Friday, October 13, 2006

Curious About Beta Blogger....


One lone little Johnny-Jump-Up I took a picture of the other day that miraculously planted itself in the driveway. The snow has gone again here...for now anyway. The news spoke of Niagara Region and Buffalo getting it big time this morning!
Just a little note to ask anyone who has the new Beta Blogger what they think of it?
I`m thinking of trying it but am a bit unsure yet. Also we only have dial up out our way and I wonder if it would be worth going for it anyway. Anyone use it with dial up?
Anyone dislike it or happy with it, whether having fast or slow internet connection? Can you accidentally completely eliminate your blog by pressing " Switch your blog today"? hehehe

11 comments:

Naturegirl said...

Sorry I cannot help as I have same Q. and am waiting to see comments at blogsites.(Art Dogs Life) has switched over.
I posted a "winter"flower post by request one day and the next it snowed!!
I promise I did NOT cast my spell!!

PEA said...

Hi Tea:-) Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and for the birthday wishes...glad you could join my birthday party! lol Where in Ontario are you?? I'm in the Sudbury area, are you anywhere near there?? Hope to "see" you again:-)

Anonymous said...

I've switched to Beta. Now that some bugs have been ironed out I'm happy with it, but I don't see any big advantage to switching.

Jeanne said...

I love to see flowers especially since we have had a bit of snow already.
Brrrr much too cold too early for snow too!
Yikes.
Love Jeanne ^j^

Anonymous said...

Hi Tea, I'm new to blogging and I set up my first acct. at Blogger, and then saw beta Blogger, so changed over a week later.I didn't lose anything in the transfer. I felt as I was just starting I might as well go with that, rather than have to change down the road. I'm very technically challenged. I have hi-speed cable internet (sometimes no speed, depending on the provider but that's another story)I do find it easier to customize and change the template, as you don't need to edit html to do it. You can save your original template before changing over, and then if beta Blogger doesn't suit you, you can change back. However, having said that I don't know how easy that would be. Good luck..

Shelley said...

Now that is a miracle! A flower in the crack of the pavement. How sweet! My best to you today Ms.Tea.

Anonymous said...

Like you, I am stuck with sloooowwww dialup but I switched to Beta about 2 weeks ago with no problem. I still have not had the time to thoroughly go through it and see what, if any, the advantages are. However, so far, so good.

Anonymous said...

I just switched to Beta today (but I have broadband). I think it might actually be better w/ dialup because updates are quicker so you're less likely to have it lose connection in the middle of an update.
Also, it took me awhile to change my header back and figure out how to add in my link boxes for blogher or houseblogs.net (you add a HTML spot). But it's really nice to have an overall layout and you can drag and drop the elements around as opposed to going into the code and cutting and pasting and hoping you didn't screw up!
Now I just need to go back and add labels to previous posts for search purposes...

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the comments you left on my blog. I'm using Blogger Beta & am really pleased with it. It's really simple to use, and I have no problem uploading pictures or video to it. I started off using Wordpress but find it slow & unreliable, I'd certainly recommend Blogger Beta (although I started from scratch, I don't know how easy it is to transfer your blog to the Beta version, but the help groups are very helpful)

Anonymous said...

Hi T,
I recently switched. So far it's not bad. The template is easy to change and customize. You can change ink and font types. You can add links a lot easier. You don't have to know html. As far as i can tell user friendly. I'm still playing with it but that's what I figured out so far.
Patty

Rosa said...

I too asked around about beta. I think it's split half half. i decided to wait it out. xo