Bloggers Woes, or why I left..

Blogger is having major issues.

I had my blog over there for quite a while, and honestly, I liked it. It was simple, effective and all in all a good thing.

But Blogger has grown too fast. They are having serious preformance issues. The commenting system crashes. There are no ping/trackbacks. They post “it’s a free service, don’t complain”. If I could have signed up for a pay account that actually worked, I would have. I really liked their software (except the trackback issue). I hated the cronic slowness and other problems.

So, I got WordPress.

I put the problems squarely in the lap of Blogger. They are now owned by Google. Why not add a few hundred servers? Why not charge for premium accounts, and funnel that money back into expansion?

Excuses aside, they are providing a service. If they expect to keep their good name, the service needs to meet expectations. If it does not, people will not use their service.

Here’s to hoping that blogger will get it together and fix their issues – they have done a lot to advance blogging, and they could become a force to be reckoned with in the blogosphere. Heres hoping that they come back in full force.