it all up.

    Thank you for following me, and thank you for sharing you comments and beauty with me.
    See you soon
    A Very Merry Christmas to you and yours.

    Xx
    Dore

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    1. Hi Dore ....... I thought that it was good to share as I know many bloggers have wondered why they've lost so many followers.
      .... ans thank you too for your blogging friendship ....... here's to more of the same in 2016. Have a lovely Christmas, XXXX

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  23. Dear Jackie, as it weren't hundreds but just a few on my humble blog, I (really!) thought: mmmh - one follower might be dead - another angry - or: mmh - there was someone who only used my address to send advertisement etc.
    But I understand your feelings very much: one is so distressed when it happens. Come to think of it: I think of those as followers, who write a comment, at least sometimes.
    Twiggy is wonderful! I'll follow her.

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    1. And of course: best wishes for you! XXX Britta

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    2. That made me laugh Britta !!!!!! Let's all follow Twiggy.... I'm sure she has a blog !!
      Wishing you and your family a brilliant Christmas. XXXX

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  24. I love your picture of Twiggy. I believe that I have lost fewer followers than most, in fact I haven't lost any but have gained one or two, is because my followers are relatively recent and probably already have gmail so google are happy for them to stay. I think the most important people are those who comment, not those who register as "followers", so do not worry. I feel so lucky today for instance that anybody bothers to comment at all so difficult can I be!

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    1. Hi Rachel .... I'm just back from a funeral so am a little late to comment. I wasn't too worried about it but, it all happened after I had posted about the final ' By Invitation ' post and I thought everyone had left because they only liked those posts !!!! But, it looks as if Blogger are clearing out a lot of dead wood so, that's OK !! I'm going over to yours now to see what you've been up to today !! XXXX

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