I’ve made the move and I’m now officially blogging on WordPress!
Ask me in a month and I will probably give you a different answer, but today, I’m not sure if switching was the right thing for me to do.
It may be because I’m “older” and not as computer savvy as many, but honestly, I’m finding it fairly overwhelming. I can’t even do something as simple as change the font in this post or add a signature without going through some elaborate procedure. (Which I have not as yet attempted.)
On the positive side, some of the things that I’ve really liked is the endless options available for customizing your blog, there are literally thousands of “plug-ins” and “widgets” available and once I am more comfortable with adding them I’m sure I’ll love playing around with these.
WordPress is very “search-engine friendly” as every new article you post will automatically be “pinged’ to Google and other search engines. This is especially helpful if you are looking to increase your Google ranking.
I have also found WordPress to have a strong support system, not only on its own website but from the online community as well. I want to send a HUGE thank you to Kathryn over at http://www.mommykatandkids.com/ (this is another thing I have to re-learn… in Blogger I would simply left click on the URL and change it to read Mommy Kat and Kids…but, nope, I can’t do that with WordPress either…or at least I haven’t figured it out yet!!) Kathryn has been very kind and has reached out offering me any help I may need. She is also going to be offering a WordPress tip every Wednesday, so make sure you pop over to check that out too!! I also want to thank Tanya over at http://www.blogelina.com/ for the giveaway and the blog transfer.
I’m a Taurus, known for being stubborn, so I WILL persevere and I WILL conquer the beast that is WordPress … I’ll keep you updated on the battle. Right now it’s:
- WordPress – 1
- Older Mommy – 0