Do you know that too….blogger irritations?

Nothing is as irritating as when there is something wrong with your blog and you cannot fix it. When I started my blog, fashionandfoodandotherstuff, I had the free WordPress version. I searched very long for a theme that I was happy with. The point is that I know exactly what I want. And that is usually not available. But eventually I found one that I was satisfied with. Not happy, just satisfied. When I started this blog, a self-hosted one, I had to search again for a theme. And again I sat for days in front of the laptop trying all these themes. And I found the perfect one! Sleek, simple and with everything on it that I wanted. For a few months I was very happy with it.

So, why the blogger irritations?

Well, because at some point someone said she could not respond by phone. I tried to sort it out myself but I couldn’t so I mailed the theme builder. Before he responds, a few days have past and he told me to wait for the next update. So that didn’t help. I want it to be fixed….NOW! Again after a while it started to really irritate me that my blog wasn’t functioning properly. Again I searched for another theme, mailed the theme builder again and before you know it, months have past and your baby is still sick. Hahaha, joking, I am not that crazy….. Last week I had enough of it, mailed the builder that I was pissed of and installed another theme. That took me half a day to put everything in order. And, of course, the builder mailed the next day to give me my data and he would check out what the problem was. So he did checked it out and he knew now what the problem was, and I had my old theme back. Not fixed, half day work for nothing. He promissed he would fix it asap. After a small week there was nothing fixed, I now send him a mail with an ultimatum for two days to solve it. Of course he did not respond, and I spend another half day to install a new theme. I wonder if you see a lot of differences and I hope you find this theme enjoyable to read. You can at least leave your comments with your phone again!!! Yeah!

So a picture of me with a very grumpy face, too much candy and a view that I can dream now. To still end this post a little cozy, two pictures with what I wore at New Years Eve and how the diner table looked like before our friends arrived. We love to spoil our friends with good food!


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  1. robjodiefilogomo
    January 13, 2017 / 1:38 am

    Geez, Nancy!! That is so frustrating!
    I was just having issues with my computer/site today too—there is nothing more irritating than to not know how & why !!
    There have been many times that I just have to say, it’s not that important, and go do the laundry instead! At least with the laundry I have some control, right?
    What a great surprise to find my post the most clicked upon!! Thanks!!

    • January 13, 2017 / 7:48 am

      And you were most clicked one by far!

  2. hinesley7
    January 13, 2017 / 4:02 am

    People who do not blog do not know how many things “pop up” that have to be solved. Good for you for figuring it out! I actually like this look better, and hope you keep it. The food looks yummy! What time do we eat?

    • January 13, 2017 / 7:48 am

      Ha ha, whenever you like!

    • January 13, 2017 / 7:49 am

      Thank you Rena 🙂

    • January 13, 2017 / 7:49 am

      Yes, I probably will. I liked the other one better, but it has to work well.

  3. January 13, 2017 / 8:02 am

    I understand your irritation, it is frustrating, sometimes, not to be able to control the results. But the post should be cheerful, the fantastic table and your beautiful look demand it! I love your house!

    • January 13, 2017 / 8:53 am

      Thank you Josep! I love my house!

  4. January 13, 2017 / 8:27 am

    Great! I’m writing this comment on my iphone!
    Trust me, you’re not the only one who had that problem. I guess there are a lot of issues that only come up gradually, and that web designers never anticipated.
    I’ve been thinking about a new blog design for some time now, too, but have been putting it off because I just haven’t had the time or energy for all the hassle…

    • January 13, 2017 / 8:52 am

      Yes, I missed your comments so much! I will look for a design I love, but as you say, it takes a lot of time and for now I am happy with this one!

  5. vanityandmeblog
    January 13, 2017 / 8:48 am

    Like Josep I love your house too! Getting on to your template Nancy, this looks fine from my end. I have my template from Pipdig. They are absolutely amazing. One of the things I like about them is the support you recieve. Have a great weekend xx

    • January 13, 2017 / 8:55 am

      Oh, Maybe I should check out Pipdig! I am glad you like it. Enjoy your weekend!

  6. January 13, 2017 / 10:57 am

    I know just how you feel. That’s why I really love Blogger; it’s way easier to adjust than if you ask me.

    I’ve got a theme of Pipdig too, and they are lovely.

  7. January 13, 2017 / 11:29 am

    Okay, another Pipdig like. I will look into that in the weekend.

  8. shelbeeontheedge1
    January 13, 2017 / 11:47 am

    I feel your frustration, Nancy! I just spent the entire day yesterday trying to figure out Rafflecopter! Thank goodness for Jodie’s help and everything is resolved! So even in all the blogger irritation, there are other fab bloggers who come to the rescue! Also, I had to install a new theme recently to accommodate my shop and I was dreading it because it always takes at least an entire day of being completely frustrated. Then yesterday with all of my Rafflecopter issues, I had to clear the entire cache on my computer to get things working which logged me out of my WordPress. As a result, I realized that on my new theme, I did not have access to log back into my website! That took me another 30 minutes or so to figure out how to get logged back in. Grrrrr. But we love what we do, so we deal with the irritations! Here’s hoping things go smoothly for you from here on out!


    • January 13, 2017 / 1:48 pm

      That sounds really awfull Shelbee. Thank god for Jodie!

  9. January 13, 2017 / 12:39 pm

    So sorry you had to deal with all that Nancy…so frustrating! That food spread looks amazing and so do you!! Happy weekend darling!!

    • January 13, 2017 / 1:49 pm

      Thank you Andrea, happy weekend!

  10. January 13, 2017 / 1:09 pm

    Volgens mij werkt het nu wel! Ik heb vaak vaaaak stress gehad om mijn site. En irritaties te over! Ik begrijp de frustratie dus goed. Een mooi weekend!

    • January 13, 2017 / 1:50 pm

      Haha, vreselijk he! Maar er zijn ergere dingen weten wij he! Fijn weekend meid!

  11. Celina
    January 13, 2017 / 1:10 pm

    I really understand your frustrations. When the systems don’t work correctly at work it also takes so long for IT to fix things. But hang in there! And your blog still looks good 🙂

    • January 13, 2017 / 1:51 pm

      It is solved Celina, I liked the other theme better but this one will do. Were is your picture in the linkup……hahahahaha

  12. January 13, 2017 / 1:53 pm

    So frustrating! I’m sorry you had to go through that! Your blog looks great! Your NYE spread looks so good!

    Doused In Pink

    • January 13, 2017 / 2:14 pm

      Thank you very much! That is very kind of you!

  13. Marushi
    January 13, 2017 / 2:10 pm

    Oei! Dat lijkt me ook zeker irritant ja! Heb het een keer meegemaakt toen ik net begon met bloggen. Dat was ook heel frustrerend!

    • January 13, 2017 / 2:13 pm

      Ja vreselijk. En dan ook zo’n ..kel die er niks aan doet! Haha, maar het is weer voor elkaar!

  14. January 13, 2017 / 4:22 pm

    I agree, dearest Nancy – it’s the most frustrating thing in the world when something’s not quite right with your blog!! Especially when you don’t happen to be very tech-savvy (like me!) and you need to rely on someone else to fix the problem for you; I applaud the way you stood your ground and moved to this sleek new template!! P.S. New Year’s Eve at your place definitely looks like the place to be!! XOXO

    • January 13, 2017 / 4:30 pm

      Haha, you are welcome! Thank you Monika!

  15. January 13, 2017 / 4:40 pm

    Oh my goodness, so frustrating! My goal is to update my blog this year, but I keep putting it off because of all the technical problems I know that I will deal with. I like the new template!

    • January 13, 2017 / 4:55 pm

      Yes do you? I am not sure about it, I think it s because I was really happy with the other one.

  16. January 13, 2017 / 4:58 pm

    Oh, those pesky little thing that pop up. Ugg. I am sorry to hear of your frustrations, but I do like the new theme you selected. Happy Friday, Nancy!

    • January 13, 2017 / 5:00 pm

      I am glad you like it! And with some Tony Chocolony the frustration are gone in a minute! Happy Friday Jennie!

  17. January 13, 2017 / 5:20 pm

    ugh site issues are literally the most annoying thing EVER and hosting or design people never seem to be in a rush to help us out lol. so crap, but I do like your theme! have a lovely weekend xx

    stop by and chat with me 🙂

    • January 13, 2017 / 7:02 pm

      Thank you, I’m glad it’s solved, and glad you like it!

  18. January 13, 2017 / 6:10 pm

    Technical problems are the worst. I never know what to do. I have a great lady who is very helpful and responsive and doesn’t charge very much – if you ever need her info let me know. What a wonderful spread of food! Hope you have a great weekend.

  19. January 13, 2017 / 10:31 pm

    Sorry to hear about all of the blog frustrations – that can be annoying to deal with! Hope you have a fabulous weekend and thanks for hosting 🙂

    Sarah Bell
    Trendy & Tidy

    • January 13, 2017 / 11:53 pm

      Thank you, its all solved…Thank God! Have a great weekend.

  20. January 14, 2017 / 1:11 am

    Tech issues and blogging are a pet peeve of mine as well. People that can do some of their own programming are lucky. Others are at the mercy of paid “experts”.

    One I thing I often do is ask myself will this even matter a year from now? That usually puts everything into perspective.


    • January 14, 2017 / 9:15 am

      Yes, that and a lot of candy Suzanne of

    • January 14, 2017 / 9:15 am

      Thank you, I think this one Will work out better! Happy weekend!

  21. January 14, 2017 / 9:53 am

    Oh ik heb ook wel eens lopen klooien met mijn site en kreeg veel error’s… Veel irritant gehad haha. Maak nu ook altijd een backup voor als er iets fout gaat. Veel plezier met deze layout!

    • January 14, 2017 / 10:07 am

      Dankjewel! Zo irritant als het niet werkt zoals je wilt. Maar nu is alles weer oké!

  22. January 14, 2017 / 5:38 pm

    As a fellow blogger, I know how frustrating it is when something goes wrong with your blog. I’ve noticed that your theme looks a bit different. It’s really nice. Have a good weekend.

    • January 15, 2017 / 2:15 am

      I m glad you like it. Have a great Sunday!

  23. thestylesplash
    January 14, 2017 / 8:45 pm

    Tech problems drive me crazy. I spent all day and evening one day week trying to figure something out. It was satisfying when I did what I set to do, but there were a few swear words uttered along the way! I agree with Laurie about Pipdig – I use one of their templates and have found them great for support 🙂

    Emma xxx

    • January 15, 2017 / 2:16 am

      Thank you Emma!

  24. Harija
    January 15, 2017 / 4:34 am

    Love the post and thoughtful content!!
    Hope you had an amazing weekend!!


  25. January 15, 2017 / 3:16 pm

    Wow! That whole experience sounds very frustrating… But I’m glad you found a new theme you like and that does what you want it to do…

    Your New Year’s Eve table looks amazing! And you look very nice in your black outfit!

    Thanks for the link up & have a good week!

    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

    • January 15, 2017 / 4:57 pm

      Thank you Andrea! I hoop you feel better real soon!

    • January 16, 2017 / 9:10 am

      Thank you! I think we all have this from time to time. But it is annoying!

  26. January 16, 2017 / 4:29 am

    Nancy, I am a bit behind, as usual, but when I read this I felt very bad for you. I use Square Space for my platform and have been pretty happy with it, but I also am not trying to do anything real fancy at this point in time, like give aways, or raffles or advertising, etc. I just have a simple blog. That being said, I hope you have gotten things worked out and that from here on you will have smooth sailing! What a beautiful table of food and your outfit looked amazing! Have a great start to the week! – Amy

    • January 16, 2017 / 9:11 am

      Thank you Amy, that is very kind of you! Have a great week!

  27. January 16, 2017 / 2:16 pm

    Zo begrijpelijk dat het lastig is met die lay-outs! Ik zit er ook maar mee dat ik er nu nog niet tevreden mee ben. Hopelijk ga ik ook ooit ‘de’ layout vinden haha.

    • January 16, 2017 / 3:00 pm

      Haha, ja ik ben ook nog niet tevreden hoor! Maar het is een start!

  28. January 16, 2017 / 3:50 pm

    Oh, I hear! Technical issues with the blog can be so frustrating Nancy! Nothing pains me more but I am glad you got it all sorted out and I like the new theme of your blog too! Keep up the good work, Nancy!
    xoxo, Vanessa

    • January 16, 2017 / 4:30 pm

      Thank you Vanessa, I am glad you like it. I am not sure yet but for now it’s just fine. Happy week!

  29. Janea
    January 16, 2017 / 9:12 pm

    I soooo understand your pain! I love writing, I love photography, and I love coming up with ideas or researching a topic. But when it comes to the technical stuff, count me out! I love this post and really appreciate knowing I’m not the only one with these issues, although I’m really sorry that you’ve had to go through all of that, Nancy. It is truly wretched. Best of luck going forward. And this theme you are using now is very nice, by the way.
    xo, Janea

  30. January 16, 2017 / 10:05 pm

    Ik snap je volkomen. Je wilt niet weten hoeveel rimpels ik erbij heb gekregen sinds ik blog en al die problemen op te lossen… zucht..

    • January 16, 2017 / 10:57 pm

      Ha ha ha, daar ken jij vast wel een crème voor!

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