***Forgive me while I indulge in a little meta-blogging.
Has anyone with a Blogger/Blogspot blog taken the leap from Blogger Classic to Beta yet? If so, how did it go? Any problems? Caveats? Gotchas? Lessons learned?
I got my "invitation" to migrate this blog to Beta earlier this week:
I understand that at some point we'll no longer have the option to do this at our leisure, so I guess I'll try to get it done sooner, rather than later. Now that my blog is over a year old and I've published a fair bit of content and pictures, I'm a little nervous about the whole move to the newfangled version. (Will my fine china get chipped?) I've researched it a little bit, but would love to hear from anyone who has already gone through the move themselves, (and survived it, hopefully).
I've found a few helpful resources as I've researched this migration. Three of them are as follows:
- Migration from Blogger Classic to Blogger Beta - Planning the Process
- Note: Migration is a Two-Step Process
- Beta Blogger for Dummies: Introduction
Before taking the migration plunge, it's also a good idea to monitor or at least be aware of the following helpful websites:
- Blogger Status ("official")
- Blogger (Classic) Known Issues
- Blogger Beta Known Issues
- Google's Blogger Help Discussion Group
- Blogger Help
- Blogger Buzz
- Blogger Contact Form (to report issues)
- The Real Blogger Status (unofficial)
- The Real Blogger Status - Beta
A few commenters to this post mentioned an issue where Blogger Classic users are not able to leave comments on Blogger Beta blogs, and vice-versa. I, myself, have had this problem, which cropped up for me for the first time yesterday. I believe Blogger tech support is aware of the issue and is working on it, but for the time being, my work-around is logging in with my Google Account logon when leaving a comment on a Beta blog. It's confusing, because the login field says "Username", but for Beta blogs, it really wants my Google logon, which is my email address. And if one reads and comments on a generous mixture of Classic and Beta blogs, this requires constantly switching between the Blogger Classic logon and the Google (Blogger Beta) logons, as the two accounts are not merged. Here's hoping Blogger can help make them play better together.