And as Blogger Beta rolls out, the silence just does not let up . It's depressing, actually.
I noted last week of a major design deficiency in Blogger Beta - the fact that the title in Beta blogs wasn't linking back to the home page. I even developed a (ugly) workaround. So today, I was surfing away at Googolians, and I clicked on the title. And imagine my surprise when I found myself back in main page view. Then I went to page layout view on RBS Beta, and removed my ugly workaround. And noted that, indeed, the title is now clickable in article view, and will take you back to main page view.
And thinking back a few days, I don't remember seeing any official announcement about raw HTML template editing capability being provided either. Just a question or two in Google Blogger Help.
I've actually noted several avenues that Blogger appears to have use of, in communicating what's going on. How many are being regularly, and effectively, used?
- Blogger Buzz.
- Blogger Status.
- Google Blogger Help - pinned posts in
- Google Blogger Help - ongoing discussions in
Far and away, the majority of any useful information about what's going on comes from Blogger Employee, who has recently taken to signing also as "Jordan". Most of those posts are buried deeply in ongoing threads, started by unhappy Bloggers. Anybody learning about the items communicated must be spending a lot of time reading the discussions there.
The pinned posts, started by Blogger Employee (pre "Jordan") to announce various Blogger Beta features, were quickly barraged with complaints, and nothing useful to be seen there.
Blogger Status is technical information, about a few network events, posted mainly 1/2 hour before any resolution is provided, and following 95 1/2 hours of waiting for resolution. What's acknowleged in Blogger Status, affectionately (right!) referred by some of us as BS (what a serendipitous name), is maybe 25% of the observed problems.
And Blogger Buzz is mostly advertising. What else is "Buzz" going to be? Well, there's one exception, it comes very late in the game, and the appropriate words are buried deeply after more advertising.
Did I miss anything?
And, as usual
Welcome To K-Mart. How may I ignore you today?
Come on, Blogger. Admit the errors. You've got a lot more besides the combined login box to resolve. How about you admit some, before you develop the fixes. Don't make us just wait, and one day see things improved.