Monday, July 13, 2020

"New Blogger" Labels:
Report from the Trenches

Armed soldiers in a WW1 trench

In a season of controversy over the new back end for Blogger, three issues have emerged on the help community as especially problematic: 

images, scrolling, and (read on) labels for posts.

Labels, and their ability to sort posts into pages by topic, are a central feature of blogging in general.  So, pretty important!

Saturday, July 11, 2020

Google says feedback is helping

Legacy interface option to stay "for a while"

Message in a bottle on the beach

Google says it is listening to feedback as it continues to develop the next-generation Blogger interface.

In a post pinned to the top of Blogger's online help community yesterday, Googler Marc Ridey replies in part to "very helpful" feedback from users about the new responsive Blogger back-end, addressing some issues relating to importing images and video into blogs. 

Saturday, July 4, 2020

"New Blogger" Scroll:
Reports from the Trenches

Soldiers at ease in a battlefield trend in 2016

In much the same spirit as my recent "photos" report, here is what Blogger users are saying about how the new Posts page lists posts.

The page scrolls all the way until the end, which can take a long time.

Friday, July 3, 2020

'New Blogger' Photos: Reports from the Trenches

WW1 tank that has fallen into an anti-tank trench

The new, responsive user interface for Blogger's back end is due to become mandatory next month. 

Meanwhile, in Blogger's lively, if sometimes frustrating, help community, users are expressing a river of objections, frustrations, and problems.

The three most common pain points are in the new post editor.

Issues include photos, labels, and (for blogs with many posts) infinite scroll.