I came over because I wanted to see what all the buzz is aboutâ€¦ everything that I read was pointing to WordPress as the best way to go for bloggers, but I couldnâ€™t really find anyone saying why.Â I was determinedÂ to find out why.
So far I can honestly say I like WordPress better.Â When I finally got into the new format and started personalizing it, I was surprised to see how few â€˜toysâ€™ there were for me.Â Â InitiallyÂ I found that disappointing.Â
Blogger has menus of widgets and gizmos that you just choose and drag in place.Â WordPress gives you theÂ blog equivalent of a blank canvas and a full palette.Â To add widgets you have to go find them and download them in.Â Itâ€™s the same difference between buying a computer off the shelf all preloaded with software you donâ€™t want, and having one custom-made with just what you want.
Using WordPress has an efficient, clean feel.Â Thereâ€™s no squeezing clutter in the sidebars just because theyâ€™re there.Â I can download what I actually need, and only that.Â Another thing I like is that finally my domain name doesnâ€™t vanish to display â€˜blogger.comâ€™ in the address field.Â The dashboard is easy to use;Â the whole system is intuitive and dependable.
Moving all my old work from Blogger to here was the easiest part.Â I downloaded a widget called Blogger Importer, asked it to import all my old work and it all downloaded directly into the WordPress blog in less than a minuteâ€¦ even the comments imported over.Â It was the easiest part of the whole experience.
Now Iâ€™m ready to start exploring all the powerful parts of WordPress that lay under the surface and start learning to use my keywords, searches and whatnot.Â Ultimately I think the change over will be worth the trouble and $5 a month for hosting.Â As I learn how to use this new tool efficiently Iâ€™ll be sure to share what I find out with all my blogging buddiesâ€¦ always glad to be your guinea pig :p
This is a repost from my blog, dandilyonfluff.com