Constant Blogger Glitches Making Me Move to Self-Hosted Platform

I love Blogger, and have defended it against all detractors for years, but I'm sick to death of all the glitches now. These are the ones I have run up against lately that have changed my mind and made me decide to move to a self-hosted platform:

1.  Bullet points don't work.  I didn't even try to put bullet points on this post, because they seemingly are not working anymore. The HTML is there, but for some reason, they don't show up indented with numbers.

2.  Spacing is wonky. I sometimes have to go in two or three times to preview and fix spacing problems, especially when I use bullet points.

3.  Can't use outside share widget under posts anymore.  I've tried and tried to make this work. I thought it might be the custom template, so I did a  test with a straight Simple Blogger template, but still no joy. The ones I already have still work, but I can't add any to new blogs. The default widget is just plain ugly, and even that doesn't work with some custom templates.

4. Post template options don't work right. You can check and uncheck anything you want, but that doesn't mean it will show or not show. There is no rhyme or reason to it.

In short, I can't format my blog or posts the way I want. I spend way too much time trying to fix the messes and posting on the help forum.

Blogger used to be awesome until they started making so many major changes to the templates. Since I can't make their templates work the way I want, I use outside custom templates, which Blogger seems not to like at all. It will be a lot of work switching over, and I don't know what blog service I'll be using yet, but it will be worth it in the long run, since Blogger does not seem to be able to get their shite together.

1 comments:

Deborah Waltenburg said...

I know what you mean...hopefully the headaches will be fewer and farther between elsewhere!! <3

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