OK, what’s going on here? In my naïveté I understood that “blogging tools” were supposed to make web publishing easier. I have just spent far longer in a cycle of editing, publishing, re-editing and re-publishing the previous entry than it would have taken me to write the whole bloody thing out in HTML source in emacs and ftp it to a web site — and it still looks horrible.

My first attempt in MozBlog went to the trouble of translating my HTML tags into plain text by converting “<” to “&lt;” etc, and though moving to Blogger solved that problem, nothing I could do would straighten out the funky line wrapping. Yuk. Yuk. Yuk. And where do the buttons at Blogger disappear to after you write a few lines? Heaven knows how I will ever publish this rant.