Friday, April 20, 2012

What the Fuck? How Dare They?

What a monstrous fucking goddamned mess the so-called new blogger platform is and I, for one,  will have no part of it.  Not only is it unworkable, it is visually ugly and poorly designed.  (and I know these things because graphic design used to be my profession..... not that it matters one whit at this point)

No I will NOT get used to it.........I will not accept inferior products as substitute for ones I find convenient and workable.  How dare they force this garbage upon us?  I cannot believe that all of you intend to just lie down and accept this outrage.  I have been trying to find who I can protest to and am so upset I have been unable to do so....or maybe they cleverly just failed to provide us with a means of howling at them.

Along with everything else, they very casually exposed two of my very private blogs to any prying eye that wanted to see them.  Oops they will say.....there may be a bug or two still left.......those cretins.......oh torture and death is too good for them is all I can say.  (loud gnashing of teeth here)

I really mean it when I say I will not be pushed around like this nor will I participate in something just because I have no choice in the matter.  I do have a choice and that is to find some way to communicate  other than Blogger.  If you have any ideas or comments please email me and do send me all of your email addresses.....those who would like to stay in touch that is.


Otherwise, I am afraid this is goodbye.  It was beyond  lovely knowing all of you.  Sob.

Oh, hell.....for one last times....shit, piss, fuck.


  1. Okay. I'm confused. Your blog looks as it always has, to me. What problems are you having... and, glad you got that off your chest. Wouldn't it have been easier if you had quit beating around the bush and just said what you meant?

    I wish I knew how to contact Blogger people. You get fast answers when you email support -- they just have to bear on the problem! Don't you dare say goodbye. sjthomas @

    1. Ah, yes. I must add a P.S.and an amendment.

      Apparently they have not changed the format of our blogs, once one figures out how to view them .....I am profoundly grateful for that. I still am up a tree in figuring out how to get to my blog list and a number of other things, but, I confess, the debacle is not quite as bad as I first feared.

      I am still mad as hell but my threat to abandon blogging may have been a bit premature. The verdict is not yet in on that. I just have no patience left for situations that make my life more is tough enough without any outside help and anything that makes it harder for me visually really gets my dander up..,,,,as you can see from the above rant, it was up pretty far.......

  2. Hi LO.

    You could always go to WP.
    Word Press have a similar and some say more amenable blogging alternative.

    But whatever, I shall go with you, though like Sharlene above I have no idea what you are on about..

    Unless they have switched you to the new blogger interface, which I have one of for my poetry sharing scheme, which only one person has supported, leaving me feeling as though it is not easily followed by bloggers, and therefore worthless. But I shall persist for a while longer.

    But I guess I might join you in the fuck shit piss bollocks so you don't feel alone.....

    Have a nice weekend

  3. Hi Lo

    I think I know what you are talking about.
    The actual look of the blog seems the same, its when you go into the back bits that changes have been made. I confess that when I first saw it I was confused, it all looks a bit plain compared to the other but Layout will take you to the blogs you follow.

    Trouble is, we senior citizens don't like change, I know I don't.

    PLEASE don't go anywhere I love your blog, it's one of the more normal one's out there and always hits the right spot with me.

    Hugs from England

  4. You can change back to the old blog system. I'll email you and see if it works. Don't vanish!

  5. G'day Lo. Your blogs are coming through to me they way they always have. I get my blogs through the new interface and I am now used to it and don't seem to have any problems, so far. I do hope you stick with it. I would miss your honesty. Take care. Liz...

  6. I know what you're talking about. The appearance of our blogs hasn't changed but the mechanics of the process - the stuff "under the hood" - has. I wasn't crazy about it either, but I got used to the new setup by poking around and experimenting - trial and error.

  7. Oh Lo. Don't stop. Just...bear with it. We shall persevere. We shall.

  8. Well, what I do is click on the gear, or whatever that roundish symbol is. One of the drop-down options is Use Old Blogger Interface. I still prefer that a lot to the new one, and I still use it every day.

    I do not like blogging on the new blogger interface, but I have found one thing--just one, mind you--useful. When you go to your list of posts, it tells you how many comments have been left on each and, more importantly, how many times the page has been viewed. This is useful feedback I was unable to find anywhere on the old interface.

  9. If you choose another blog platform, publish one more time and tell us here, so we will know where to find you.

    Yes, the techno-geeks have "improved" everything into uselessness, as usual. Sigh.

  10. Well, I must be looking at a different picture, because I really like it! No trouble at all finding whatever I want, and the stuff I don't often want is no longer in my face, but can be easily found if needed, just by clicking on a dropdown. Am I missing something?
    Anyway, thank God you're not packing it in!!

  11. I don't like the new "undercarriage" either. :(
    I have changed it back several times, but eventually, like gmail, it's not going to let you go back. It looks suspiciously like Wordpress, which I don't really like ( I have a secret blog over there and use it once in a while).