Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Time to Move?

I’ve been contemplating a move to WordPress…again. I was messing around with my blog template yesterday and accidentally deleted some code which screwed up a thing at the bottom. I’m not sure how to fix it because I don’t know what I deleted, lol. Well, that’s not exactly true. I know how to fix it, just not easily.

It’s just that I’ve been with Blogger since I started blogging back in 2003. I like that I know how to customize my blog on Blogger (with the exception of accidentally deleting code, ::snort::). I can add or delete stuff with little to no problem. I can’t really think of anything that I would complain about it about. I know. That’s a rarity for me. WordPress, on the other hand, would take some getting used to. You can’t tweak the code or change the appearance beyond WordPress’s themes unless you pay to do so. Or maybe there’s a way and I just haven’t figured it out. When I try to add my own widgets, they don’t show up or work right. It just seems to me like WordPress restricts you in order to make you either host your own blog or pay them for stuff.

I don’t know how I feel about either a) paying to have my blog hosted or b) paying WordPress to be able to customize my blog hosted by them. I feel like I’d be taking myself too seriously to pay for my blog. Now I feel like I’ve wasted way too much time thinking about this at all.


  1. I was messing around with mine a few weeks ago and wasn't happy with the template I was going to change to, I just kept the one I have. I've thought about wordpress but I just don't know. How much is it anyway?

  2. They offer different upgrades but in order to have access to customize the CSS, it's $1500/year. That's not a lot but it's still something to consider when I've never paid for my blog in the almost five years since I've had it. If you want to read more:


    You still can't add, change, or delete any html code though. It seems too complicated, huh?

  3. OOPS!! Make that $15.00/year. Heheh

  4. You sound like me. I have a blog at wordpress (http://amateurdelivre.wordpress.com) but there are many restrictions. I didn't feel like moving that blog to blogger, so started a new, slightly different blog here. I am not sure how to get around the issues on Wordpress without paying, if you find a way please clue me in. Good luck!

  5. I have wordpress and did not pay a dime! There are free ones out there. you just have to find a host and press on. It is not hard to do any updates, design, etc. Give it a try!

  6. Tracee~~If I figure it out, I'll be sure and let you know. ;) Until then, I'm staying put.

    Dusty~~I know there are free WP designs, but how do you use them, edit them, change them, and add and subtract stuff to and from them if WP hosts your blog?


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