What is it with Blogspot?

Posted: May 30, 2011 in Uncategorized

that they make it so difficult to comment
on a Blogspotter’s posts?
At least 12 clicks to land my words
and another 12 to return
to the site I started from.
Doesn’t Blogspot like its bloggers,
does it want them to
languish in loneliness?
Pull your socks up, Blogspot.
Get a grip.

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Comments
  1. Poets United says:

    Thank you for joining Poets United. We look forward to visiting your blog and reading poetry. We also look forward to seeing you in our community.

    Ink runs from the corners of my mouth
    There is no happiness like mine.
    I have been eating poetry.
    ~Mark Strand

    And for the record Viv I am thinking about setting up a mirror site for Poets United on Word Press.

  2. Amanda Moore says:

    I have to say I totally agree! That is why I use WP!

  3. Mike Patrick says:

    I started out on Blogger. When I wanted to start a separate poetry blog, it kept linking everything to my family blog, so I gave up and went with WordPress. I’ve never regretted it. Because of my old Blogger settings screwing things up, I find it impossible to comment on some Blogger sites. Blogspot has a whole new set of issues by making commenting so difficult. I usually won’t bother trying unless it is an exceptional piece of work. Great work always deserves to be recognized, so I slog through the steps, but I agree with your rant.

  4. Tilly Bud says:

    Looks like you hit a nerve!

    • vivinfrance says:

      I’ve been meaning to do this for ages, but yesterday was particularly b……d up by Blogspot. Great that some of our friends will be joining us on WordPress.

  5. earlybird says:

    I HATE BLOGSPOT

  6. brenda w says:

    I started a small stones blog on wordpress today. Just to see if I could do it. Here’s the link to it. It’s brand new, so I don’t really know what I’m doing yet.

    Here you go:
    http://gatheredstones.wordpress.com/2011/05/30/stone-one-rain-song/

  7. pamelasayers says:

    I’ve been thinking about switching. WordPress has so many gadgets, I feel like my head is spinning when I’m there. Blogger is pretty straightforward about posts and such. Do I have to know HTML, in order for wordpress to benefit me?

    Pamela

    • vivinfrance says:

      Oh do, please, Pamela. No, you don’t have to use hotmail. You don’t have to use all the gadgets – though I do find some ofthem useful. And commenting etc couldn’t be easier.
      ViV

    • earlybird says:

      It’s incredibly easy and no you don’t have to know HTML. They also have very good tutorials. And you can leave off the gadgets.

  8. brenda w says:

    Oh Lordy, I suppose I’ll end up switching this summer when time permits. I’ve been noticing issues with posting at blogger sites, too. And mine are blogger sites! Ai yai yai!
    ~Brenda

  9. gospelwriter says:

    It’s crazy – makes no sense whatsoever that I can see. And if the point is to make the rest of us throw up our hands and drift over to Blogspot, that sure ain’t gonna happen… But it really is a shame, because some of my fave bloggers are over there. 😦

    • vivinfrance says:

      The reverse of good salesmanship – more like aversion therapy.
      I agree about there being some marvellous bloggers over there. I just wish they’d come over here.

  10. Tilly Bud says:

    I hate Blogspot! You really have to jump through hoops to comment. I have to really like something before I comment on any Blogspot blog because it takes forever.

    Yay! to this rant, Viv 🙂

  11. jinksy says:

    If you want to return to a particular post, can’t you bookmark that, and click to go straight back after you’ve commented? Just a thought…

    • vivinfrance says:

      You mean add it temporarily to my toolbar? Nearly as slow as all the clicking. Doesn’t everyone have a problem with Blogspot?

      • 1sojournal says:

        I do. Not only what you have already mentioned, but sometimes a separate comment box comes up, but it’s completely blank. I have to then close all windows and find it on my desktop before it will show the comments already there and space to leave one. Am never sure the comments actually go through, when that happens.

        Elizabeth

      • vivinfrance says:

        I’ve been pondering your suggestion. Why would we bother, when every other blog provider makes it easier to comment, and you can leave the blog after commenting simply by clicking on the back button. My heart sinks whenever I see that blasted blogspot in the link of a poem I really want to read.

        Do come over to WordPress, Penny, you wouldn’t regret it.

      • earlybird says:

        YES

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