Sunday, 9 June 2013

AND THE GREMLIN IS........GOOGLE!

USERS ARE JUST USERS - SO 'PUT UP AND SHUT UP'
The loss of 'reader' (that made it possible to print a hard copy of the blog posting) has been removed by Google and is not, therefore,  a Gremlin as I had thought it to be.

Fortunately, I do not use Blogger to earn money. However, some unfortunate people actually use the service to run a small business and they are complaining bitterly about loss of customers and contacts.  What is even more unfortunate is that there is absolutely no one they can complain to about this loss of service provision.  Google is a world mega-business and is quite indifferent to the problems its action has created for common plebs.

I don't know what others are choosing to do to solve this problem.  The 'reader' facility is to close down completely for all Blogger weblogs next month (July).  I need to be able to obtain hard copies of my blog postings - if Blogger will not enable me to do this then I shall be forced to move to an altenative weblog service, probably Wordpress., and I'll be looking to doing so this week.  

Google executives probably regard this to be 'progress' but I know many Bloggers who will not agree and the solution will probably be "Pick up thy blog and walk."