[INSERT GORGEOUS PICTURE OF BOOMER/BOUMER THE SHELTIE WEARING RED REINDEER ANTLERS AND SITTING PRETTY BEFORE THE PARADE.]
I am sick of Blogger and Picasa. It is spilling over and became my post instead of lovely parade pictures.
I despise that I cannot simply download a stellar picture of Boomer/Boumer from a fellow Cricketson's email, create a file for it in Picasa, then actually be able to find that file or picture. Oh, they show up in Windows, but Picasa fails to recognize these plain Jane jpgs, although strangely the file shows up in Picasa's file manager. It knows it's there, but it refuses to show it.
[INSERT FUN PICTURE OF J AND ANOTHER CRICKETSON BOY MID-PARADE AS J LET THE OTHER BOY WALK BOOMER/BOUMER. EX IS IN THE BACKGROUND.]
This only happened with the latest upgrade a few months ago. I keep waiting on them to correct it, but it hasn't happened.
I also despise that the Blogger uploading tool is hit or miss. Often times, it just gets lost. Further, the save for later thing doesn't usually work, so I have to do a post of only pictures, then work to compile the rest of the post. I dislike that while choosing and uploading a picture, the computer is locked and I cannot gather information or links from other locations. As a result, I must edit the incompletely uploaded picture post.
I think Google has it all wrong if they think Picasa works well with Blogger. I can't use half the pictures I want. I steal bandwidth as a result; it's the only way I can get anything off the web. Frustratingly, when I get emails of photos from friends, I can't download them into Picasa, so they are not being organized with the rest of my photos. Essentially, if I didn't take the picture, I lose the record of the event.
I don't have a NaBloPoMo "I succeeded" badge because I can't download it and I don't want to steal bandwidth. This is serious stuff, folks! (If you have it and don't mind ifI steal bandwidth, please let me know.)
[INSERT PHOTO FROM BEHIND AS J AND BOY WALKING BOOMER/BOUMER HAVE PASSED BY. LOVE THE ARCHITECTURE ON THIS ONE.]
One other Blogger thing: my save for later feature does not work as I compose. It isn't saving the post for me as I go in case of a crash and it locks up if I try to make it save for me. I now compose all my posts in Yahoo emails over time, then cut and paste it to Blogger, inserting links and correcting the format. I have to publish directly. Although I can generally find a way around the snafu, but it sure does get old.
But I can't find a way around the picture snafu. For this photo bug, it is a glaring problem and it impacts my quality of life and blogging. (Going for the drama there!)
ETA - Thanks for your input about the header, Ron and Semavi Lady. I couldn't find the picture line to input to center it, but I did uncenter the copy, so at least the header is readable, even if it isn't that pretty. I hope Blogger figures this one out, too. Bugs me that they messed things up.