Dear World Wide Web,
I understand that change is inevitable….really, I do. In order to grow and improve, we must allow for modification. But that does not necessarily mean that all change is good…or even welcome, for that matter.
Sometimes, altering something is just…stupid. And confusing. And, I’m starting to suspect…maybe just allows for a quick shortcut to Internet-Insanityville.
Case in point: Blogger dashboard has done a virtual overhaul of their publishing/posting page.
Now, granted… you may have warned me that this was coming….and it’s quite possible I missed that memo. Just as I missed the memo where today’s young whipper-snappers have replaced the phrase “my bad” with the word “fail”.
Usually, I’m all for the upgrade….more options? Great! User-friendly? Bring it. But, moving everything around and not offering a quick, easy, cut-to-the-chase tutorial for those of us who didn’t see it coming and just wanna post it and go to bed ‘cause it’s like, 2 hours past our bedtimes….three, if you allow for Daylight Savings Time? So. not. cool.
It seems to me that I should have the option to opt out. You know what I’m saying? Maybe I don’t want the “import photos” option to only be available in the “compose” tab and not on the HTML tab. Do I tell you which way to load your toilet tissue roll? Maybe I liked things better the way they were. Did you ask for my input before you made this monumental change to my blogging-routine? How would you feel if I suddenly decided that you could only have decaf in the morning? You’d think that was pretty presumptuous of me…wouldn’t you?
Look. I’ve accepted the fact that before I reach my car with my newly-purchased computer that it’ll already be obsolete. You people are constantly coming up with newer operating systems that render the older ones “incompatible”…and we’re just like little, blind , deaf, mentally-challenged ducklings all just accepting and upgrading and pulling out our credit cards before you’ve even finished telling us how much better our lives are gonna be with this new and improved...whatever.
I… for one…have had ENOUGH. I would like you to stop taking away all my options. Some of us have grown quite fond of having choices and just because a few squeaky wheels bitched their loads about the posting options not being the way they’d prefer, does not give you the right to blindside me at 12:09am when I’ve finally gotten my post just the way I want it and I’m thinking I’m in the home stretch…I’ll just quickly upload these photos, copy and paste my well-thought-out-and-wonderfully-witty thoughts into the Post Page window and I’ll be diving ‘tween the sheets by 12:30 at the latest….and then, WTF IS THIS?
W. T. F?????
Where’s the font button? Where’d you put the import photo button? Why did you move everything around? Oh, and thanks so much for automatically including that strikeout feature…I don’t know how I was making through my
Ultimately, I know you’re gonna do what you want anyway. I’m only one small, pitiful voice. But, I kinda miss the basic simplicity of my Windows 98. I also don’t know what I’m going to do with all these VHS tapes I haven’t yet transferred to DVD….or is it Blu-Ray now? I’m sure they’ve stopped making the ‘ole VHS players….
Oh, wait. That would be a different letter.