Sunday, November 19, 2006

Techie Questions

OK, everyone out there: have you switched over to the new Blogger accounts? Did all go well, i.e., did everything remain intact?

As usual with internet transitions, I have understood very little of what I have read. Most of the Blogger info, in my face everytime I sign on, is gibberish, so the advantages of switching over remain a mystery to me.

I still don't know what a "feed" is so I don't know why I want more of them.

And the last thing in the world I want is yet another email account.

But apparently if I want to stay with Blogger, I am going to have more feeds and another email account whether I want them or not.

So...any advice? Is this just an easy thing to do and I should go with the flow? Or am I going to be sorry?

15 comments:

Cynthia said...

I've been too big a chicken to switch over. I figure that it will come to me soon enough without me going to Beta.

Lisa :-] said...

Sometimes I am not sorry I've stayed with AOL.... :-]

Theresa Williams said...

Robin, I have been wondering the same thing. I don't know what the "advantages" are, so I haven't switched. I think Judi Heartsong did, though.

Anonymous said...

I made the switch earlier this week and had no problem. My only recommendation would be to make the switch at a low-traffic time, because your blog is inaccessible while the switch is being made. Mine took about an hour.

The new blogger is different, and a bit more user-friendly than the old. But mostly, just different.

--Waterfall

Anonymous said...

I switched. I haven't discovered any advantages yet, but now I have to sign in on a google account before I can comment.

Quotidian Grace said...

I'm usually of the "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" school of thought, so I haven't made the switch.

I don't think it hurts to have more feeds. I use bloglines (and a lot of people do) to help me organize my blogreading more efficiently and only blogs with at least one feed can be reported there. I assume the other types of feeds allow other similar services to report on your blog.

Andrea said...

I didn't know we were supposed to switch -or had the opportunity to switch -or whatever. Off to do some research...

rev maria said...

I have a google account anyway, but I haven't been brave enough to switch yet. Anybody know a good reason to do so?

Anonymous said...

I have loved it - it is easier to post pictures, and so on. :) No problems at all!!

Deb

Anonymous said...

Robin, I made the switch last night and so far I really like it. Beta is much more "user-friendly"; it is so much easier customize my blog. Now I can put extra goodies on the sidebar; I could never figure out how to do that before. I can also easily make changes in the template, such as font color, etc. I like it!

Anonymous said...

This technophobe says that Beta is oh so much easier! I'm glad I switched.

alphawoman said...

What I want to know is this...I have a ton of stuff that is 3rd party, header, flickr, sitemeter...do Ihave to reinstall all that. Yuck! I'll do it when it is mandatory.

Gannet Girl said...

Well, I switched over. Can't say I see what the point was. It looks to me like it's just as hard to customize as before. And now I have a longer name and a new password to remember.

Theresa Williams said...

Robin, I could not figure out before how to put stuff on my sidebar. Now a real handy drag and drop thing appears, making it easy for me. I just used my same e-mail and password as my AOL account, so nothing new to remember, either.

Chelley said...

I haven't made the switch yet either... was feeling decidedly twitchy about risking it. Reading down the comments I've gone from, "Ooh, I'll switch then" to "Agh, I'm not sure (again) now!!"
Oh, and 'hello' for de-lurking week! :D