Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Am I Being Paranoid?

Red often comments on my posts but why, I wondered, is he not posting at the moment.  So I went to my dashboard and saw that his last post on the reading list was four weeks ago.  In fact he had lots of posts four weeks ago. ?  What it didn't tell me is that he has written many posts since then.

Somewhere, I would guess, around 1964 I read Joseph Heller's Catch 22.  At that time I was deeply into the Russian novels and so Catch 22 was a refreshingly different type of satire and I can recall even now that it made a big impression on me at the time.  I've read it once since - perhaps in the '70s.  

So when I was wondering why Blogger seems constantly to ignore posts from my friends in Blogland or post them to my reading list at seemingly random times Yossarian's words from Catch 22 came back to me:  'Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they aren't after you'.

In fact I think that Catch 22 probably has more memorable quotes in it than any other book I've read. I've just been reminding myself of some of them.

So Red or anyone else who wonders why I am not visiting (bearing in mind I don't always comment) if you happen to read this you will now probably know why.

16 comments:

  1. That is a great quote about paranoia, especially in these days of the NSA and government and private companies watching us all. And don't get me started on those little drones with cameras flying around.

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    1. Oh dear Terra. There's very little that we can do these days that the world doesn't know about.

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  2. We can, I guess, all tell stories of how Blogger has been playing tricks on us. Sometimes I've had people's posts not show up on my dashboard, too. Others, like Jenny, have had trouble with the layout/colours etc.
    The quote is certainly one to keep in mind for future reference :-)

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    1. Yes Meike the post was an opportunity of giving one of my favourite quotes an airing.

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  3. One of my all-time favourtie quotes, GB, because it's applicable to so many situations.

    Have a very Happy Christmas! xoxo

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    1. Thanks Carol. Happy Christmas to you as well. It is a very useful quote isn't it?

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  4. I've learned to go with the flow with Blogger.
    You can't afford to miss Red's posts...I love reading his comments on your blog so I hope the problem clears up soon for you.

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    1. Yes Virginia Blogger is a law unto itself but, fortunately, I've been pretty lucky on the whole (so far as I know).

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  5. You're not one bit paranoid. My feed is not being picked up right now. I'm working on getting it repaired. It seems that feed burner is having a major problem as many other bloggers are complaining about the same thing.
    Thanks for going to the effort to look me up and publicize the problem.
    Have a great Christmas.

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    1. Red I hope you manage to get it sorted. I will be keeping up with your posts now though.

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  6. The Christmas Glitch? Instead of Grinch?

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  7. Hopefully he will get it sorted soon. I suspect it is a feedburner problem. It mainly affects bloggers who have purchased a domain name from Google. Google show little enthusiasm when it comes to sorting out glitches.

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    1. Unfortunately Adrian that seems to be just about the long and short of it.

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