Friday, May 18, 2012
So, I finally gave in. I switched to the new look blogger. And I have to confess, I was very reluctant to do so. I liked the look of the old blogger, with it's colourful pages, and easy to find buttons. I liked how it was easy to find the settings page at a glance.
But for weeks a little sign had been starting me in the face. "The old blogger dashboard will be removed in coming months. Upgrade now."
Well, I did it. I hit that 'upgrade now' button. And at once I found myself lost in the new, white dashboard with it's multitude of drop down menus and sidebars.
Exploration only made me more confused. I was trying to look at my stats, so how did I end up in the settings? Where did I go now to change the design of my blog? Which button brought me to the 'new post' page? I struggled to figure it out.
Despite my struggles however, and my reluctance to like the new look, I have finally given in and admitted it. There are some good points to the new look and layout.
I like the white, fresh look it has, uncluttered and spacious. I love white space on my screen. I love how much easier it is to put pictures in my posts than it was before, and how I can change the size once the picture's on my screen. I like how you can see your stats without leaving the dashboard.
It's not easy for me, getting use to what amounts to a whole new site. But I'm managing. And I'm finding that there truly are things to like. Now, if I could only stop getting lost in all the buttons and tabs...
Have you switched to the new Blogger? Do you prefer the old look or the new? What do you like best about the new Blogger look?