They told us a change was coming. Against hope (I can see now) I hoped I'd still have a choice about which version to use. But there's no choice. I have a new, (un)improved Blogger whether I want it or not. I don't like change. It's unsettling, uncomfortable, stressful.
I'm not a person of strict habit but some routines free my mind for thought, creativity, and growth. Routines allow me to float through the basics while thinking about other things. For example, I like waking up in the same house every morning knowing where the shampoo, toothpaste, and milk are. I don't have to search for them before I move on to the important, more interesting, creative activities of my day. My old Blogger was like that: I knew where everything was. I could immediately begin writing a post and move quickly through the steps to publish it. But not anymore.
I especially don't like change when it's forced on me. Blogger has done just that. No choices, no options. But here I sit with a sunken heart and new Blogger. I'll eventually adjust but for now I'm neither comfortable nor happy.
Thanks to Google and Blogger for all they do but no thanks to the new Blogger.
*To readers who do not have blogs: Blogger is the host for my blog. It provides the program and online storage space I use to write posts, add photos, and publish them on the internet. There are two sides to blogger: the public side, which you are viewing as you read this; and the behind-the-scenes side where I type the words, add the photos, and edit the html code to make posts look presentable. Blogger contributes to the presentability, too, but sometimes I have to change the sizes or placement of the photos and make some other adjustments. The part of Blogger that has changed is the behind-the-scenes part. I'm sure Blogger thinks what they've done is an improvement but Google and Blogger don't always get it right.