Friday, May 27, 2011

Blogger? Wordpress? Something act right, damnit.

So, we all know from all the bitching about Blogger that it's been jacked up lately. 

I keep hearing about wordpress, so I checked it out this morning. Did some searching, did some reading. Some places say that you need to get a host with some parts of Wordpress, which isn't an issue. Hubby is a web/graphic designer, and has his own server (host? I dunno the difference) so I'm not worried about that. I tried doing the import thing on wordpress, but after importing all of my posts and half of my comments, it got stuck. So I said screw it, closed out the window and decided I'd ask. 

I haven't had many problems with Blogger, no missing posts, I'm still able to comment. My main beef right now is my followers section is mission. Poof. Gone. And I know (okay, I hope) that my follower count could be, like.... two or three numbers higher. 

Have you made the switch? Why or why not? Did you pay someone, or tough it out yourself?

I don't like change, but I also don't like the followers button being missing. How am I supposed to get my validation and self worth, damnit?



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Jolyn said... [Reply to comment]

I feel ur pain..It is a pain. Last week I had empty blogs I follow and wouldn't let me see them. Now for awhile I haven't been able to post...UGGHHHHH..Well enjoy your memorial weekend.
Hugs,
Jolyn

Cherie said... [Reply to comment]

I was just thinking about making the switch. Still thinking.
I haven't had any are trouble besides a few of my buttons missing.

donatella said... [Reply to comment]

i see your followers and your follow button!
my husband isn't a web designer, but is geek enough and got my own domain. ...which i haven't done anything about, since i have no clue what life will be after the switch. but if blogger will be bitching again, at least i'm ready, well... sort of.

Mimi said... [Reply to comment]

My followers disappeared last night! Let me know if you learn anything!

Jen @ Domesticated Nomad said... [Reply to comment]

For awhile Blogger wouldn't let me comment on anybody's blog which was a pain...especially after taken the trouble to comment and then *poof* gone. But now it seems fine again. My list of blogs I follow disappear for like two hours and then it's back, but that was in the huge debacle that just happened. I just figure all tech is going to go wonky sometimes.

As far as your followers. ? I can see them and the follow button. I just started following you, what, 2 weeks ago?, sort of recently, so I think it's working. Maybe you just can't see us?

For me, I stick with blogger because it's free. If I ever become famous and have oodles of advertisers, eh? Who knows? But kind of unlikely, so I'll probably stick with the free option.

Man, I'm wordy today! Sorry. :)

Courtney said... [Reply to comment]

My followers are gone from my side-bar. I thought it was just me ha!! But, now that you mentioned it, I did go to another blog and had the intent of following her, but couldn't find her follow section! I was thinking "How rude!" but... I scrolled aaaallll the way to the top, and behold, there is a "follow" link in the same header where "sign-in" and "dashboard" are, just on the left hand side :) :) People can still follow if they choose to! :) :)

Kristen @ Who's Watching the Baby? said... [Reply to comment]

I had originally intended to start at Wordpress, since that what where all the hipsters seemed to be. I opened it, and signed up, and was like, 'holy html I don't effing think so.' Push-button publishing for the people! I know that WordPress is supposed to be more of a 'total content management' site, so when I'm eventually a Famous Blogger, I suppose I'll want to migrate. For right now, though - nah. Plus, FWIW, I read a LOT of blogs on my iPhone, and I don't like how the wordpress blogs show up in their mobile edition - so much so that I often skip reading them.

My $.02. ;-)

andie jaye said... [Reply to comment]

okay yay! sooo glad it's not just me. wonder what the dealy-o is. i've tried refreshing 100x and logging out then back in again, and nothing happens. hm... let me know if you're up and running soon :) andiejaye @ crayonfreckles

Rebecca @ My Girlish Whims said... [Reply to comment]

Oh blogger, how you pain us all. I'm taking a college class about wordpress next semester. I GET TO TAKE A CLASS ALL ABOUT BLOGGING. SO EXCITED. haha. maybe after I learn more about it there I will debate the switch...

Rachel @ Pleased as Punch said... [Reply to comment]

Jennifer, you are hilarious. I gave you the versatile blogger award. I hope you don't have too many already. :/ Go read nice things about yourself! http://pleasedaspunch-rh.blogspot.com/2011/05/7-burning-questions-about-me-answered.html

A Helicopter Mom said... [Reply to comment]

I can see your GFC too. I tried to follow to see if it's working, but I'm already following.

Love the 'lamesauce'. :)

Helen and Lindi said... [Reply to comment]

I thought about switching to wordpress AFTER I had established my blogger, and then it seemed like too much trouble. I think it's a lot more customizable, and if I was to ever start from scratch, I would probably start with a wordpress blog instead of one on blogspot. :)