Thirteenth Thursday Thirteen!

For my 13th Thursday 13
I present 13 reasons every cat should be a Beta Blogger kitty:

1. It really is easier to switch now than when they rolled it out. Lots & lots of bugs got worked out. The current snafu with posting comments has nothing to do with Beta - it's affecting both regular & Beta blogs.

2. You can change your template anytime you want -- easy!

3. You can change your Blog's colors & fonts super duper easily!

4. Adding pictures into your sidebar is amazingly simple! NO HTML required!

5. Updating & arranging your linkies is so easy, you'll wonder why you ever messed with HTML in the first place -- just copy/paste and presto!

6. You can re-arrange your sidebar SO easily -- want labels on top one day, and archives on top tomorrow? Well, just click and drag and re-arrange! Presto!

7. Speaking of labels -- you can't label posts on old regular Blogger.

8. You can add cool animated widgets (like Not The Mama has on his bloggie) into your sidebar or blog title easily (a bit of HTML knowledge is required for this, but if my Not The Mama can figure it out, so can YOU!).

9. When you get comments e-mailed to you in Beta, your e-mail will tell you what post (and from what blog if you have multiple blogs!) that comment came from! And, on your Beta dashboard page, you can see if you have any comments (and how many!) for each post!

10. FTP Bloggers can now switch to Beta.
FTP means that you have a dotcom site that you post to, instead of a blogspot.
For example: versus
(by the way, if you try, it will take you to It's A Blog Eat Blog World -- it's set up to forward via GoDaddy that way!)

11. As of this past weekend, "team" -- or multiple member blogs, can now be Beta-ized.

12. When you go to publish your post, it shows up instantly on your blog -- no more waiting for that exclamation point in a circle!

13. Sooner or later, all Blogs will hafta switch anyways...
This is what Blogger has to say about it:

"At this point, the pieces are in place:

This all means that we’ll be removing the “beta” from the new Blogger very soon! At that time, we’ll begin the process of requiring that users of old Blogger move to new Blogger."

My Not The Mama says he's more than happy to help anybody with the transition.
You can E-mail him by clicking here.

Hope e-furry-body has a nice Thursday!
Meow for now,
~ Daphne

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  1. Someday...... Good points though!

    Happy TT

  2. I wondered about the beta blogger...sounds very user friendly.

    My 13 are up.

  3. You'd be an awesome salesperson!

    Happy TT!

    I’m up!

  4. I switched over to the beta as well...and haven't had any problems.

    I also registered a domain name at Go Daddy too., where my TT is up.

    Happy TT!

  5. oh good one kitty! you are smart.... it must be that stinky goodness you eat.

    now, can you help me? how do you do that strikethrough thingy? me likey....

    auntie bee

  6. Sorry about the Corky thing, but thanks for taking the time for the earlier post of condolences.

  7. I just wish we'd waited until now. We did have a few bugs that were very frustrating. But you're right, the new features are very fun!


  8. I've been on beta since I started blogging. Guess I already knew better!

  9. Lots of great reasons!! #12 is the best reason of all, in my opinion!!

    Have a great Thursday!

  10. LOL! I liked reading your list. I have beta blogger and I love it! :)

    Cheers and Happy TT!

  11. we can't switch - it says our bloggie is too big. - The Meezers

  12. Not the Momma, it worked! It worked! We gotted our bloggy moved and it won't no problem at all :) Fanks for encouragin us!

    Now we gotta go see bout the Cat Blogosphere bloggy. hehehe

    Sanjee, Boni, Mini, Pepi and Gree

  13. jazper, i was looking at you while i was posting your puss on my blog and i was a'thinkin' (omg) i like the name jazzpurr! sweetie....

    anutie bee

  14. we tried to switch, but it wouldn't let us

  15. I did switch and havent researched any of that yet..I am jealous and I just found Drs foster and smith! great blog

  16. And thanks for signing in at my beta switch post today.


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