Thursday, March 16, 2006

QuickCrafts cont.

I was thinking moving to Typepad might make having a Quick Crafts section MUCH easier, but then I would lose all the stuff I have on blogger. You can't bring your archives with you when you move right? Anyone know? Blogger is getting on my nerves. No categories, pictures won't go where I want them, won't let me type or post sometimes etc. I can't really complain since it is free, but I just did didn't I? My hubby said how 'bout making a new blogger site just for pix, links, ideas for crafts. This might work. I don't know if anyone will do the Flickr thing. There aren't categories or ways to search for projects. I guess will just wait and see. Please spread the word about the FlickR QuickCrafts if a lot of people posted it would be neat. It always makes me a little sad to see a group with no members or posts. So sad. Sniffle, sniffle. Even sadder if it's the group I started. Oh, the rejection.

6 Comments:

Blogger beki said...

I've thought about moving to typepad too, but the pain of moving all my previous posts is what is holding me back (close to 200). I'm hoping that blogger will come out with an upgraded for a fee service, but I'm not holding my breath.

11:07 AM  
Anonymous Dawn said...

You can move your posts from blogger... it's rather simple and painless really - I did it and believe me that's saying a lot... hehehe. Here are the instructions typepad lists:

Blogger/Blogspot/Blogger Pro
A) Log into your Blogger account, then switch into template-editing mode. Make a copy of your current template; you will be replacing your Blogger template with the conversion template.

Replace your Blogger template with the following: (since I can't post carrots replace the [] with <>)

[Blogger]
AUTHOR: [$BlogItemAuthor$]
TITLE: [PostSubject[$BlogItemSubject$][/PostSubject]
DATE: [$BlogItemDateTime$]
-----
BODY:
[$BlogItemBody$]
--------
[/Blogger]

B) Click the Settings tab for the weblog:

• On the Publishing sub-tab, change your Blog Filename to a different filename; this will prevent you from overwriting your main index file. Note: Blogspot does not have the option to set the output filename, so output to the main index page instead. This is the default setting for Blogspot, so you should not need to change anything.

• On the Formatting sub-tab, set your weblog to display all of your posts on the main index page. There is no explicit setting for this; instead, you should change the number of days displayed on your front page (Show N days’ posts on main page) higher than the number of days that you have been weblogging.

• Set Timestamp Format to the format MM/DD/YYYY HH:MM:SS AM|PM. (Note: the format will not look like this in the menu; instead it will be the current time, formatted.)

• Set Convert Line Breaks to No.

• On the Archiving sub-tab, set Archive Frequency to No Archive. This will prevent your archives from being overwritten with the new template.

C) Switch back to the Posts screen, and Publish your weblog. You will end up with a single file with all of your posts, formatted using the above template, at the location specified in your Settings.

Enter the URL of this export file using Option A when Importing Content.


HTH.

11:38 AM  
Anonymous Katurah said...

All right, ya big whinger. I just went and posted almost every craft I have ever made to your flickr group. Okay? Happy now? No more sad feelings of dejected rejection?

1:12 PM  
Anonymous Dawn said...

I joined. :) I'll put you up in my post for tonight. Thanks for starting it...

3:41 PM  
Blogger capello said...

Oh puh-leaze. You've blog is a wee baby and you already have more commenters than I do. I'm sure your flicker account will succeed in no time!

By the way, how much does a typepad account cost?

4:36 PM  
Blogger capello said...

Hey, I'm not hatin' up in here -- and I certainly didn't mean for you to mean it that way.

And the next project I make, I'll make a tutorial AND I'll put it on your group flickr account, okay? :-)

11:53 PM  

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