(photo w/o text from Tack-O-Rama)
Things are getting screwy here on the old Blogspot. Every day I miss, it seems Blogger has pushed down another improvement--and I use that term very loosely--that makes this blog less mine, less easy to navigate, and less easy to read.
Not to mention actually putting a post in the can. Or leaving a comment. Or being able to read the snippets in my dashboard. I have come to the conclusion that there are a bunch of people hired who reeeeally would rather be working at the *other* blog platform, WordPress.
Because after looking through 40 pages of W.P. templates, guess what? It looks very similar to the New and Improved Blogger. And it is getting as difficult to navigate. Remember Blogger--we are not all geeks!
Yes, that is dripping sarcasm.
I hope it drips a lot.
Far and wide.
Here's the thing, Blogger; most of us that chose this platform did it because of the following~~
1. Ease of use from set up to live blog. Bingo-bango, you have your blog going!
2. Easy to customize. I'm sorry, I don't WANT my blog to be this blank space that looks like tens of thousands of others. I want my art, my clutter, my voice.
3. Simplicity in using custom backgrounds. So what's your beef? Yeah, the ones you have are okay for people who don't want to do anything but write.....however, there are a lot (and I do mean A LOT) of people who want something more.
4. Lack of problems in blog hopping. (well, that one has gone down the tubes fast, now that I am having to sign in to some of the newer templates, even though I am already signed in to Blogger; way to GO guys!)
So what is it you want to be? WordPress? Because that is where you are pushing loyal users of this service. To the bland, non colorful world of another competitor.
Hmmmmmm.......and, who gave you this advice? Just askin'.
Are you having to justify your existence by changing everything and making it worse?
Or is it just control issues, like the old saying, "Why does a dog lick his....."
Oh, never mind. You know where that one is going.
So now my question for myself is simply this:
Do I leave a blog that I have invested an incredible amount of time and energy in because of a service that is making me not want to blog AT ALL? Do I make the switch to the bland world of W.P. simply because Blogger has decided they no longer want to keep their users happy? That we must be force-fed nominal templates and even worse no options to change them? Do I continue until there is a total meltdown, both in the ability to blog here and my state mentally, or do I cut bait and run now.
I went so far as to reserve a W.P. blog name.
Don't make me go further.
A disgusted and extremely unhappy Blogger,