Friday, February 23, 2007

New Blogger and the end of the world as we know it.

I am going to push the button.
I cannot put this off any longer. I am going to upgrade this blog from "old" blogger to "new" blogger. I have no confidence that this will go well. This blog began with a "standard" two column template nine months ago, and I've been hacking the crap out of it ever since. I don't even know what is in the template anymore. Blogger claims that everything will be fine and everything will work the same in New Blogger with the same template. It is only if and when I want to take advantage of the new features that I will have to convert to a new template and redo all customizations. So I am told. Why don't I believe it? I guess I am just not a very trusting soul.

Bloogle has been warning for a few weeks now that they have started forcing the upgrade. I've decided to do this on my timetable, rather than be surprised by theirs, so this weekend I push the button. No telling what will happen, but one undeniable possibility is that the whole blog gets lost or so screwed up that it becomes unusable. I don't know what I will do if that happens.

I'll see if I can figure out a way to back-up the blog first, but just in case these are the End Times for DWSUWF...

Goodbye, and thanks for all the fish.

UPDATE: February 26, 2007
Nevermind. Everything seemed to go just fine. It only took about 10 minutes once I pushed the button and it does look like everything is working the same. I'll be spending a few days poking around with the template and experimenting with new features, so there probably will be a content lull while I check things out. I will also be republishing recent posts in order to utilize the new blogger "labels" (tags?) feature for those posts.

Divided and Balanced.™ Now that is fair.


Not Your Mama said...

I had to redo all my links and changes so no, it is not seamless. Luckily for me, I was new and didn't have a lot to redo. I feel your pain.

Anonymous said...

Dont do it. Its fine as is?

mw said...

Storm, No choice - Blogger is forcing the change. At least I'm over the first hump with no damage. Everything seems to still be working. Now the optional part starts - New Template or not? Eventually I'll probably have to do it, but No rush. I'll play around with it for a while first.

mw said...