Saturday, January 17, 2015

Why I Am Mad at Blogspot

I feel like kicking someone. Someone named Blogspot, if I can find him or her.

I guess Blogspot is too good to be true. It's free. You can post any ol' drivel you want and Blogspot never flashes you a pop-up that asks, "Are you sure you want put this out there?" Instead, it accepts your work without comment and archives it so you can return to your favorite posts again and again.  I should know. I'm my biggest fan. I reread posts I wrote five or six years ago and laugh and laugh. Damn, I'm good!

Recently, I wanted to share a post I wrote in 2007 about the folly of having daily Bible reading in the public schools and making everyone recite the Lord's Prayer, whether they believed in Jesus or not.  I looked for this post, and it was gone. Along with two poems, "Arrowheads" and "WinterHaven." Plus a half dozen haiku and my mini-novella, Fatal Errors. I am not a prolific writer, but these verses and that silly story were my babies and now they are gone.

My bad, Blogspot, for trusting you.

Maybe there's a way to fix this, but I have no idea where to start. We're on our own here. The Help Desk is a users' forum, so most of us are stumbling around in the dark.