Wednesday, September 28, 2011
I'll try it............the new blogger template
When a little pop up message showed up last night from blogger "Try new template", I was game for sure. In the last month I have been playing on Polyvore, Tumblr, Twitter, Pinterest, Facebook, all in the quest to learn new things and understand what bit of social media I like. Polyvore was like playing with dolls when I was young and I certainly had the most expensive outfits ever seen ever on that site. Twitter and I are still feeling each other out, but I not sure I am that interesting. Tumblr kind of appealed to me in a multitude of ways even though I am convinced I am the oldest person by decades ever to re-blog. All this playing was a good exercise in convincing me I like traditional blogging the best as a means of communicating. Everywhere else I am too expensive or too old. But it did tell me I was looking to spiff things up a bit actually alot and after a two-hour meeting yesterday to introduce and design a new look, up came "Try new template" which is exactly what we were aiming for, only so much better and the timing was really weird. I was a bit over-eager when I saw this new Dynamic format and the 8 viewing options, I am such a sucker for visuals.......................but without the blog header, the blog list, the anything other than the post, all which will be added back in as soon as I figure this all out. I could revert back to the old format with one click but I thought I would see what you think. When you visit today, you will see a title in the top left corner that says Magazine, hit that and a scroll-down menu will list 7 other viewing options, this is where the fun begins (Classic is the traditional viewing method) in my opinion. I expect some problems, I expect a new learning curve, I expect not everyone will like it........but I also expect that you might find it very, very interesting and maybe a bit overdue. Tell me what you think.
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