Hey everyone! This is a quick note to let you know 2 important things.
Tomorrow, I’ll Announce the Giveaway Winner
Tomorrow, I’ll be randomly picking and announcing the winner of my OPI The Man With The Golden Gun giveaway as mentioned in the post where I met Suzi Weiss-Fischmann of OPI for a 2nd time. (I’ll announce it on my various social-media platforms.)
After it was brought to my attention by several readers, I will need to look into some issues that are affecting my blog.
Since I have a full-time job and only blog in my spare time as a hobby, unfortunately, it’s going to take me quite some time to work on these important issues and investigate what’s causing the problems. I will try to fix them as soon as possible. However, I have no idea how long or even if I can fix the problems, as I don’t have a technical background. I’ll do my best.
During the time that I devote to figuring out the solutions, I won’t have time to additionally prepare regular posts. It’s really a one-or-the-other type of deal. And the blog problem is an issue that takes precedence.
I wasn’t planning on taking a blog-posting hiatus, but with these major problems, I must.
Thank you for understanding, and I’ll do my best to be back as soon as I can.
In the Meantime…
I will try to be active especially on Twitter if you need to get in touch with me. (Please follow me on there to stay up-to-date on Swatch And Learn news and when I’ll be back up. Your support would be appreciated, as I’m currently pretty stressed out.)
But, if you need to get in touch with me to inform me about certain blog issues that may help my investigation, please reach me through my e-mail instead, which is SwatchAndLearn (at) gmail (dot) com.
Please help me spread the word about my temporary hiatus & the reason!
I don’t want people to think that I’ve abandoned my blog! I have full intentions of blogging regularly once everything is running again normally.
There are critical issues behind the scene that I need to fix first, and I unfortunately don’t have a technical background, so it could take me any time from a week to several months. I really hope to be back quickly because, as you know, I love blogging and interacting with my readers is something that brings me a lot of joy!
I hope that during this process, you will stick by me and support me during this tricky time.
Oh noes! 🙁 I haven’t noticed any issues on my end. So… I don’t know what the issues could be, but if it helps I’m on Windows 7 with IE9; and Windows XP with Firefox 20 and no problems there either. Yours is actually one of the few blogs I don’t have problems reading or commenting on.
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Thanks for giving me more information. I know that some readers are still having some issues – it doesn’t seem to affect everyone (thank goodness). But, I still want to fix everything before going forward. I hope to be back to blogging ASAP!
Awww, that sucks. I hope the problems get solved quickly. 🙂
Thank you – there have been some changes made in the back-end, and since my post, I’ve updated the layout so it’s more mobile-friendly. Still have to do some important maintenance tasks.
I’m going to really miss reading your posts. Hope everything gets sorted out soon, and don’t stress too much!
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Hey Neelie Z!
Don’t worry – I plan to be back in action soon. There have been a lot of changes behind the scene since this blog post. 🙂
I’m trying to not stress out, but when I work so hard on my blog and then there are technical issues, it’s a bit disheartening. Trying to stay positive and work out the major kinks!
Thanks for your support!
I’ll be here when you get back. Not like holding my breath or anything like that, so no pressure. But when your techy stuff is straightened out. Happy thoughts and lots of support here. 🙂
Thank you for supporting me! 🙂 And thanks for not adding pressure – hehe, I do a great job at putting pressure on myself, actually. I thrive on challenges, and this is quite the challenge.
I hope to be back to posting soon. There have been a lot of changes behind the scenes, but there are still more to do. I’ll keep readers posted.
Looks like I’ll have to go back to twitter for a while!
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Tweet tweet! 😉 (I saw you on Twitter – thanks for following me!)
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Thank you! I’ll need that and some patience…hehe!
Sorry to hear that, what were the problems? I’m using Windows XP and Chrome and don’t see anything problematic…
Good luck fixing it/them!
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There are just some maintenance problems, but also some readers have noticed strange things on my blog that shouldn’t be there. I’m working to find and address these important concerns. Lots of changes have been made since this post, and I’ve also tweaked the layout a bit to improve the mobile experience.
Just wanted to let you know that I ♥ your Blog, and look forward to reading it each day.
I am from New Zealand and have not noticed any tech issues, just some damn good Blogging and fantastic honest reviews.
Hope you are able to get things sorted quickly, just a thought, maybe one of the beauty companies you Blog about could sponsor an IT person for you?
Kathe from NZ
Thank you so much for taking the time to let me know how you feel. It mean a lot to me right now that you support me, despite this temporary hiatus.
I’m glad that the issues have only affect some readers. But, even so, I need to fix them because I want my blog to be properly accessible to anyone.
There have been some changes made in the back-end, and I’ve also tweaked the layout to make it more mobile-friendly. But, there are still some bigger issues that need to be ironed out. I hope to be back to blogging ASAP.
Aww, I don’t think I could ask the PR firms to sponsor an IT person. That would be like a dream come true, though…haha!
I know what you mean I have been having problems to comment in some blogs too
Hmm…could you please e-mail me at SwatchAndLearn (at) gmail (dot) com with more details about the commenting issues you’ve experienced? It might help me fix it. Thanks!
I’ll be here when you get back 🙂 I only discovered your blog a few months ago, so I’ll check out your older posts while you’re gone.
Thank you so much for supporting me despite this hiccup! My readers are the best, and it shows. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!
What blog issues? I’ve never had a problem reading your site 🙁 Oh no I really look forward to reading your posts, I’m going to miss this blog while it’s on hiatus 🙁
There have been some major issues affecting only some readers. Since this blog post, there have been many changes made to the back-end, and I’ve also updated the layout to improve it and make it mobile-friendly. But there are still concerns I have and problems that need to be addressed.
Don’t worry – I plan to blog again very soon! I just need a bit more time to try to iron out some kinks.
Sorry for reading about those troubles….I’ll miss ya!
Hoping to read good news about your return as soon as possible…good luck!
I plan to be back in action soon! 🙂 Thank you for being patient!
Hey, Mary! I haven’t noticed any issues but I hope you get them taken care of to your satisfaction. I’ll miss your posts in the meantime!
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I’m glad to hear that everything has been running smoothly for you. It seems like the problems have only been affected some readers. But, as I look into it and try to solve the problems, I’ll try to keep readers updated.
I’ll be back to blogging as soon as possible – I miss you all!
Good Luck! Hope you get everything sorted out soon!!!
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Thank you! Me, too! I’m so glad that my loyal readers are sticking by me during this temporary hiatus. It means a lot!
my husband is actually quite relieved I don’t see new swatches of polishes that I just need to have 😉
Just kidding! I hope you’ll be back to blogging soon and things are going smoothly in the back-end.
We’ll be here waiting for what will happen next.
Haha, well, your husband will start to worry again, because I think I’ll be back to posting again really soon. There have been quite a lot of changes behind the scenes, and I’m getting ready to put out a post. Stay tuned! 😉
Thanks for your support!
Welcome back!! I’ve always been amazed at how you post every day and have a full time job. I started off being able to do that, but I was burnt. I don’t have a set schedule, but I let myself just blog as I go and I notice I prefer not to post on weekends and spend that time preparing posts for the week. I’m still sporatic though haha. Glad to know your sunday posts aren’t forever gone though 😀
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Thanks so much! 🙂
Yeah, it’s quite challenging because I rarely just come home and work on the blog. So there’s tons of juggling after hours. My new schedule of Monday to Friday only will definitely give me the breathing room I feel like I need.