Friday, October 27, 2017

"The One Where We Turned Eight" and A Feedburner PSA


Thank you all for the lovely birthday wishes and for your condolences about the loss of our cousin. with all that has been going on,  we almost forgot our blog anniversary. 

Our blog first published on October 25th, 2009 (but we didn't begin to blog regularly until 2010), regardless, we are now eight years old.

What a wild, wacky, strange, loving and interesting eight years it has been! Cody and I have learned A LOT about ourselves and we have enjoyed learning a lot about YOU!

 Many of you have been with us since the early days and we thank you, to those who are "newer" to our blog we welcome you with open arms and paws!

We thank each and every one of you who take the time to stop by and visit, (although now with Feedburner not delivering our blog and many, many others, we are missing many of your blog posts).  Those of you who rely on Feedburner to send out your blogs via email (EVEN IF YOU ARE SELF HOSTED AND OWN YOUR OWN LINK AS WE DO), there are many people not receiving your blog. If you check Feedburner and it says there is no problem, THERE IS IN FACT, A PROBLEM. A number of other bloggers have confirmed that is the case. We are certain many of you are no longer seeing us in your inbox. We wish we had a solution, but we don't, other than if you are on BlogLovin' we are too and you can follow us there as well. 

 Check your numbers, if your page views/comments are down, Feedburner is more than likely the culprit. If we USED to visit and you haven't been seeing us, that is why. We are now relying on Blog Lovin', Blog Hops and The Cat Blogosphere, as well as your blog comments on our blog to make sure that we read yours. We subscribe to well over 200 blogs and it is impossible to remember each and every blog that we are not receiving. We are doing our best to visit all of you.  Cody and I wish we had a solution, but for now, we are hoping the situation resolves itself. If you have any suggestions as to what we should do, please share them with us! 

Thank you all for your friendship  through the years, we don't say it often enough, but we love and deeply appreciate each and every one of you. 

Caren and Cody 

75 comments:

  1. My human has been considering switching over to Mailchimp for her blog post delivery, but she is worried that it will create enough emails that she will have to start paying for the account.

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  2. Thanks for letting us know about Feedburner. We are on Bloglovin too and we are following you there as well as on Facebook, etc.

    Happy Eighth Blogoversary! Time sure does fly :)

    Purrs xx
    Athena and Marie

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    1. you are welcome and thank you for the wishes!!! You know we follow you! We are just doing our best to stay up-to-date! Yep, time sure does fly, Cody was 2 when we started blogging....he is 10 now :(
      sending love to you both!

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  3. We have never used Feedburner or Bloglovin. We don't follow as many blogs as you do either - Mom says she spends too much time on her computer as it is! LOL We think it's WONDERFUL that you're celebrating eight years of blogging though - that's quite a wonderful milestone. Never stop - we love your blog AND you!

    Hugs, Teddy and Mom too

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    1. you are so sweet, thank you!!!!!! "Never stop?" OMG..........can't promise that! I take it day by day! lol. Love you to pieces!! xoxo

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  4. Happy belated blogiversary. 10/25 is a date that stands out in my mom's mind, but 1986. It was the day she graduated from flight attendant school, was put on a plane and sent to Detroit to sit in a hotel and wait to be called for a flight. Some days one never forgets, so now we will add your blog to this day and you are in the DTW area which makes it a perfect match.

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    1. thanks so much!!! But........since I am not sure if that date was GOOD or BAD for you since you had to sit in Detroit to wait to be called for a flight lol. Maybe you shouldn't add us to that date? lol!!!!!

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  5. Congrats on 8 years! Happy Blogaversary. I'm one of your newer followers but so glad our paths crossed in the blogosphere. So grateful for your input and support and blogs with Cody! Thanks for keeping us all entertained and informed. Wishing you continued success. -Kamira :)

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    1. Thank you so much! We are happy our paths crossed too!!!!!!! We LOVE your blog!!!!!!! You rock! xoxo

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  6. You started blogging after I met Chris and before we adopted him. Time sure flies when you are having fun... or whatever you call it. :)

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    1. I absolutely LOVE how you worded "time sure flies when you are having fun....or whatever you call it"............Ha!!!!!!!!!! LOVE IT!

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  7. Happy blogoversary! Eight years is a long time to keep a blog going, keep it relevant and interesting, so kudos. :-)

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    1. Well, we have kept it going for 8 yrs, that part is right! About keeping it "relevant and interesting" let's pray we are still succeeding with that! lol! Thank you so much and you have been blogging longer than us! xoxo

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  8. Congratulations on 8 years!! That is something to be proud of, and I am so happy that met each other through blogging! ♥
    We still get your blog in our email, thank goodness! :)

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    1. Thank you sooo much! It often feels like it has been much, much longer lol!! I am thrilled that you and I met via blogging and hope that one day we will meet in person. Thank you for letting me know our blog is still coming to you via email, wonder how THAT happened? lol!!!! xoxoxo

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  9. ♪♪Happy Blogiversary to you,♪♪
    ♪♪Happy Blogiversary to you,♪♪
    ♪♪Happy Blogiversary Dear Caren and Cody,♪♪
    ♪♪Happy Blogiversary to you.♪♪

    Have a purrfect day and weekend. My best to your wonderful mom. ♥♥♥

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    1. thank you soooooooooooooooo much!!!!!!!!!! xoxoxo You have a great weekend too!

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  10. Happy blogiversary! from Houston and Cheryl

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  11. AUGURI...which means congrats! From Loulou and the whole family. LOVE your blog.

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    1. oh I love it! thank you!!! Thank you so much! You KNOW we love yours! We love Lou Lou soooooo much! (and of course, YOU!) xoxo

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  12. Happy Blogversary! Hope things get sorted out. As a backup I bookmarked every blogger in a list. Sometimes I run through it and think, hey, what happened to so and so?

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    1. Thank you! Me too! See how organized you are? YOU are brilliant! I should have done the same......now there are too many :(

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  13. Wow, Caren, 8 years is an amazing milestone you can be proud of. Lots of love and good wishes xoxox. I don't use feedburner but have noticed catblogosphere postings are irregular.

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    1. thank you!!! Well....the Cat Blogosphere WAS a huge help but I have noticed they have been offline for about a week. Poor Morgen!!!

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  14. Dear Caren, Cody and Dakota,
    We wish you a very happy anniversary! You always have something informative, funny, or inspiring to say.
    xxoo
    Maggie, Mickey Mouser, and Rufus the Red

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    1. Thank you sooo much! Your comment means the WORLD to us! We try our best! thank you!!!! xoxoxoxoxo

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  15. Happy Blogoversary dear friend, we are thrilled to be your friends and always look forward to things you post. Love and hugs from all of us!

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    1. Thank you!!!!!! YOU KNOW we feel EXACTLY the same about ALL OF YOU!!! We LOVE YOU!!!!!

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  16. Concatulations on 8 years blogging ! Happy belated blogoversary ! We follow you via RSS, and we never miss one single post ! Purrs

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  17. thank you sooooooooo much!!!!!! xoxo

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  18. guyz....a MOST happee blog annie fur sarree two ewe N heerz ta another 80 !! we iz glad we R friends, glad we finded yur blog when we did which iz we dont rememburr when coz we R constant lee buzzed on grazz N we can total lee ree late ta de email stuff.....itz knot werked for uz sinz day one.....trooth ~~~~~ knot even shovin trout in de mail box werked ~~ ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

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    1. thank you dear furiends!! "buzzed on grass" MOL!!! Ummm....that's gonna be my Mom tomorrow night MOL MOL MOL!! xoxo

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  19. With the Cat Blogosphere site down too - that just complicates matters. I can't manage to share our blog posts on the Facebook page as any attempt to post is marked as spam. And we're feeling it in our numbers. Happy Blogoversary! Your friendship means the world to us - there's comfort in wonderful friends who understand and care.

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    1. yep the CB being down is also hurting. Oh well!!! Thanks so much for the good wishes, we are soooo happy to have met you and found your blog.......you know we love you and think the world of you!!!

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  20. Congrats on 8 wonderful years! We are so glad we met you guys via blogging! You should try the tent in the common area (though you are right, you would have to stay with the tent since your yard is shared) Maybe one day you can come to Canada and visit and Frodo will let Cody try it out!)

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    1. Thank you!!! I would LOVE to come to Canada to visit! But...if I did, since Cody doesn't travel, he probably wouldn't be with me :(

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  21. Concatulations on 8 years !

    Just FYI I get notices of the blogs I follow by email and earlier this week - Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday- I would receive multiple identical emails (time-stamped differently) with the same blog posting. Sometimes only 2, sometimes ads many ads 5 or 6. Not for every blog I follow - so I assumed it might have something to do with what service handles the blogs.

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    1. Thanks! I subscribe via email too and I am receiving NONE of the blogs that are sent out via Feedburner.......I am receiving all of the other ones. I just don't get it.

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  22. Happy blogoversary! Thanks for the info on Feedburner. Think that's the one we tried to switch to when Google reader closed but it was such a pain we went elsewhere and then they switched to paid subs. It's almost impossible to keep up with everyone, isn't it!

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    1. Thanks so much! Yeah I heard Google did something with Feedburner and I think that is causing the problem, it never used to be THIS hard!

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  23. OH! Happy, happy Blogoversary, Caren and Cody! I am so glad I found you!

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    1. thank you so much!! We are happy you did too and we are happy we found you as well!

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  24. Happy Blog Anniversary! We're so glad we found your blog. And thanks for the info on Feedburner.

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    1. Thanks much! You should be since we reviewed your book MOL MOL MOL!!! (Kidding!) Glad we found you too! You are welcome about Feedburner.

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  25. Happy Blogoversary my friend! I can't believe it has been tat long! Though I am late, Marv has insisted that we write a congratulatory post! Nellie has brought CAKE!!!
    We love you!
    Barb and Marv

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    1. Ha!!! To me it feels much, much longer!!! lmao!! It seems like it has been at least 10 years lol!! You are just the SWEETEST!!!!!!! Thank you so much dear friends and we LOVE YOU!!!!! You have been with us ALL the way! xoxo

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  26. Happy Blogoversary!

    There may be a problem with Feedburner, but we have no idea on how to fix it. And it doesn't explain why some people are getting the email and some aren't.

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  27. Happy Blogaversary....you have done awesome...whether you meant to or not. We often take a peek but don't speak.

    Shoko and Kali

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    1. thank you so much that is sooooooooooooooo kind! That truly means a lot, thank you!! xoxo

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  28. Sorry you are having trouble with Feedburner. :(

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  29. Happy Blogoversary! You have a wonderful blog too! You started right after us. I'm thinking of moving from Feedburner to another one but wonder if I'll be able to move my subscribers. My numbers and comments are down but when I ax, everyone—except you—say they're receiving my posts so I dunno. I still use the CB when I can visit but not everyone lists there.

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    1. thank you CK!! We love yours too!!! Yep we started right after you and you were one of the first kitties that I followed! Please tell TW if she figures out how to move everyone, PLEASE let my mom know!! She might do it too!

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  30. Happy Blogoversary! Wow, you follow a lot of blogs. I limit myself to about 40 and even then I have a hard time visiting everyone more than a few times a week.

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  31. Concats, big ones on your Eight Year Blogoversary!

    I think I have you in bloglovin too...cause I really love reading your blog!!

    I still get your postings in email messages. Not sure what service sends them. But my provider is runbox.

    Eventually I will try to catch up with earlier postings, if I missed any...I am way behind...the little newbie here takes up a ton of time...MOL!

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    1. don't feel bad, we are sooo far behind it's crazy. It's all because of this feedburner crap!!! Thanks for the info too! Thank you for the Concats as well! xoxo

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  32. Happy Belated Blogoversary Caren and Cody,wishing you many more years,xxx Rachel and Speedy

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  33. Yours and 7 others are bookmarked. I may have to do all of them. I have noticed I am hardly getting any notifications. And all of my followers are gone. But I will always try to find you. You are like a member of my family.

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    1. YOU are BEYOND special! THANK YOU! your comment means the world to me. I follow too many to bookmark all of them, but I am trying when I see a comment to make sure I get over there then.......and when the cat blogosphere is back up I go through those links as well xoxoxoxo I am HONORED to be a member of your family!! xoxoxo

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  34. My comment disappeared!
    Happy 8th blogoversary. I get my notifications through Feedly and yours are arriving there. I haven't commented much lately because we have been in Ireland and the internet there is very patchy to non existent unless you are in the towns.

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  35. Thank you!! Thanks for the info too and Ireland! Oh how delightful!! Enjoy!

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  36. Congrats on 8 years of blogging to you! And thanks for informing us about the feedburner glitch.

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  37. Happy Blogoversary you guys!
    Have a spectacular weekend...

    Noodle and crew

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  38. Happy belated blogoversary, Caren and Cody! We are so glad you started blogging eight years ago, and that your decision to do so made it possible for us to become such close friends. Here's to LOTS more years of blogging. Love, hugs and headbonks!

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    1. thank you so much dear, dear friends!! We love you soooooooo much! You know that!!! Hoping to see you in NYC in the not-too-distant future!!!! (There is one event possibly in January that might happen and I have my eye on Cat Camp in 2018!) Lots of love back!!! xoxo

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  39. Happy Blog Anniversary. It's always fun to see what you all are up too.

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  40. Happy Blogiversary! I'm happy you visited my blog because it led me back to yours!

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    1. thank you so much! I am happy too because it led me to YOURS!!!

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  41. Happy blog birthday!

    I really wish there was a reliable way to see all the blogs I like without resorting to email. The wordpress ones are easy because of their notification system, but I am not a fan of the other systems I have tried.

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    1. I hear you! I feel the same. I am missing sooooooooo many now that it is just awful. Thank you so much!

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  42. Sorry we're late. We're gettin' ya' in our inbox, but mommy's not been well so we've been slow to visit. She can barely get our own postys out. Sometimes we think we need a new mommy, but aas, we luv this one too much. Anyways, Happy, happy blogoversary. We're so happy to know ya'll and to be your furiends. We luv ya'll bunches and bunches and are so happy we met. Now, ifin we could only meet in da fur to flesh. MOL Big hugs

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Raena

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