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Yep. You’ve read that right. I’m a snob, and I don’t mind saying so.

Some things are just better than others, and when I am in a situation to understand this, I don’t mind saying I have a preference. I suppose that makes me a snob. 

For a considerable amount of time, I’ve been reading blogs. I’ve been reading blogs long before I got a one. A website client of mine several years ago wanted on a blog on their site, and my regular server host used WordPress for free. That was my first introduction to WordPress.

Since that point and time, while I’ve come across other blogging sites, by far, the one I’ve come into the most contact with (besides WordPress) has been Blogger.

Maybe it’s just me, but I don’t enjoy Blogger blogs. For one, they are soooo slow and doggy it’s frustrating. Yes, I know, I have a Windows machine and yes, I know, I need to rebuild. And yes, I know, I’m long overdue to partition and use Linux as my main OS. But until I do that, I’m stuck with what I’ve got.

One of these days, I’ll get frustrated enough and bite the bullet and just do it already. Today is not that day.

So, Blogger for me is slow and doggy, and takes forever and a day to not only get the page to load, but then to scroll down the darn page. I am not gifted with an abundance of patience.

Y’all also know my love of RSS. While I’ve taken the plunge into subscribing to some sites as a means of whittling down my home page, I primarily RSS sites, which then shows me new posts on blogs. That works fine for WordPress. Not so much for Blogger.

Not having a Blogger blog, I have no way of knowing if this is a setting that the user can control or not. I just know some of the blogs I was following I don’t get updates for anymore. I can still see them, but what posts show up are months old. I can go and check and see if they have something new, but it feels like a waste of time to always be checking just in case. This means that some I used to read I’ve given up on entirely; others I check once a month or whatever, if I remember.

Another thing is commenting. While I do appreciate being able to comment using my WP ID, this is sometimes hit or miss, I assume depending on whether or not they are talking to each other. When I comment on a WP blog, I get the option to check the box to receive additional comments by email. I always check the box.

If I say something on someone’s blog, it’s nice to be able to know if they replied back to my comment, or to follow the conversation. I do wish WP had the ability to get comments even if you haven’t commented, but until that happens, I’ll be happy with what I get.

Because Blogger doesn’t offer this option, I am loath to comment. I don’t have the inclination to actively stalk a blog in the off-chance that someone responded to me. Nor do I want to have to go back and check to see if there are other comments.

I have no way of knowing if this is a stock non-feature for those that have Blogger blogs; just like I have no idea if people who don’t have WP blogs can check the box and get comments in their email. I kind of think they can’t, because there are a few that have commented that I’ve replied to and asked questions that never responded, so I assume they don’t know I’ve asked a question.

Obviously, this is preferable to thinking someone is ignoring you, so I’m going with that. 😆 Anybody know for sure one way or another?

So, that’s my short list.  I like what I like. Yep, I’m a snob; a bloggy WordPress snob.  😀 (can you tell I’ve spent some time trying to read other non-WP blogs today??)  😆

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