Okay, as you probably noticed, Blogger tricked me into "upgrading" (harrumph) to the "New Blogger." I DID NOT want to do this, partly because I'm in the process of moving myself to DreamHost, and partly because I didn't want to register with Google.
Now, unbeknownst to me and without warning, anyone who isn't registered with Google has to have their comments "moderated" by poor ol' Ms. O'Kitten before they get posted. For this I apologize deeply. As soon as I get them I promise I WILL post them so don't stop commenting just because of stoopid GloogleBooger! (Or if it's too much of a pain, I don't blame you, just please don't stop visiting O'Kitten because she got swindled by Bloogle.)
I'm extremely aggraavated. Now I must whine and moan and garrumph for a moment or two.
Complaint 1: I'm very annoyed about Blooger closing its ranks against anyone not registed with Google. I'm sure they made a whole load of money, and I do appreciate free service without advertising (well, except for lots of advertising for Google). But still. I'm mad.
Complaint 2: Exactly as I'd feared, I have received email spam since I registered with Google (it requires your email address) -- at an address that was, to this point, entirely spam-free.
Complaint 3: I want anyone who wants to comment at ObsidianKitten to be able to do so, and I'm really annoyed that non-GloogleBloggerites are now required to have their comments "moderated." And even more irritated that no one told me that would be the case before I was tricked into switching to the new Blogger.
Complaint 4: I was tricked into switching to the new Blogger, as it became increasingly difficult to log into old Blogger.
So very soon you guys will find me at DreamHost...wish me luck, right now I'm just trying to figure out how to set up all the WordPress stuff on my Mac. Woo-hoo!