Do I Dare Make the Move?

Over the last 7 days, I have helped (am in the process of helping) 5 people move their blogs from Blogger to WordPress. What an ordeal.

But, Blogger has randomly shut down their blogs and their google accounts for no reason whatsoever, and they are left in the dark with no access to their blogs. (Luckily for most of them, because I had designed their google blogs and still have admin access, I have been able to give them access to their blogs through another email address or outlet.)

Making the switch from Blogger to WordPress is not an easy one. I’ve made the move from WordPress to Blogger myself – several times – because I cannot stand WordPress. However, I cannot risk not having access to my blogs, so I’m sitting here wondering if I should make the switch back or not.

The good news is, I will now be able to help clients who are looking to switch from Blogger to WordPress – and I’m learning a whole lots about WordPress that I didn’t know before. I don’t know that there’s really any bad news – I just don’t like WordPress and wish Blogger would get their act together.

So, I come to my wonderful readers with some questions:

  1. Which platform do you use to blog? Blogger? WordPress? Something else?
  2. How is that platform working for you? Do you like it, wish it were better?
  3. Are you considering switching from Blogger to WordPress? What would make you switch?
  4. What should I do? Keep my fingers crossed and hope that Blogger leaves my blog alone, or do I jump ship and swim on over to WordPress?

I’d love your input, and I’d love to know how you feel about your blog. We’re all in this together, and I value your opinions.

Angie Vinez (2893 Posts)

Angie is a wife and mother to 8. Her life revolves around cooking, cleaning, laundry, and other household duties. She is passionate about her life in Christ and wants to encourage other mothers in their own walk of faith. Angie is active on many social media networks, loves technology, photography, and graphic design, and loves creating blog designs for other mom bloggers.



Comments

  1. 1
    Stephanie Manner Wagner says:

    I'm in the total minority with you on this one. I love blogger and don't want to move. I wasn't fond of wordpress when I tried it a while back. These stories like you mention frighten me though. Let me know what you decide to do!

  2. 2
    Lindsay says:

    Well, that's good to know. I mean I'm seriously thinking about switching. Some of my blog's comments have been disappearing and I'm concerned about being disabled, too.

  3. 3
    Courtney (Women Living Well) says:

    I use blogger and have been feeling like I need to switch to wordpress. I have absolutely NO trouble ever with blogger just heard that WordPress was superior!

    You are SCARING me hearing that their blogs disappeared – thanks for the reminder to back my blog up yikes!

    Much Love
    Courtney

  4. 4
    Simply Stacie says:

    I switched from Blogger to WordPress last month and don't regret it for a minute. My main motivation was fear of my blog disappearing (like what happened to people yesterday!). I love WordPress although it is a bit more complicated than Blogger.

  5. 5
    Susan M. Heim says:

    I've been on Blogger for 3-1/2 years, and have been very happy with them. I only had one minor issue in all these years when I couldn't get into my blog, and I contacted Blogger personnel through Twitter. I was back up within a few hours. Otherwise, I've been happy. I've used WordPress a few times and haven't liked it as much. I suppose I would get used to it, but I'm not ready to switch at this point. One thing I dislike about WordPress is that you have to leave comments slowly when you enter giveaways or they tell you to "Slow Down" and make you retype it. This may tick off people entering contests. It drives me nuts!

  6. 6
    Spamgirl @ CanContests.com says:

    1. WordPress.

    2. I spent almost a decade on Blogger with no options, and then I had blogs on both for a further year. I now have switched almost all of my blogs to WordPress and would never. go. back.

    3. I didn't get to consider, Blogger shut my blog down and took 2 months to give it back 🙂

    4. I can say from experience that crossing your fingers doesn't help 🙁

  7. 7
    nicole / Twitter: BTHM1 says:

    has anybody figured out WHY Blogger shut down those blogs? THAT'S the question I want answered before I decide to move to WP.

    I know in Feb they started taking down blogs that had mp3s that were technically illegally posted. But I find it hard to believe that mom blogs would have that many mp3s, to take them down…

    ANybody know????

  8. 8
    Terra H. says:

    I'm a fan of Blogger and never had any reason to question it until recently when I heard that blogs were being shut down. Also, there was a technical error just a couple days ago that made it impossible for me to do anything to my blog or even leave comment on other blogs.
    I'm not a fan of WordPress. Although I do go there to leave comments, I find it much easier to do on Blogger. WordPress also seems to load slower and seems more technical.
    I'm happy with Blogger as long as they don't totally mess things up with me.

  9. 9
    Heather says:

    Angie, thank you again for helping me make the change to WP!
    You did a great job 🙂

  10. 10
    Fab Find Foodie says:

    I don't know. With the exception of losing a post I was writing a couple of times, (which someone has since explained how to recover them) I haven't had any troubles with Blogger. So I think for now, I'd rather stick to what has worked well for me. I do back up my blog after new posts, which takes only seconds to do.

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