Thursday, November 09, 2006

Took the Plunge!


Last night, with even more trepidation than usual, I made the move to Beta Blogger. I was fully forewarned that I'd lose my template customizations, so I made a copy of my html for the sidebar. It took longer than I'd hoped for the switch-over to be complete. But it did finally roll over, and true to Blogger's word, the sidebar was pretty much gone.
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I was able to edit the template a bit to make interesting colors. I thought I was off to a good start so I decided to tackle the sidebar next (Suddenly aware that "tackle" is football and "plunge" is diving so I'm mixing my metaphors. But I've always had a good time annoying Debbie by telling her I want to get to the basketball game early so I can get a seat on the fifty-yard line).
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I'd saved a copy of the html to the sidebar and thought it would be relatively easy to cut and paste what I wanted where I wanted it. Alas . . . .
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First of all, the language in the html for the new Beta doesn't seem to be the same as the old (remember, I do not understand html other than the code for inserting a line that Desertsky taught me). So I'm struggling. I'm particularly peeved that my profile is down below the previous posts. And I'm irked that when I try to add a "new element" like the links, they show up at the bottom of the blog rather than the sidebar. Guess the Republicans at Blogger are a bit cranky after Tuesday. . . .
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I'd like to say I'm confident that it will all work out. After all, this switch-over was a one-way street; there is no going back. But I'm not confident. I am, however, hopeful.
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And my final complaint (for the moment) is that I've tried and tried to add a photo in the usual place on this post. It was of a very attractive woman on a diving board. And I was going to end by saying "PS: The woman at the top really isn't me." But when I add the photo, I get a confirmation that it is there, and what is really there is a nice little gray box. And that little gray box really isn't me either.

6 comments:

The Calico Cat said...

Welcome to blogger in beta! (Yes, I am a smart alek...)

Pam said...

I think I will avoid the Beta for as long as possible. Sounds far too technical for me! I just figured out how to add a picture to my profile yesterday.

Ms. Jan said...

You can drag and drop the items in the sidebar, I did it. My links came through fine, but who can tell with Blogger, beta or otherwise....

floribunda said...

nacy, the good news is that when I click on your attractive gray box, it opens up to the photo of the diving woman. Personally, I'm staying away from beta as long as possible!

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Yes; Floribunda is right, we can view you 'taking the plunge'; but we have to work for it! Eventually, as with all things, the kinks will work themselves out. I've had enough changes (blog and otherwise) lately, I'm into dust-settling mode myself. Hey, maybe that's what the gray box symbolizes, the dust settling!

frank said...

I really think the picture is you in a bikini and the rightgeous police are censoring it.
I like to ask people at a baseball game do they know the name of the goalie.qskpg