Indeed, it's alive. Which means, for people who were Blogger users right from the start - and were using features on their Blogger accounts which prohibited them from migrating earlier (like me!) - that Blogger has solved whatever problems were there allows me to migrate to the new Google backend, with all its extra fanciness on the Dashboard and the ability to consolidate my login to my Google account.
The update process was pretty painless to be honest; check out these screengrabs I did as each step was completed:
Step 1: my old dashboard
Step 2: The screen showing which blogs Blogger is going to upgrade, and which it either won't or can't for the time being
Step 3: Log in to your original Blogger account again, just to confirm the changes
Step 4: Log in to your Google account (or create a new one, as it happens I already have two anyway)
Step 5: Blogger working away in the background, switching over my accounts
Step 6: All done!
Step 7: How my new Dashboard looks :)
And here's my new Dashboard page, in all its glory (yes, ALL of it, it's rather long)
So there, all done! And hardly a drop of blood shed. So to anybody who's stalling or still undecided, go do it! Even better, my old blog IDs have stayed the same, so the geeky side of me can still take pride in the fact that my main blog was only the 187,628th blog EVER on the Blogger system :)
(...Man, that's SO nerdy. Woot!)
My name's Christopher, and this site's my venue for discussion and highlighting of topics more relevant to my technical (and technological) interests.
It appears that you're interested in newfangled thingumajigs and technological bits 'n bobs (all with a healthy dose of cynicism thrown into the mix - for the best, of course).
I'm glad to know I'm not the only one!
Hopefully this blog and its content contained herein adds some value to somebody else's day... Maybe even yours. Thanks for stopping by. :)
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What else does Christopher do?
As well as this site, the most recent creation to crawl from my subconscious, I also spend my time writing on my personal blog (not always safe for work, it is very much my thoughts as they come out so beware!)
When I'm doing work proper, I'm a cross-media designer, systems analyst, solutions provider and general on-call geek for my company, based in the Birmingham area. As an aside, I also provide custom web hosting solutions for people who want a solution that's a little more personal (and cost-effective).
Since moving to the fair city of Birmingham, I've increasingly found it a rich, detailed place to live, and eventually I decided to start blogging about it. Thus was born About Brum, and slowly but surely I'm chipping away at the latest development for it - podcasts highlighting one aspect of the city or the region in depth. Lots more work to do on those, but they should be great when they're finished.