Monday, September 15, 2008


“The definition of stupidity [or insanity] is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” — Albert Einstein


Okay, I've tried to put at least a dozen different Internet blog templates onto this blog. I must be really stupid or totally insane, because I keep getting the same *&$#@ ERROR messages:

We were unable to save your template

Your template could not be parsed as it is not well-formed. Please make sure all XML elements are closed properly. XML error message:
The entity name must immediately follow the '&' in the entity reference.


XML error message: Content is not allowed in prolog.


XML error message: The markup in the document following the root element must be well-formed.


XML error message: The string "--" is not permitted within comments.

Widgets are about to be deleted! Please confirm that the following widgets should be deleted. All the widgets' configuration data will be lost.
We're sorry, but we were unable to complete your request.
When reporting this error to Blogger Support or on the Blogger Help Group, please:

Describe what you were doing when you got this error.
Provide the following error code and additional information.

Do you think I can figure out what the messages mean? Do you think I could find Blogger Support? I finally gave up trying to have a blog template which expresses my personality. And as a result, I also gave up blogging for much of the summer.

I've lost the small readership I had. I missed writing about:
  • Bill's many kidney stones

  • Missing the LoToJa due to said stones

  • My 59th B-day 9-9-08

  • The birth of my Grand Nephew 9-10-08-- Henry Joseph Miller

AND most importantly:

  • My favorite event of the year: The Timpangogos Storytelling Festival (story to follow)
I am making another attempt at writing--come what may.

1 comment:

Keri(th) said...

It's not you - it's the computer. At least that's what I've been blaming during my less-than-functional-technology-days.
A lot of the templates only work in the older blogger format, hence the not well-formed' error. I actually created a test blog that I made some epic errors on before the real transformation.
It also helps that my Husband is a computer genius and was able to 'guide' me through some of the sticky moments.
Sorry to hear that you missed sharing some note worthy moments with us... here's to better blogger days!