Friday, May 29, 2020

Adjusting ...adjusting...adjusting

Those of you who use WordPress or another interface to Blogger may find this post neither here, there or anywhere.  Blogger has developed a new "better" interface.  It seems that it is designed for mobile devices because we all read blogs on our phones/tablets?  I am sure that many people do read the more popular blogs on their "mobile devices" but most of my readers probably do not.  I cannot imagine reading something like a blog on that tiny screen.

Anyway, this new interface, and the super-simple symbols and the relocation of stuff is making me a little dizzy!  I got all cozy with the old-fashioned model.  Yes, they do allow us to go back and use that, but I will work on this and stretch my mind a bit.

I cannot figure out where the HTML interface button/link might be in case I have some coding adjustments... I will have to work on that.  Maybe HTML coding is so old and obsolete that no one uses it directly anymore?  Oh, THERE it is! 

Now I am going to load a photo...just to see if I can do it!  Most of the interface stuff is still there only somewhere else-there...Now to make the photo bigger.

... I think you can see the little color-coordinated spider on my evening primrose better now.

There is a link on the original bookmark fro Blogger that says I can go back to the older, more familiar interface.  I will now go ahead and publish this and see if it works.  The AARP (organization for retired folks) says learning new computer programs is good for you.  I hope this counts as a new program!  It is certainly learning.

The world changes endlessly and we must keep up or wave as it passes us on by.  Nothing wrong with being left behind, but only if you want that.

22 comments:

  1. The Blogger changes are probably going to have glitches as well as a learning curve.
    I read blogs on my phone when I don't feel like getting up from my chair.

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  2. I have resisted the changeover. I figure I'll let them get the kinks out assuming that there are some. I have always resisted beta software.

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  3. Same here. I've avoided that "new blogger" sign for a long time. Guess I will have to face it soon. Just afraid I will lose what I have. But since a few are venturing out there, I will watch and see. And I do read blogs on my phone... I prefer my laptop, but if it's not with me then the phone it is.

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  4. I certainly am learning. Today is my second day of dragging and dropping from my old computer to the new giant computer. LOL I haven't tried to post anything yet.

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    1. Dragging and dropping sounds exhausting.

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  5. Still just do my reading on my laptop. Phone screen too small. Hoping all these new things will stretch my brain some. :-)

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  6. I only use my cellphone for calls-- no reading anything on it.

    I had read others who were very unhappy with the new version and asked all to write Blogger for what they didn't like with the hope they would take it into account. I haven't tried it yet but do think it said when it becomes the default, we can still go back to the original.

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    1. I think they are requesting feedback from people using it. This is the first I have seen about the transition.

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  7. I hate changes to familiar things but try to go with it and learn the new just to keep my mind sharp, if that is possible!

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  8. I'm embarrassed to say I didn't notice Blogger has a new interface. I'll have to check it out, but I suspect I'll be staying with what I know. Glad to know you're finding what you need in the new version. :-)

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  9. I think I recall something about a new version, but I didn't click on it, so I really don't know what you are talking about here either. I'll make the change only if I have to.
    I have read and even posted using my iPhone, but it is very tricky to do with every thing so small. Expanding the screen with your fingers to tap on the right buttons can lead to all kinds of misadventures. Right now I am reading your blog on my huge desktop screen, magnified. It is so easy to read and the photos are big and lovely. Just the way I like it.

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  10. I have switched back and forth multiple times. I am not so far too challenged by the new version. I am however extremely annoyed by the redirect message. I wish someone would explain how that is a feature.

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  11. Dear Tabor and Friends, too much change too often leads to confusion - and guess where that comes from! Hint: a place where nobody wants to spend eternity. If oollldd people are resistant to change, that's evidence of a sound mind.

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  12. You can go back, but only through the end of July, then it changes for all of us anyway. Went ahead and changed, and some of the changes make it very hard for me to go back a year or so and check what i posted on a particular date. It used to be a lot easier.

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    1. This is what bothers me...will it still have the same flexibility that we are used to. YOu are more thorough than I in checking back posts, but that is a useful tool.

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  13. Nice flower with the spider on it, lovely.

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  14. Beautiful photo. I love primroses! When I moved to my present house I brought a shovel-full. I hate looking at a tiny phone screen also! I prefer to wait until I am back on my computer to look at things. Andrea

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  15. I tried it but the formatting was weird and it would not let me drag and drop images and the add image icon didn't work either. I went back to the old version. I suppose I should try it again. other reports say that they are still working out bugs and apparently you can add images now.

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  16. Ha ha. As the world moves on, the thought of being left behind becomes more and more appealing!

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  17. It worked out well, Tabor....I don't have a cell/mobile phone.

    I'm not fond of change...if it's not broken, why fix it....(I wish I'd invented that saying!)

    Until this morning, I wasn't aware a new format/interface was coming to blogger.

    I don't mind being left behind...I think that happened to me a few years ago! :)

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  18. Me too, I never knew they had changed things.

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  19. Something else is suddenly goofy with Blogger or Wordpress. I can't seem to leave comments easily on Wordpress blog posts.

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