Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Why use Wordpress? 34 Reasons

wordpress blogger

The move of this blog to my own domain is nigh. At the same time I am moving over to Wordpress. Although blogspot Blogger has served me well, there are a few aspects that that frustrate me. I enjoyed the challenge of finding ways round problems but because of the time involved the novelty of this has worn off. Some of these issues have been solved with the new Blogger but it is not possible to use this version on your own server.

Please keep in mind that these are my reasons for moving to Wordpress on my own domain, based on my own requirements. I would not consider moving to the online Wordpress as Blogger allows much more flexibility and the new version offers an easy to use interface for many customizations and add ins.. Before considering a move of this kind it is a good idea to think about why you need to. Consider:

  • What features are not supported by your current blogging platform that you really need?

  • Can these features be added to your current blog with plug-ins, workarounds or 3rd party sites. (e.g. Feedburner)?

  • Your level of skill - Wordpress is not quite as easy to operate as Blogger and there is a learning process involved in setting up and managing your own domain. Do you have the time or inclination to go through this?

  • If you are currently using Blogger classic - would a move over to the new and very much improved version satisfy your requirements?

What bugs me about Blogger

The comments page

  1. The theme cannot be edited and I want the ability to style it to match my blog template.

  2. There is no "follow this thread by email" feature or add in.

  3. It is not possible to remove nofollow. I have been compensating for this by manually creating a list of those who have commented, which I publish to the blog page, but this is time consuming. I want to continue giving recognition on my front page to those who contribute comments but this can be achieved automatically with Wordpress.

The Main Blog Page

  1. The Blogger navigation bar that runs at the very top of the page is unattractive. Although it can be removed with a hack, I always felt this unfair on those who are using the browse 'next blog' feature; to land on my blog and not be able to continue further.

  2. There is no 'previous post' link at the end of the page. I find this frustrating when reading other class Blogger blogs. You have to search for the archive section and browse from there. I have lost count how many times I have clicked on the previous month name in the archive list to discover I have navigated to the prior year. ( A previous posts feature has been added to the new Blogger ).

  3. Classic blogger does not have a built in post categorization. I add the tags to the bottom of my posts manually which is a nuisance and the results not satisfactory. The workaround I operate uses Google Blog Search to hunt for my tags.

    At first I thought all relevant posts were showing up. I have now discovered that older pages are being dropped. For example a search for posts tagged "SSS", which I number sequentially, only show up SSS 10 onwards. The current 6 weeks are being shown but the prior 9 weeks have disappeared. A general Google search shows that the pages are still being indexed but Blog Search is just not showing them.

Leaving Comments on Other Blogs

  1. When leaving a comment on another blog, using your Blogger name, the link that appears on the comment is that of your Blogger profile page and not your blog page; even though the url you have entered is your blog address. I want to have the choice of which blog I am leaving a link to.

  2. Having the extra step involved, of having to navigate to the profile page first, means that readers may not continue on to your actual blog.

User Profile

  1. The user profile page is a default Blogger page which lists all blogs operated by a user.

  2. There is no control over the styling or the content.

  3. Wordpress has a static page feature which can be used for an About page. This can include whatever content you wish and follows the style of your blog.

Features and Plugins

Although the new Blogger has many easy to implement add ins, classic Blogger lacks these.
Features that I would like which are available for Wordpress:
  1. Static Pages
  2. Site map creator
  3. Recent Comments
  4. Top Commenters
  5. Sticky Posts
  6. Read More feature
  7. Write post feature with more formatting options.
  8. Subscribe to comments feature
  9. Automatic tag creation.
  10. Ability to use PHP coding
  11. An archive list
  12. A contact form by plugin rather than 3rd party sites
  13. Social networking plugins rather than having to manually code/use 3rd party widgets
  14. Related posts list at bottom of posts.
  15. Spamming protection plugins
  16. Pagination for long posts
  17. Lots of other plugins and utilities for administrator and blog pages

General Gripes

  1. I do not have as much control over my site as I would like. I enjoy tinkering with the coding and am a plugin junkie.

  2. Wordpress is a complete program, which you install on your server. With blogger hosted on your own domain, only your own data is stored on the server, the rest is still held by Blogger. This allows less customization and tweaking and more running backwards and forwards to fetch code.

  3. Although I will be creating my own theme, as I did with this blog, for those with no knowledge of html/CSS the available blogger templates tend to lack sparkle. Wordpress themes are plentiful.

  4. When I compose my posts using an editor and html tags and past into the html post window I have to hunt through and delete extra line breaks which are automatically put in.

  5. If I have to retype in the captcha code because the page has timed out many more times, I may well scream.

  6. Blogger is doing very strange things to my image dimensions at the moment. e.g. I pasted in width:"423" but blogger changed this number to 230.4526?

This is part one in a series of posts about using your own domain for hosting blogs and moving over to Wordpress. More to come very soon.

"SCREAM"


tag , alexa

26 comments:

Loz said...

Sue - my turn to return the favour and comment. I've also been considering a move to Wordpress but I'm still a bit up in the air about it. I like the ease of use of blogger and have played around with the free wordpress version. What are the advantages of having my own domain and who do you recommend as the host?

Kim said...

I have just got to the stage with new blogger where I'm getting fed up with all the same things that you don't like....I have my own domain which I pay for every month and I would love to combine my 2 blogs with my website.....I will be really interested to see how you go Sue..... I'm nowhere near as technically literate as you..:(

Professional Office Services said...

I use WordPress and absolutely LOVE it. I use 1 & 1 as my host and they have been very helpful especially since I was so new to blogging and really had no idea what SEO even meant!

www.proofficeservice.net (website)

www.pos-ny.com (blog)

Sebastian said...

Sue, I moved two weeks ago and I'm quite happy. However, there are pitfalls which I've shared on my new blog. Perhaps you find a useful tidbit or two over there.
All the best!
Sebastian

Sandy Carlson said...

Good luck on your move. As usual, you have explained the business of blogging in a way that clarifies things that seemed so mysterious five minutes ago. God bless.

Sueblimely said...

Hi Loz
Good to see you here. I suppose you have gathered that I enjoyed reading your blogs - I added you to all my social networking lists :-). Thanks to Kim too - I found you through her favorite blogs list.

Thanks for the question too. I will cover hosting in a post soon. I use Hostgator and have been pleased with them - unlimited domains and subdomains an plenty of storage space. I used to be with an Aussie company, SmartyHost, but their service was not nearly as good, it was more expensive and they were using a US server anyway. So I went direct to Hostgator a US company.

I buy my domain names from two places. For .au domains I have been using www.intaserve.com as it was the cheapest I could find at the time. It is still only $27.95 for two years, not sure if others are competing with that now though. You need to have an ABN number to get a .au domain name.

For other domain names (.com, .net, .info etc) I have been using www.webpagedomainnames.com for US$7.95 a year. I have not searched around lately to see if there is a better price as I find it easier to keep all my non au domains with the same provider.

Sueblimely said...

Hi Kim
I can help you make the move if you like. You will be helping me too as it will give me a better idea of what people need to know :-) Please feel free to email me with your questions.

Deborah said...

I can add to your list Sue. But I'm on WordPress and have never had experience with Blogger to relate on the admin level.

As one who's spent countless hours researching SEO, your title tags don't define the post with anything other than an ID tag (or whatever the correct term may be) With WordPress you can custom your title tags so that they show the title of your post which has essential keywords for search engines. You can even install a plugin that allows you to alter the title even further to be different from your post title to maximize this.

Just a personal thing is the fact the avatars for those who don't have blogger accounts don't show up in comments. It's nice to see who has left comments to identify better with who the commenter is. I also use a plugin which displays MBL avatars on my own blog so I better know who's taken the time to leave a comment just by simply seeing their avatar.

I don't really like how the comments page takes you away from the post itself. My mind tends to wander and I lose my train of thought when I can't see various things from the post that I wanted to comment on. Once I've left the comments, DOH! I'll see other things I wanted to comment on. But I don't want the host to feel I'm spamming them by leaving further comments (some do feel that way), so I just drop it.

I agree with you on the profile page as well. With WP you can design the page to be anything of your choosing and write a much more informative page, complete with pics or whatever you like.

When you click on the link for the person who's left the comment, it doesn't take you to their site, only their Blogger profile, and then you're left searching for the link to their blog, which is one more added click. Trivial in that sense, but a minor annoyance to me.

As a WordPress user, I've been very happy with its ease of use, and I'm about as HTML and code challenged as it gets. If I can do it, anyone can :-) I give WordPress 2 thumbs up!

Sueblimely said...

Now you have got me a little worried about the move Sebastian. The instructions you give are very technical. I was just going to redirect my page to the new wordpress location on my server after I had imported all the posts and then delete the blogspot posts to avoid duplicated content. What will happen if I only do this and not your SEO suggestions?

Sueblimely said...

Thanks for visiting, professional, and for the thumbs up for 1&1. It is good to have info based on experience.

Sueblimely said...

Hi Sandy, good to see you. I try to keep things simple - that way I can understand it too :-)

Please let me know if I am not covering an area you are keen to learn re moving to your own domain and to Wordpress.

Sueblimely said...

Hi Deborah, excellent points. I suppose, never having had the ability to change the url titles, I have not missed the option but it does sound like an excellent feature.

I will have a look for the MBL avatar plugin. I like the idea. I have the delightfully smiling faces of Loz and Kim showing as avatars. It would be good to have yours too. Same goes for everyone of course :-)

Sueblimely said...

I forgot to mention, Loz. One of the advantages of your own domain is the ability to run the full version of Wordpress. The free online Wordpress version is not as customizable as Blogger so I would not consider that as an option.

Kim said...

thanks for that Sue...
I am paying $11 per month for my domain name and I am not really utilising it with my website...I just hope I can keep up :)

Anna said...

Hi Sue;
Even with the new blogger there are still issues. I wish they had the static about page like they do on wordpress. Or even the ability to add pages.

You can do it in blogger if you initially set a post for example, called 'about' but it just isn't the same and it's kind of difficult to get the same result unless you back-date the post you want to use for that page, for instance. Even that isn't sufficient.

One of the really big issues I dislike about blogger is the lack of suitable templates. I'm not a designer but I know just enough to be dangerous lol, so I can at least play around with things a bit.

Perhaps blogger will come up with some new ideas - hopefully soon.

Good luck with the move ;)
Anna

donalyza said...

Yup you'll definitely love wordpress! When are you moving? Thanks for dropping by my site! Goodluck ;)

Lisa said...

Having made the switch myself from blogger to wordpress in January, it was well worth it. Good luck to you!

Sueblimely said...

You will have no problems with the move, Kim - having been reading your blogs regularly I in awe of your talents!

Sueblimely said...

Yes even the new blogger has its faults but I think it is the best of the free online hosted options, anna. One way around not having a static account page would be to create a new blogspot blog; calling it the same as your other with the addition of 'about' to the blogspot url.

Sueblimely said...

Thanks lisa and donalysa. I am hoping to find the time to make the move in the next week or so but have to complete a couple of sites for clients first.

subcorpus said...

i migrated from blogspot to wordpress ...
havn't looked back since ...
wordpress is just lots better ...

Meg said...

Hi Sue

You've raised a lot of valid points.

The ability to send a trackback is also a bonus with WordPress. These can be a really important source of traffic, and also great for relationship building.

E.G. You recently linked to a post of mine and your link to me didn't show up in Technorati, or (obviously) as a link back to my post. If not for a google alert (and being subscribed to your blog, but let's forget that for a second) I might never have known.

It might not be critically important, but I think this needs to be addressed by Blogger...

I recently tracked back to a Techcrunch post and had over 40 visits because of it, not earth shattering, but every little bit counts.

Sir James Robison said...

I would not consider moving to the online Wordpress as Blogger allows much more flexibility and the new version offers an easy to use interface for many customizations and add ins.

I agree about online Wordpress - it's rubbish but Blogger does ahve some plusses.

I used a Thurs base and built my own template in classic but using new blogger system. Result is that I get tags, one press publishing and all the goodies of both old and new.

The one thing it refuses to do is recognize new blogger uploaded pics for the header. Tehrefore, my three old blogger pics I had in this lenth [790] are all I can use in the header - no new pics will "take".

But it's a good compromise system and allows you total manual control without having to use the rubbish layouts thing.

Sueblimely said...

It is good to hear that those who have migrated to Wordpress have been pleased with it.

Sir James, have you tried adding an extra element to the header area of your template and loading your image in there?

syam said...

Haha! Let's get wordpress!!!

Sueblimely said...

Hi Meg
Its strange that you did not get alerted to my post linking to yours. Blogger is supposed to automatically ping Technorati. On top of this I am using Feedburner's automatic pinging tool Pingshot. I just checked and it is meant to ping Technorati too - among others. Maybe the two pings clash in cyberspace and go hurtling off into the blog ionosphere; due to the big hole in the ozone layer?

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Why use Wordpress? 34 Reasons

wordpress blogger

The move of this blog to my own domain is nigh. At the same time I am moving over to Wordpress. Although blogspot Blogger has served me well, there are a few aspects that that frustrate me. I enjoyed the challenge of finding ways round problems but because of the time involved the novelty of this has worn off. Some of these issues have been solved with the new Blogger but it is not possible to use this version on your own server.

Please keep in mind that these are my reasons for moving to Wordpress on my own domain, based on my own requirements. I would not consider moving to the online Wordpress as Blogger allows much more flexibility and the new version offers an easy to use interface for many customizations and add ins.. Before considering a move of this kind it is a good idea to think about why you need to. Consider:

  • What features are not supported by your current blogging platform that you really need?

  • Can these features be added to your current blog with plug-ins, workarounds or 3rd party sites. (e.g. Feedburner)?

  • Your level of skill - Wordpress is not quite as easy to operate as Blogger and there is a learning process involved in setting up and managing your own domain. Do you have the time or inclination to go through this?

  • If you are currently using Blogger classic - would a move over to the new and very much improved version satisfy your requirements?

What bugs me about Blogger

The comments page

  1. The theme cannot be edited and I want the ability to style it to match my blog template.

  2. There is no "follow this thread by email" feature or add in.

  3. It is not possible to remove nofollow. I have been compensating for this by manually creating a list of those who have commented, which I publish to the blog page, but this is time consuming. I want to continue giving recognition on my front page to those who contribute comments but this can be achieved automatically with Wordpress.

The Main Blog Page

  1. The Blogger navigation bar that runs at the very top of the page is unattractive. Although it can be removed with a hack, I always felt this unfair on those who are using the browse 'next blog' feature; to land on my blog and not be able to continue further.

  2. There is no 'previous post' link at the end of the page. I find this frustrating when reading other class Blogger blogs. You have to search for the archive section and browse from there. I have lost count how many times I have clicked on the previous month name in the archive list to discover I have navigated to the prior year. ( A previous posts feature has been added to the new Blogger ).

  3. Classic blogger does not have a built in post categorization. I add the tags to the bottom of my posts manually which is a nuisance and the results not satisfactory. The workaround I operate uses Google Blog Search to hunt for my tags.

    At first I thought all relevant posts were showing up. I have now discovered that older pages are being dropped. For example a search for posts tagged "SSS", which I number sequentially, only show up SSS 10 onwards. The current 6 weeks are being shown but the prior 9 weeks have disappeared. A general Google search shows that the pages are still being indexed but Blog Search is just not showing them.

Leaving Comments on Other Blogs

  1. When leaving a comment on another blog, using your Blogger name, the link that appears on the comment is that of your Blogger profile page and not your blog page; even though the url you have entered is your blog address. I want to have the choice of which blog I am leaving a link to.

  2. Having the extra step involved, of having to navigate to the profile page first, means that readers may not continue on to your actual blog.

User Profile

  1. The user profile page is a default Blogger page which lists all blogs operated by a user.

  2. There is no control over the styling or the content.

  3. Wordpress has a static page feature which can be used for an About page. This can include whatever content you wish and follows the style of your blog.

Features and Plugins

Although the new Blogger has many easy to implement add ins, classic Blogger lacks these.
Features that I would like which are available for Wordpress:
  1. Static Pages
  2. Site map creator
  3. Recent Comments
  4. Top Commenters
  5. Sticky Posts
  6. Read More feature
  7. Write post feature with more formatting options.
  8. Subscribe to comments feature
  9. Automatic tag creation.
  10. Ability to use PHP coding
  11. An archive list
  12. A contact form by plugin rather than 3rd party sites
  13. Social networking plugins rather than having to manually code/use 3rd party widgets
  14. Related posts list at bottom of posts.
  15. Spamming protection plugins
  16. Pagination for long posts
  17. Lots of other plugins and utilities for administrator and blog pages

General Gripes

  1. I do not have as much control over my site as I would like. I enjoy tinkering with the coding and am a plugin junkie.

  2. Wordpress is a complete program, which you install on your server. With blogger hosted on your own domain, only your own data is stored on the server, the rest is still held by Blogger. This allows less customization and tweaking and more running backwards and forwards to fetch code.

  3. Although I will be creating my own theme, as I did with this blog, for those with no knowledge of html/CSS the available blogger templates tend to lack sparkle. Wordpress themes are plentiful.

  4. When I compose my posts using an editor and html tags and past into the html post window I have to hunt through and delete extra line breaks which are automatically put in.

  5. If I have to retype in the captcha code because the page has timed out many more times, I may well scream.

  6. Blogger is doing very strange things to my image dimensions at the moment. e.g. I pasted in width:"423" but blogger changed this number to 230.4526?

This is part one in a series of posts about using your own domain for hosting blogs and moving over to Wordpress. More to come very soon.

"SCREAM"


tag , alexa

26 comments:

Loz said...

Sue - my turn to return the favour and comment. I've also been considering a move to Wordpress but I'm still a bit up in the air about it. I like the ease of use of blogger and have played around with the free wordpress version. What are the advantages of having my own domain and who do you recommend as the host?

Kim said...

I have just got to the stage with new blogger where I'm getting fed up with all the same things that you don't like....I have my own domain which I pay for every month and I would love to combine my 2 blogs with my website.....I will be really interested to see how you go Sue..... I'm nowhere near as technically literate as you..:(

Professional Office Services said...

I use WordPress and absolutely LOVE it. I use 1 & 1 as my host and they have been very helpful especially since I was so new to blogging and really had no idea what SEO even meant!

www.proofficeservice.net (website)

www.pos-ny.com (blog)

Sebastian said...

Sue, I moved two weeks ago and I'm quite happy. However, there are pitfalls which I've shared on my new blog. Perhaps you find a useful tidbit or two over there.
All the best!
Sebastian

Sandy Carlson said...

Good luck on your move. As usual, you have explained the business of blogging in a way that clarifies things that seemed so mysterious five minutes ago. God bless.

Sueblimely said...

Hi Loz
Good to see you here. I suppose you have gathered that I enjoyed reading your blogs - I added you to all my social networking lists :-). Thanks to Kim too - I found you through her favorite blogs list.

Thanks for the question too. I will cover hosting in a post soon. I use Hostgator and have been pleased with them - unlimited domains and subdomains an plenty of storage space. I used to be with an Aussie company, SmartyHost, but their service was not nearly as good, it was more expensive and they were using a US server anyway. So I went direct to Hostgator a US company.

I buy my domain names from two places. For .au domains I have been using www.intaserve.com as it was the cheapest I could find at the time. It is still only $27.95 for two years, not sure if others are competing with that now though. You need to have an ABN number to get a .au domain name.

For other domain names (.com, .net, .info etc) I have been using www.webpagedomainnames.com for US$7.95 a year. I have not searched around lately to see if there is a better price as I find it easier to keep all my non au domains with the same provider.

Sueblimely said...

Hi Kim
I can help you make the move if you like. You will be helping me too as it will give me a better idea of what people need to know :-) Please feel free to email me with your questions.

Deborah said...

I can add to your list Sue. But I'm on WordPress and have never had experience with Blogger to relate on the admin level.

As one who's spent countless hours researching SEO, your title tags don't define the post with anything other than an ID tag (or whatever the correct term may be) With WordPress you can custom your title tags so that they show the title of your post which has essential keywords for search engines. You can even install a plugin that allows you to alter the title even further to be different from your post title to maximize this.

Just a personal thing is the fact the avatars for those who don't have blogger accounts don't show up in comments. It's nice to see who has left comments to identify better with who the commenter is. I also use a plugin which displays MBL avatars on my own blog so I better know who's taken the time to leave a comment just by simply seeing their avatar.

I don't really like how the comments page takes you away from the post itself. My mind tends to wander and I lose my train of thought when I can't see various things from the post that I wanted to comment on. Once I've left the comments, DOH! I'll see other things I wanted to comment on. But I don't want the host to feel I'm spamming them by leaving further comments (some do feel that way), so I just drop it.

I agree with you on the profile page as well. With WP you can design the page to be anything of your choosing and write a much more informative page, complete with pics or whatever you like.

When you click on the link for the person who's left the comment, it doesn't take you to their site, only their Blogger profile, and then you're left searching for the link to their blog, which is one more added click. Trivial in that sense, but a minor annoyance to me.

As a WordPress user, I've been very happy with its ease of use, and I'm about as HTML and code challenged as it gets. If I can do it, anyone can :-) I give WordPress 2 thumbs up!

Sueblimely said...

Now you have got me a little worried about the move Sebastian. The instructions you give are very technical. I was just going to redirect my page to the new wordpress location on my server after I had imported all the posts and then delete the blogspot posts to avoid duplicated content. What will happen if I only do this and not your SEO suggestions?

Sueblimely said...

Thanks for visiting, professional, and for the thumbs up for 1&1. It is good to have info based on experience.

Sueblimely said...

Hi Sandy, good to see you. I try to keep things simple - that way I can understand it too :-)

Please let me know if I am not covering an area you are keen to learn re moving to your own domain and to Wordpress.

Sueblimely said...

Hi Deborah, excellent points. I suppose, never having had the ability to change the url titles, I have not missed the option but it does sound like an excellent feature.

I will have a look for the MBL avatar plugin. I like the idea. I have the delightfully smiling faces of Loz and Kim showing as avatars. It would be good to have yours too. Same goes for everyone of course :-)

Sueblimely said...

I forgot to mention, Loz. One of the advantages of your own domain is the ability to run the full version of Wordpress. The free online Wordpress version is not as customizable as Blogger so I would not consider that as an option.

Kim said...

thanks for that Sue...
I am paying $11 per month for my domain name and I am not really utilising it with my website...I just hope I can keep up :)

Anna said...

Hi Sue;
Even with the new blogger there are still issues. I wish they had the static about page like they do on wordpress. Or even the ability to add pages.

You can do it in blogger if you initially set a post for example, called 'about' but it just isn't the same and it's kind of difficult to get the same result unless you back-date the post you want to use for that page, for instance. Even that isn't sufficient.

One of the really big issues I dislike about blogger is the lack of suitable templates. I'm not a designer but I know just enough to be dangerous lol, so I can at least play around with things a bit.

Perhaps blogger will come up with some new ideas - hopefully soon.

Good luck with the move ;)
Anna

donalyza said...

Yup you'll definitely love wordpress! When are you moving? Thanks for dropping by my site! Goodluck ;)

Lisa said...

Having made the switch myself from blogger to wordpress in January, it was well worth it. Good luck to you!

Sueblimely said...

You will have no problems with the move, Kim - having been reading your blogs regularly I in awe of your talents!

Sueblimely said...

Yes even the new blogger has its faults but I think it is the best of the free online hosted options, anna. One way around not having a static account page would be to create a new blogspot blog; calling it the same as your other with the addition of 'about' to the blogspot url.

Sueblimely said...

Thanks lisa and donalysa. I am hoping to find the time to make the move in the next week or so but have to complete a couple of sites for clients first.

subcorpus said...

i migrated from blogspot to wordpress ...
havn't looked back since ...
wordpress is just lots better ...

Meg said...

Hi Sue

You've raised a lot of valid points.

The ability to send a trackback is also a bonus with WordPress. These can be a really important source of traffic, and also great for relationship building.

E.G. You recently linked to a post of mine and your link to me didn't show up in Technorati, or (obviously) as a link back to my post. If not for a google alert (and being subscribed to your blog, but let's forget that for a second) I might never have known.

It might not be critically important, but I think this needs to be addressed by Blogger...

I recently tracked back to a Techcrunch post and had over 40 visits because of it, not earth shattering, but every little bit counts.

Sir James Robison said...

I would not consider moving to the online Wordpress as Blogger allows much more flexibility and the new version offers an easy to use interface for many customizations and add ins.

I agree about online Wordpress - it's rubbish but Blogger does ahve some plusses.

I used a Thurs base and built my own template in classic but using new blogger system. Result is that I get tags, one press publishing and all the goodies of both old and new.

The one thing it refuses to do is recognize new blogger uploaded pics for the header. Tehrefore, my three old blogger pics I had in this lenth [790] are all I can use in the header - no new pics will "take".

But it's a good compromise system and allows you total manual control without having to use the rubbish layouts thing.

Sueblimely said...

It is good to hear that those who have migrated to Wordpress have been pleased with it.

Sir James, have you tried adding an extra element to the header area of your template and loading your image in there?

syam said...

Haha! Let's get wordpress!!!

Sueblimely said...

Hi Meg
Its strange that you did not get alerted to my post linking to yours. Blogger is supposed to automatically ping Technorati. On top of this I am using Feedburner's automatic pinging tool Pingshot. I just checked and it is meant to ping Technorati too - among others. Maybe the two pings clash in cyberspace and go hurtling off into the blog ionosphere; due to the big hole in the ozone layer?