I Need Your Help! I Have Lost All of My Reader


Well guys - I have managed to lose every one of you! My google reader and all my lovely links to my favorite blogs are all gone. Disappeared into the blogiverse - some dark corner of it from which there is no return.

Thanks to my incredible daughter Diane, who took a great deal of her precious time to help me, I now have a brand spanking new google reader - and it is completely empty. We tried to avoid this outcome but it was inevitable.

So, first I wanted all of you to know why you won't be finding comments on your posts for a bit.

And second, I would really appreciate it if you would send me an e-mail with a link to your blog. I am sure in time I will slowly patch about 50% of it all back together on my own, but it will go much faster if you will help me.

No doubt I will lose some of you, but I am so hoping not. I love the people I have met as a result of being a part of this blog community.

Fortunately, I keep a notebook - ANALOGUE notebook - in which I record bloggers names, info about them, their blog names, what they write about, etc. That will be a huge help. But it still will take time. And not everyone is written in it.

The tears have been shed and now I am ready to get to the business of restoring my beautiful reader but it will no doubt take a while and I hope you will understand if you don't see my smiling face visiting your blog right away!

Thank you in advance for your patience. And your help with sending a link to your blog.


Thank you to all of you who have sent me your addresses!  The greatest thing - when I'd had a good night's sleep, I remembered the published comment file on my blog and was able to find most of you I regularly receive comments from so my reader is looking quite beautiful by now!

Also I wanted to explain HOW I LOST MY GOOGLE READER because Diane has just posted a very useful and informative video tutorial on CRAFT to share tricks for organizing your feeds and for creating a bookmark system (tag) and I didn't want my experience to prevent you from following her advice.

Thanks to my daughter and all her efforts to "save" me, we finally figured out that the reason I lost my reader is that I had cancelled my g-mail

My sweetie had set it up for me as a back-up e-mail but since I never ever use it, I cancelled it.  What I didn't know - even though my google reader was originally set up under my regular e-mail address, when we set up the g-mail account, google apparently took it upon themselves to tie the google reader to the g-mail account.  I was not aware of this.  Diane suggested that considering their size, this is probably done to simplify things for them.

So the big thing to take away from this sad story is this, don't cancel your g-mail!  And use all those lovely functions Diane shares on CRAFT.

I did lose some tags. But not many because after using this system for a while, I realized my prodigious bookmark system on my browser works better for me.  (I don't retrain well!)  But for most of you it will work beautifully and you won't need to worry about losing it all because you are not cancelling your g-mail - right!

Hi Pam! I must have missed

Hi Pam! I must have missed this post of yours - am so sorry this happened to you - but so glad Diane helped you to patch it all back again! I had no idea this kind of thing could happen!!! Hugs to you x.

I'm obviously late on

I'm obviously late on catching up on my blog reading, but here's my link too! http://yarniapdx.blogspot.com.

Hope it hasn't been too hard getting back up to speed, I know how technology crashes can really be a setback!

Yikes. I have saved my

Yikes. I have saved my favorite blogs on delicious online, on my feedreader on my computer, on blogger links, an external harddrive and others - it drives me crazy sometimes to think what would happen if I lost connectivity or some service somewhere went down. It's a good thing you have your paper back-up, one of these days I may take the time to do that also.


Ohhhh, bummer!! Sorry I

Ohhhh, bummer!! Sorry I missed this! Here is my link (http://youcraftmeup.com) though, again, I need to update. :)

I lost my blog access that I

I lost my blog access that I have had ever since 2005. They tell me I have no blog and there is NO way to get in there. I am so sad....all of that work and no chance to get it back. The blog (old) is on there but I cannot access it and I lost my 222 followers. Marylouweidman.blogspot.com
You are lucky to have your daughter.
Your blog is beautiful!

I hate technology when stuff

I hate technology when stuff like that happens. Love your site and visiting.

Don't you just LOVE the

Don't you just LOVE the convenience of "modern technology?" So sorry to hear you have to go through this. Hang in there! ~chris

Pam, I was in your situation

Pam, I was in your situation when my hard drive had to
be replaced and not everything was copied to a back-up!
Slowly, slowly, slowly I was able to "restock" my favorites.....and you will too. Your loyal readers will be patient! nancy

Ugh! I hate when this sort of

Ugh! I hate when this sort of thing happens. I use Google Reader now, too. I switched from Bloglines when their service became "iffy" a while back. I know they are up and running again, but I wasn't about to change back and set everything up after refining my links in Google Reader. I've been very happy with GR.

I no longer have a Blog, haven't for a couple of years now. Just want to tell you I hope you and Dianne can resolve this issue soon. Good Luck!

Wow, what a major

Wow, what a major bummer.

And, you have an analogue of fave bloggers? Amazing.

Bloggers love comments, so I'm sure everyone will come rushing to your aid and it will be peachy in no time.

I don't know how to back up a reader, but I take photos of stuff constantly to clear paper clutter. Once your reader is back to where you want it to but, I'd snap a photo or do a screen grab - save all that handwriting. :)

Oh, NOOOO. My blog is

Oh, NOOOO. My blog is sylvanavintagedesigns.wordpress.com

Good luck!

Terrible when this happens.

Terrible when this happens. I don't use the Reader but rather the Blogger site itself so they are all right on my dashboard and never get lost. As you add yourself as a Follower they automatically appear in your Dashboard.

You have all your favorite site links on the right side also to work from.

Good luck playing the retrieval game.

Oh FRICK! Pam, that is so

Oh FRICK! Pam, that is so awful :( Poor chicken, let me hug you {x}
How the heck did that happen? What a disaster, especially for you who interconnects bloggers from all over the world.
If you want, I can happily give you my google login and you can see if there's anything you remember?
Drop me a line if you wanna give it a try.

Ouch! I feel your pain! My

Ouch! I feel your pain! My blog address is http://apinnick.wordpress.com.

Good luck recovering your feeds!

NOOOOO!! Oh I am so sorry

NOOOOO!! Oh I am so sorry Pam! I hope you can patch it together. I am sure many of your friends will be helping you remember your path through the blogiverse!

What an awful thing to have

What an awful thing to have happened. It will all fall into place bit by bit. Of course you know the geekxnerddotcom is posting again.......can't miss that big event

I'm so sorry this has

I'm so sorry this has happened!

My blog is at http://parabolicmuse.blogspot.com