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Thursday, June 9, 2011

Should I make the switch??


I am becoming increasingly frustrated with Blogger.  When I first started using Blogger it seemed to work great, but lately I've been having many issues.  The most recent are being unable to comment on blogs using gmail and now I can no longer add a gadget using HTML/Java script.
I've noticed lately that a lot of blogs are switching to WordPress and I'm considering trying to switch too.  If I decide to make the switch, does anyone have any comments, suggestions or sites that may help with that transition??




At June 9, 2011 at 1:31 PM , Blogger Tom said...

I have several friends who love Word Press, but unless Blogger starts completely deleting my blog posts, I am too lazy to learn a new format. I think you should give Blogger another chance but let them know they will be on probation after the next screw up.

At June 9, 2011 at 1:51 PM , Blogger Vicki said...

I think, for the most part, the problems happen when Blogger updates their apps or adds new programs. I have updated to "Google Chrome" and have not had the problems that I have seen other's post.

At June 9, 2011 at 3:18 PM , Blogger Bethe77 said...

So much to learn. That is a scary thought that they would delte our post. I dont know much about other sites and hoping all the issues with blogger will work out.

At June 9, 2011 at 4:38 PM , Blogger Madison said...

I too, have updated to Google Chrome and do not seem to be having those pesky problems anymore.

At June 9, 2011 at 8:35 PM , Blogger KarenG said...

I went ahead and set up a Word Press blog, just in case. I didn't find it at all difficult, but I also don't find it as much fun as being on Blogger. I was able to transport a lot of my posts to the Wordpress site. So I'm prepared, just in case!

At June 9, 2011 at 11:27 PM , Blogger Monica said...

I do use Google Chrome. Not sure what to do, thanks for all your comments, I really appreciate your feedback.

At June 10, 2011 at 1:24 AM , Blogger Camille said...

Hi! Found you on the blog hop and I am your newest follower! I would love to have you follow back if you want!
Camille @

At June 10, 2011 at 6:29 AM , Blogger Theres just life said...

I really get frustrated at blogger at times, but I don't know about changing. I just got this one down...I think.

Pamela Jo

At June 10, 2011 at 7:59 AM , Blogger 100MileFinds said...

I'm thinking about switching over too. For me the issue is keyword searches. People on Wordpress get a lot more hits with a lot less effort. I would be afraid though of losing the following we already have and learning a new format seems like an ugly waste of time. Keep us posted on what you decide.

At June 13, 2011 at 11:51 PM , Blogger Rebecca Mecomber said...

I switched from Blogger to WP (self hosted) a few years ago, and I'm very happy. There's definitely a learning curve, though. I wrote a series called How Do I Get a Blog? On my tech blog Maybe the information from that will help you ake up your mind.

At June 14, 2011 at 11:54 AM , Blogger Rosalind Adam said...

You won't want to hear this but I was actually trying to read your latest blog post and Blogger 1st of all told me that you didn't exist. I said, don't be silly and I tried again and found myself down here. I'll return to the top to see if your new post has appeared in a minute but 1st I wanted to add that I tried commenting on Blogger blogs using Internet Explorer when I got my new Netbook and it was rubbish, kept asking me to sign in again and again. Google Chrome is much better. I've thought of swapping but wonder if it would mean starting all over again with followers etc. That would be a real drag.

At June 15, 2011 at 8:02 PM , Blogger Laura O in AK said...


If you win a copy of the ebook I'm giving away on my blog, then at least you'll have some education into how to migrate. I haven't decided if I can justify the financial outlay (probably $100 or so per year to self-host and then whatever is spent on buying a theme.)

Thanks for entering and my fingers are crossed for you. I've also started following you.

Laura o in AK

At June 15, 2011 at 8:43 PM , Blogger The Old Block House said...

I've been considering this myself as my blog has only been launched since April 1 and my thinking is that it might be better to switch sooner than later, but for now I'm sticking with Blogger.

Thank you for visiting my blog. Here's the link to what I got at the auction if you'd like to see.


At June 15, 2011 at 11:47 PM , Blogger Dominique Goh said...

It's quite simple to move over to wordpress. I DIY and did it about 2-3 yrs ago and I'm stuck on wordpress.

At June 17, 2011 at 12:05 PM , Blogger Jessy said...

ive always wondered about wordpress~~~but since my blog is fairly new(consider i only started to blog seriously a few months back)i think im gonna stick with blogger for now, yes it does have it fault, but it doesnt frustrate me to the point where i refuse to blog on it anymore~~~but i am always curious about worldpress though~~~


At June 26, 2011 at 11:32 PM , Blogger Jen said...

I have similar HTML issues with blogger. I can't even see GFC on any blogs anymore! And to comment on some blogs I have to hit 'Post Comment' 4 or 5 times.


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