Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Bad Blogger

Blogger eats comments.  I know this because sometimes comments appear in my inbox and then mysteriously disappear.  Or sometimes they appear in my inbox, disappear and then reappear days later.  I also know this because my mother swears up and down that she comments on my blog ALL THE TIME and yet, I have not once received a comment from her.  (It's okay mom, I believe you, really I do!)

Last week I had a case of a Blogger devoured comment that piqued my curiosity.  Un grand 'Bonjour' to my German friend who reads English but writes in French.  I was immediately by this comment because it was in French.  I lived in France for a while, so my first reaction was it might be from someone I know.  But, after reading the comment I realized it was from someone in Germany who commented in French because (I'm assuming) their French is better than their English.

This one little comment turned me (for the space of about fifteen minutes) into an internet Nancy Drew trying to piece together the clues.  How did my mystery commenter know I would be able to read the comment?  After all, reading in a foreign language is not an assumption people typically make about Americans.  I did a quick search on my blog to see if I'd ever mentioned any affiliation with the nation of pain au chocolate et grosses bisoux, mais, non, there was nothing!  Who is this person?  I sent an email to several friends who live ridiculously glamorous lives in Paris and none of them had any idea either.

So whoever you are the following statement (full of misspellings and poor grammar) is for you!  "Merci pour votre comment!  Je suis tellement hereuse que mon blog vous plait.  J'espere bien que vous pourrait visiter encore et peut-etre le prochaine fois, le blogger ne mangera pas votre mots!  Et merci aussi, de votre ami qui recommender mon blog!"   

Okay Blogger, one last thing, please try to behave.  And for heaven's sake, stop eating the comments that nice people leave here or, so help me, I will make you answer to my mother!

6 comments:

Hart Johnson said...

Ack! I hate it when Blogger gets up to its shenanigans! I have no clue if I lose comments or not, though I do know sometimes it classifies stuff as spam if there is a link--not sure what those clues are...

Kelley said...

I like how you worded this :)

From your newest follower.

And Blogger better behave. Who does it think it is? Comment eater...

Creepy Query Girl said...

That's so weird! I've never gotten a comment in french before and I talk about living here all the time. Hope you find out who it was!

erica and christy said...

I'm not sure if any get lost on our blog, but I've definitely had my own comments to others disappear.
erica

Johanna Garth said...

Hart-for some reason I get emails fairly frequently that aren't posted to Blogger

Kelley, welcome!Yay!! A new blog follower :)

Katie, thank you for not laughing at my bad French!

Erica, for some reason I can NEVER comment on your blog. Blogger locks me out...hmmm maybe blogger has it in for me ;)

naida said...

Blogger has some major issues sometimes. I haven't been able to view my list of followers for weeks.