We've been giving you warnings. The signs have been there. Preparations have been made. Now, it's time!As predicted - there is no option to remain with Old Blogger. So if you've not switched yet or had the invite as yet, here are a few tips:
That's right, it's time to embrace the new version of Blogger! Starting today, a small percentage of users who log in to an old Blogger account will be required to move to the new version. This involves moving your current Blogger account to a new or existing Google Account. After the move, you will need to log in to Blogger with your Google Account username, which is always the email address associated with your account. If you're one of the lucky folks who is prompted to move your account over to the new version of Blogger, you'll be able to postpone this process once (and only once) if you *really* need to get a post out of your head or want to say goodbye to the old Blogger. After that, it's time to befriend the new Blogger!
- Read the post "Moving Over to the New Version of Blogger" - a sticky post at the very top of the Discussion Board in the Blogger Help group - it has more details
- back up your old blog posts
- copy your existing template to notepad and file
- identify the third party html code adjustments to your Blogger template which you've added - some will transfer and some will not and you will need to check
- if you've not got a Google Account think of a name, see if it's available and get one sorted. Bear in mind that if you have gmail/googlemail you'll be wanting to operate your e-mail and Blogger from the same account as logging out of one logs you out of the other. Stupid I know but that's what we're stuck with.
- and then sit back and wait for your marching orders.
- When you switch, check first which bits of your old template have moved over and what has been deleted - and then decide whether you want to play with the new templates first or reinsert the old code. Take your time when trying out templates and save copies before making changes.
(PS Just in case anybody ever thought I never ever used a brush, the sketch is from 1993 and is probably one of the last watercolours I ever did!)