It seems like it has been a while since the last overhaul. I was very comfortable with the old Blogger, so that made me a little leary with the switch.
I started using the new interface a week ago. For the most part I haven't found much of a difference. Most of the changes are minor and fairly intuitive.
There is one new feature that I really like. In the past when you clicked on "Publish" or "Schedule" the change was immediate. My problem was when scheduling a post I'd forget to put in the new date. The default was the current date and when I thought I was scheduling a post for the next day, it instead went live. Then I'd have to quickly delete the post and start over.
Now when you publish, you first get a warning message like this...
.... which allows you to double-check the date and time. Awesome!
On the flip side, there are a couple changes with pictures that I do not like at all.
First, you can no longer drag a picture into the post. I loved that feature, especially when I was writing my Five Random Cubs Cards posts. With the new Blogger there are several more clicks I have to go through to insert pictures. In my mind, if something takes more clicks than before, you have not improved the product.
Let me use a picture of a Cubs card to show the other change I don't like.
I went through the insert a picture steps to bring up this card of Billy Williams. Blogger now puts the pictures in at their original size. That is not good because pictures are typically to big for that. The old Blogger's default was "Medium" sized. Now I have to take three more clicks on each picture to get them to medium-sized.
Again, when you add clicks to a process, you are not improving it.
Anyone else got any thoughts on the new Blogger?