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The Real Blogger Status - Beta

The Real Blogger Status will soon be continued as a Blogger Beta. For the most current articles in RBS Beta, see the Bridge Feed, at the bottom of the page. And see Migration From Blogger Classic To Blogger Beta, for my mirror strategy to move ahead, without actually migrating this blog immediately.

So far, just random thoughts about functionality, many noted by other folks.
  • Template Customisation. Not granular enough. Inability to edit the title, and use graphics there, will be one problem. This has already been mentioned in online discussion.
  • Publish - and update - on the fly. Switch back and forth, between blog edit and blog view, instantaneously. Switch between blogs, instantaneously.
    • More intuitive than WordPress.
    • Really works.
    • If you do this much, you will get used to it.
    • If many people move to Blogger Beta, resources - both hardware and support - being switched to Blogger Beta may make Blogger Alpha unusable.
    • This feature, IMHO, will drive the migration. As soon as Bloggers get used to it, boom

(Note 8/16 17:00): I am now seriously hooked. I am already having trouble dealing with this (Alpha) interface.

(Note 8/20): So some folks wonder how to start. And I suspect there's a connection between how you proceed, and some problems that folks are having. So proceed carefully, but experiment and have fun first.

(Note 8/21): OK, I will start the fun. Here are my ongoing lists - of Beta design deficiencies, and of Beta problems. And see if you like my solution for making the title field in your Beta blog clickable.

Comments

Dirty Butter said…
Where can we get a copy to download? I want to play, too!!
Chuck said…
Just setup an account, and have fun. Setup multiple blogs, and have more fun.
Dirty Butter said…
Wow!! I set up a new blog in no time, with quite a few elements to the template with ease. This is going to be fantastic, once it's out of beta. It's not going to be a problem to have a banner for a blog, though. Just use a picture, instead of the title element.

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