WordPress

This post may not interest you in the slightest, the main point is that you shouldn’t notice a thing but it may be quiet here for a few days in the near future. I think, after four and a half years, through Blogger Pro, the Google buyout, the redesign and all the early day issues, it’s time I finally said goodbye to Blogger. It’s been fun, and I’m forever in the debt of the guys at Pyra for helping me get started – I can still remember finding Blogger, completely independently, when I was looking for an easier way to update my website than having to hand code a page, then hand code additional links and finally FTP all the …

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Blogger again

I’ll stop after this. Business Plan. What is it and why did it prompt the new ‘revamped’ design? There is a lot of focus (rightly) on the new look and new features (and changed features). But where now? Keep adding features for free? Really? When you are taking on Moveable Type and have been, seemingly, static for quite a while you are losing ground. Everywhere I’ve read posts from the people involved in this re-design talk of it in the immediate past. So is this the first step in a longer term strategy? For Blogger Pro people, the people who paid for extra features, the only thing we are getting is a comments system, and a restricted one at that. …

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Reading feeds

Lockergnome’s RSS Resource is chock full of information. So much so that I’ve not really taken much time to get to grips with both the site, and RSS in general. Yes I have an XML feed but as a Blogger Pro user, that’s really just a few clicks and and a filename to handle. If you are like me, a bit bemused by all this, I urge you to Get a grip on Rss in 3 easy steps! (does exactly what it says on the tin). However if you ARE like me, you’ll end up visiting the websites themselves most of the time anyway. You see, I’ve tried using RSS feeds for sites on my blogroll, but it’s a very…. …

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Bye bye Blogger Pro

I’m guessing this will be news du jour. Google have canned Blogger Pro, well not canned it completely as I’ll still have access to some of the advanced features, but you’ll no longer be able to upgrade to the Pro version. In return for my hard earned cash I get a Blogger Hoodie which, given my efforts to purchase a Blogger T-shirt, will cost Google more than my Pro subscription was in the first place. I’m sure other people will be a bit put out but, as Evan said in his email, the Pro subscribers helped keep Blogger on it’s feet. * heads off to polish halo Listening to: Leftfield – Melt

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BlogThis

Seems like a new version of BlogThis has appeared too… if you use it you will find (or soon find) that once you have posted, the little window stays open and gives you the option of editing your posts (which then resizes and takes you to the main Blogger page… Might be a Blogger Pro thing only though. But hey, a new feature is a new feature.

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New Blogger

Ohhh and I’ve been on the ‘New Blogger’ for a week or so now. Very ‘nice’ but still lagging behind Moveable Type as far as features go. However I paid for Blogger Pro and I’ll support it for a while yet. Just wish there was more info about what is in the pipeline. Ev? Hello?

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Four hours

Not that I’m counting but that’s all the sleep I got last night. Hence I’m knackered and can’t really be bothered doing anything. I’ve struggled to do anything productive work wise, and the redesign has stalled (no thanks to finicky CSS mind you…). So it’ll be some telly and then bed methinks. Ohh and I seem to have been switched over to the new Blogger Pro and subsequently have lost my post from earlier today… so here it is again… 7:50 A.M. So you wanna be a writerWriting a book : an interesting article and has some even more thought provoking comments. “It’s such a pain to write books, it’s such a bother to go through the publishing process — …

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Flipping knackered

Almost 1:30pm and I’m done in already (and I’ve still got the house to tidy!)Went shopping in East Kilbride (still missing an item though – arrgh!)The tyres took about 20 minutes to fit and have the tracking adjusted.I remembered my Blogger Pro email address as I was driving to East Kilbride (not much of a test though..)I wasn’t the only person whose site was busy yesterday (see previous comments)The local pool is very quiet at 10:30 am!And I wasn’t late for my appointment, just… So, lunchtime now. Then tidy up, then iron and pack, then start on the CDs. Are you all enjoying my riveting life?

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Random thoughts to the start the day

Should I go shopping in East Kilbride?Is Harry Stone a genius?How long will fitting the tyres take?Why do we call it ‘silver’?Will I remember my Blogger Pro email address for posting?Why was yesterday the busiest day this site had in the last 12 months?Why didn’t I keep a running total when I switched counters!Where is the squirrel?Should I complain more often?Why aren’t I writing more? (also known as Why am I writing less?)Will I be late for that appointme

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Blogger Pro

Well it seems like the Blogger guys turned on payment by credit card in February and it’s taken me this long to find that out. So I’m now a fully paid up Blogger Pro user. Not that you guys will notice much, in fact bar the lack of permalinks for any posts before today, you will see NO difference at all. Until I change everything of course.

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