Thursday, September 1, 2011

Don't be scared!

Blogger is at it again!

Yes they are making more changes. If you go to your dashboard, right above your reading list of Blogs your are following is another tab called Blogger Buzz. This is how it starts.........

Blogger’s fresh new look

August 31, 2011permalink
Posted by: Chang Kim, Product Manager

As you may have heard, things are starting to look a little different across many Google products—and today, Blogger is the next product to get a makeover.

It’s been a few years since we made major updates to Blogger’s look and feel, and there’s a lot more to these changes than just shiny new graphics. We’ve rewritten the entire editing and management experience from scratch so it’s faster and more efficient for you—and easier for us to update and improve over time.

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So my friends, if you start having troubles with Blogger again, it may be because of the upgrades. I've noticed that it's taking longer for me to load my blogs from my dashboard. Has anyone changed over to the updated interface?? Inquiring minds want to know :-)

18 comments:

Stephanie said...

Yep, I switched over. Some cosmetic changes to the lay out but overall user friendly. I like the way you can view how you're posting before you hit the publish button. I'm not a lover of change when it comes to computer things...it's an old dog new tricks sort of thing...but so far no problems.

Denise in PA said...

No, do I have to? (I hate change!)

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

I've been using for several weeks now. It's super easy and I like it. =) Change is hard, but this one is painless.

Debbie said...

OH...so glad to hear that someone has tried it. After the last changes, I thought I would wait and see. Thanks for the info.

IHaveANotion ~ Kelly Jackson said...

You know I always have problems with blogger and I'm needing to add my blog to my website so I can avoid blogger all together...yet to do it...procrastination!! I have not changed over...I'd be too scared they'd loose my entire history or something. Not to be too negative because it is free and they certainly do so much for us....I need to be kinder to them....since it works more times that it doesn't. I think I'm spoiled after reading this and now I'm ashamed of myself...I better go whip myself with a wet noodle :)

Kelly

LV said...

You are so good to keep us informed on blog changes. I truly appreciate all the help I can get. I saw what you mentioned above my dashboard, but did change. Was not sure if I should or was hoping you could enlighten me as to what to expect. It is hard to teach an old dog new tricks.

Linda said...

Thanks for the update. I was wondering about it.

Elaine Adair said...

Oh lordy, not again!!! Just this past week I struggled changing to something more modern than my 5 year old format, and it took me and a helper guru, a WEEK to get it up and running correctly.

Now I notice my "Followers" are not always visible to me. Wahhhhh!

Elaine Adair said...

Alright - I just posted, and my identity window popped up very quickly, as well as posting my comment. We'll see.

Allie said...

I haven't changed over yet - I clicked it to see what the dashboard looked like, but it's too late tonight to try to figure out new things, lol. I'm barely used to the old way!

A Few Pennies said...

Can someone tell me why I get the blue frog when posting for one of the site parties?? Everything was fine; my image popped up--I selected--then see that on the party site that silly blue frog! How can that be fixed? and--I used the same image w/other parties so I don't understand it. Thanks!

Barbara said...

I've upgraded. I like it so far.

Dana Gaffney said...

I tried it and couldn't get into any of the blogs. Hopefully they'll get the bugs out.

Stray Stitches said...

I think I will wait a little while before changing over. That way maybe they will have all the little bugs worked out. Don't know why they have to change a good thing.....but then I'm an old dog not wanting to learn new computer tricks.

Pat said...

I did the upgrade awhile back (and after others had tried it). the other day I noticed that I could click to TRY the new interface...tried it and didn't take to it, so I clicked on the option to go back to the old interface...and taht's where I'll stay at least for now.

SewCalGal said...

I'm using the newest upgrade, but still nervous. Hate to be negative, but I fear blogger makes these releases/upgrades without always testing and definitely not having support post release when there is a problem. I hope this next "major" upgrade goes well and I have to eat my words.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Carol said...

I can't wait to read your blog everyday to see what you are working on. It is always so interesting. Thanks!

Peggy said...

Love your blog.
Thanks,
Peggy
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