Saturday, April 20, 2013

Shall we change our look?


It strikes me from looking at other blogs that The Daily Beat is looking a bit . . . outdated. I really like some of the WordPress blogs, and Paper.li has a great look. However, I am not that tech savvy and don't know if I could export my 1,000+ posts from Blogger to another blog platform. Plus I'd worry about losing the data.

So, I think I am going to experiment with one of Blogger's Dynamic templates. If you visit The Daily Beat in the next little while and it appears different or even completely screwed up, it's because I'm playing around with the template. Hopefully I won't lose my posts.

I am concerned that I won't be able to use the colorful header (above) you are used to, although there must be a way to do that. I'm pretty sure I can always revert to the old template if I'm not happy with the new one.

Here goes nothing.

Wish me luck. If I go with a new look, I'll be asking for feedback and I hope you'll give me some.

2 comments:

Carl Macki said...

Rick,
I face a similar issue. I'd like to transfer my Blogger blogs to WordPress for a number of reasons. For one, the SEO in WP seems better.
So far the plugins I have found to do that haven't worked to my satisfaction. I am continuing to do research, and will let you know if and when I find a solution that may help you.
I do think your blog has grown to the point where a content management system for your posts makes sense.

Rick Dale, author of The Beat Handbook said...

Carl,

Thanks. As you can see, I've switched to a dynamic view in Blogger, but it won't allow my header (as far as I can see) and severely limits the amount of sidebar information. It does look better and allows a search of posts. Keep me posted on what you learn.