So, I got on yesterday and went over to the topics, hoping to find something to read, and maybe some inspiration (it happens, not often but it happens). And instead of the usual page of tiles, or whatever you call them where you have all those articles listed, it zipped me over to my reader where it ran them one at a time.
I have to say…I’m not a fan. I liked the old format. I could zip through like a dozen articles a page. I could spot what I liked, nab it, and not get slowed down. And it was nice to see where my articles were at and know that even if it had been half a day or more, people could still find and read my posts. It was a great publishing tool.
In reader, not so much. The articles are bigger. You get one at a time as you scroll down the page. You have to wait while the next batch is loading. Instead of five minutes work, I have to scroll for a lot longer, and frankly I gave up.
Come on wordpress! Bring back the old way of reading articles! I love the fact that you guys publish us. In the four months I’ve been here I’ve gotten way more hits and followers than ever on blogger, and that’s because of the publishing you guys do. Don’t ruin a great thing.
Not to mention, reader loads like crap. I haven’t seen anything slower loading than the reader on WordPress since about 2004.
Lucius Svartwulf said:
I know right? It’s messed up. Heck, I’d have liked it if reader worked like topics used to, where it opened onto a separate page of tiles.
And I have no idea if anyone else is not happy about this, or if I’m going to get a drop in readership because we’re not getting published like we used to. 😛 This may sound bad, but it’s been really nice to watch my numbers climb these last several months and know it was because I was being published.
Gonna have to agree. I wish they’d put it back the way it was.
Yes, I’ve noticed that as well. You are seeing fewer and fewer posts per topic. Sometimes you only see a couple posts that only goes an hour back (when you used to be able to see posts from months back in some categories). That guarantees fewer and fewer posts are ever read.
I totally agree! I hate this new format~hard to find any of my posts on there!~chaoticwhitespace