Tuesday, May 17, 2011
In Defense of Blogger
I have a beef.
So, I'm hoping up on my soapbox.
Blogger is FREE.
They host our blogs, store our millions of words and pictures for free.
They had a major problem last week and were only able to show blogs for a few days.
No comments. No new posts.
We might have lost comments.
I have read on twitter, facebook and a major blog community site that we should all dump blogger and move to Wordpress.
This sense of entitlement confounds me.
Things break. Mistakes happen.
I think we shoot ourselves in the foot with such fickleness.
If you prefer Wordpress - go for it.
But don't go as a punitive measure.
I have been blogging for over two years. This was the first time I couldn't access the full features of blogger aside from scheduled maintenance. Sure, sometimes I have trouble getting the site to do exactly what I wanted - but isn't that life?
In those two years, sometimes the market didn't have what I went in for.
Sometimes my credit card didn't work.
Sometimes my phone dropped calls.
My oven died. My fridge needed repaired.
My gutters blocked. The waste disposal jammed.
My car needed repair.
I might even venture to say that my parenting wasn't 100% all of the time.
Why the huge backlash?
You may say I'm a dreamer but I think we need to be a little more forgiving.
A tad bit more tolerant.
A wee bit more patient.
A whole lot less entitled.