Do “improvements” make you nuts, too?

I love wordpress for my blog, but every time I get a note that they’re making it “better,” I groan. Yes, they’re adding all kinds of new bells and whistles to it. No, I probably won’t use them. All I want to do is write my blog and post it. And every time they change something, it costs me time I don’t want to spend learning how to use it.

The last change–the “paragraph” whatever–made me nuts for a while. And to this day, when I hit “tags” to add key words, it NEVER gives me enough time to list everything I want. It cuts me off, and I can’t even find the stupid “tag” thingie again. And then I fuss.

My grandson would laugh at me. He works in business data and is constantly amazed by people like me who just want to do what they do and not learn anything else. But I picked wordpress because it was simple and easy. The more they add, the less simple it is, at least, for me. I liked it as it was. But EVERYTHING on computers keeps updating. There are people out there who want bigger, faster, more options. I’m not one of them. I don’t care if they add all kinds of things for those people, but I wish they’d leave what I do and use alone. If they had to add options, I wish they’d add buttons to convert Amazon format to Nook format and print format and every other kind of format with one push of one button. But they haven’t done that yet. Why not?

I love my computer. I love WordPress. And I’m one of those people who actually enjoy writing my blogs. Not sure if I really am, but it feels like I’m connecting with people I like who like me. And it’s odd, but I’ve grown really fond of a lot of people I’ve never met and probably never will. But I feel like I ‘know’ them.

Anyway, I guess my final gripe is that when computer geniuses change something for the “better,” I wish they’d remember there are people like me who just want to keep it simple. I don’t want to relearn what I’m already happy with. And I don’t want to be a computer whiz. I just want to write and blog and connect.

That’s why I quit bothering with Facebook Ads, Twitter Ads, and Amazon Ads. I don’t WANT to learn a new challenge. Make it simple, or you lose me. I’d rather spend my time writing.

6 thoughts on “Do “improvements” make you nuts, too?

  1. Judi, I’m with you. Although I usually suck it up and learn what changes I can, I get SO TIRED of having to adapt to a new way of doing things. And most of the time all those “improvements” they make end up coming with glitches. And I’m not just talking WordPress, but technology in general.

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