Wordpress Here I Come
Wordpress wannabes will be happy to know that WP now imports Blogger blogs flawlessly. Here is my test blog over at Wordpress.com to see the results for yourself.
What makes the deal even sweeter is images that are hosted on Blogger are still showing up, although it’s been reported that might not be the case further back in the archives. But that will be a small price to pay for a more robust platform as far as I’m concerned.
One of the biggest issues for me migrating over to Wordpress had been its lackluster performance importing posts and comments. Well, I just tried it again last evening and I’m happy to report that it worked without a hitch.The other problem that stopped me from considering Wordpress was losing my URL and all of my backlinks.
Well now that Blogger provides support for custom domains and redirection that is no longer an issue either. So from what it looks at this vantage point there is nothing stopping me from making the move.This of course won’t happen overnight because I still have to make a custom template, but as far as I can see now it’s only a matter of when it will happen - not if.
For me the breaking point with Blogger was over the issue of the comments window not being able to easily maximize in Firefox. Clearly that is a reason why comments have been down here at InstaBloke.
As I explained in my previous post that can easily be worked around by right clicking the link and choosing “open in a new window/tab” or clicking the middle scroll button on the mouse.
However, many readers are still newbies with a computer and don’t know that so I’m losing comments and potential subscribers. Also, I really hate the way Blogger comments work and much prefer inline comments so I’m saying adieu to Blogger.
(On a side-note, I’m also fed up with being snubbed by Wordpress upstarts despite the fact that I can run rings around them in the world of blogging, but that’s another matter
So Wordpress, here I come.
P.s.: Will I have to change my name to Word Bloke? Just wondering.