Since Blogger announced it was no longer supporting FTP blogs and abandoning me, I’ve been researching my options. Originally, Blogger announced a March 26th date for their date of non-support. Recently they announced they would give us poor saps until May 1, to make the necessary changes.
I’ve received some good informative comments on my last entry about the issue and a few friends have offered to help me with the upcoming move. I’ve been procrastinating. I’m glad the deadline was extended.
Blogger is trying to make the move as easy as possible with updates and instructions, but they have said if I follow their procedure, I would not be able to go back to FTP/private hosting with any entries after making their specific changes to their new format. I’m not sure I like the sound of that.
Other options presented to me have obstacles such as downloading some blog format software to my current computer. My current computer is an older model that I had to press into service and it does not support a lot of sites out there on the “Internets”. Even YouTube has told me that my current system is out of date and updates are no longer available. (Yeah, it’s that old)
So in order to follow some’s advice, I’d have to invest in a new computer, too. I’m not ready to do that just yet. So, I’m still procrastinating and still searching for options. I’ll figure it out.
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