Can you hear me screaming?? Because I am. Inside. Very, very loud.
I knew this day would come, and I was dreading it. I think I actually had a mini-anxiety attack just thinking about it. Now it's here.
It's the day Blogger changed the layout of their blogging platform. This is gone forever:
For a very long time now, months even, at the top of the screen there was a warning that they'd be changing to a new blogging interface.
"Try the updated Blogger interface!" it said. I didn't.
"Change over to New Blogger." they said. I didn't.
"In the coming months, we'll be changing over to the New Blogger format. Upgrade now." they warned. I didn't do anything. I figured if I ignored it, it'd go away. Or they wouldn't realize that I was still on Old Blogger. The Blogger I loved.
I did try it, but there was always an option to come back to the Old Blogger interface and I kept going back. I didn't want the new one. I didn't like the layout. It was unfamiliar, and quite frankly, not as user friendly. I honestly don't know what they're thinking. And why can't they just leave it alone - if someone doesn't want to use it, they don't have to?
Facebook did the same thing, shoving Timeline down everyone's throats. I understand they ahve to upgrade, I understand the progress, and usually I just shrug my shoulders and figure, "Eh, I'll get used to it." I don't think I'm going to get used to this one.
So now I'm super-cranky and don't even feel like opening up Blogger to do a post, knowing that I'm going to see this unfamiliar screen. And others feel the same way, as several people have blogged about the very same thing - how much they hate it. Maybe it'll get better. Maybe I'll wind up loving it. I doubt it.
And right now, I just kinda want to cry.
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