I love having a blog, I couldn't recommend the whole concept of blogging to another person enough. I've used Blogger as a platform for my blog since I first created it and I have absolutely no intention of changing it any time soon however there are a couple of things that really, really annoy me.
1. It is almost impossible to unfollow a blog
So I get that there is a limit of 300 blogs that you can follow. That's reasonable. I'm constantly finding new blogs that I want to follow, being told I've hit my limit and therefore having to unfollow an old blog. No problem, I'm happy to do that since bloggers give up on their blogs all the time and I end up following someone who hasn't posted in 7 months. Here's the issue: it is so hard to actually unfollow it. For starters you have to go onto their blog and 'sign in' as a follower. If they don't have the widget that shows who is following them, you can't do it at all (which, by the way, is why I've kept the widget. I want you to have the opportunity to unfollow me if you start to find that you no longer like my blog without having to sacrifice your first born child). What about if that blog has been deleted?! If it's been deleted there is no point me following it because there will never be new posts, but there is literally no way for me to get rid of it from my feed. If they do have the widget, you then sign in, go to the site settings, click unfollow, confirm unfollow, wait for it to disappear off your feed and then add the new blog. Ugh, that is such a lengthy process.
Now I know that there is an alternative way where you click the little settings image on your dashboard, but in my personal experience it has never ever managed to successfully load the blogs I'm following. Every time I try that it informs me that there is a problem and that I should try again later.
It should not be that hard to unfollow a flipping blog.
2. The save button on a post is wayyy too close to the publish button
You've experienced the times where you see a post come up on your dashboard, click on it, only to find that "this post does not exist." This is because a blogger has accidentally clicked publish before they were ready to and have then proceeded to delete it, yet it still comes up on your feed. This used to happen to me all the time and it's all down to the fact that the publish button is far to close to the save one. All that would have to change is the publish button being located on the left of the post with the other three remaining where they currently are. It would solve all our problems.
3. If you publish comments without reviewing them first, you don't get notified about them
Back when I first started I set my comments so that they had to be moderated before they were published on my blog. When I went on holidays for longer periods of time I would change the settings so that they would be published immediately and eventually I just left it like that permanently. I love this set up and think it allows for more discussion between bloggers when you don't have to wait days for your comment to show up, but as the owner of the blog I hate that it doesn't let me know that someone has commented. I have to remember to go into my comments and check to see if any have been left, unlike before when a little number would be presented on my dashboard letting me know how many had to be moderated.
So Blogger, if you are listening, please fulfill my three wishes and make blogging a more pleasant experience for all of use. Just these three little improvements and it would be perfect!