I have to admit that this move to Blogger is going to be a lot of work that will probably take most of the month to get done.
This morning it took about 3 hours of trial and error coding to get the theme to look close to what I want. I have never received training on how to code HTML or CSS, so it takes me 2-3 times longer to make changes and even then they don’t always work the way I want.
I didn’t like the stock background for my theme and found one that I could modify and really fits into my blog’s description:
Do NOT go quietly into the Night!
The way that it goes from light to dark really adds a little subliminal visual to that description. This is probably the happiest that I have ever been with any of the Blogger themes that I have used. It still isn’t quite the way I want it yet, but I need to give it a couple of days, to see what I have to do next.
Then this afternoon, I found out that I could undelete my original A Veteran Runnah blog and was able to export the old posts there, up until 1/24/12 and then import/publish them quickly here. However, the bad part of that was that I added in around 200 labels that I didn’t want, so I had to take a couple of hours of going through and deleting all the labels that I don’t want in my Table of Contents page.
Although it has only been a day, I think that I have made a lot of progress.
Overall, I am still very comfortable with my decision to move back to Blogger and the sooner that I go ahead get everything back the way I want it, the happier I will be.