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Thursday, December 15, 2016

Old Dog Seeking New Trick


Does anyone but me dislike the new blogger format?  I already know what I wrote, so why do I want it to pop up on the screen when I open blogger?  What I want to see is what all y'all (Southern term implying a bunch of y'all) have written. I like to see what everyone else is doing and what is interesting in your lives.  I am quite boring enough that I don't need to see/read about it again once it is written.  I find having to scroll down to the reader's list to get to the good stuff a pain in the rear. (Yeah, I know.  First world problems)

Does anyone out there know some handy trick I don't know that can change my setting so I see what I want to see  first (your posts) rather than looking at crap I wrote.

Waiting and hoping for relief!

27 comments:

  1. Yes, hate the new format, now you have to go into comments (I screen all mine) just to see I have new ones where it used to notify you. No tricks, if you find some please share

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    1. I have never had trouble with comments so it hadn't dawned on me to screen mine, but what a bummer to have to work harder to see if you have comments. I am still waiting for the brilliant mind who has discovered a short cut, but so far, no dice!

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  2. Hiss and spit from me too. The details they have decided I want first are the details I tended to look at last. If at all.
    If it ain't broke, don't fix it is something the blogger boffins need to take on board.

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    1. Looks like everyone is in agreement. I guess that and 5 bucks will get us a coffee from Starbucks.

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  3. I HATE the new format! I agree with you Anne....I miss being able to access the blogs I follow first! I don't need to see what my most recent post was. I am also having trouble with the refresh of the screen on my reading list. Sometimes it won't update and I have to retype/refresh the entire blogger site. Grrrr! The Blogger Gods should have never messed with a good thing!

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    1. Maybe they are doing it for those who are more serious about their own blogs than I am. I like to read everyone else's mainly.

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  4. I don't like the new style, either. When I get comfortable with something, Blogger changes it.

    Love,
    Janie

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  5. I don't like it. The worst part for me, as Cheapchick said is that I have to click on "comments," then on "awaiting moderation" just to see if I have any comments. I sent feedback to blogger asking them if they could at least put a little notification number next to "comments" so that I know if I have any new comments. Too many clicks! I bookmarked the reading list page into my bookmarks bar so that it goes directly to that page and bypasses the "post" page. Yeah, I hate when they change things up when it's not necessary.

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    1. I was just hoping someone knew a way around it. Bummer!

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    2. Ooh, bookmarking the "reading list page" is a great idea! I think I'll do that too. Good thinking

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  6. I hate the new format too. I'm not even able to click on reader list on one of my tablets.

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  7. i barely use the blogger dashboard, i go to my blog in the same way i would if i was a reader/ follower. I dont know why i do that except that's what i always did. It seems that for once my inefficient ways have saved me a drama!

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  8. I hate it too! I think sometimes they change things just to change them. It was fine the way it was!

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    1. Maybe it makes their operations more efficient? Who knows?

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  9. I don't like the new format either, but I figured that was because I wasn't used to it. But since this is a free service, I'm getting what I paid for.

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    1. I agree about the free part. I was just hoping someone more technically savvy than I am knew some brilliant hack.

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  10. Still figuring it all out. I don't like change very well.

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  11. Hate isn't a strong enough word. I completely despise it. I was waiting for someone to write a post about how awful it is. Thank-you Anne! I was starting to think I was alone in my extreme hatred for the new format. Like you, I don't want to see a list of my posts (and I have more than one blog. It only shows the list for one of them, so the other two are virtually non-existent unless I click over to them).

    I want the overview back! I want to see a list of blogs I follow when I log in, not useless nonsense. Like you said, I already know what I posted. AND I moderate comments. It does not indicate anywhere whether or not I have a comment to moderate so I have to click over to the comment moderation section every time I check in to check IF there's been a comment left. Yes, first world problems BUT a waste of time is a waste of time and that's an everyone problem that blogger has just created for the lot of us.

    Sigh, I could complain all day about how much this new format is bothering me. At least I know I'm not alone :)

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  12. I am so confused and don't like it either. I am challenged enough without help from on high.

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  13. I'm slowly getting around to understanding the new format. It changed at the same time my phone changed and I end up leaving multiple comments on peoples blogs, but not sure if format, or my phone. I miss seeing the headlines when I first log in as well. I guess I'll get used to it, but did prefer the old.

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    1. We get used to everything eventually, but I will still continue to look for a way to do it differently

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