Sep 1, 2011

Great New Look, But Killing A Whole Usecase

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Yes, Blogger has a great new look. It's modern and very effective. And kills podcasting completely.

The problem is, you can't add an enclosure link. So you can't tell feedreaders or podcasting software that there is an audio-file attached to the posting. No need to say that a lot of software won't parse the whole posting for .mp3 or .ogg files. Why did Google left out this important feature?

I'll have to use the old theme as long as possible. And if the old theme is gone, and still no enclosure links available at the new theme, I would have to walk to another service after all these years. Please, Google, don't forget the podcasters.

[see Blogger Buzz: Blogger’s fresh new look]