Thursday, June 24, 2010

Maintaining a Spotless Blog

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And now for something completely different, a couple of blog-keeping issues:

1.  I keep seeing blog after blog in my reader moving to Wordpress.  What's the dealio?  Does blogger have cooties?  Help a busy lawyer/mama/wife who barely has time to blog let only figure out where she should be blogging understand what the heck is the deal.

2.  Although it doesn't really matter because I just bought my own custom domain on blogger, so I'm not going anywhere anyway.  I'm just curious.  For those of you who are so inclined, please feel free to update my web address on your blog rolls to www.twinsomnia.com.

3.  Speaking of blog rolls, mine got a little whacked out when I bought the domain.   I tried to update it the other day but am not sure if I got everybody back on there.  So, tell you what - if I don't have you on there and you've linked to me on your blog, please let me know so I don't feel like a moocher and can give you some linky love back. 

4.  See what I did up there with the post title?  It's a play on both losing the "blogspot" in my URL, while doubling as a joke about blog housekeeping.   Heh.  I just felt too clever not to point it out. 

5.  The picture above doesn't have anything to do with this post.  I just liked it and couldn't think of anything to blog about with it. Although now that I'm thinking about it, the boys are getting fingerprints all over that thing.  And it looks like it could use a good dose of Windex.  So I guess it goes with the housekeeping theme after all.  Plus, it's round.  Like a spot.  Oh my word, I'm a genius and I didn't even know it.

18 comments:

Sadia said...

I keep almost making the move to Wordpress, and start the process, only to remember that I'm cheap and like to have the ability to customize the look of my blog for free. Some people rearrange furniture; I fiddle with my blog.

I like Wordpress commenting better than Blogger, including the CommentLuv widget. Other people are smarter than me, so there are some pretty good analyses out there.

Jen said...

To be honest, there really is no good reason that one person can tell you as why or why not you should move to wordpress. I did it but I don't know if I would do it again. Its kind of like I tried to fix something that wasn't broken and ended up breaking it.

That's just my opinion.

Kmama said...

I will be making the move to Wordpress soon. Why? Umm, I just want to. I do some giveaways and Wordpress gives you greater exposure. Right now, most of my hits register to blogger, not my own blog. Even with having your own custom domain through blogger, blogger gets the credit.

And more hits = more exposure and better opportunities. So that's why I'm doing it.

LisaDay said...

Wow. I am so glad I popped by today.

LisaDay

LisaDay said...

I realized that didnt' come out as well as I was expecting. I meant 'wow' as in I am impressed by your way of thinking and I am actually quite happy I popped by today. Hmm. Maybe I should just give up and get back to work.


LisaDay

Brandy said...

I recently bought my own domain too and it made some of my stuff screwy. like you can't search my blog with the search box at the top - it only searches the new posts since switching. and a total blog genius!

HT said...

I've heard you have greater freedom to customize your site (whatever that means). I'm not looking to make money or generate a 4 million viewer following like the Pioneer Woman, so I'm just too plain lazy to look into it.

gringationcancun said...

I've always used Wordpress because it was recommended to me. I've never used Blogger, so I can't compare. I do like how easy it is to comment, and supposedly it's better for making your blog show up on Google searches. (I get anywhere from 30 - 50 Google hits a day.)

Katherine said...

It seems to me that the "hardcore" bloggers switch to Wordpress because of better exposure, more ability to customize, etc. It always just sounds like a lot of work, and since I'm still an "amateur" blogger, I'm perfectly happy to keep with Blogger. And it's free. Which I like.

MommaKiss said...

I'm a sucker for blogspot. Gotta stick with it. I was thinking of buying the domain, w/out the blogspot but meh - I've been so lazy!
Love the picture, even tho it's spotted :p

Marcia (123 blog) said...

I'm obviously a dork because I blog on both WP and blogger and I MUCH prefer blogger.

I can't figure out how to increase font size in WP and my spacing never looks right. oh it drives me batty.

Cheryl said...

I just moved over to WP from blogger and it's been tough. Blogger has made it super-easy to customize and do all kinds of stuff you couldn't do with it before. But everyone says I'll love it so that's what I have. I apparently am a wimp when it comes to bloggy peer pressure!

liz said...

You're always thinking, Megan! Clever girl.

My biggest reason was the lack of control/ownership with Blogger. Also, there was no tech support.

Krystyn said...

Congrats on the new domain! I guess I switched because I wanted my own content and tech support...plus I had a lot of people ask me to do work for them on it.

Also, if you really wanted to, you can change to WP even if you bought your domain through blogger:)

Nicole said...

I started my blog on WP but use Blogger for my private blog. I love WP a lot but it takes getting use to (and sometimes some HTML knowledge).

Also, I've added your blog to by links and would LOVE some Linky Love! :)
www.twinsfortheshow.com

Mr Monkey said...

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Thanks, Mr. Monkey

http://laughingmonkeystick.blogspot.com/

Krista said...

So give me the deets on buying your own domain thru blogger. I'm thinking of doing the same, but wondering if it's worth my time.

Krista said...

Megan, thanks so much for the info about getting your own domain! I'm checking it out! (also, you mentioned the watermark, did you buy a program for that?)
Thanks again!