Sunday 30 July 2023

Ooops, and a Blogger question

 Every morning, I go out and open up the chicken's little door to let them out in the run, and feed them and do a quick clean up of the inside of the coop where they have been roosting and sitting the night before. Then sometimes I go over to my vegetable garden to have a quick look around. I will also, sometimes, lift a corner of the row cover fabric that goes over my two zucchini plants to see if there is anything to harvest, or blossoms to pollinate. However, it has been rainy lately and the mosquitos are INSANE, swarming me and biting me, so I don't always check for blossoms that need pollinating because it takes a moment to do.

This morning, I found these two:


I guess that teaches me to not ignore the zucchinis, or at least check all sides, not just lift a corner or one edge. The smaller ones were harvested a couple of days ago. You can see my kitchen reading glasses on the counter for a size comparison. Ooops, indeed.


Now, on to the question. I can now only properly comment on people's posts or on my own blog using my blog's name on my old desk top computer. I'm not sure about my laptop, as I don't use it very often. However, on my phone, when I try to comment, it tells me I have to sign into Google to do it. When I click on the icon (?) to do that, it just takes me back around to comments again. I haven't even signed OUT OF Google, so I don't know why it is telling me to do that. When I can comment, it just shows me as anonymous. 

Another blogger, Marty, said she was having similar problems and figured out she was using Firefox (I'm guessing on a PC, not her phone) and when she used a different browser, the problem was fixed. I never use Firefox, but of course, that wouldn't explain the problem when I'm on my phone.

This has been happening long enough that I know it's not one of those weird glitches that sometimes occurs with Blogger and then goes away as quickly as it came. So, if any of you have had this problem and figured out a way around it, please let me know. Thanks! And, does anyone want a zucchini?

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  1. I foresee many, many zucchini muffins and zucchini chocolate cakes in your future! I've heard other people talking about those same commenting problems, but I don't know how, or if, they can be fixed. The only thing I can think of is maybe installing Google Chrome as your browser because Blogger is a Google product too.

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    1. I just made muffins yesterday and froze them. Thanks for the suggestion, Debra, about Chrome.

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  2. My goodness, those are some healthy zucchini. I'm envisioning much time spent grating those big guys.
    As Debra mentioned, it does seem to be a common problem. I use Google Chrome on my phone and laptop and haven't had an issue. (yet, knock wood!) I don't know if that would fix the issue for you, sorry.

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  3. Hmm, perhaps that's the route I need to take?

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  4. I’m experimenting with this comment. -Jenn

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  5. Could be just that you are using a small computer..ie your phone..as opposed to a bigger one

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  6. Nope, still won’t let me sign in using my google identity. I have to manually put in my name ( my blog’s name) and my URL. Then it doesn’t save it and I have to manually do it again. I’ve used my phone successfully for ages. This is a new problem. Ugh.

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  7. I would LOVE your zucchini as am now without a veg plot! If I had such a bumper crop I would be freezing lots of ratatouille to last me all through the winter.
    Can't help with google as I'm technically useless.

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    1. Oh, I wish I could send these two to you! I am back on my old desk top computer, which is why you can see my picture and see my blog name.

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  8. I have, on my phone, reset my google password (made a new one), signed out of blogger and signed out of google and signed back in. None of those things made a difference. I still have hope that someone out there is blogville knows what to do.

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  9. I've had problems commenting on mine and others, though turned out I had 3rd party cookies blocked. Once that fixed, everything good. Though comments are still ending up in spam - thankfully not as bad as before. To be honest, I'm shocked google even keeps Blogger going. Very glad they do. Hope your commenting issues get fixed. Loved the food from garden.

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    1. How and where does one enable third party cookies? With the google account? Or within blogger?

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    2. Jenn, Ivy is correct. It's 3rd party cookies. It's a setting in each browser, so some may do it automatically and some may need you to do it. Go to the browser's settings and find privacy and security (or something like that). There will be options for setting cookies. It seems to be necessary only for embedded comments.

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  10. They look the size of a small marrow. If so - slice into thick rings (2cms) and peel. Mix together sausagemeat, finely chopped onion, herbs of your choice, a beaten egg to bind season and fill the centre of each slice with the mixture. Roast for half an hour in a 180 degree oven. Delicious hot or cold.

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  11. I don't know what kind of phone you have but this kind of phone problem appears to come up mostly with people with Apple iphones. Google and Apple do not like each other. Blogger is a Google product.

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    1. Seeing the reply below I will add, use Google Chrome and allow third party cookies.

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    2. I do have an iPhone. Just wondering where is it that I actually blocked third party cookies?

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  12. I have an Android phone and I have the same problem too. Haven't found the answer yet! It must be a google thing!

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  13. I have the same problem with my iPhone but no problem on my Ipad or laptop. It’s annoying.

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  14. If I can't get it to recognize my Google account, I just enter my name but you don't have to put in the URL - just click "continue"...
    I'd be making lots of zucchini bread with those large zucchini!

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  15. Oh, the things Blogger does to us to make us crazy! I have the same issue as you (on my PC) on ONLY some blogs. When it happens there is a arrow pointing down after where my name usually is that I click and it takes me to a couple of suggestions including "Name URL" which I click that gives me a line to enter "Mama Pea" on. Then I click "Continue" and it takes me back to where I can comment using my blogger name. Confused yet? Don't know if you will get this same thing or not. (Sounds like maybe not.) Arrrgh. Computers!! Those zucchinis are downright scary. And I know they turn that size overnight! It IS scary! Why doesn't corn . . . or tomatoes grow that way? How about watermelon?

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    1. Not confused at all, and yes, that's the same thing I was dealing with. (just on my phone). If you look at RunNRose's "fix" in the comment farther along, it totally fixes the problem. Ha, I wish tomatoes would grow like zucchini!

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  16. We grate the zucchini, salt it, stand it for a while, squeeze out juice and freeze the pulp to use making zucchini bread in the winter time.

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  17. I have been hearing about this problem, mostly those with Macs and IPhones. So far no issues here, but keeping my fingers crossed.

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  18. Some (but not all) of the people who comment on my blog via Safari have the same problem. But, if they log in with Chrome, they don't have an issue. It is definitely a Google vs. Apple problem; one that, apparently, neither wishes to address. If Chrome still doesn't work for you, try Firefox.

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    1. I downloaded the Chrome app, but it didn't change anything, however, what RunNRose suggested completely fixed the problem. Hoping it helps others on here, too.

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  19. Never commented here before. I have been having this issue for several weeks. Comments were from. "anonymous". I discovered that if I have Safari's "block cross site blocking ON, the comment issue arises. If I turn it off, and ALLOW cross-site tracking, the problem goes away. Seems like I'm being jerked around, and I don't like it. Also, I found I was unable to sign in to google, when it said I had to. There was a "problem" with my attempt to sign in,

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    1. Oh my gosh!!!!! You just solved my problem! I checked what other people were saying about enabling third party cookies, but I had never disabled them. You, RunNRose, are my new hero๐Ÿ‘

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    2. ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ™…๐Ÿผ‍♀️๐ŸŒน

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  20. I used to say of zucchini, I never grew them; they are the only vegetable that will grow up to your back door and knock to get in.

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  21. I have the issue with both of our computers but my tablet works fine.

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  22. I see lots of zucchini baking in the near future.

    I have always had a problem with Blogger on my phone, so far my laptop is working perfectly.

    God bless.

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  23. I use Firefox and yes, have had that problem, but only have a computer, as no cell coverage here, well, very limited. Usually on the second or third 'sign in' it works. It has been annoying.

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    1. No cell coverage? Oh boy. That must be frustrating. I had a colleague who, during Covid when we all had to teach online, had no cell coverage from her home. She used to have to drive to the closest school and post lessons and "teach" from her car in the parking lot!

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  24. I have had a couple of zucchini get hidden as well. I just slice and gift the chickens. They are getting spoiled by me with over grown pickling cucumbers I miss too. I only blog via my desk computer, so I can't help with that issue, but maybe someone else has the answers.

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  25. Those are giant zucchini's! What will you make??
    I generally have issues while on my phone commenting, so I gave up and only do it on my laptop. sorry!

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  26. I'm not sure how to answer your question (if you come over to me, you can always go "anonymous" and just let me know who you are! But Linda Primmer at liveandlinda.com is my guru for all questions blogger related. She may already have an answer on her blog section on the menu bar (https://www.lifeandlinda.com/p/blogger-tutorials.html) and if not, send her the question. It's worth a shot!

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  27. Nice zucchini!
    I have harvested two yes two since they came to maturity, but I do have more growing on the plant so that gives me hope.
    as far as your question I am doing this on my iPhone and I cannot get the switch to go either. However, when I comment anybody’s blog And I am on my chrome book. It says it under the auspices of Goatldi that it pops out on its own. I have no idea why it will not work on my phone which is why I usually just add my blog name to what I’ve written, even though it says comment as anonymous Clear as mud? Goatldi

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    1. Please have a look at what RunNRose told me in the above comments- it completely fixed my problem!

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  28. Gosh, I've missed you lately! That is so funny about the giant zucchini. I've done the same thing...waited a couple of days and then find a zucchini the size of a baseball bat. Thank goodness, I haven't had the commenting/computer problem yet. I would be totally lost. :)

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  29. Are those peaches or apricots in the backround. . . . mmmmm Apricots. Peaches are good but aprocots are heavens best.

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    1. Sir, those are peaches. I must admit I’m not an apricot fan!

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  30. A friend keeps gifting me with Zucchini— this afternoon I am going to be making a Zucchini mock apple pie with crumb topping ! Yum

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  32. Hi Jenn, I wanted to return the blog visit and thank you for taking the time to comment on mine. :)

    Those are some lovely zucchini! I immediately thought, 'yum, stuffed squash!'

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