Hey, Bloggers! I’d love to get your opinion on a hot button topic we’ve been discussing, here in the Grey household… Migrating from Blogger to Wordpress. Till next time, click and keep up with us on our favorite sites….
This is something I’ve been contemplating for the last 6 months. And every time I get up the courage and say “alright, let’s do this thing!” I find myself going into total panic mode and nearly start hyperventilating. I’ve heard everything from bloggers losing old blog posts and comments disappearing, to links not working and traffic loss. The thought of possibly losing my loyal followers scares the bejeebers out of me. The good does outweigh the bad, however, as I’ve heard nothing but glowing reviews about Wordpress from a blogging standpoint, particularly increased SEO, once all the kinks are worked out.
Why fix it if it’s not broken?
When I started blogging, way back in 2006, Blogger was really the only platform I knew of at the time. It was user friendly enough, and I quickly jumped on board. But it hasn’t always been rainbows and flying unicorns. In fact, I’ve had a rocky relationship with Blogger since day one. For example, commenting on my blog is a pain in the rear for many of my readers. You wouldn’t believe how many emails I get from folks that have to email me their comments because they can’t navigate the comment link in my posts…
Fortunately, going forward into Wordpress, the design is promising to be the least of my worries.
I have an amazing web designer, Cathy, who has been with me since way back when I used to sell on eBay under the username “shabby*girl”. Anyone remember me from way back then? Holla!
Cathy used to design my eBay templates, then she designed my website, followed by my blog. She and I have a terrific history together. I am grateful to learn she can install my current design onto my new blogging platform with Wordpress, and hopefully make the change as seamless as possible for everyone.
This is where YOU come in!
Throughout my research, I found some people say the switch was easy-peasy, and they did it all themselves with little knowledge, and for others the experience was one huge nightmare.
I would like to know…
Did you abandon your Blogger blog altogether after switching over to Wordpress? Were you able transfer all your old posts, photos, links and comments? Would you do it differently if you were to do it all over again? Are there any resourceful articles I should read, like Migrating for Dummies 101.
If you migrated from Blogger to Wordpress, and lived to tell about it, please share your experience with us in the comments section. Thank you in advance!
PS – The winner of the Brick House Fabrics Giveaway is Kelly from The Essence of Home. Congratulations Kelly! Please contact us so we can get your info.
Hey, Bloggers! I’d love to get your opinion on a hot button topic we’ve been discussing, here in the Grey household…
Migrating from Blogger to Wordpress.
Till next time, click and keep up with us on our favorite sites….