Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Grumble... New Blogger

Another thing that's been eating me up about blogging is Blogger. Yeah, it's a free service, you get what you pay for, and all that. But it worked fine before. Now?

Since changing over, I routinely lose posts. I just put a lot of effort into a post on my trip to the Guggenheim in New York City. The silly form makes me enter letters in a "word verification". I find that if you write directly to the page as I do, and you take some time, Blogger just won't recognize the letters. When that happened in the past, it simply gave you a new set of letters. You entered them, and the post appeared. Now, you get an error message. When you go back, your form is completely blank. All gone. Zapped into the aethers.

I don't have extra 30-minute blocks. So, sod New Blogger.

5 comments:

Wainstead said...

Always, always compose your post on your local box. Use MS Word or Notepad or whatever. When it's ready, copy/paste it into blogger!

Mike Kole said...

I know- lesson learned. It's just one more step. Bleah. Gimme simplicity that works!

Joe said...

Try wordpress.com

Michael said...

Or you could do as I do. Just before posting hit: Select All and Copy. A quick key combo and you're saved if you have to go back. I have to agree with you that new Blogger is not as good as it should be. But, as you said...it's free. We gets what we pays for.

B.G. (Semper Paratus) said...

I do the same thing....cut n paste...easier on the nerves IF something goes awry.

...makes me long for those distant days of Win 3.1 on a "386" and classic prodigy...a simpler time.

;)

B.G.