The "My blogs" Dashboard Page Has Been Replaced

Earlier this year, Blogger upgraded their dashboard - and eliminated the opening "My blogs" / "Reading List" page.

They changed from a dashboard home page, listing all blogs owned by a given Blogger account - to a home page, showing the dashboard for the most recently updated blog.

To the dashboard menu for the blog displayed, they added a pulldown blog selector list. If you want the dashboard for a different blog, or need a different important "My blogs" function, you use the selector list.

Previously, to work on different blogs, I would repeatedly use the dashboard Home page.

The dashboard home page contained "My blogs" and "Reading List". Each "My blogs" entry had links to half a dozen different important dashboard pages, for each blog.

The "My blogs" menu has been replaced by a pull down blog selector list, which overlays the existing dashboard menu - giving the appearance of a single dashboard page, for all blogs. The list links to all active blogs owned by the account - and lets the owner access the dashboard for a different blog, when desired.

For blog owners with only one blog, the selector list is not important. The list becomes important, when the dashboard for a second blog - or the "Deleted Blogs" / "New Blog" dashboard wizard - is needed.

Here's the new "My blogs" list.

"Your blogs live here" - behind the tiny pulldown arrow.

It's all there - really!

There is now no dashboard home page, with "My blogs".

Previously, we had a dashboard Home page, with "My blogs" and "Reading List".

Each "My blogs" menu entry gave access to half a dozen different dashboard pages, for each blog.

Each "My blogs" menu entry had half a dozen different dashboard links, for each blog in the list. The links were both excessive, and insufficient.

  • The menu entry links had a hodge podge of styles of buttons / captions / link display styles.
  • The half a dozen links provided access to a small subset of useful dashboard menu pages.
  • The "My blogs" list was long, and randomly sequenced.

Some blog owners would have enjoyed having different or more menu pages directly accessible from "My blogs". And we asked, many times, for an alphabetical "My blogs" list.

Instead of making "My blogs" more complicated, Blogger replaced the "My blogs" menu. We now have a "My blogs" list, accessed from any dashboard menu page.

Here's the options, on the new "My blogs" list.

The new dropdown list includes several important options.

  • All active blogs ("My blogs").
  • All inactive blogs ("Deleted blogs").
  • The "New blog" link ("Create a blog").

You can now switch between any specific dashboard pages, for any blogs in "My blogs", using the selector list.

Now, the dashboard home page is the dashboard menu, for the blog most recently accessed.

Note that, before you click on the tiny down arrow, the blog title will be plain text. See "The Real Blogger...", at the upper left of the dashboard?

From any dashboard page, click on the down arrow to the right of the blog title - and there is the "My blogs" menu. Then select any blog title, in the list.

Having opened the list, by clicking on the down arrow, you'll see the blog title "The Real Blogger..." changes to a button.

Use "My blogs", and examine the same dashboard page for different blogs.

"My blogs" is now a blog selector list, for the dashboard page, being displayed. You can switch between different blogs, and stay on any specific dashboard page. And "My blogs" is now in alphabetical order.

From any dashboard menu page, click on the down arrow, and open "My blogs".

Then select any blog, in the list.

And, you have the complementary dashboard page, for the blog just selected.

"Deleted blogs" and "New blog" is at the bottom of the "My blogs" list.

If you need to create a blog, or restore a deleted blog, you can find "New blog" and "Deleted blogs" at the bottom of the pulldown selector list.

See "New blog...", at the very bottom of "My blogs"?

"Reading List" is at the bottom of the dashboard menu.

"Reading List", on the other hand, is at the bottom of the dashboard menu, under "Settings".

Look at the bottom of the menu.

And, there is "Reading List".

The #Blogger dashboard home page was redesigned - and the "Deleted blogs" / "My blogs" / "New blog" wizards are now accessed from a pulldown selector list, that's available from any dashboard menu. This makes it possible to switch between any two blogs, while staying on a specific dashboard page.


deb Overbey said…
WOW. THANK YOU. I have spent two hours trying to find where to create a new (second) blog. At this point, your help feels like a miracle. May Blessing Prevail!!! I am SO grateful