24 April 2012

that last post, such as it is, will be my last post on this blog. i find all the new "improvements" to the composing system to be counter-intuitive, impossible to use, wildly slow, etc. the tags on the previous post will attest to that. i just finally gave up trying to get them right. fuck it.

7AM Wednesday 25th though i had looked for it under every gear-sign i came across, there was never an option to revert to the old interface. apparently, i had not tried them all. found one where that did indeed reside this morning and am goiong in to re-edit those last two posts. but... what they're saying is that soon that'll be gone too.


Blogger Willym said...

Cara, I'm so sorry to hear this. I've always enjoyed visiting your site and being entertained, educated and often astounded by the wonderful wedding of image, word and sound.

24 April, 2012 18:58  
Blogger lotusgreen said...

willym-- i appreciate your words.

may i ask, who is cara? or is that a term of affection in another language?


24 April, 2012 19:07  
Blogger Willym said...

Hi Lily... sorry it means my dear in Italian.... still tend to use those terms .. guess I should revert to my own language now that I'm back in Canada.

24 April, 2012 19:27  
Blogger Tasha B. said...

That's too bad. I really enjoy your site, but perhaps another platform like tumblr would be better suited to what you want to do. I hope you don't stop posting completely.

24 April, 2012 19:33  
Blogger lotusgreen said...

willym -- but that way, how will any of us learn any new words?!

thanks so much, tasha. i wonder....

24 April, 2012 19:40  
Blogger Art and Vintage said...

It's very easy to go back to the old Blogger interface. Here is the tuto : http://bloggerfordummies.blogspot.fr/2012/02/how-to-revert-to-old-blogger-ui.html.
Hope to read you again soon!
(And sorry for my english, I'm French...)

24 April, 2012 23:20  
Blogger Roland said...

I sincerely hope you will be posting again one day. Always such a pleasure. It is amzing that google can't get their act together with blogger though. For an epic tech company blogger is serious clunky and limited. All the best. Thanks for all the treasures you have shared with us.

24 April, 2012 23:24  
Blogger Gerrie said...

partir c'est mourir un peu, thanks for all the good years Lily

24 April, 2012 23:37  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


you can't do that! It would break my heart!


25 April, 2012 03:22  
Blogger Andrew Stone said...

Please send a message to where you go if you stop writing here.
I've enjoyed your word and image collages more than I've let on....sorry about that.
You have a great eye for linking together things that I would not have and I have truly enjoyed benefiting from your deliberate choices and shared images and ideas.

25 April, 2012 07:31  
Blogger lotusgreen said...

thank you, art&vintage-- well, as you see, i finally found it (after having searched yesterday) and redid the last two posts, but this option, they say, will be short-lived.

25 April, 2012 08:06  
Blogger lotusgreen said...

roland -- thank you. you have summed it up well.

25 April, 2012 08:07  
Blogger lotusgreen said...

Gerrie - gewaardeerd - dank je wel heel erg veel.

25 April, 2012 08:12  
Blogger lotusgreen said...

klaus, you are such a darling.

25 April, 2012 08:14  
Blogger lotusgreen said...

andrew -- thank you. the words you have so carefully chosen mean a great deal to me.


25 April, 2012 08:15  
Blogger Haji baba said...

Well, I'm not saying 'Goodbye'. I know it's utterly crap what they've done but you're such a perfectionist. I know I don't come onto your blog enough, so it would be hypocritical of me to say, 'Don't!'

But 'Dont't you dare!'

25 April, 2012 12:26  
Blogger lotusgreen said...

charles -- you're so cute

thank you

25 April, 2012 13:23  
Anonymous evan said...

well, sheee-it. I hate it when things get improved to unuseableness. Fine. Close this blog, here down. But pleasepleasepleaseplease post a link to your new one...& there will be new one, right? RIGHT!? For what it's worth, your blog is at the top of my list & the first blog I open...you have no idea how much your blog has influenced my art...informative & a tremendous resource...did I say please continue blogging, if under a different address. Post the link. I'll be there.

25 April, 2012 14:25  
Blogger lotusgreen said...

oh evan thank you. your whole comment feels like a hug... something i needed....

25 April, 2012 16:36  
OpenID sadoldgoth said...

well, true to nature, blogger ate my original comment when i tried to post it...
needless to say, i understand your decision. i migrated all my blogger post, from all the way back to 2003, to wordpress for the time being, until i figure out what i'm going to do as well.

i hope you choose to continue your work somewhere, i've learned so much and encountered so many new and wonderful things, i will miss it, dearly. if not, then it shall be like the turning of yet another page, and i will have learned to see some things in a different way for it.

be well,

26 April, 2012 05:00  
Blogger lotusgreen said...

thank you, gregor. how kind of you to tell me that

26 April, 2012 06:34  
Blogger namastenancy said...

Oh please find another option and continue writing. Your voice is so unique, your vision so beautiful and informed that it would be a tragedy for us to lose it. We NEED YOU!!!
But I hear you on the "new" Blogger interface. What a slow, clunky, ugly piece of C**(p. I'm looking into Word Press and may migrate there as I hate the new changes in Blogger. I can't understand why they are doing this. Nobody likes it.
So, let this not be farewell but simply until we meet again.

26 April, 2012 12:54  
Anonymous DanPositive said...

I too hope that you will be back with your creative pathways. But I am also sure you will do what you must need to do and that whatever you do will have equally gentle ramifications for all those you reach out to and respond to you. Be well Lilly.

27 April, 2012 12:56  
Blogger lotusgreen said...

what a kind perspective you have, nancy -- thank you.

27 April, 2012 13:31  
Blogger lotusgreen said...

that really was positive, dan. :^) and interesting too. thanks.

27 April, 2012 13:33  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I THOUGHT I POSTED TOO! WHO KNOWS how many people who adore your blog are not showing up here.

This is the best blog I have ever seen. No exceptions made for present company although I like you too but if it were not for this site I might not have found the others as quickly.

I only started following you in the past 6 months but have spent so much time here - and then running off to pursue so many of the artists you have exposed me to. Coming here has been my one reliable treat and I'm going to miss you.

Take good care and thanks for all you have given,

28 April, 2012 08:44  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with Nancy, we need you, as simple as that.d

28 April, 2012 12:21  
Blogger lotusgreen said...

anon who is not d: i don't think anyone could say much of anything more of what i'd want someone to say if anyone was going to say something.

28 April, 2012 13:00  
Blogger lotusgreen said...

d: thank you my friend.

28 April, 2012 13:01  
Anonymous Bob's Blitz said...

Obviously understand your frustration with the New Interface...let's keep examining it and pushing for its retention.

29 April, 2012 14:27  
Blogger lotusgreen said...

bob, thank you so much for commenting, understanding, and working the lines!


30 April, 2012 11:02  

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