Just want you to know
Saturday December 12, 2015 Most Recent Post:
Curry Hammock State Park No More blog Posts
This post was done on blogger direct. Boy is it ugly!
I just want to thank those of you who so kindly said you'd miss my blog if I no longer publish.
I have just spent nearly 3 hours trying to move the post I was publishing from Live Writer to Blogger and it looks nothing like what I had set up to publish. It is too simplistic and I'm just not willing to continue with this.
Blogger allows only 4 picture sizes, two of which are so small as to be useless and one of the other two is so large it takes up the entire screen. Live Writer allows you to size your pictures any size you like.
Blogger allows only a limited number of the same run of the mill fonts. Live Writer allows the use of a virtually limitless number of fonts. In addition, within the post, the fonts in blogger also seem to change at will.
Thank goodness you can bring more than one photo in at a time now in blogger, but they all end up in Picassa which has limits as to how much it will allow you to store. I'd be over my limit in less than a month.
In blogger you must be on line to create your post using your bandwidth. We do not have unlimited data on our hotspot and I just can't justify using it for the amount of time it takes me to compose something I can be proud of.
In blogger, in order to know what the post is actually going to look like, you must go back and forth constantly between preview and compose. What you see on your screen as you compose is not what you get and spaces appear in places you did not insert them. Sometimes HUGE amounts of space.
If I wanted to go back and relearn HTML, I could probably fix some of this but that isn't how I want to spend my life and much of it is just the whim of google.
Many thanks to those of you who said you will miss my blog. I was surprised to see such comments from those who seldom comment.
As I've said before the comments are what kept me posting and I will greatly greatly miss them. Those 20 people who comment fairly regularly out of the more than 200 who view my blog are very near and dear to my heart and I will miss you greatly.
But unless live writer comes back, I am just not willing to work as hard as I would have to in order to create something I actually want to read. It is not a give and take situation now with most of my readers, they take but they do not give back in the form of letting me know they have enjoyed it or have something to add or had a similar experience or any number of things that could be said.
I won't be back until and unless Live Writer comes back. The blogger software for creating is just too primitive. I am shocked that it is being kept while a program as fabulous as Live Writer is being abandoned.
Yes, this is my RANT. Feel free to rant back. I'll love it.
Posted by Sherry at 1:49 PM