Why Can’t It Just Work?

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This is a test to see if MailChimp is sending out an email notification after I publish a new post. It didn’t send out one after I published New Plants Blooming in August, or Rescuing the Madonna Lily, or What’s Blooming in My Damp Meadow. If you signed up for email notifications, I hope you are getting notice of this via email. It should leave MailChimp at 4am on August 21, 2017. If you just happened to stumble upon it without getting your email notice, please know that I am trying to fix it.

This is also a test to see if links to my blog posts are showing up properly on Facebook.

When I’m done troubleshooting these problems, I will take down this post. Gladly.

Ever since I moved to a new server, WordPress has worked but everything that WordPress talks to has stopped listening. Why, why, why can’t everything just work?

About the Author

Kathy Purdy is a colchicum evangelist, converting unsuspecting gardeners into colchicophiles. She would be delighted to speak to your group about colchicums or other gardening topics. Kathy’s been writing since 4th grade, gardening since high school, and blogging since 2002.

If winter is slumber and spring is birth, and summer is life, then autumn rounds out to be reflection. It’s a time of year when the leaves are down and the harvest is in and the perennials are gone. Mother Earth just closed up the drapes on another year and it’s time to reflect on what’s come before.

~Mitchell Burgess in Northern Exposure

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Patterson August 21, 2017, 5:30 pm

I got email notices of all the blog posts you mentioned, as well as this one. In fact, I get several since I’ve subscribed to comments using different email addresses.

Pat August 21, 2017, 9:52 am

I am getting notifications of your posts ever since I signed up.

Kathy Purdy August 21, 2017, 10:14 am

Pat, check to see what entity is sending the notification. It’s probably WordPress, and not MailChimp. MailChimp isn’t sending them out. I’ve contacted their customer support.

Tim Calkins August 20, 2017, 6:49 pm

for what it’s worth, have been receiving email notices of all blog posts you mentioned, plus this test.

Kathy Purdy August 20, 2017, 7:14 pm

Thank you for telling me that. I am subscribed to my own email notification, and I haven’t been receiving them! So . . . maybe it’s just me!