Thursday, January 04, 2007

I Got Lucky

Okay, I know, enough about new blogger, but I have one more thing to say for now and then I will shut up about it. When I converted, it was pretty much painless, all three of my blogs have been upgraded to the new templates and besides a little glitch on where the email and pencil show up on this blog, I can't complain. Pictures upload faster, the layouts are easier to tweak (once you get comfortable with them), and the publishing is a million times faster. I also like the new spell checker, and the labels an awful lot. I have not been locked out, or completely deleted like some have.

I have been scoping out the scene on the Google Blogger Group. Some people have been completely hosed in their transfer. Yes, there are those like me, that are just trying to find out how to do some of the tweaking we did before and that is no big deal. Others have lost their entire blogs, are locked out of their blogs, have their blogs stuck between the new version and the old...all sorts of nightmares. It makes me glad that I have backed up my most important posts in case I were to lose everything.

The point of my post I guess is that there are those that do business via their blogs. Sounds like a good idea, until it goes down. Thing I don't understand is that they are getting irate at Blogger. As a free service they can't really get mad if it is not available or needs tweaking. I mean, I would hope that you would not have your entire business relying on a free service, right? This person in particular is mad because her RSS feeds are not working....her blog is functioning fine otherwise.

I guess I am just thankful that my blogs are working well, and that I am not watching dollars go out the window because I put my business in the hands of a free service with no guarantees.

7 comments:

Chicken said...

I can't believe people sometimes. Hopefully someone has said something to her.

Mishka said...

Nope, and she gave them an ultimatum on the forum that she was switching to another service in 24 hours....time is up...hasta la vista baby...

Scaramouche Jones said...

True but Blogger should not also insist people make the move when they cannot guarantee everthing will be fine, or will work properly, or will not be lost. It should be a one-off choice "do you want to move or not, yes/ no" not daily reminders. And you know where this is going to end up - one day they will just say "right everyone, move or be deleted, no choice". Plus, linking it to Gmail is a pain in the bloody arse. I have had no end of grief because I did that - it wouldn't let me comment on so many blogs when I did.

So yes - it's free. So since it's free,Blogger should leave it alone, stop asking me to move when I said no and stop messing with my other non-blog items like email!

Mishka said...

I agree that the aggregation has not been smooth and that they have run into hiccups that they didn't predict and don't have fixes for but upgrading is the name of the game in technology and they had to eventually upgrade the system to something else...it was getting too bogged down.

I too think that the new log in is a pain in the butt and hopefully they will have tweaks, templates and fixes available to everyone...I just thought this lady was a little crazy to put her entire business in Blogger's hands and then act surprised when there were hiccups.

Joanne said...

I don't get to move yet. They are currently doing it by invitation only so I'm stuck in old school...

haha said...

Oh boy, I am really looking forward to changing over this weekend. Mishka.....Help!!!!!!!

Mishka said...

You'll be okay, I think....your blog is not huge and doesn't have a lot of tweaks done on it...I think that a lot of the people having problems have really big blogs and lots of special tweaks...