Sunday, June 5, 2011

Lazy Sunday Service

I suspect this might be the week that I follow a number of former Blogger bloggers and switch to Wordpress. Beyond all the problems with lost posts and comments, it really should be straightforward to log on to one's blog. For a couple of days I was locked out completely until I discovered a workaround, which consists of me logging on, encountering a 404 error, then reconnecting by revisiting the Blogger log in page by typing the address in (not using my bookmark). Go figure. I've been doing this for two weeks now. I'm loath to swap as it means people having to redirect connections, blogrolls, etc, but it's edging towards the inevitable stage. I'm not sure what Google's strategy is with Blogger as it seems happy to let the service slide. I'll persist for a few days more and see if things improve.

My posts this week:
Review of The Serbian Dane by Leif Davidsen
A Black Feather (short story)
May reviews
Review of Mercy by Jussi Adler-Olsen


Anonymous said...

Rob - For what it's worth, I am very glad I made the switch to Wordpress. Yes it's a bit annoying for people to have to change their blogrolls and RSS feeds. That takes a bit of time, etc... But I do not regret my choice to switch at all. Everyone's different, of course, but I heartily encourage you to give WP a try.

Maxine Clarke said...

Maybe Google is losing interest in its blogging platform as more and more people give it up for Twitter and FB. Google is like this in that they only seem to focus on a limited number of services - Google Scholar has suffered in this way from lack of maintenance, and lack of attention to accuracy.

pattinase (abbott) said...

I probably will do the same should things not right themselves soon. Of course then WP will have problems too.

Anonymous said...

I am sure we will find you if you decide to move. I am very happy that I did. The only thing I have not figuered out yet is how to make a WP blogroll so I still use my old Blogger one for that purpose.