Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Beta Is No More ... Now It's Just Blogger ...

Ooooh, that was incredibly scary ....

I opened my Blogger Dashboard, and it told me it was (finally) ready to change me over to Beta (which is no longer Beta !!). I took the plunge, pressed the relevant keys, and .... hey presto, here I am !!

Nothing much has changed, my blogs seem to all look the same (so far, I think !!).

I saved a copy of my template first, just in case.

When I pressed those keys, my heart started thumping, and I was really scared !!!

But, hey ... nothing to be scared about (so far). All is well in Meow's world (perhaps I shouldn't count my chickens before they hatch ... hahahaha !!).

Anyway, just wanted to let you know that it was a smooth transition.

Hope yours goes just as well.

See ya,


UPDATE ... I just noticed all my pretty stuff, blinkies, etc., are gone. Looks like it's gonna be a long night !!!!


Peter said...

Wow Meow, I hope you have them all back.... coz there sure is a lot there now!!
BTW in settings if you tick yes for "show comments in a pop-up window" in the comments section I believe this helps with commenting.

Debbie said...

Well it does look a tad different but still the same! I am curious as to how many will just stop blogging in fear of the new blogger! I view this as a learning exercise and to be viewed as such! Good Luck!

Connie said...

Welcome to the "other side"!!! Actually it really is pretty good. I hate to brag but it seems to be very user friendly.

Hope you have the best Christmas ever...Be safe.


Meow said...

Peter ... I'm still fiddling, sometimes I almost have it, sometimes not ... I guess it will take some time. I almost wish I hadn't pressed that darned button !!

Debbie ... thank you.

Connie ... I'm sure it will be user friendly when I've figured it out !!!

Take care, Meow

No_Newz said...

Thank you for switching back. I tried to comment a couple of times here and at other blogs that swayed to the dark side, and it flat out did not work. I was beginning to wonder if it was just me. :)
Welcome back! Same great blog, new robust flavor... or is that flavour? ;)

Badoozie said...

oh boy....i'm scared now. i just can't bring myself to do it!! they're gonna have to force me!!!

Brian said...

Glad it worked for you. There was a message on my old blogs today, that they are out of Beta. I wonder if you can buy that at the store. :)

Diane said...

I've had to comment all day on non-Beta blogs as Anonymous, so we'll see how it goes here...

I did notice that your entire blogroll is gone, along with your cat footprints on your header, and your music. The html is different on Beta, so it is a little different to work with. Hope you get it whipped into shape soon, and the hair twirling doesn't turn into pulling your hair out! LOL. :-)

Merry Christmas to you and yours, C. :-)

Meow said...

Lois ... I'm guessing everyone will be asked to change over to what was Beta eventually, as the support for old Blogger is the pits at the moment ... it is just not working properly. Hope you are well.

Susie ... hahaha ... it's a bit fiddly at the beginning, and I'm still trying to figure out a couple things in my header, but the majority was easy ... it did it all ... just the pretty stuff I had to redo !!

Brian ... hahaha ... have a great day.

Diane ... I am working on putting a coule things back. The html is a bit different, so we'll see !!

Take care, Meow

FelineFrisky said...

I'm concerned that they require all to sign up for a google account first. I don't need that junk! I just wanna blog!

I am contemplating switching or jumping ship - but to where?

I understand that other blog sites don't allow for characters, flashy's and such - I want all my pretties to stay!

Oh, troubles, troubles! sigh.....

D :)

ps Thanks for the awesome e card! LOVED it! LOL

~*SilverNeurotic*~ said...

Congratulations for coming over to the dark side. Don't worry, for all the headache you might have at the beginning, its all worth it at the end.

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

I’ve yet to risk the switch,
‘Cause Beta’s been such a bitch

The Lazy Iguana said...

I am going to sacrifice a chicken to Blogger, shake the carcass over the laptop to appease the Gods, and switch tonight.

After backing up the template of course :)

Meow said...

Felinefrisky ... it's not too bad, now I'm sorted out ... bit fiddly, but much more user friendly. Go on, take the plunge !! Oh, and you are welcome.

Silverneurotic ... thanks, I hope so !!

Nick ... you're a poet !!

Lazy Iguana ... best of luck, it's not that bad !

Take care, Meow