Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Out in Space

Do you remember all of the crazy spacing problems I was having? Well, just when I thought they were fixed, I recently realized......they're back!  And back with a vengeance!

I stumbled upon one of my "quasi older" posts and to my horror, discovered that ALL, every single one, of my old posts had lost their spaces. Nowhere to be found.  Spaces, out in space.  Gone.

I have had the great pleasure of going back and fixing approximately 286 posts.

Can you imagine, coming across someone's blog and finding that this poor person doesn't know there is a "return" button secretly hiding within the keyboard?  Just a mountainous cluster of words, all running together, without end.  The thought makes me cringe.

This has been eating me alive. I have been spending way too much time trying to repair the damaged entries. This is the answer as to where I have been hiding in my abundance of free time!

With this "loss of space" I have had the arduous task of re-reading my entire blog.  I am forced, because of my great desire to "fix" my blog. In re-visiting my past, I have found myself experiencing an enormous range of emotions.  I am truly all over the place within a few posts.

If I weren't so strongly connected to the material, I would have simply reverted back to my college days and pulled an all nighter. The result would have been a beautifully spaced blog by sunrise.

Due to the material, it's just not possible, and I have had the hardest time accepting it.

Pretty lame right? In the grand scheme of my life and surrounding events, how is it that I can be so frustrated about spaces occupying such a long stretch of time?

I know....sad, but true.


  1. Well Jen, I for one, love reading your posts...all of them...spaces or no spaces...You are an amazing person :)!

  2. i agree with janice :)

    .....just remember to control the things we can control & accept the things that we can not.....

    (i would spend an exorbitant amount of time fixing the spaces too! :) ...i'm just sayin'!)

  3. I've been having the same problem. I don't know why it's happening...but I think I figured out how to work around it.

    Btw - when if happens, have you tried clearing the cache? If they update their servers, it could cause the issues we're having with the spaces. You know what - I'll try it and let you know. :)

  4. Jen - I forgot to mention that I'm a little OCD when it comes to grammar. I got called the Grammar Nazi at my last job because I was too nit-picky, or so they say. ;)

  5. I have had the same problem ever since I started my blog. I have resorted to insetting pictures between paragraphs!! How did you fix it?

  6. I don't think it's sad but true, I think it's "I have excellent attention to detail- it's true!!!!" We fix the things we can and accept the things we can't (or at least try to!) Sad would the person who can't figure out how to post a comment any way other than anonymously- oh wait that's me!!!! I don't even know what caches are. And for that matter what exactly a server does - so you're way ahead of me!!!

  7. Oh....thank you so much Anonymous, that just made my morning :o)

  8. Hi Howie Mama~

    I have had to go back to every single post and manually put in the paragraphs and then save and re-publish! Ugg. My new posts save with the spaces *sometimes*, but my old ones were wiped out......