Saturday, October 01, 2011

Dear Blogger:

You will have to tear my current template from my cold, dead fingers before I replace it with the unreadable, photo-blog-oriented crap you're currently pushing. What is wrong with you?

No, I do not want my blog to look like Google+!

Oh, wait - I can tell you this internally, and I will.


Lisa Irontongue


Civic Center said...

Dear Lisa: Will you please add my similarly serious displeasure to your internal feedback? Thank you.

D. said...

I've refused even to look.

I may want to change my template in the near future, but all indications seem to be that the "upgrade" will be less user-friendly and more advertising-friendly, and NO.

Patrick J. Vaz said...

I will join the chorus here as well.

Lisa Hirsch said...

It's not a forced upgrade. It's new templates being offered as an improvement.

Michael Leddy said...

Lisa, I heartily agree with your take and have added my "feedback" (which to me means piercing electronic noise) via the "Send feedback" button on the Gmail Blog page. But please tell Google for me too.

I think this sort of template might briefly increase page loads, as people click on snippets out of curiosity, but the novelty would soon wear off and become off-putting. The design shows no respect for the reader's time and attention. And I can't imagine trying to take in one of these templates while reading on an iPad or smartphone.

(I just quoted from and linked to your post.)

Lisa Hirsch said...

Thanks, Michael! (Note to others reading this: sending direct feedback is also good.)

Yeah, very true about possibly increasing page views temporarily.