I've been wanting to ditch Typepad for awhile (due to the cost and some other issues I've had intermittently for the last year) but not unless I could somehow re-claim my old blogger "casacaudill" web address. After a year of trying - and failing - to do so I gave up and just accepted that Typepad was going to have to be my blog's home. At $189/year it was a tough pill to swallow, especially since I knew Google had done a significant upgrade on the Blogger platform and I could have the exact same look and feel on Blogger for free. Seems like a no brainer, no? So imagine my surprise when I logged in to Blogger today and in the FAQ saw the exact question I'd been asking for so long addressed toward the top of the page. A few quick clicks and voila - casacaudill is mine again!
Cheers all around!
I spent the morning customizing the layout so that it's essentially what I have here at Typepad - minus the yellow flowered background - and have copied over three recent blog posts to play around in the compose feature to see how it all looks when it's up and on the web. After learning a few tricks to remove borders from images (whew!) and make sure my photos are posted at the size I intend, I'm really happy with it all.
So now, without further ado, I'll be moving our blogging over to Blogger full time. Please change your bookmarks and Google Reader feeds and visit us at http://casacaudill.blogspot.com.
Thanks and see you on the flipside!