Blogs and Blogging...
Blogger has come out with a new beta. You can only use it now if you start a new blog, but in the future (hopefully) it will be available to all Blogger users. Those of us who continue slogging along in our old blogs will see a message on the Blogger dashboard when we have the option of switching over.
One nice change is that it will be possible to set up categories.
Take the Blogger tour here: Blogger Buzz: Blogger in beta
There is a message on my Blogger start page that I can switch over to Blogger Beta if I want to. It is tempting, but a couple of things have made me hesitate. If I switch, I can't switch back if I don't like it. Also, there's this:
Users who have not switched to Blogger in beta will not be able to login to comment on blogs that have been switched. Commenting using the "anonymous" or "other" options will still work.If I switched and you hadn't, you'd have to post here as "Anonymous" or "Other" even if you are a registered Blogger user.
On the other hand, here's more info from another page that makes it sound like I might as well make the change.
When you see the invitation to create a Google Account and join Blogger in beta, you're welcome to postpone it and switch later at a more convenient time. If you do this, your old Blogger login will continue to work as before. However, after a couple of months we will begin requiring you to switch in order to access your Blogger account.The Google Account is just your Gmail if you have one, and if you don't want to get a Gmail address, apparently you can register the e-mail address of your choice.