Wednesday, September 19, 2012

I Hate New Blogger!!

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:

I'm so upset, I've contemplated not blogging in protest.  But they won't care.  I'm one little blog in millions of blogs. 

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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2011: Come On In And Take A Seat
2010: Doctor Recommended For Sure Death
2009: Wardrobe Malfunction: Intentional And Uncensored
2008: Eddie Friday: Outlined
2007: Modern, Yet No So Much
2006: Why Higher Education Is Desperately Needed
2005: Does A Bear Shit In The Woods?


marg said...

Oh Salena, we've been following your brilliant blog since the Guardian article earlier this year. We live nr Liverpool in the UK. And recently we've had the same with Yahoo Mail - totally useless replacement/update ...and yes, we delayed, just like you.....but they forced us into the new version in the end.
Hope you get over it, Me Duck - we would really , really REALLY miss your blog if you stopped. Don't let the b****** grind you down!
Best Wishes, Marg and Al x

marg said...

OH heck - wrong year! So you DID get over it! How long did it take?

The Daily Rant said...

Marg & Al: I'm so glad you found my blog and are enjoying it! I'm so thrilled to know that people all around the world are reading. And I'm even MORE thrilled when they comment!! So thank you.

Since I've become obsessed with Downton Abbey and as a result of that, made a friend via the internet who worked at ITV and who lives in Manchester (Irlam), I'm seriously thinking I need to plan a trip to the UK!

I still hate the new Blogger but have adjusted (did I have a choice??) and I don't think I'll stop bloggin anytime soon. I really enjoy it.

Again, thank you so much for the comment, thank you for reading and thank you for commenting.

Hope you both have a great weekend!

Salena xo