When I attempt to use the chat feature to send messages to bloggers to whom I’ve not yet written, it sends me an error message and an option to “retry”, but when I click the link, nothing changes.

This is very strange, because I’m able to carry on all of my ongoing conversations without issue. Is it simply a feature that other bloggers have disabled (I can’t imagine every single blog I’ve tried to message having decided to opt out, but I suppose it’s possible)? Could it be an issue with my own settings?

If anyone has any idea what might be going on, I’d appreciate some help! There are many of you with whom I’d love to initiate conversations, but at the moment, I can’t get Tumblr to cooperate with me.