Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Blogger sucks big time now!

I can no longer revert to the old blogger. No longer an option.
I can no longer leave anyone comments.
This morning I tried on  Mr. Shife's blog post and it told me to clear my cache and cookies and restart.
Did that. It did nothing but take my time.
 
So I assume unless blogger changes you will not hear from me in the comments.
I have tried 3 browsers as well. Same issues on all of them.
I hit the preview button and it told me my blog was not to be found.
So as I write this I have attempted to change the font 6 times - doesn't change
I have attempted to preview and it tells me I don't exist.
Typing this on a new post only gives me 1/4 of the page. That's fun too.
 
I am walking away now before I hurt my computer.
 
I now dislike blogger as much as Mango Mussolini.

30 comments:

Grace said...

Your blog looks fine on my desktop, it's a little squooshed on my iPad and your comment showed up on my blog. I don't know why you can't comment on other blogs, I've never had that problem so I don't know where to look for answers... It's all about the smartphone, tho I would hate to have to read my blog, or any blog for that matter, on a phone. I've read that people actually compose blog content, including images on their phones! I can't even imagine how to do that. I'm old and grumpy and I want the biggest display and keyboard available...

Margaret (Peggy or Peg too) said...

Grace, it will no longer allow me to edit my own posts from the list of posts of mine. I also no longer have the pencil at the bottom. I think it's time I make a move! Everything is fucked up and what makes me angrier is no one to help. They claim this is better? For whom? What unicorn finds this better? And NO to the smartphone and blogging. I am with you on that one too. I went to blogger forum to find answers and everyone is frustrated and they don't respond. It's time...

Grace said...

OK, I hate to ask this question but are you signed into your Google account?

Margaret (Peggy or Peg too) said...

Grace, yes and that is another issue. It shows my photo after I sign in. BUT it shows I am never signed in. So that was the first time I tried another browser. Same thing. Everything is wrong.

Grace said...

I just did a bit of Googling around and right now the whole Blogger thing is one effed up mess! You can't, or at least I can't, even access Blogger help. And there ain't no other free blogging platforms around that I know of, and just stay away from Wordpress, they've changed their editor to the block editor aka Guttenberg which has WP users up in arms as well as stripping the free accounts of any and every nicety. It's all about the money now. I expect Google will get it straightened out eventually but for now - deep breaths.

Mike said...

I'm having minimal problems that I'm working around. When posting the paragraph option wants to keep coming on. I have to click it back to normal to get single line spacing. The font size will say normal but sometimes it's not. I have to click on normal. The font type will be who knows shat. I click on default. Insert link is a pain to deal with. Sometimes I have to go to the HTML view to fix things. Sometimes the pictures go off to the right and don't show. (fix with HTML.)

Other than that...

Annsterw said...

I am with you! It seems like once I understand and get comfortable with how to use an app or software; they change it. Here's to hoping you get things sorted out soon! Until then, we can at least hear from you in your posts. HUGS

Barb said...

I am also having minimal problems but I am earning. Just to be clear, to edit you do not click on the three dots on the right, you clock on the post itself in design mode and then edit it. If that makes any sense. I do alot of phtos and am having to learn how to edit those again.

Margaret (Peggy or Peg too) said...

Barb, yes I know how to edit. We used to have an edit button under the post. That is gone as well as the delete.

Arkansas Patti said...

So sorry you are being so mistreated. For now I am still able to access Legacy but I have to do it every day. Don't want to think of what will happen when that quits being an option.

Margaret (Peggy or Peg too) said...

It quit being an option for me Patti.😭😭

Olga said...

I have annoying glitches, but nothing like what you are experiencing. I would be winging the computer across the room even though it is probably not the computer's fault at all.
I am having an extremely hard time with my bank's website that they recently "improved." I am honestly thinking of changing banks because that's how frustrating it is to try to navigate the new site.

Mary said...

I follow this blog and they are having problems too. As a follower only,I have no problems.

https://infidel753.blogspot.com/2020/09/to-fellow-bloggers-appeal-for.html

Arkansas Patti said...

This morning my options were gone. Rats. Hate that redirect notice when I try to access a blog.

Margaret (Peggy or Peg too) said...

Patti so you get the redirect to the blog as well? For some strange reason that gives me comfort that I am not the only one. Hey next weekend our teams play one another. I am scared. We have the same record so it's anyone games. We started off well but we have slowly been going down hill although the Toronto Game of 20-3 was fun for me. :-)

Abby said...

Well, crap. For what it's worth, I also get the redirect notice so I think that's across the board. Photos are a pain to deal with now, but at least the other functions seem fine for me. I have no answers for you, sorry Peggy.

Barb said...

So yes, he buttons are gone. but if you clock on your little head shot by your name on any post, it should bring up multipel options (it takes me to a list of my blogs first byt then back to the pos), It allows you to trash/delete, unpublish and a bunch of other things. To edit I simply click on the pos in the design mode and it allows me to edit. I dont love it, but it's all working ght now. and yes,a gain, as abby says, the photos are a royal pain as I get used to the system.

Margaret (Peggy or Peg too) said...

Barba sadly it doesn't work like that for me. If I hit the photo it brings me to a list of info about me. I want an edit button under the post listed in my posts. Simple but not there any longer. As is the pencil if it has been published is now gone so I can't edit from there either. I think I will be moving it will be easier than learning this new crap that most don't even work.

Abby - that's okay I am not doing much more with this. Waste of my time. I am going to go another direction than blogger. I just need the time to do it. pesky work keeps getting in my way.

Grace said...

To have the pencil at the bottom of your post you need to 'activate' that function. I can't post screenshots in a comment or I would show you where and how. Do let us know if you find some place amenable to easy blogging - I think I have looked at them all - not crazy about Weebly or Wix, playing with Bravenet right now...

Mike said...

Incognito test.

Mike said...

Have you tried using the incognito mode on Chrome? ... I just did a test. It worked. I didn't have to sign in but I did have to do the ReCaptcha.

Misadventures of Widowhood said...

Just testing to see if I have any problems commenting. I use a computer to blog and comment with a Firebox browser and Google account. so far I've had only one glitch with the new Blogger format and that's not being able to single space a song lyric.

Linda dev said...

I comment a lot. It rarely gets there

Jamie Ghione said...

Checking to see if my commenting works. I just upgraded my browser and trying the new Blogger. It tells me on my blog home page that I'm not signed in.

Julie H said...

Do you use Internet Explorer? Tried Chrome? Just wondering if maybe that would help.

I hate the new blogger, I hate the new facebook, why can't they just leave shit alone.

Margaret (Peggy or Peg too) said...

Julie, Yes I use Chrome. But I have tried for weeks on IE and Microsoft Edge, and firefox. All sucked. I did not do safari and see no reason to try at this point. I saw the new FB on my husbands FB(I deactivated mine) and I don't get the need for the change and the look of it is awful.

Mr. Shife said...

This stinks. I hope it gets cleared up. Your comment did show up if that helps make you feel better. Have a wonderful weekend.

It's.a.crazy.world said...

So frustrating. I switched to this new format a few months ago, and I've noticed a few changes over the past 5 weeks (now I can change the size of a photo without it looking elongated or squished). I also have a blog on WordPress, and it isn't much better even though it was highly rated.

Mike said...

https://krydderuglen.blogspot.com/2020/09/experimenting-with-blogger.html?showComment=1600542357095#c4472184058764366741

This shows how to go back to the old blogger to create posts. If you need more info, let me know.

Leanna said...

I have an easy to follow for those with no computer skills on how to get back to Legacy Blogger. Go to my blog at
https://canwehaveanewwitchoursmelted.blogspot.com/2020/09/how-to-revert-back-to-legacy-blogger.html
and just follow the instructions . I got them from here:
https://krydderuglen.blogspot.com/2020/09/experimenting-with-blogger.html?showComment=1600542357095#c4472184058764366741
but I made them for those less tech savy.