My Email To Blogger - I'm Not Happy
After switching to the new version of blogger a couple of days a go i decided i would have a look around and see what is different, And i have to say i am very disappointed. It seems blogger have replaced "ease" with "confusion" and features that are not needed. So i decided i had to send blogger an email and tell them what i think.
After switching to the new version of blogger i have to say I'm not very pleased.
The first issue i have seen is that the blog tag <$BlogURL$> links to blogname.blogspot.com/index.html. This is very bad for SEO as all other links are going to be pointing to blogname.blogspot.com.
The second issue is that feed URL's point to the blog post in the feed. How are people supposed to bookmark our blogs and browse them if they are sent to the feed when clicking on a feed link instead of the blog post?
The third issue is with the templates. I doubt you could have made editing a template any harder if you had tried. Anybody who isn't a professional programmer is going to have no chance of editing their template or creating their own. This was a very important feature of the old blogger system and now you have all but completely removed it for regular bloggers.
The fourth issue is with tags (labels). If i had previously entered the label "page rank" and i later want to enter "page" as a tag is automatically assumes i want to type "page rank" again. All of a sudden something as simple as typing one word becomes a long drawn out frustrating ordeal.
The fifth issue is that after switching to the new blogger some tags in my old template, Such as <$BlogPreviousItemTitle$>, No longer work as it should. Instead of showing the previous post it now shows the latest post. Which also means the "Previous Posts" section of the sidebar now shows the latest few posts, Not the previous few posts.
Is there any way for me to change back to the old version of blogger?
I hate to say it, but once everybody is pushed to the new version you are going to be getting a lot of emails saying that the new blogger is impossible to work with and a lot of people will move to wordpress.
My advice to people is; Don't switch to the new blogger.
If you are a blogger, On any platform, please copy my email and send it to blogger.