Monday, August 27, 2012

Nearing The End

Tonight I finished downloading my Multiply videos and will begin reviewing my blog for any post listed there that is not on this site. For several years I've used Blogger as my mirror site. I didn't in the early days. I was at Yahoo 360 for a couple of years and when it closed I went to Multiply, which now has also sunk. I started here first and posted irregularly and not the same things I was putting on 360.

Once I shifted to Multiply, I began to cross post a bit more but still not extensively. At one point, I moved over a lot of blogs from here to Multiply but not vice versa, mainly because Multiply has no export feature. It would make our lives, those who are abandoning ship, easier. So, I've downloaded all my albums, all the videos I want to keep and all that remains is pulling posts off that I want to save. It was tedious doing the first two. The third will be horrendous.

 I've been monkeying with the appearance of my page. I don't do that often but one of the favored features at Multiply was the ability to "dress up". I encourage you to stop by my blogger site and see how I've changed things. You can decorate. I used the same wallpaper that I've had up on Multiply for a while. I have my NaNo buttons, albeit at the bottom of the page to save space, but they're there. A tag box is also at the bottom.

There are dozens of gadgets you can add to your page. I've picked things that appeal to me. You may choose different ones. And if you're really handy, you can design your own gadgets. I suspect that in a few weeks I'll take my site down on Multiply for good. I'm rarely there except to keep up with my friends who remain. Many have disappeared but a lot of them have followed me here and are using G+ as well. I'm glad. I've gained a few new friends, too.

That's the only aspect of the shift that seems positive, at least in the beginning. However, the more I've been forced to use Blogger and learn how to do things I wasn't doing and how many new things they have that I didn't know about, well, I'm not missing Multiply as much. Yes, I miss the community interaction but I've been able to get that with those who followed me to G+. I was skeptical of it at first but it works pretty good. There are not a lot of you. But I can select a circle of people, in this case called Blog Friends, and see their posts and comment and even chat in the comments in real time. Cheryl is learning her way around and we've sort of tested the waters. And I've been able to respond to comments in the Blog itself. I check my dashboard each time and it tells me if I have comments awaiting because I've got moderation turned on.

So, I'm content with the transition, more so than I ever was with 360. And now, I'm going to bed. The day was lousy and tomorrow I go back to work. The only good thing is that next weekend is a long weekend.

8 comments:

  1. Hi Cynthia. I haven't started moving anything from Multiply, still hoping they will give us an export option before December. I have deleted some things, though. I like your site here! It will be good getting to know you (one of MY new friends, here - definitely a plus, for sure!).

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  2. Still no word from Multiply regarding their export plans. I stopped by this afternoon and only two Contacts posted. I'll be back here.

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  3. Your site is looking good. I'm working on moving blogs over. Have a separate blog for them. It's all just a pain

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    1. I've thought about the separate blog for Multiply. If there were an export feature on Multiply that would be the easiest thing to do. Without it... hours of time I don't have right now. I'm so glad the majority is already here.

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  4. Is there a way to stop my name from appearing like this:
    Terri D'Orsaneo when I comment? The ' should just be an apostrophe in my name D'Orsaneo. Driving me crazy!

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    1. Oh... my! Um.... I don't know why that would do that. That's an HTML issue somewhere. Is it only on blogger? My blogger? All Blogger blogs?

      I would suggest sending a note to customer service but I don't know if you'd get an answer. My experience with all blogs' CS is that is pretty much sucks if its free. Admittedly I have little to complain about here but that would annoy me, too. And I don't think I've seen it do that before. I'm going to check your other comment posts.

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  5. They only do that on the actually post, not in my moderation area. So.. that's a bit odd.

    Wonder what happens when I type Terri D'Orsaneo?

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  6. I looked at the coding here. That is actually in your name in the coding. It lets me correct it while I'm looking but I can't fix it. Try your profile and see if you can retype your name. You may have to unlink your G+ to do this. I'm guessing here but there may acutally be a space that you don't see that caused it. If you can retype your name and save it, it might correct it. Again, just a guess.

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