This blog is used as a sand box for testing purposes.
Blogging is really a personal journey of discovery. If we only have the help forum, the learning process will become too slow. We will be spending too much time asking questions and waiting for answers on the help forum. This is a slow way of learning. A quicker method is by using a test blog to try out ideas for ourselves. A test blog is very expendable. Please try it.
There is another way to make a sticky post. Use a text gadget. Drag it to the top of the page, like this one.
An unhappy blogger
Hi! to all I'm having a problem uploading images in both the old blogger and draft blogger. I have a photo blog and most of my blogging time goes into uploading photos and all of a sudden it has become really monotonous to upload images on blogger. Most important of it all, neither did I choose the draft blogger or nothing. I'm still able to sign to the old blogger home or whatever, but the problem here is with uploading images. The window pane or console that used appear while uploading image to your post has changed and there is a new window pane in both the old and new (draft blogger) and takes several minutes and sometimes refreshing the page several times to upload one image. Whereas this wasn't the situation earlier, especially with slow connection people are having some miserable time uploading images on blogger. Here's an estimation of time to upload an image now as per what I'm experiencing, it takes several minutes and several times of refreshing the page to upload one (1) image. I've over 1'400 images posted already and it's all about images since it's a photo blog, just imagine my situation. I need to post anywhere between 20 - 100 images in a day ( depends on the time I'm free and I upload as and when time permits). Just imagine my situation. What am I supposed to do now? It takes so much of time to upload just one picture! I don't know much about the draft or old blogger but I'm have the same problem with both of them. I think it's more related to uploading files and images and blogger is trying to introduce or testing a new system of uploading files and images. Whatever it is it's causing a lot of inconvenience and the way I'm feeling right now I feel many bloggers are getting discouraged by this step of theirs and they would simply switch over to other platforms as they have no option. Moreover, it's been 7 months when the first complain about this was made and there has not been any progress to look into this case means blogger is least interested about this issue. Which also means we fall amongst a countable bunch of people, about whom blogger gives a damn or cares the least or nothing at all. Blogger definitely does not seem to value our reaction, it's not even feeling the worth to respond to such few numbers of reaction. So, now I'm feeling as if we are worth nothing as our complains, feelings and suggestions are not being given any importance. They just don't seem to react and they will never. God bless them for being like this! The best thing one can do is look for alternatives, instead of waiting and relying on them and looking for what they are going to next and how will a solution be brought forward to overcome this. As we don't fall amongst the masses. And they are taking care of the masses who don't have such issues. I know am being too harsh but all my frustrations are coming out because it has been a long time since this particular problem got on my nerves and doesn't seems to leave. Take care all of you all I'm having the worst time blogging. I'm even thinking of publishing a new blog on this issue hopefully I'll have the masses there to cheer me and relate with this issue. What a pity and really what a pity I must say, coz they are bringing in so many of new gadgets like similar posts, popular posts, stats and all that stuff, but compromising with some of the basic requisites for a blogger to be able to upload images, videos. The most overlooked sites have these basic functions running up well but just look at blogger. The only thing that made me choose blogger instead of word press was these basic functions which matter a lot. In my view I found wordpress much more complicated in many ways which can be debated as long as anyone who's reading this wants to debate with me. Blogger was the optimum choice over wordpress blogs for various reasons, but like I mentioned before I've a photoblog and the current facilities on blogger is pissing me off. And since, there has been a handful numbers of reactions to this issue, which is good enough for an entity like blogger to look into the matter, but yet no actions are being taken means, we are not what blogger is looking for. We do not fall amongst the people blogger cares about. So it's time to say good bye now to blogger and all of you all. Before anything, or before you come to a judgment, all this while blogger has just been a way to display my expression about what I feel and how I feel, it had been a modem to communicate my feelings to others if not in words then through images. I have a group of like minded people, and it always was there but I just had to connect with such people who have the same feelings like me or I should say I have the feelings like them. They were always there and it was just about connecting with them through blogger or any web media. Even if I quit blogger and sign into something new I know there are lots of them to relate with my views. Same will be the case with you if your join a new media to connect to people with like minded ideology. So just don't wait, don't look back at how many followers you have. If your idea connects to people, you will have much more than what you have at present. After all blogger is not only the means to connect with people. Be reminded of the fact that, blogger is not paying attention at all and overlooking this fact because it is paying attention to something else about which we are least bothered. We have our own interest and views and we want like minded people to come across this. Give a damn to blogger is all I can say for the time being. Take care