Chronicles of the Time: Short Announcement

Hamlet, blogging, and WP issues.


Quote: Do you hear, let them be well used, for they are the abstracts and brief chronicles of the time.

—Shakespeare (Hamlet 2.2.514)

This is Hamlet telling Polonius to take good care of a theatre troupe, because the acts they put on reflect and summarise the times for posterity. That was then, around the year 1600. Modern, smaller-scale chroniclers of the times (and hardly so well-regarded) are blogs. Like plays, blogs can suffer from technical difficulties, but they push on with the show and hope the audience doesn’t notice. Occasionally, the audience might notice, and the show is offered again, under better circumstances and after a brief delay.

As you may have guessed, this applies to Quiver Quotes.

In the past fortnight, I’ve had a few issues with the WordPress hosting on my blog. Some of my posts didn’t reach their readers; some readers had difficulty finding the pages or interacting with them. To fix this, WordPress rolled back my site to how it was before the problems started (which means that all the changes and posts I have made since have disappeared). As such, over the next week and a half I will be reposting four or five of the essays that encountered the biggest problems, possibly with a few small changes.

Those of you who follow me through the WordPress Reader may notice some dregs & detritus left over from the clean-up process. This too is being looked into. Please comment below if you’re having difficulties with this post or with the site.

Thank you for your patience!

Author: A Quiver of Quotes

Jousts with words, jaunts through all genres. In favour of hendiadys, synaesthesia, and the transferred epithet. Books, books, books. Writing. Author of

13 thoughts on “Chronicles of the Time: Short Announcement”

  1. Don’t talk to me about having trouble with a blog. As you probably know. And when one gets to a stage in life where the blog has an important role in day to day living it becomes even worse.

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    1. It’s never a breeze … btw, did you know that it says next to your comments, and when I click on it, it’s an empty website? (I only now figured out through the Reader your site is


      1. Thanks for the btw. I didn’t know that the other site had been attached to mine. I went to it and it is certainly mine so I have written on it a small explanation of one pitfall in the landscape of WP. Now I know why some of my other followers have just wandered off into the wilderness – never to return. Thank you so much for holding my hand and bringing me back.

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      2. Oh good, I’m glad it helped. But are you sure you’ve posted what you’ve written …? Because I checked earlier and it still showed the default ‘first page’ with text ‘This is your very first post. Click the Edit link to modify or delete it, etc.’ Likewise for the about page.


      3. I had another look and you are right. I will need to get y geek to kill the shadow site without killing the correct site. Tomorrow.

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