Making the Transition to New Blogger
Ok, now I can start breathing again. So far so good with no glitches to report. Basically everything seems to be working as it should (knock on wood).
I was hesitant to make the switch mostly because my new template wasn’t quite ready, but I was pleasantly surprised to find that Blogger had left my “Classic” template in tact with no perceivable changes (except for some vanishing images that were hosted on the old Blogger).
I’m also very pleased that I can now use my Custom Domain name (http://www.blogbloke.com) with my Classic template. So there’s no rush for me to complete the new template. I can take as much time as I want to fiddle with it until it’s good and ready. Sweet.
This episode reminds me of the euphoria one feels after a trip to the Dentist and realizing that it wasn’t as bad as I had imagined it. If you are in the same position then all I can say there’s no need to be concerned. It won’t hurt a bit.
Here’s a tip or two. Be sure to save a copy of your template to your hard drive before attempting this. After you have switched from your old blogspot address to a new Custom Domain name, don’t forget to add it to <a href=”Google for indexing. And don’t forget to update all references to your old blogspot address in your template as well. Gosh it feels good to get away from blogspot and be master of my own destiny.