Wednesday, August 06, 2008

The jump

Tonight I found myself having my 2-3 time per year debate about switching to Wordpress. What made this time different was that I actually imported this blog into Wordpress. I was nervous that it would wipe out the blog from its original site, so I created a backup of it just in case. It seemed to transfer all posts and comments to Wordpress without a hitch. Well, save one. There were some embedded YouTube videos that didn't import. Which is not really a big deal because half of them have probably been removed for terms of use violations.

So now that I've done all this, what am I going to do? *sigh* I really don't know. I like Wordpress because it's all fancy, but Blogger has really added some good features over the last year, and really, it feels a bit like cheating. Blogger and I have been together for nearly 5 years now, and to jump ship for the sexiness of Wordpress just makes me feel like a cad. Never mind the fact that there are some very real issues with Wordpress that I don't like. I have yet to figure out how to add a counter so that I know who's visiting. Then there's the matter of all the people who have linked to the Blogger blog. Surely, they won't all go back and update the link to reflect the Wordpress blog. That would be too much to ask, naturally.

So I'm not sure. I think in the end, I'll probably stick with Blogger, because I always do. But sometimes, even when you're married, it's still fun to flirt.


Anonymous said...

Why don't you keep the other bog in Wordpress going for a while alongside this one, and then make the decision? Try out the design features and see how you feel. I think a change is always good, especially after five years. Just a thought - the cons you list could be issues that you will iron out in time. As for people updating links, I don't see that as a problem - nothing a courteous email wouldn't sort.


Myfizzypop said...

dan i'm having this urge just to go back to which is still active with a template i liked. but i kind of feel that then this past 12 months of flirtation would've been wasted. :( And i'm an outrageous flirt. (you're looking very dishy today :P!!!) lol

Adem With An E said...

I'm happy with Wordpress after being with blogger for many years, but there are some things about the WP functionality I would like, er, fixed. But, from what I remember, there were also some on Blogger I wanted fixed too. I'm comfortable enough now though with Wordpress, it DID take some time though.

I like p.viktor's suggestion.

xolondon said...

I switched my work blog to Wordpress and I have yet to understand how to do things in it without painful coding. I don't even have color choices!

Dan said...

I think that what I am probably going to do after all the hemming and hawing is keep the blog here and back it up on Wordpress. That lack of a counter is a deal breaker.