I love WordPress, really I do. It’s mostly free and fairly easy. But every once in a while I don’t understand what it’s doing.
Lately I’ve been struggling with the Reader. It drops some of my favorite authors and includes some bloggers that I no longer follow. What’s with that? Yes, I do know how to edit the reader but it has a mind of its own. Or is it only my Reader that has a mind of its own. Did they give me a rowdy reader? (Don’t you just love alliterations?)
Note to non-bloggers who decided to read this anyway. The reader is a link that allows WordPress bloggers easy access to new posts from the bloggers they follow. It’s a nice feature at least up until today!
Today was the worst ever. “They” made more changes to the Reader. It used to show two sentences or so of a post followed by a link to continue reading and the number of words that were remaining. You could click on that and get to the “real” post on the blogger’s page. It was one click to get to the post. ONE CLICK!
I loved the statement on how long the post is. It’s very helpful if you are in a time crunch and you can knock out the short ones fast.
Today there is no link at the end of the few sentences. If you click on the title you go to a comment section and then you have to click on a link called original. Very annoying! TWO CLICKS.
With all this clicking I swear I spent more time working my way through posts than ever before. Supposing it took the president two clicks to get to his key advisors (that’s enough time to launch a nuclear weapon)? Supposing it took two clicks to purchase something online (that’s enough time to reconsider)?
I love progress but perhaps more testing with real bloggers would be in order. Or perhaps I am the only one annoyed with it. Naw! Can’t be just me!
If I am missing something, let me know. Is there an undo button for things I don’t like?
Don’t mess with my mocha latte or my Reader!
Update: As of yesterday, the remaining word count with a link to the full post was again functioning and all is well in the naked city!