Last time I posted I told you about my new blog over on Blogger. Unfortunately, it’s not going so well over there. Not well at all. :/ I feel like a kid who’s gone off to summer camp, and what I’m about to write is a desperate plea. I miss you soooo much, and I want to come back home!!
It’s been a long while since I’ve used Blogger, and it’s obvious, it hasn’t changed a bit. I’m suddenly reminded of all the reasons I got my own website in the first place. Blogger is still as wonky, and difficult to get along with as ever. My hat goes off to all of you hardcore Blogger users. I don’t know how you put up with that every day. I’m about ready to pull my hair out.
Firstly, it was brought to my attention that a bunch of comments were missing from my blog. I had been approving comments as they came into my inbox, so I had no idea any were missing. Other than a few comments that had been left that day, which I hadn’t gotten to yet, I didn’t have any others. Or so I thought. It took me a couple days to discover I had comments in my dashboard that I needed to approve. Doh! I guess you get emails when Blogger wants you to get emails. No more, no less.
Yesterday, I went to write a post, but didn’t have a “New Post” button in my dashboard. It took me a while, but I figured out a different way of getting in, somehow. Once I had the post written I realized I didn’t have publish button on my post. ???!!! I could only save it or revert to draft. I’m not sure how you could revert a draft to a draft. If it’s not published, isn’t it already a draft?? lol
Then I noticed the one page I have there called “365 days of art” was missing. I went looking for it, and found it had reverted itself to a draft. There was no way for me to make it public again because the Publish button was missing there, also. Arrrrgh!!
I did finally figure out a backwards way of publishing the post, and page, but it took me a while. I hate wasting time like that. The stupid publish button should have been there!! I mean, what good is a blog post without the publish button?? Grr!
This morning, Dotty pointed out yet another glaring Blogger error, and it’s another one I have no control over. Nor can I fix it. She wanted to sign up for my updates via email, so she doesn’t have to keep checking back. I already have the gadget in my sidebar, but for whatever reason, it’s not showing up on my blog. Just another little thing that is adding up to soooo many issues. I’m ready to throw in the towel.
I mean, why make things harder on myself than I have to? It’s difficult enough to create something new every day for 365 days, but to have constant blog trouble on top of that will make it extremely frustrating. I’m sure I’m going to come up against days where I feel I’ve got nothing to give. Yet, I’ll still have to show up, and paint something anyway. On those days, I’m going to need everything else in the process to run smoothly.
MOMMY, I WANT TO COME BACK HOME!! WordPress isn’t perfect, by far, but it doesn’t have nearly as many problems as Blogger. I can post here, and go about my day.
So, I guess that’s that. The towel has not only been thrown in, but it’s waaaay out my reach. Me and my 365 day of art project are coming home. I’ll see you tomorrow – right here – with my next daily painting.
Edited: I spent the afternoon bringing my posts from blogger over here, so they’d all be in one place. What a pain this all has been.