Thursday, April 19, 2012

Q Stands For...

quandary!!!! I have a quandary, a catch 22, going on inside my head. Should I leave blogger or stay? Blogger is responsible for the messy post from yesterday. My ONE serious post of the year and stupid blogger messed it up! *grumble* *moan* *bellyache* I'm lookin' for some help here, y'all. My heart says stay. My brain says go. I'm seriously steamed at that blogger. I've decided to leave it to the A to Z crowd. What say you????

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  2. Yes, I've thought about this too. A friend switched over to Wordpress not long ago and she likes it, but it took her several months to get everything in place and figured out.

    I don't want to invest the time right now, although I can see where it might not be a bad move. I hate to think of regrouping followers too, and starting from scratch. For now, I think, I'm staying, but I won't rule it out for the future.

    Good question, amigo. Perhaps we can venture out together for moral support, eh? :)

    Sending big pre-wedding hugs your way,
    Karen

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  3. As long as you don't leave the blogging world.

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  4. I'd only quibble with your decision if you left us in queer street without a link.

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  5. I think it's better the devil you know.
    I had a lot of technical problems with Blogger, so I actually created a Wordpress account and even bought my own domain there.
    It has taken me quite a while to get used to WP and like Karen, I've decided I really don't want to invest the time in building a following up from scratch again.
    I'd recommend you stay where you are, but whatever you decide I'll still drop by in the future.

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  6. I have both a Blogger blog and a wordpress blog. I mean, it's the same blog, just posted on two different sites. The Blogger blog gets a lot more traffic so I'm with Paul S.

    But also, I haven't had a lot of the formatting problems with Blogger that you've have either.

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  7. Blogger has its glitches, but it's still the bigger platform. And with a Wordpress blog, there's no Google Friends Connect.

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  8. I was wondering about that, too, since I've had some recent formatting issues with my posts. In light of what your other commenters have said, I'll be sticking with Blogger. What have you decided?

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  9. I think I live my life in a quandary!
    I think you should stay. I can read past the occasional spotty wierd jazz that happens...

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  10. I personally like Blogger, but I've never tried Wordpress! I would say start a Wordpress if you like (and share the link with us of course!!) :) If the experiment doesn't work out, you can always come back here.

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  11. I hear ya! I'm debating moving to wordpress myself. I even transferred my blog over, but I don't use it. The formatting is messed up and I don't want to take the time to fix it. So I work only from Blogger. And there's the connections I've made...hate to lost those. But I don't know. have you switched over to the updated Blogger? Is there where the problems are? I've not moved yet..I'm afraid to. Blogging takes a lot of time, I don't want it to be more complicated. I hope you'll keep us posted on what you do!

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  12. I was just asking myself this very same question yesterday. Sorry to hear blogger has been a mess for you Robyn. I'm deciding to stay because I can't imagine starting from scratch again...not yet anyway. Good luck with your decision!!

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  13. I agree with the people who say to stick with the devil you know. Plus, Blogger is a bigger platform and makes it easier for you to connect with the people you want to connect with.

    My vote: stay.

    Jessica
    A to Z Blogger & SF/Fantasy Writer @ Visions of Other Worlds

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  14. STAY! Sometimes it's a pain, but it is so much more user-friendly for your followers. The other blog formats are so much less appealing to me as a visitor.

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  15. I have to speak out in favor of Wordpress, which I adore. I know people who have taken their content from Blogger to Wordpress without losing followers, but I can't say I know how. But maybe you want to give it a little while longer to see if your problems with Blogger die down.

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  16. I use blogger and have no experience with wordpress, so I'm afraid I can't be very helpful. I must say I like the look of a lot of wordpress sites I see, but I'm told a lot of things on there don't' come standard and have to be added on... like I said, I don't know :)

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  17. I think about this a lot. I like the ease of Blogger. Some of the quirks do bother me. I've decided to stay put until I change to a real website. Recently, a Blogger blogger I follow switched to WP and didn't like the free options to add stuff and personalize it. She decided to return to her Blogger blog. It's always greener somewhere else.

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  18. Hey! How are ya? Well..I've blogged on both Wordpress and Blogger. Blogger is a total bugger but way easier. I struggled with wordpress because I'm not as techie. Maybe it's easier now-a-days???

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  19. If you leave make sure you do that last post linking this blog to your new one.

    The only problem I've had with blogger is when it changed over to the new "format" I haven't been able to edit names of new blogs I put on my blog roll.

    Whatever happens...just keep blogging.

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  20. I had trouble with blogger from the beginning. Wordpress is easier to use in my opinion.

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  21. Hi Robyn .. not a decision to be made on the spur of the moment - I thought there were more WP blogs - I saw a pie chart the other day .. Blogger apparently has a tiny slice.

    However - Google links everything including Blogger - so searches in Google will always throw up Blogger first - yet if you've only one - it should throw up the WP blog ..

    It depends on one's feelings re Google .. the all empowering .. I'll stick with my basic for the moment ..

    Cheers Hilary

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  22. I have both Blogger and Wordpress. There's advantages and disadvantages to both. If you're not much on code, then I'd say Blogger is probably better. Wordpress does have a lot more options but it takes a lot of time to figure it out. Of course, I live with a programmer so that helps me, but only a little ;) There's no GFC widget but there is a new one called Linky Tools. Diane got me using it. Just don't leave the blog world altogether!

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