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:
- Which platform do you use to blog? Blogger? WordPress? Something else?
- How is that platform working for you? Do you like it, wish it were better?
- Are you considering switching from Blogger to WordPress? What would make you switch?
- 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.