You WordPress people. Oh you. I love you. Usually.
I generally enjoy your blogs, but not because they're on WP. Because I enjoy the content and your unique spaces.
I hate when there's no easily navigable way to find a previous post. That sucks.
And I use WordPress over at Sprocket Ink.
I don't hate it.
I struggle with the photo manager there, though, and we all know how important photo managing is.
But I do hate the self righteousness that some WordPress users
seem to get as their gift with purchase. As if WordPress is the be all
end all of blogging.
Why do I say this? I am, *sigh*, considering a move to WordPress.
I do not come by this lightly and I have been very, very happy at Blogger. Blogger has, over the last two years, been very, very good to me.
That is until Blogger crashed for what felt like two millenia and stole some of my images (luckily most of my photos are hosted on Flickr) and a crap-ton of my comments.
That asshole Blogger is making it really hard to stay faithful.
But I do like Blogger even still. And leaving him would be difficult.
I like my layout which I customized myself. I dread re-designing because when the hell would I have the time?
I dread moving my readers over. Every blogger worries about the loss of readers who've been subscribing for years when you move your blog. It's daunting.
And then there's the comments. I would lose all of my comments, which is just...just...awful! The comments are the very best part of this blog. The community that happens here is my very favorite part of blogging.
Plus, it bears repeating, when the hell would I make the move? I barely have time to write these days and I rarely even get to comment on all my fave blogs. Those bloggers must think I died.
But I would really like a better way to respond to comments (and I love that WP makes that easy) and I would love a better domain.
How to the ever, I haven't decided yet.
And I don't want any one of you WP people to preach at me to move or to rave about your god the WordPress. I know you love it. I've heard you.
I don't need you to help me decide. I'll do that on my own in due time.
But if you have any tips about what you did when you made a move from Blogger to WP, any pitfalls, mistakes, success stories? That is always welcome.
1 year ago