January 30, 2007

Sorry, I've been away.

Yes, I know, I was a fool to click the button to switch to "new Blogger" in the middle of the day. I have a big blog to transfer, and I didn't realize it would take three hours. But I'm back, and I'm new. Whether anything will be different, I'll have to see.

16 comments:

StephenB said...

OH NO!!! Not the new Blogger!!! What a pain in the @#%.

Theo Boehm said...
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vbspurs said...

Boo!

Anyway, glad to see Althouse is back, safe and relatively sound.

Interestingly, Ruth Anne migrated to New Blogger yesterday. What a copy-cat, Ann!

Cheers,
Victoria

Rick Lee said...

I made the switch yesterday and it all went well. I haven't tried any of the customization tricks that they brag about... not sure I really care about that. The one really nice thing is that the emailed comments now tell you what post they are from. That makes a nice difference. I like the keyword tagging but for this to be really useful I guess I'd have to go waaay back and tag all the old posts. Hmmmm... sounds like a lot of work.

Ann Althouse said...

Yeah, I'm not really planning to do anything new. I just want to get up to date. I should have done it in the middle of the night, but I thought I'd just see if they'd let me upgrade. They'd been barring me for weeks for having a big blog. I guess I see why now. It takes a lot to do the transfer.

TabithaRuth said...

Glad you're back up and running. It was disconcerting to see that New Blogger page.

I think I'd better get into a 12-step blog addiction prgoram.

must have althouse fix. . .

Ruth Anne Adams said...

Are you planning to go back and add the subject tags to any of your previous posts? There have to be thousands of them.

Ruth Anne Adams said...

Hey, something odd is going on...I commented under my real name earlier today on the Bridezilla post and it got converted to a linkless Anonymous comment. Weird.

Theo Boehm said...
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reader_iam said...
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reader_iam said...

I know Ruth Anne is a recently upgraded blogger. Are you, Theo?

I can't remember how the at least one other commenter on the Wigged post who had a name but is now anonymous signs in. But I'd have the same question for that person.

I'm not going to go into details about the interesting issues involving Blogger/Google ID's which I've experienced over the past 6-odd weeks (I did e-mail Althouse). But I can say that mine do seem to have been resolved over time--actually, verifiably and universally so far--within the past day or two, when I tested it out. (For the record, neither site which with I'm affiliated has been upgraded, primarily because of issues.)

Given that your names are right in THIS thread, perhaps it's being resolved and won't involve an iterative process.

He's otherwise occupied right now, but I know that Internet Ronin struggled with some issues for a number of weeks. They seem to have been resolved, but that can't be verified right now.

Anyway. FWIW--I share this in case this might click with anyone who might continue to have issues.

And, Theo, pages are loading smoothly and quickly for me right now, though the resource thing you note is still true.

Also, I notice that here and at other places I've tested over the past day, I have the trash can option back again.

Eli Blake said...

I moved my blog about a month ago, and I really like the changes. There is very little I can't do that I used to be able to do but I like having all the options available right there on my dashboard.

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Mike said...

Well, I tried to comment last night, but Blogger ate my comments.

Meet the new Blogger
Same as the old Blogger.

JazzBass said...

We fear the new.

vbspurs said...

Mike wrote:

Meet the new Blogger
Same as the old Blogger.


Yeah, but at least the grown-ups are back in charge now.

Jazzbass wrote:

We fear the new.

Old: Nicholas II New: Stalin
Old: Wilhelm II New: Hitler
Old: Batista New: Castro
Old: Manchu Dynasty New: Mao Tse Dong

New doesn't mean better.

Cheers,
Victoria