Image via WikipediaIf you are an observant person, and a regular visitor to my humble blog, you may have noticed that I have a different template right now. I ended up changing the look a bit last night. It wasn't that I was unhappy with the previous look of the blog, but I had some technical difficulties that led to me making the change. I may end up changing it a bit more here in the near future.
I came home from work last night to finish a blog post that I had started earlier in the day on a new study on Electric Cars and their emissions compared to gasoline powered vehicles. After I finished the post and published it, I clicked on the "View Post" link that shows up when I publish a post and immediately noticed that all of the widgets on my sidebar were now missing.
Mike Golch left a comment and a message in Entrecard to let me know they were missing. When I looked at the layout screen available in Blogger, everything looked like they were still there, but nothing was showing up on the screen. I tried a couple different templates and all of my widget appeared, but at the bottom of the page.
I spent a couple of hours fiddling around with different settings. Eventually I found an article on the Blogger help forum that suggested that there might be a problem with an individual post that was causing the problem with the sidebar widgets. So, I opened a link for each individual blog post, and lo and behold, on some of the posts the sidebar widgets appeared.
Once I identified the blog posts that were causing the problem, I simply republished them from my laptop and it seemed to clear up the issues. I think I have identified what was causing the problem. The mobile blogger app that I had on my cell phone and my tablet had been republishing random posts. Those were the posts that created the issue.
If nothing else, it game me a subject to blog about this evening. Speaking of having subjects to blog about, Sheila at The Ad Master is having her 2nd Annual "I Can't Come Up With a Blog Post Day" where bloggers can can win $100 by promoting her contest. So, consider her contest promoted.