What’s Up, WordPress?

The reason I ask is this:  I have 30 minutes to veg out for a bit over my lunch hour. What I choose to do is eat my lunch in front of my computer screen while browsing through my Reader. It sounds perfectly satiating, just what I need to tackle the afternoon. But it’s not. It’s frustrating. It’s a waste of time.

There are issues with the Reader. First, I can’t leave a comment. Well, I can, but one comment will take at least ten minutes. I start to type a sentence–lightning fast, of course, because that is what we do, right?–but it can only handle o.n.e. l.e.t.t.e.r. a.t. a. t.i.m.e. Okay, so maybe a bunch of others (bunch=thousands) are doing the same thing over their lunch break. Perhaps that explains why WordPress is running so slowly–too many thousands of people trying to comment on the same blog at the same time. Because we all have thousands of followers wanting, dying, to comment on what we’ve written.

I decide to forego commenting and just read and click on “like” if so warranted. Not exactly my style, I’d rather comment, but I don’t have much choice. At least I’ll get caught up on my Reader. Right? Right? Not. Here’s what happens. I read five blogs. I scroll. And what I see next is the same blog post I’ve already read. Beneath that one is another I just read. I scroll, quickly, and see the same five posts repeating over and over and over again forever and ever and ever.

So, forget reading blogs for now. I guess instead I’ll just write one.

Is anyone else experiencing difficulties?

8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. theclocktowersunset
    Jan 08, 2014 @ 15:16:31

    Not today, this sounds new to me. 😦


    • randee
      Jan 08, 2014 @ 21:19:17

      I’ve had the slow comment thing on and off for a couple months now. But the same five posts repeating over and over in the Reader – haven’t seen that before.


  2. Billybuc
    Jan 08, 2014 @ 15:16:33

    How strange! I have not run into this problem at all. The closest I’ve come to that is the same blog showing up in my email box two or three times, but that’s only happened twice. I’d love to know what’s causing that because chances are I’ll have to face it sooner or later.


  3. wbdeejay
    Jan 08, 2014 @ 19:09:18

    Any time you are connecting remotely, through an internet browser, there are all sorts of issues that may come up along the way. It may not be WordPress. It may be a localised problem (your computer playing up, or your internet running slow), it may be your ISP experiencing congestion. It may be a flash component on the website slowing down your computer.

    When I experience s-l-o-w-t-y-p-i-n-g it’s usually a local problem where my computer needs a bit of a cleanup/maintenance.

    Try checking a few other websites (like google and something else you are familiar with) and see if the problem still exists.


    • randee
      Jan 08, 2014 @ 21:23:46

      I agree that it probably was not WordPress (oops, I probably shouldn’t have titled the post what I did); however, other sites were working fine. I was at work at the time, so I’ll make a note of that in case it happens again.


  4. theclocktowersunset
    Jan 08, 2014 @ 20:47:42

    Yeah, now my reader is just showing posts from a month ago or older.


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