Determined to not be a fish out of water, and wanting to grow my readership, I decided to switch over to Blogger. You'd be surprised how many "Blogger to WordPress" articles I found, and how very few there were for people like me who wanted to do the reverse. Maybe I should have taken the hint.
After the announcement several months ago that GFC is on the outs, and more bloggers experiencing difficulties with Google and/or Blogger, several prominent blogs switched over to WordPress. More and more of the blogs I follow started doing the same. And the more WP blogs I saw, the more I started to envy my old WP platform and regret my choice to jump ship when I did.
Now I'm re-examining my options from the perspective of a somewhat established blogger instead of a newbie. I know more about what I'm doing, and what I want from my blog. I also know more about the kind of experience I want to provide my readers. I'm still comfortably parked on the fence, but I'm taking this discussion to the blog to gain some insight from you, dear readers.
As a blog reader, do you have a preference?
If you are a blogger, why do you prefer the platform you use?
Here is my own, personal take on the matter:
- Integrates seamlessly with Google
- Is familiar to me after a year of use
- Has more options for free gadgets
- Is easier for fellow Blogger users to comment
- Has a more intuitive dashboard
- Is easier to use to format posts
- Provides advance URLs
- Creates post templates
Some of my primary complaints have been addressed by both -
If any of you have made the switch from Blogger to WordPress, I'd love to hear your thoughts on the migrating process. As it stands for me, the self-hosting hurdle is a big one for me to overcome, and will require more research on my part - which I'm not sure I'm ready to invest right now.
But I really am curious...what do you all think of this?