Change is inevitable.
I'm switching over to the new blogger just out of
beta. I've learned that if I don't do this myself "in a few weeks" (no one really knows how long that is) they will do it for me; whether I like it or not. I've backed up my template. I've backed up all my posts and commments. I've made several copies of each. Now I'm going to click the button that says switch to the new version. I've learned from reading up on it in the google groups support for blogger that once I do this I can't go back if it does something nasty to my blog. My index finger is shaking as it hovers above the button ....
Wish me luck. ;-)
7 hours later all my blogs have been switched over to the new blogger. If you're reading this I guess it was a success. Time will tell if the switch was smooth or not. A few of my other blogs need some template editing but overall, it went off without a hitch.