Blogger Upgrade

It looks like Google has done another upgrade to Blogger. Each time they do this, it seems like the service gets worse. Now my blogging tasks feel much slower. Come on Blogger team. Do not fail.

Aside from the performance, it looks like this just got shifted around. Why are they moving things around when I already know where the usual controls are? This reeks of the Microsoft fiasco when they upgraded Office to 2007. Epic fail.

I guess I can't complain too much. Blogger is free. I wish they would give me the option of staying with the same interface instead of forcing an upgrade on me. Ahh the pains of working with a web based service. Is it time to move my blogs to another platform? Wordpress anyone?

Truth in Blogging

I somehow found myself navigated over Penelope Trunk's blog. In this episode, she related her World Trade Center trauma, as well as some worse disturbia. I know I have read some of Penelope's writings before. And I liked them. Now I know why. She has been through a lot. And she writes about it.

Can those of us with more boring lives compete with such a blogger? I would hope so. We may just not be as exciting. This then is the challenge. Be a strong writer/blogger to make normal life sound enticing. Or we could go out there and live that exciting life to write about.

This post goes out to Penelope. Keep writing about those personal details. They are precious.

Feedback Fail

I read a post about a site that blew up in terms of visitors because it was on a popular site. The developer had to deal with an overwhelming number of new visitors. One of the pains was the form submission. I never heard of the site. When I visited it, I saw a contact form on the bottom of the page.

However there was verbage that the contact form results were ignored. In fact, the form did not submit anything anywhere. Can you say fail? If you don't want feedback, then you don't have to have a place to submit feedback. But if you waste my time with a feedback form that you ignore, then guess what? I ignore you.

I won't even provide a link to this bozo's site. Don't want to drive any more traffic to it. Respect your visitors and users. Otherwise the bad karma will bite you in the end.