Monday, October 30, 2006

How Was It For YOU?


So, it turns out that all the trouble I was having with Blogger this weekend was their fault! It wasn't my dubious competence, and -- darn it all -- it seems it wasn't even the Republicans. It was a problem at Blogger that didn't affect Beta. Sheesh.
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Frank the Poet has started another blog, and he's using Beta Blogger. He seems happy with it. When Beta first came out, I got some kind of an invitation to switch and at that time people were complaining about it. Decided to wait a bit until the bugs were worked out. Besides, I was afraid I'd lose everything I already had.
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Perhaps that time has come. I reached a point several weeks ago where I don't even try to use IE to blog. Go straight to Firefox and most of the time the pictures load up just fine. On IE, most of the time they vanish (and I tend to wonder where they have ended up -- much like the socks from the dryer, but that's a rant for another occasion) and are never seen again.
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This morning Blogger was down and I'd spent a fair amount of time working on a meme that I thought was somewhat interesting. And when I tried to load it or even save as a draft, poof, it was gone. It's probably in somebody else's dryer and boy is she going to be surprised.
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Fed up, I consulted with Greyhair who I understand is terribly frustrated with Blogger and says naughty words to it. He referred me on to a friend of his who made the switch and is glad she did. Of course, I'm still terrified of losing everything. And have no idea how to prevent that.
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So, readers, if you're on Blogger Beta, especially if you switched from regular Blogger to Blogger Beta, I'd love to hear from you. Should I make the move? Whaddya think? The age old question about the switch, I suppose: How was it for you?

4 comments:

Shelina said...

Blogger is kinda like a fickle teenager, you never know when or how it is going to respond. I haven't tried beta yet either. I like to copy everything to my notebook, and save as draft before publishing.
Also the photos are actually out there, so if you copy and paste the photo code from another page, and just change the name of the photo in both places, your photo will actually show up.

Pam said...

I alway use Picasa to upload photo's. I have a system that seems to work so far - but I have yet to try the Beta blogger. I too am a little nervous about losing everything to cyber space.

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

I haven't gone to Beta Blogger but it might be worth noting that I use Firefox, not IE; and haven't had many problems (at least not any catastrophic ones)... knock on wood.

paula, the_quilter said...

I have not switched either. I use Mozilla. When I have trouble uploading a photo from my computer, I then just upload it onto my picturetrail account and then put it into my post from there. Seems to work.