After much reluctance and anticipation I’ve finally switched over to WordPress from Blogger. Yes, there were those times when anxiety levels went through the roof – attempts to make sense of hosting servers, DNS, mySQL and other similar nerdy quacks became quite an orgy in themselves.
I even ended up deleting a few things that you’re not supposed to. No worries there.
Called up GoDaddy support, and to my surprise, they were helpful and fixed all my blunders within minutes.
This is where a Skype account comes in handy. Just get hold of a monthly unlimited US to Cananda package. You don’t know how many calls it will take, in case you loose your way.
Smitten by GoDaddy and WordPress. (Don’t take me literally!)
Here’s my conclusion on both platforms.
The Short Version: You’ve finally left your dal roti and moved on to pasta – made by a 36-24-36.
Blogger: An excellent tool for beginners. You’ll get free hosting. All you need is a domain and your ready to go.
(Its a good idea to have your own domain. Like me – cockybox.com)
Once you get your domain, Blogger lets you build an entire blog with ease. The characteristics of Blogger are simple, easy and most importantly, all free.
You can setup google Adsense to generate revenue. (Only for those who get a huge number of hits on their site.)
For you and me – couldn’t care less.
And finally, their are many forums and blogs that will help you learn and solve daily mingles.
The key – Free, Free, Free.
At this point, you could be wondering – if everything is available for free in all simple, why would anyone want to move to WordPress?
Here’s your answer.
Cause they’re silly. And they have the cooties. Ha. No, no. Just kidding! Wait a second. Don’t you look at me. I don’t have the cooties.
Moving along now.
WordPress: The easiest way to setup your WordPress self-hosted blog is to go through GoDaddy. You can purchase the domain and WordPress hosting. After that its a click away. You get access to every possible platform, tool – stop drooling – plugins, support at your fingertips.
The only drawback being towards the cost of hosting services. And if you’re looking to start, its as low as 5 dollars per month.
The good things I found about WordPress are as follows:
The neat and minimalist design of its entire platform.
Availability of awesome looking templates that are free.
Levels of customization, which can be done with ease.
Now, I’m sure there are so many things that take the cookie for you. But for me, at the moment, its these few.
So if you’re a bored Blogger user, come down to WordPress, and lets get you a drink or two. Cheers.
:: P.S. – Will miss you Blogger ::
Things to do list:
1. Back up all your Blogger content via Export option.
2. Should prefer using WordPress Hosting from GoDaddy. It makes everything happen over a click.
3. Your Feedburner settings need to be updated.
4. Once you have your WordPress self-hosted blog ready, simply import the file you earlier exported from Blogger.
If you need any help, leave a shout in the comments section or tweet me. Will surely help you with your troubles.