Dear WordPress.Com

Does it LOOK like I wanted a new interface for composing blog entries?

New interface? look of alarm

Blocks? Modes? Huh?
More importantly — WHY?
As a Luddite — “high-tech Luddite,” admittedly — suddenly dealing with unexpected interface alterations offering questionable improvements with superfluous “features” providing little if any benefit to me while stripping out my favorite processes for links and media is NOT what I had in mind when trying to write a casual back porch blog post the other day.

Thanks to your hiding familiar controls in order to buy more screen space (I suppose that’s the “rationale”) and focusing on added features for composition I do not want or need, I’ve avoided trying to write on this platform for a few days.

In time, I suppose I will learn and adapt. This is the 3rd blogging platform I have used. It is, by far, the best — so far. That does not mean it will continue to be my choice ad infinitum into the future. As financial prospectuses caution, “Past performance is no prediction of future performance.”

Meanwhile, I suppose I should learn how to use this new interface. Maybe I will like some of the new features — eventually.

So, this is NOT a “Dear John” letter, dear readers. Just a curmudgeonly gripe from an old man sitting on his back porch.

“Them damned kids…” he mutters. “Always gotta be changing things up!”

About bullersbackporch

I am a native Austinite, a high-tech Luddite, lover of music, movies and stories and a born trainer-explainer.
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1 Response to Dear WordPress.Com

  1. Charles Fairchild says:

    Luddites rallying cry “get off my cyber lawn, ya geeks”!

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