It’s dark in here…


Is nobody posting

Across the whole land?

Did the sky just fall in?

Is the alphabet banned?

I’m completely mystified,

Puzzled I am…

I’ve checked all my settings

And been through the spam…

But no-one is posting.

I started to fidget,

And rooted around

Till I’d checked every widget

The pages are empty,

There’s no-one in sight…

Which is very unusual

This time of night.

But only one answer

Makes sense to my brain…

The WordPress opressors

Are playing again…


About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She writes alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at France and Vincent. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email:
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81 Responses to It’s dark in here…

  1. Hope you get this message! I must admit, I haven’t been posting lately – too busy writing. I never know how people can do both.
    Love your witty rhyme! ๐Ÿ™‚


  2. confabler says:

    Same thing is happening with me. Love your poem๐Ÿ˜ƒ

    Liked by 1 person

  3. I’ve put out several posts, but not seeing the usual influx of readers or notifications from other blogs Sue.
    It’s been like that for several weeks now so goodness knows what hare-brained ideas (I mean – FANTASTIC INNOVATIONS) are being scraped from the bottom of the ideas barrel (I mean – BEING PREPARED) to make like more interestingly difficult (I mean EASIER?) for us poor suckers (I mean – VALUED BLOGGERS) ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜˜

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  4. Morgan says:

    I’ve noticed its quiet round the WP blogosphere lately, too. Life…sigh.


  5. ellenbest24 says:

    People i follow are no longer showing in reader ๐Ÿ˜ฏ๐Ÿ˜•


  6. trentpmcd says:

    In the last two or three weeks I’ve had a few days like that – very few posts in the Reade and almost no views. I only receive emails for about 1/50th of the blogs i follow, yet every day for those three weeks i will get an e-mail from at least one blog and not see the post in the Reader. WP is planning some major “upgrade” again…..


  7. TanGental says:

    I hadn’t noticed but having had a look see at the reader I realise some have been eaten. Like you the reader is a last resort. Oh and as ever the poem hits a very sweet spot


  8. Mary Smith says:

    Well, I have been away on a lovely holiday – but I don’t think that can have caused such havoc in the blogging world!
    I’m never goign to catch up with all the posts I’ve missed so starting from scratch tomorrow.


  9. I think you are right. It was completely dead last night and now they pages look different. Again. They were probably updating (????) the software. Keeping us on our toes. I got almost no hits all through the night and it’s still very slow today.


  10. Today I am trying to catch up on posts in Reader but now that you mention it I have not seen as many posts via my e-mail.


  11. I have fallen behind in the online world as I try to keep up with the real one. And am trying to pretend (in the online world) that all is okay. Is this what we all do to some extent?


  12. Thank you for the wonderful poem Sue, it made me laugh and feel so not alone. I thought it was just me. ๐Ÿ˜‰


  13. Windows anniversary update!!!! It almost trashed my laptop after forcing me offline for days whilst it tried to download it – I didn’t know so I cut the connection in disgust at the “slow” connection that wasn’t….so took a while to get the update on…and installed….and then even longer to get the laptop rescued from near death and out of intensive care so no online or anything else! All functionality was failing!!! Paws crossed it’s out of the woods now ๐Ÿ™‚


  14. You read my mind. Just posted today after a dry spell!


  15. I assumed that it was just a busy time of year for a lot of folks. I have cut back to just a few posts a week myself. As winter sets in here, it might just pick up a bit.

    Or, it’s just WordPress. โ˜บ Love your poem.


  16. noelleg44 says:

    I’ve been posting. Not much activity on yesterday’s. What the heck is going on???


    • Sue Vincent says:

      When I go to friends’ blogs, I see the posts. I just don’t get the notifications… and yes, yesterday was…appparently… VERY quiet all round. They are definitiely playing again.


  17. Ali Isaac says:

    Happened to me for the whole month of August. Then they came back as mysteriously as they left..


  18. Reblogged this on Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life and commented:
    Sue Vincent with a piece of verse that might well become our anthem as we find ourselves in spam folders, comments lost and wrangling new editing widgets…. Anybody like to put music to this.. I think it might be a hit….


  19. Love it. Love it. I cringe each time I hear WP is up to playing. I haven’t been around much either so am lucky to visit and comment by the sounds of this. ๐Ÿ™‚


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