Even though I run 2 blogs and contribute to another I'm not all that into social media. Sure I have a Facebook and Twitter account, but seldom do I use them. For some unknown reason I accepted an invite from a former co-worker and signed up for Google +. I created some of those circles and even a few fellow baseball card bloggers are in those circles. But again seldom do I use it.
I log into Blogger today and find that there is this new "marriage" and I was asked if I wanted to upgrade now. Like Facebook forcing the new tineline feature on it's users I was told that Blogger was going to upgrade to the new look in April whether I opted in or not. So I made the change. I'm OK with the new interface. I like seeing the page counter on my list of posts. I can be competitive at times so things like page views fuel that competitive fire at times.
The one thing I don't like is now Blogger uses my Google + profile and I can't simply go by flywheels anymore. One of the things I like about the internet is the ability of having an online persona so to speak. On social media sites I can be myself, but when it comes to my hobbies I like using my flywheels persona. It may not be a big thing. I even used my real name as my Blogger identity for awhile, but I liked having that option. Now I don't. Will it change my posting habits? Not really...but I do have a mild sour taste in my mouth today.
I'm done rambling now. Before I go a few quick points...
- March's Affordable Group Break boxes were ordered last week and they shipped Monday, 3/26/12. Hopefully we can get the break underway later this week.
- To cynicalbuddha or another other potential trading partners - I'm finally working on collating my 2012 Topps series 1 cards! I'm not building any of the insert sets so I'll have lots to offer up (including the 1987 minis).
- A want list and trade list of 2012 Topps Stickers is also in the works and will be posted on the blog soon.