Saturday, July 24, 2010

The Blogs, They Are A-Changin'

Hey, check it out -- the Egg looks all funny today.

For the last four and a half years, we've been using the same amateurish-looking template, clumsily modified by a crusty old cleric with no discernible HTML skills. Meanwhile, our kindly hosts at Blogger have been steadily upping their game, providing ever-better tools for making sites look ... well, less bad.

We didn't care. Or at least we pretended not to, affecting a monkish disdain for the things of this world. All the while, of course, we were grinding our teeth at the cool gadgets appearing on Pastor Joelle's site -- "She has a sidebar full of other people's recent posts! Why I oughtta ...!" And, truth be told, there is a guy in our synod who uses the same damn template, and fills it full of long-winded Pietistic rambling. That alone was enough to give us acid reflux.

So finally came a day, with the Sunday sermon finished and Baby Anonymous out with mommy, when we could wait no longer. We pushed the scary "upgrade" button, and this was what we got. Hope you like it.

3 comments:

Pastor Joelle said...

I like it. That wasn't so hard was it?

Father Anonymous said...

Thanks.

And it really *wasn't* hard. I'm very impressed by Blogger's new tools. For a long time, I was envious of all the things WordPress blogs could do that blogger couldn"t (or so I thought). But I have recently redone blogs using both programs, and, while WP may still be a more versatile platform for professionals, the margin is small, and Blogger more than compensates by being so much easier to set up.

Diane said...

yes, I've tried Wordpress, even had a blog on there for a little while, but blogger is still easier.

I wish I had greater computer skills.

I really like my template, but I think I need to push "upgrade" too!