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Wednesday, December 20, 2006
Blog Update
To all Emerging Women and Friends of Emerging Women –

Just a few blog housekeeping items.

As of Jan. 1, 2007 I will be switching the Emerging Women blog over to the new version of Blogger (also called blogger beta). Why? Well they have a lot of new features like labels, categories and stuff that will make navigating the blog easier. Also eventually the old blogger will be phased out, so the stitch will have to occur.

But that means that if you are a member of EW blog and wish to remain a member you will need to switch over as well. I’ve heard it is really easy to switch over (but I haven’t tried it yet since I wanted to give y’all some warning) and that Blogger has now opened it up to anyone to switch over. Here’s what blogger help says about switching team blogs over -

Team members who have not yet switched to the new version will still see the blog on their dashboards, but it will be grayed out and inaccessible. Once those members move their own accounts to the new version of Blogger, they will be able to access the blog as before. If they can't yet switch, or don't wish to, they can ask the owner of the blog for a new invitation to join the blog on the new version. They can then accept that invitation by logging in to or creating a Google Account to post to that blog. (Later on, when they do switch their Blogger account to the new version, they'll have an option to merge it with this account.)
If a team member of a blog switches their account to the new version of Blogger before the blog owner does, then the team blog is not converted. It will appear on the team member's converted dashboard, but clicking on it will lead back to the old version of Blogger. Thus, the blog will still be usable, but without the new features of Blogger (e.g. Labels, Layouts, etc.).

So just wanted to let everyone know. If you have issues switching over let me know. Also if you aren’t a member and wish to be added as a member or are currently a member and wish to be removed from the blog, let me know as well. I hope this all goes smoothly – I guess we will all find out Jan. 1.

And fyi – we now have a non-blogger url - http://emergingwomen.us
For now it just links to the blog. But it is easier to type, more official, and not blocked by institutional computers (so I’ve heard). I thinks its pretty spiffy.

Thanks for your support and involvement!
Julie Clawson
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  • At 12/20/2006 04:14:00 PM, Blogger Doxallo

    Thanks for all your hard work Julie. :)


  • At 12/21/2006 10:26:00 AM, Blogger Julie

    Okay so apparently the invites to switch are not universal yet. But in communicating with Blogger they say they are ramping up the invites in the next couple of weeks. They aren't going to meet the end of the year goal for all blogs switched over, but that they still plan to eliminate old blogger within a couple of months. So I'm going to still plan to switch over Jan 1(ish) - if there are no bugs that day... So if you are one of the random ones who haven't gotten the invite to switch by then, we will have to redo the membership when you can switch. Its all weird, but hey its a free service!


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