Friday, April 08, 2005

Blogger stinks

Despite this being a blog on Blogger and my having numerous blogs at Blogger, I've been anti-impressed with them. I've encountered the same performance issues as mentioned in the above Wired article. But more importantly, for a company owned by one of the more progressive companies, Google, the features of the service are not that great.

1) Why is there such non-existant support for permissions of who can read each entry and who can read a blog? I use blogs as mini mind-dumps: things to do, places to see, restaurants to try. Sometimes I don't want to share these mind-dumps with the rest of the world, sometimes I do. I should get this choice and it should be easy to use.
2) Why is google not finding stuff on my blogs? I've manually added my blogs to Google's website database and still no luck. Really, since Google owns Blogger, shouldn't this be kind of an automatic feature kind of similar to gmail?
3) Where's the community? Xanga has blog-rings, which is easy to use. Blogger has ??


I'm kind of surprised that there isn't that many choices for free blogging services. I would have thought that free blogging services would have been popping up like free webmail services in the late 90's.

Anyways, I'm going to be trying out some other services for what they do:
Mindsay
20six
LiveJournal

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