As you may have noticed, or at least read in yesterday’s post, during the week I switched my blog over from Blogger to WordPress. It’s something I had been thinking about doing for a while, and I’ve finally done it!
There was some initial panic during the DNS switchover of “oh god it’s not working yet, why is it not working yet? How long is it going to take?!” including a bit of a panicked tweet with a reassuring reply from GoDaddy (thanks for having my back, bros):
But, as you can see, it’s all working now. The main reason for wanting to make the switch was the fact that I do a lot of, in fact, probably most of, my blogging from my phone. With the Blogger app it was really difficult to get everything to look just right. You would have to upload the photos to the app, then go to the website to resize them, or give them a source, or to make sure that it wasn’t going to make your text go funny. But even then it would probably still go funny and you’d have to fix it on the laptop anyway. And good luck if you had more than one photo that needed editing, you had to think about the order you were planning on putting your photos in then going backwards from the bottom up, because the text editor absolutely refused to let you scroll down.
Needless to say the WordPress app is a LOT easier to use. You can do everything you need to do right there in the app instead of having to log onto the website in a panic. I’ve included screenshots of the apps for reference below.
Whilst I did have Google Analytics on my Blogger site, I’ve heard that Blogger’s own statistic counter is very unreliable where WordPress’ is actually pretty useful, which is another plus.
Overall I’m definitely glad I decided to move over, despite my initial hesitance, but all things considered it has got to be the better option for me personally!