Monday, February 6, 2012

Management Update: Requests for Assistance

I have two things I want to quickly cover today.

A) I'm having a long-running problem with Blogger, and I'm looking to talk with anyone who might be able to help. Since beginning this blog, the search function at the top of the page does not work properly. I don't know why, and I don't know how to fix it. I do know that I search for words, looking for a particular post, and I'm either given "no results" or not all the results that I know exist. This is more common when searching words that are only in the text of the post, but sometimes happens even when the word is in the title of the post. I know that the word is spelled correctly, and I've verified that the missing words are present in the articles that weren't given as a search result. This is driving me batty, and it hurts the usefulness of the blog.

B) This is totally random, but since I'm here anyway... if you have a burning desire to give a (non-tax-deductible) monetary contribution to my work, you can find me on PayPal through the email address crazyjewishconvert at (Or you can click that handy "Donate" button to your right.) As you'll see in tomorrow's post, there's a big seforim sale going on, and there are several conversion/halacha books that would be very handy to both this blog and my personal life. Also, heaven knows a girl's gotta eat.


  1. Regarding seforim sale I'm assuming you are referring to the YU sale?

    Shame they don't ship overseas.

  2. I've had the same problem with my own blog for several years. (I think it dates back to Google's takeover of Blogspot.) While this won't help you on your blog itself, I strongly recommend that you to copy all of your posts and comments into Word files. (Create a new one every two months, to keep them manageable.) Then you'll be able to do searches in your Word archives. This also helps when you want to find a comment, because the search function doesn't search comments at all.

  3. My fat fingers hit the wrong link in the notification email, so I accidentally delete Elle's comment. But here it is, copied from said offending email:

    this is why I use wordpress ;)