Monday, March 05, 2007

So much to say (and no way to say it)

Of course, I check this blog regularly along with a bunch of others. I love to read, and of course, being a talker in general in any and all formats, I love to comment. I love feedback, and I love to give feedback. For the last couple of weeks, however, I have been feeling very thwarted.

I read a blog entry about "experts" telling people-- including people with adopted kids, kids who may well have some level of attachment issues- that any parent who sleeps with their kid simply doesn't know how to say no. That they are letting the kid run the house, and basically that they need to learn to toughen up and be the grownup. I seethe, and burn to give all the "experts" a swift kick in the pants. I head to the comments section where I write my usual long diatribe... only to have blogger refuse my comment.

I check another blog, where there is a thought-provoking post about whether or not you can make your kid eat specific foods that you choose. I go to add to the discussion, making a comment about kids eating what they like or what their parents tell them to eat. About how damaging it can be in so many ways to force your children to eat things they don't like. About how people do not grow up damaged by being fed a small collection of healthful foods that they do like and yet not eating vegetables for, say, 15 years straight. That they grow up damaged by being forced to eat things they hate, by being dominated and yelled and and force fed. Insightful comments. Brilliant comments. All refused by blogger.

This very blog had such an interesting discussion about how this society chooses to care for (or not) our most vulnerable members. I went back over and over again, trying to make comments. Comments about healthcare for all and the government that will never allow such a socialist (too close to communist, you know) thing to happen, no matter that it is the right thing to do, to take care of the poor and vulnerable, to make sure that every member of a society has access to basic health care. Again, brilliant, witty, scathing comments. Insightful pollitical commentary. All refused by blogger.

"Wrong password" it likes to tell me, if it feels like telling me anything. Sometimes, it just keeps bouncing back to the top of the comment section, refusing to indicate my transgression.

The same password that gets me to the dashboard, that allowed me to write this very (annoyed) post, will not allow me to post comments on any blogger blog. Posting without logging in to blogger doesn't work, either (though I have not tried to post anonymously, which I suppose will be my only choice). It just doesn't want to hear from me. It's like blogger has its hands over its ears, saying "blah blah blah I can't hear you, I'm not listening to you!"

Does this mean I talk too much?


Blogger Miss Cellania said...

This may have something to do with the switch to Blogger2. Do you have a Google account? That seems to be required now. However, since you have a Blogger profile but no blog of your own, I'm not really sure what you should do to move your account from Blogger to Blogger2.

3:28 AM  
Blogger Kate said...

Since I'm always interested in your commentary, and miss it, I vote for you using "other" or "anonymous". Miss C. is right--it has to do with the switch, but I'm not quite sure how. I know that other folks who have switched can comment on my blog, but others can't. I am Not Happy with Blogger right now...lots of people aren't. Some folks have switched and lost their blogs entirely!

If you can find the way to email Blogger & ask, you'll win a million dollars. (In other words, I haven't been able to figure it out at all, and I've been trying for months.)

On the other hand, maybe you talk too much. ;-)

3:57 AM  
Anonymous Kate-OmegaMom said...

Try using "other" this...

3:58 AM  
Anonymous lizard said...

well, I am trying to make a comment on my own post, just to see if it can be done. I'll click the "other" button and see what happens.

And Miss C- I sort of have my own blog on blogger, becasuse I set up a dummy blog when it wouldn't ever let me get into anything without going through the "you've got an account, now set up your blog!" screen. I finally gave in....

anonymously, moi

5:17 AM  

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