Blogger is Becoming a Pain in the Ass!

One of the great things about the blogosphere is that, despite all the varied blogging software in use by different people with their many and various preferences, apart from a few short sighted (in my opinion) membership only systems, everyone can read everyone else’s posts and comments, whatever software has been used to create the blog.

Sadly, that’s all except for (in some cases) Google’s Blogger! One of the biggest!

The problem is somehow connected with Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 8, since the difficulties never appeared (to my knowledge) until that latest version started to become widely used. It may well be that it’s really, morally (and conceivably legally) up to Microsoft to fix it, but I really can’t believe it can be that hard for Blogger to sort it out. In fact, they even have a suggestion on their support website at this location that tells Blogger users how they might be able to get around it.

Supposedly, the problem can be cured, or at least lessened, by being very careful about the positioning of a particular widget (one that lists your followers), or removing it. However, there are enormous numbers of blogs out there that I can’t easily fully read and, more specifically comment on – and anyone using MSIE-8 is likely to have the same problem. Yet many Blogger users don’t even know of the problem, though they might perhaps wonder why they don’t get as many comments as they sometimes might expect.

If you’re using MSIE-8 (I’m not aware that any other browser has this problem, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t so) you will, I suspect, quite frequently come across blogs that appear perfectly readable – until you try to look at an individual post, perhaps in order to leave a comment. It can be really annoying too: you search the Internet, scanning quickly through blog after blog about baby’s first throwing up session, or some religious nut’s take on why God couldn’t possibly have seen women as important 6000 years ago when He created dinosaurs, people and everything else, or yet another bigot who just can’t cope with the idea that there might be a point of view other than his (or hers).

Then, bingo, out of the blue you find this gem, this oasis of skill, or fun, or proof that intelligent life does after all still exist on Earth – and what happens? You think, “Yeah! I like this. I should comment.” Click on comments! “Internet Explorer Cannot Display The Page – DIAGNOSE CONNECTION PROBLEMS!” What bloody connection problems? The goddam system shut ITSELF down because Microsoft and Blogger apparently can’t agree on something or other!

If someone knows what I can turn off on my Explorer browser to fix this, then I’d be delighted to know, if there is such a cure. But why, oh why, hasn’t Blogger sorted this out ages ago? I do hope it’s not because (as my extremely cynical alter ego would suggest) they want to encourage as many people as possible to get fed up with MSIE and download Google Chrome.

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3 Responses to “Blogger is Becoming a Pain in the Ass!”

  1. Blogger IS, indeed, a pain in the ass. It’s got to be THE worst blogging platform around. Google does so many things right, but Blogger is an inferior product. You can also add MySpace and eBay to the list. I swear they were all written by Pepsi drinking, pimply 13 year olds holed up in their bedrooms.

    I use Chrome for some things, but also use IE and Mozilla. I came across a Microsoft vs Google pissing contest a few weeks ago. I went to log into my Microsoft Ad Center account while using Chrome. THEY WOULDN’T ALLOW IT!!!! How f***ing juvenile of them. Here, spark up Chrome and give it a shot: https://adcenter.microsoft.com/Default.aspx

    p.s. I like your blog.

    • The whole bloody Internet scene can be very juvenile at times. If and when these “big guys” start listening to the “little guys” – the consumer – things will finally start to work properly as they should. However, I’m not so sure that’s possible in these days of global warming, because I suspect Hell has to freeze over first! 🙂

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