in rippling water —
Van Gogh’s dreams
I linked to the Daily Post, since my post was inspired by the daily prompt. Unfortunately, it never appeared in their list of responses. I tried tweeting them, which never got me a response even though they appear to respond to others. Their recent redesign has taken comments out of the equation altogether, which means I can’t tell them in the comments that my pingback was somehow lost in the ether. What’s a guy to do? All night long I was checking the responses to see if my post had been added, but no dice.
There was no “saved by the bell” there, I’m afraid. Thank you Daily Post, for not allowing me to be part of the discussion. Whatever it is I have done to upset the gods of blogging, I am so very regretful; perhaps in their mercy, they will see fit to rewind time and find out how even after several tries of editing and reposting that post, it has not appeared in the response stream alongside those of my blog buddies and others. If I have somehow wronged or broken convention, I will try to amend my ways.
I understand that as far as “sticky situations” go, that’s a pretty tame complaint, but it represents a very real issue: can they hear us over at the Daily Post? What happened to the social aspect of the site? How are we supposed to communicate with them regarding the issue of faulty pingbacks? I’m willing to bet that my pingback was heuristically filtered into spam by the (usually) genius Akismet; that happens from time to time, but isn’t there someone over there monitoring the machine, or is it on fire-and-forget mode?
Just now my phone buzzed.
A reply from @postaday to my most recent appeal:
The good news (a.k.a. the short story) is that they’re going to have a developer look at it. I love this miracle of technology, the ability to find venues of communication that enable troubleshooting over the ponderous distances between disparate people on this planet. Now I see that there was no harm done on either side; just a letter lost in the post, I suppose.
Yay for feedback! But will my post ever make it in time for others to care? Or will it be the last one added to a heat-dead universe of ideas? Find out next time on . . .
Rob’s Surf Report!