I sometimes ask myself how long I will continue to blog. I always assumed you would know I was dead when things stopped appearing for a long time. I assumed I would keep writing as long as I had something to say.
I am not sure that Blogger agrees with that.
If you don’t publish a blog you don’t see what goes on behind the scenes. Every once in a time the programers and executives at Blogger feel a need to be needed. As a result they “update” the interface to make it “better and more responsive” or some such lingo. All it really does it make you waste time trying to figure out what they did with all the features you use.
This time they have outdone themselves. I have tried using their new format and I always end up going back to the legacy version to finish the job. They say that I won’t be able to do that after September. We will see. As of now I cannot figure out how to add labels or answer comments. Other features I have been able to find. They all take more steps that before but I can find them. If they force me into the new format in October then I will need to make some decisions.
I may need to stop adding labels. That in itself won’t be a big tragedy. I am not sure they serve any function except making the writer think he has something going. I can still post.
I may not be able to respond to comments. I usually do. It seems only courteous. If you find that you leave a bit of wisdom and I never respond it will be because they have decided I don’t need to respond.
Some people need a continual diet of newness. Personally I think it is like a vitamin deficiency that makes them feel it, but who am I to judge. My kids are that way. They always want to go to a new restaurant. They always have to try what is new on the menu. I will go to new places and explore the menu but once I find out what I like and what is culinary verbosity, I don’t need to look at the menu again. I am the same way with technology.
As is true of so much, the book of Proverbs has something to say on this issue.
(Pro 24:21 KJV) My son, fear thou the LORD and the king: and meddle not with them that are given to change:I don’t like life to be like a rental car. You know the controls are there somewhere but don’t know what demented mind made the decision to move them.
Onward, even if it is not forward.
homo unius libri