Expiring in 21 days

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My premium account  with WordPress expires in 21 days.  I thank WordPress for providing a platform for my writing and a means of sharing my love of gardening.  My original account was free but there was the potential of having advertisements placed on my blog so I paid the price of avoiding that.  I think that’s fair.

However, I have noticed that advertisements for other blogs are now appearing on my posts.  These are not posts that I’d read so I cannot assure my readers of their merit.  I refuse to read them because they were thus imposed on me.

Recently I had problems with messages appearing on my page as I tried to write.  I have already written about that and it is still happening. I have taken screen shots of these disruptions that happens continuously while I am typing.  They will only go away if I click ‘allow’ but comes back later asking for more disk space.  It has done so about fifty times since I started writing this post because I always click ‘Don’t Allow’ now.  Another reason for my discontent.

I have taken screen shots of these disruptions and they are appearing as I write:

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My first impulse was to quit.  However, I examined my reasons for blogging and they still hold so I will write off site and import the content to minimise the disruptions.  It would not be the same as writing ‘live’ but life is like that. It would be too tedious to post photographs.

I will also be making the site private to discourage advertisements – surely then it would not be worth their while?  This also means that I will have very few ‘hits’ but again, such is life.  I am philosophical.


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26 Responses to Expiring in 21 days

  1. gaiainaction says:

    Gosh Mary I am sorry that I am only now reading all this what has happened. I do hope not to miss contact with you and that I will also still be able to read your writings even if you are set to private – I am not sure what that would mean.
    Kind regards, Agnes

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  2. Dalo 2013 says:

    A very strange situation and I hope all works out ~ using the private options should work. Definitely keep on blogging :-)

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  3. I didn’t know about the writing off line, but if it works for Lisa that should be fine. I don’t know what to do about accessing private blogs, so please make sure we don’t lose you

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  4. lifecameos says:

    I do hope we will still be able to read you writing even if there are not any photos. Here’s hoping.

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  5. So glad you are not giving up, I hope this works for you, I really do. X

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  6. arlingwoman says:

    Gosh, I always write off line and then drop it in. I don’t like the formatting tools in wordpress, so would rather get things the way I want, then load. Photos are not problem–I hop things work out in your new mode.

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  7. Sorry you are having a tough time with this. I really enjoy your posts!

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  8. Sunshine Jansen says:

    A great solution, Mary – I’ve always liked your philosophy!

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    • Mary Tang says:

      Thank you, Sunshine. Writing offline is relaxing but does not have the buzz of writing online. I am a lazy writer and I find that writing ‘live’ gives me the pressure I need to finish each project, particularly with translations. I log on, I translate, I’m done in the time that I have. That may sound illogical but that’s how I generate input. :)

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  9. oglach says:

    I think the quality of your writing and translations will ensure that you don’t lose many readers. It is a damn shame about the photos, though.

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  10. taphian says:

    Can I then still see it, dear Mary? I would be sad to “lose” you. Hope you’re fine. We’re having beautiful sunny warm weather here, 27 degrees. Have a nice day, kind regards Mitza

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    • Mary Tang says:

      I think those who wants to read private blogs only need to request it once and will be able to see it thereafter. Thanks for asking. We are also getting the ‘right’ weather now; cooling down. Mx

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  11. robert okaji says:

    I googled this problem, and found someone who solved it by updating Adobe flash. Seems the guy tried everything – different browsers, talking with his internet provider, etc. – and his problem didn’t go away until he performed the update. I don’t know if this will help at all. Here’s the thread about it: https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/blog-will-not-load-5/

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