Why would I do this, you ask? Well… here’s my reasoning:
Pro-Blogger / Anti-Wordpress:
- Flexible layout/design: Blogger has a very flexible layout that can easily be tweaked.
Pro-Wordpress / Anti-Blogger:
- Site layout/design: The template system resets if you change the default template. A lot of hard work goes down the drain in a hurry.
- The default Blogger templates are rough around the edges. It takes a lot of work to make a blog look good.
- WordPress offers professional looking templates out of the box.
- Where are the pages? In Blogger, to make various “pages” for your site, you create a blog posting and then use that new post as a new page. It works, but it’s kludgey. In WordPress, pages are quite intuitive and easy to use.
- WordPress allows for ALL of my blogs to be managed with one interface (including stats reporting).
So… instead of struggle with the multiple platform approach, I thought I’d consolidate my blogs under one umbrella.
And really… for all the bells and whistles I can add to my blog, at the end of the day, my blog is about content. I will be able to take advantage of plenty of web2.0 functionality even if I am limited in what I can put into my blog directly. In fact, this’ll just make it more fun trying to include stuff in my blog in a creative way that doesn’t conflict with wordpress.com’s limitations.