As I describe below, migration is a two step process - first you migrate the account, then you migrate the blogs in the account. First the account, then the blogs. That's simple.
Or is it? If you're the only administrator, maybe. But what if you have multiple administrators?
It appears that the primary owner (generally the person who started the blog) of a blog determines its eligibility to be migrated. When the primary owner migrates his / her account to Beta, the blogs of which she / he is the original owner are eligible for migration. Only people with Beta accounts will be able to access a Beta blog; those who haven't migrated will see it in their dashboard but won't be able to access it.
What happens if the person who started a blog no longer has an active account? When he / she transferred the blog to a new owner, did primary ownership transfer too? In Blogger Alert 12/14: Blog In Limbo, we see that this may not be possible. If you delete or remove the original owner of the blog, all administrators may become joint owners. And all administrators must then be migrated, before the team blog can be migrated.
Having active accounts with up to date email addresses, for authentication in case of migration problems, is essential.
If you have team blog(s) pending migration, plan the migration. Any blog that is important enough to have multiple owners is important enough for careful planning. Make sure that the accounts, and email addresses are all active and current. If your account is the primary one used for blog administration, make sure that it's the actual blog owner, before you start migration.
All I know is, when I migrate my account and blogs, I'll make sure that each blog has one and only one owner.
- Transfer Ownership of a Team Blog? Open 12/14.
- Can't access team blog from any account Open 12/13.
- span style="font-style:italic;">beta switch - can't post - yes me too...HELP Open 12/13.