Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Last whine about change
You know for some of us, change doesn't come easy. A while back Blogger made some template changes that allowed some more, easier user controls for the templates and the addition of gadgets like the followers badge. The issue that I had when I changed was I lost my old comments. The older Blogger template had added comments a few years earlier, but that was after I started using Haloscan. So I decided to forego the gadgets and keep the old comments. Until Haloscan changed and I learned they would charge to host comments. I could have kept the old template with my stat tracker and added Blogger comments, but decided that, since I'm already changing, I'd rather have access to gadget like the followers in the sidebar. That really has more value than some abstract stats anyway. It really is interesting to see how the entire blogging scene has evolved over the last five-and-a-half years. And although I was a little fussy earlier, I'm excited now, and look forward to seeing how things will look in another five years.