Aggravation, thy name is email.
I’m having email headaches on all fronts. The over-10,000 messages in Yahoo is the norm, but my webmail and gmail are killing me.
First, gmail and my blog don’t seem to speaking to one another any more. I don’t get emailed notification of comments or—more importantly—notification of comments awaiting moderation. I don’t like having comments waiting in limbo because I don’t know they’re there. And the moderation’s pretty strict right now because of the spammers. (Most annoyingly, almost all of my comments to my own blog get sent to moderation. Fortunately, I usually approve myself sooner or later.)
And my website’s email—shannon at shannonstacey dot com—is seriously on crack. There are no less than 20 copies of every single email (mostly spam) and I don’t know why. And they’re no longer being forwarded to gmail, so I don’t know they’re there. It’s important to get those because those are contacts through my website and I need to respond to them, dammit. So between being a pain in the ass to access and getting 20-30 copies of each email, it’s a mess.
So I don’t know if the problem lies with the blog, the host, gmail or what-the-hell-ever. For now I’ve just changed the contact addy on my site to my email addy, but I’ll have to stock up on Advil and deal with it eventually.
On another note, the husband bought Season 1 of Deadwood on DVD and we’ve got one episode left in our total glomming of it. (We cancelled HBO before they started making all these Emmy-winning series and were just showing crappy movies and amateur sex.) We’ll buy Season 2 the day it comes out (I think May 23) and totally glom it so we can re-get HBO and be ready for Season 3 to start in June.
I completely HEART this show. If Deadwood was clothes, I’d never change again. If they said “We can’t make it any more because there’s a Dunkin Donuts shortage, I would give up my iced coffees. I love it that much.