May 25, 2005
Biting the hand that feeds me
In my tiny slice of pie that is the world, today has been proclaimed "Shit I can't stand about Blogger" day. That's right. Bring out the kids from the lollipop guild and let's get this party started.

All I did was use the "Next Blog" function to try to add to the 3.5 blogs that I regularly visit. Oh hell no. Mama should have stayed in Kansas.

A number 1 of what I'm hating on right now) Why must Blogger allow people to post blogs that try to get you to download some microsoft .exe file, or bring up an anime page with accompanying creepy music? I like best that these pages also grab you in their clutches, render your curser useless, and somehow neutralize the power of your Esc, Ctrl-Alt-Del, and drop-kick-the-monitor functions.

B number 2) and no fault of Blogger's, but I can't stand this new trend: do u NO me? mY cuzn n h1s frndz saidd 2 call mee ez grrRrl. What the f*$&? Can't kids go do whippits or something less annoying?

C number 3) Because I don't speak Greek, Klingon, or teen (see aforementioned A number 1) I therefore can read approximately .013 percent of postings on Blogger. I love diversity in my universe but I can't learn all of these new languages just to navigate my blog site.

D number 4) the promotional blog must go. Low-cost flood insurance for beavers living in Ecuadorian dams. And it says that repeatedly. On every day. On every entry.

Bandick had the right idea. It's all about the .com.

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19 Comments:

Blogger oregano said...

Amen, sister!

Blogger Mel said...

Glad to hear that I'm not the ONLY one who feels this way!

Blogger Kiki said...

I totally agree!!!!!!
Especially with number 1

Blogger bandick said...

As much as I love my brother and his best friend, they r n2 the typng they thnk is so kewl. I can't even do it when I really focus. Now picture these two 35-year old men, both married, one a father, typing like 16-year old girls.

Yes, Kris, come over to the .com side of the world and we can rule together (insert sisister laugh here).

Anonymous Vermont Neighbor said...

wow, thanks everyone for the blogger "education".

It was weird when I hit next blog and something about adult diapers came up. It wasn't pornagraphic, just cheerful. The same message over and over on a webpage that looked like something from Hello, Kitty.

We-ird.

Blogger kitkat said...

#2 is definitely my pet peeve. Don't these kids have better things to do??? Wait...don't I have better things to do? That's not the point--I'm stuck at work--when do kids have time to blog? I was, you know, WORKING when I was 16.

Blogger Kris said...

Don't you mean WrRKnG?

Tee hee hee.

I think many people agree with you. The blogosphere is full of differences. You have made that which annoys you into a very entertaining post. Good work.

Thanks for leaving the great comment on my blog.

Blogger Meg said...

Damn. Those people are making my l'il ole blog look good! rofl

Blogger Pink Lemonade Diva said...

I'm glad mine was one of the ones you read, or I'd nave not found you! That Next Blog bar was a curiousity at first until I came upon way more dreck than made it worthwhile. YOu nailed all the annoyances except for the popups people code in "Are you sure you want to leave" or various other, worse things...

Blogger Ariel1980 said...

When I use the "next blog" feature, I'm always getting websites in Hindustani and Arabic. Very freaky.

Blogger Dave said...

Well said. Anime and midi piano ballads make me shiver in revulsion.

I've always held back my anti-Blogger thoughts, fearful that Big Blogger is watching. You're braver than I.

Blogger Poppy Cede said...

Your post should be contained in the license agreement on the front page of Blogger to make it illegal for bloggers to do any of that crap.

Blogger Ben said...

I have to say I got no complaints, I am willing to live with that stuff otherwise half of us that are on blogspot wouldn't be able to be on here because were to computer illiterate. It's annoying but a necessary evil, also good refrence to the new NIN song out there (unless you didn't know that)

Blogger Kris said...

Clearly Ben thinks I'm cooler than I really am.

Well, at least I knew what NIN was.

Blogger babyjewels said...

E) The blogs that have somehow disabled the "next blog" button. So annoying.

Glad I found your blog. very entertaining.

Blogger Lena said...

I'm so feeling you on B. Whatever happened to hanging out on your lawn like our generation did? Or spending time with the Lite Brite. HUH?

Anonymous Jorge said...

Without the Next Blog function, you'd never have met us.

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