Google I just don't think you are holding up your end of our blogging relationship. I mean your templates aren't exactly knockouts, but yet I found one that looks pretty good (IOW, nothing like a Blogger template).
But I'm sick of your jealousy. First you don't allow trackbacks, and now you are making it more difficult/impossible for my readers to link to their blog in their comments!
Google, what are you thinking?!?
I mean when you already offer a product that doesn't have as many valuable features as your competitors, the LAST thing you do is start REMOVING the few valuable features you do offer! And the lifeblood of a blog is its community, so why make it more difficult for that community to contribute?!?
So Google I am officially playing the field. I'm going to see if there isn't some sort of work-around for this stupidity. If I can't find one, I'm leaving you. Which means I will probably lose a ton of my links and maybe my Pagerank, and I'll probably have to start over with another template after finally finding one that I really love.
But the alternative is that I keep pissing off my very loyal readers that don't understand why they can't be rewarded for leaving a great comment by adding a link back to their blog. Hell I don't understand it either.
And I know there are Google employees reading this blog, so can any of you please tell me what in the hell you guys are thinking?
But make it quick, cause Wordpress is suddenly starting to look very attractive.
Pic via Flickr user Spojeni
UPDATE: Connie adds this in the comments: "So what usually happens these days is that when I read a blog I'd like to comment on and then I discover it's Blogger ... well, I just leave without saying anything. So much for conversation, Google. :("
Oh, Jordan, CK, Tim, Chris and Lisa left comments too. You wouldn't let them link to their blogs in the comments, so I'm doing it here. Jackasses.
Tags:The Viral Garden, Marketing