Sunday, December 17, 2006

Made it across to Blogger Beta okay

BKI migrated to Blogger Beta last night, and it's okay so far. Jasmine also upgraded her blog. I'm glad we waited a while because the poodins who migrated early seemed to have lots of trouble, but the poodins who've migrated recently seem to have come through relatively unscathed.

The main feature that Jasmine is happy about (more for her own blog than anything else) is the label feature. She has a few favourite topics that she writes about (e.g. Rubik's cubes, iPAQs) and she was keen to have a way to quickly sort these. She even wrote to Blogger ages ago asking if they could please add a label feature! Jasmine was also happy to see that it's possible to bulk 'label' past blog entries without having to individually open and re-publish each one. She spent some time last night categorising her old blog entries. Don't know if I can be bothered to do this for Fluffy Feline Friends.

Something I like about Blogger Beta is that the Dashboard has more information, for example, it lists the number of comments against each blog entry. This one is more interesting to me than to Jasmine because my blog gets more comments than hers. (I guess I'm just more popular!)

Other thing to mention is that you have to have a Gmail account to upgrade. Jasmine already had one, but I didn't, so she created one for me. I might continue to use hers for a little while though until I'm completely convinced by this whole Blogger Beta thingy.

So, poodin friends, my preliminary finding is that Blogger Beta seems to be okay, and does offer some extra features which are useful. However, I'll wait till I've used it for a little while before giving it the full paws-up.


3 Miaows:

At Sunday, December 17, 2006 8:31:00 pm, Blogger Fat Eric miaowed...

We upgraded a few weeks ago and haven't had many problems, the only slightly annoying thing is that it takes us longer to sign in to comment on other blogs and it doesn't seem to remember us for as long so we have to sign in more often. But it seems to have got much easier to upload pictures now, which is good.

At Sunday, December 17, 2006 11:16:00 pm, Blogger Eric and Flynn miaowed...

we haf been getting the notiss up furr abowt three weeks abowt changing, but mum sed she's going to ignore it till she's got no choice abowt it.Prolly just as well cuz she'll only go an mess it up.

At Tuesday, December 19, 2006 3:52:00 am, Blogger ML (Mary Lynn) miaowed...

Thanks for the review, I'm still scared.


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