For those of you having issues similar to mine: here is the link to Bloggers form to report them!!! PLEASE DO THIS! This is our blog home too!
There currently are no other direct links or forms to get to Blogger; forums are useless as one can spend days trying to find anything and when I have posted questions before they largely go unanswered.
Copy and paste onto your blog if you are sharing the issues I am---let's get this stuff fixed before we lose our blogs.
Overall--this appears to be an East of the Mississippi issue, though I have had one occurance reported West.
BE VOCAL! This should have all been fixed in Blogger In Draft before being shoved out to the blogging populace at large!!!
As much as the thought of this pains me, it has become apparent that due to the constant Blogger changes, issues, problems, not being able to even sign into my own blog---and these are just naming a few of the headaches that I have had to contend with---a point is coming where I will no longer be blogging.
And it's thanks to Blogger and all their *improvements*.
I also have a friend who was in the process of moving her works to Word Press, which evidently that is what Blogger wants to be.....and she is stuck with HOURS of time invested and nothing working right.
I do not know if there has been something built into the code to not allow certain migrating--both sides would deny that I'm sure, both say everything is sooooo easy. But she knows code, and it's not easy.
I do NOT know code and don't have the time to learn.
I am disgusted for being pushed into a corner that I did not ask for, I am angry that a very good, simple platform has turned into the *System From Hell*, I am just plain PISSED that I have no idea from one day to the next if my blog as I built it will be here or if it will be one of the butt-ugly new templates that are W.P. ripoffs.
So maybe it is just time to quit.
Maybe it is time to send virtual hugs and kisses to my dear friends I have made through this piece of cyberspace. And special thanks to Susie Jefferson of 1st Floor Flat for making my wonderful header and helping freely to tweak things to improve the overall finnesse of something as simple as my signature. She is a saint and a gem. Please follow her blog, whether here or on Word Press or where ever she finds a good home for all her generous tutorials.
And in case I decide this is my final flit with Blogger, thanks go out to all who felt I was worthy of awards. I've enjoyed giving you fun or serious or utterly rambling posts. I feel honored that you thought they were something more.
At any rate, I am still undecided to a certain point, but each day pushes me closer to being out the Blogger door. There are no real people to contact about problems and I am sure Google is making enough money that this little piece of our bloggosphere means nothing.
The blog will stay up, one way or the other, with perhaps an occasional update--I'll make sure the Jazz is here for all to enjoy (including the blog mistress). But........maybe it is just time to fly........
You all are worthy of a *Faithfulness Award*, and I wish I had one to give. So until I decide how much headache I need on a daily basis, and where this little sanctuary is going...... I give you my heart instead...♥♥♥♥
Pax.....and much much love,