Sunday, February 11, 2007

Sneaky Blogger!

I've been resisting the urge (not an urge really) to upgrade to the new Blogger, formerly Blogger beta. Tonight, however, I had no choice. They found me! They wouldn't let me log in without my Google account, which I only signed up for to ready Chicky Pea's blog. (I won't bother linking as hers is a private blog.) So here I am.

Those of you on the new Blogger - do you like it better? I didn't have any trouble with the old blogger, with the exception of posting photos.

I've also selected "comment moderation." Someone posted a comment on another blog that I found offensive and just couldn't let slide. So I posted my own 2 cents. I doubt the original commentor will bother to come here, but just in case... I'll moderate comments for a little while. If you don't see yours showing up for a while, that's all there is to it.

So tell me, if you're using New Blogger, what do you like/dislike about it? Oooh, I see I can select text color and different fonts...that's kind of cool. And what's with "labels?"

15 comments:

Just Being Me said...

I love the new blogger. Pictures upload so much easier. You can pick fonts, colors and have fun with the look.

Labels - you can label your posts by category - family, love, kids, pictures, etc. (you can check out my labels) and they list on your side bar if you chose to have them appear there.

Hope that was helpful.

~d said...

OOOH! OOH! Someone posted something offensive!? I will kill them and eat them for dinner. Well, maybe not that extreme. as for legit friends...haha, You are beyond legit. You are IRL!!

Love,
d

Ashley said...

I like it, but when I switched to it I deleted my old blog by mistake!

Jules said...

I hate being labeled don't you.. LOL

I like the new blogger but I keep forgetting about the fun fonts!

xoxo

Anna said...

You know...I hadn't been blogging long when I switched...so I really don't even know what all is different. So I'm alot of help aren't I? I switched back when it was beta...and hated it then..b/c it made it hard to comment on some peoples blogs..but now they must have fixed the "kinks" because it works fine!

Nicole said...

I like the new blogger ok. I think they have fixed a LOT of things wrong with it. But hey. I just read a blog about turning your word verification off if you are moderating comments. It makes sense. Everyone hates the word verification and the moderating will get rid of it anyway. Just something to think about. I am turning mine off because I too am moderating all comments left.

Yokooso said...

I really don't like the new blogger's pop-up comment window, because it cuts the comments off and you are unable to maximize the window so that the whole comment can be viewed in preview mode. I've also heard from others that they've had a hard time uploading photos, still. The labels are really neat though, they make posts more organized and easily accessible.

Hey I don't know if you've read the blogging/internet rules yet but they're pretty interesting, they can be found on my "Places To Visit" page.

It was nice to visit with you for the first time...check ya l8er.

Elle*Bee said...

Welcome, yokooso! I appreciate your comments. I wasn't sure what to do with the labels, but I've seen them on other people's blogs.

Elle*Bee said...

jmb, how do I put the labels on the sidebar? Do I have to do something special, or does it appear as an option when I start using labels? Also, can I go back and label my old posts? (I don't know if I'm *that* dedicated!)

~d, no one posted anything offensive on my blog, thank goodness. They commented on another blog that I follow and made an insensitive sweeping generalization so I posted my 2 cents. You know me. I'm very rarely controversial. Ha Ha.

Elle*Bee said...

Welcome, ashley and thanks for stopping by my blog. I'll be checking out yours (and yokooso's) soon! I would have been crushed it my old blog had been deleted!

Ha Ha, jules! I'm sure I'll love the fonts. Not a huge variety, but I do like color.

Elle*Bee said...

anna, I didn't even have a choice yesterday. I opened the start page and there it was. The gun to my head. (Well, not quite, but I had been resisting up until now.)

Excellent point, nicole. Word verification is overkill at this point. Hopefully I'll be able to turn off comment moderation soon (when I'm comfortable that the offensive person that I offended won't follow me back to my own blog).

Lala's world said...

I finally switched too, I like it. I like the labels too makes things quicker to find!

Elle*Bee said...

lala, did you go back and add labels to old posts or just start using labels when you switched?

Sue said...

Wow - I did not realize that the new blogger had cool fonts and such. I need to get out more! LOL!

Jenmomof4 said...

I have the new version and so far so good. Every now and then it acts up but then I check back and all is well. My little boy wears glasses too!! I think they look so handsome with them!! We are in bifocals now and have had to patch the eye but so far he is doing great!! sorry for rambling!!