After a few book blogs were deleted by Blogger the other day, it’s really kicked the Blogger blogosphere into thinking about switching to WordPress.
I’m certainly in the process of deciding whether to change myself at the moment and so I thought I would write a quick post about some of the things that are going through my head at the moment.
I always thought that Blogger was safe and I’ve always felt comfort in using it but lately it’s been getting on my nerves a little bit.
Last night, I had to wait for over an hour to write a blog post because of the error messages that kept popping up every time I logged in to my dashboard. By the time that it was actually working again, I wasn’t in the mood to write anything and this annoys me so much: my blog posts are one of the only things that I feel have to be written and scheduled ahead of time; normally I’m very disorganised!
The feeling was so irritating and I put so much work into my posts that I don’t feel like writing them at half nine at night when I’m tired and want to throw things at Blogger. It just won’t work!
One of the things that worries me the most about switching to WordPress is that I’ll lose everything I’ve done over the past year. Switching would be something that I did completely on my own and so it just worries me that I won’t be able to handle it all.
Another thing that worries me is that WordPress won’t reflect the feel of my blog. Is that a weird thing to say? Probably. When I think of my blog, I think of it in a certain way and I’m afraid that if I move to WordPress this will change. I’m not very good with change!
If I were to change, I would want to use WordPress.org which allows you to own the site yourself. I’d like to think that I owned my blog now, but sadly this is not the case. With Blogger, your whole blog is owned by the site and they can take it down without any notice. This is what happened to the book bloggers and it makes me sick to think that the same thing could happen to me. All that work that we put in!
I’d love to know what you think on this matter. Have you changed? Are you thinking of it?