Blogging with Evin! Part 4, week 4.

Dis eez mah 50th post!!! Yayay ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’•๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰

CAN SOMEONE EXPLAIN HOW SEPTEMBER IS ALMOST OVER??!!!?

Ooh that featured image looks cool.. but I wish I made it blue. Pink’s cool too. Meh.

week 4?

huh. Weird.

It feels like I wrote the “September??!? Vas’ happenin’” post yesterday.

BUT IT WAS A MONTH AGO. almost. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

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How’s it going?

TODAY I’M BACK WITH ANOTHER POST FROM YOUR FAVORITE BLOGGING SERIES!!!

I hope BWE is your fav blogging series.

hehe.

Read other BWE posts!

  1. Part 1- Must haves of a blog.
  2. Part 2- Finding inspiration and 90 blog post ideas
  3. Part 3- Ways to grow your blog.

and I am super excited for today’s post!

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and.. it…is….

the ultimate debate:

BLOGGER vs. WORDPRESS!!!

YEAH, THAT’S RIGHT!! this is probably the most important part of starting a blog: choosing the *right* platform.

which is better? you’ll know once you finish reading this post!

I have 2 blogs in Blogger, but I don’t post there anymore since I moved here.

and 3 blogs in wordpress!! This one, my travel blog and OITR.

My experience, blogging in Blogger:

I wrote my first ever blog post on the 14th of April. with the help of my mom! you can check it out here. it’s not very good, but anyways.. ooh, I just read that posts again and …. it’s totally not how I write. My mom basically read out what I had to write.. so my mom wrote my first post?๐Ÿ˜‚ then, I started writing on my own- my first post. (it has the title of a one direction song.) I was pretty impressed, writing a LONG post like that. My only readers were my family- and a few friends. There were like NO active blogs in blogger, except for this one. and THAT was a F1 blog, so I knew NOTHING. all the other blogger blogs I found out thru google were from 4 years (or longer) ago.

My dad told me about moving my blog to wordpress, and I was like: NO. because I was really attached to my Blogger blog- I was very new to all the designing and things, it was very exciting!! but then, *UNO reverse card*

Me discovering WordPress :

I went on this blog called “Kids Blog Club” and THERE, is where it all started. where I found this blog, called “Long Journey Ahead” and in THAT blog, I found a page called “My favorite blogs” and THERE, (I have to stop doing that) I found many new blogs. the first one I went to was: A light in the darkness.

I LOVED the whole blog: the design, the layout, the content, EVERYTHING. I tried to find a theme like that blog, but I couldn’t. Then I realised that it was a WORDPRESS BLOG. I looked around and found MANY ACTIVE WORDPRESS BLOGS. like, 100’s of them. one of them was Central City Girl. I was soo impressed by that blog!! (BriN is also very sweet๐Ÿ˜„)

all of the blogs looked amazing, and I loved how it was easy to follow, like and comment. in Blogger, it is way harder.

after looking around for a few days, I felt like I needed to have a blog in wordpress.

I created my account and ended up deleting it. TWICE. It was soo hard at first, I wanted to stay in Blogger itself. Then I tried again and got a few steps ahead. I HAD A WORDPRESS BLOG!! it took me 3 days to find the perfect theme. I launched this blog on the 16th of June, the same day where I wrote my first post. It was hard figuring out how to use the blocks and stuff, but I got the hang of it.

Blog tip: Stay active in the community : Like, comment and follow other Blogs ๐Ÿ˜›

I started posting regularly, and I came across these things called “Blog buttons”. I commented on a blog asking “hey, do you know how to make a blog button?”

and that. is . when. I . met. Lrose5!!

wowowow this story gets interesting, huh? ok, lemme carry on..

she replied to my comment saying ‘oh, Evin, I made my blog button with publisher, you do this and that and you download the image and all that fun stuff.’

That is totally not what she said, but umm it was from 3 months ago, okay?!

And I replied ‘thanks! This is my blog, BTW. I’m new here, I’d love it if you could check out my blog!’ and there we go. My first blog reader!! (she even made me a blog button!!! but I changed it later… sorry!) I met SO many lovely bloggers and we became quick friends!! Overtime, I learned all the blogging basics and started an event for FUN! It was called “The lively week of fun”. By the end of the week and the event, I had 25 blog friends!! I was sosososososoosososossosoososososososososososoosos happy coz I never thought I’d pass 5 followers. (that’s all I had in Blogger. And all my followers were either my mom from different accounts, or me and 2 other people I don’t know)

So TLWOF was a great way to start off my blog!

And then you know, I started Featherlights, hosted a blog party, wrote the last post on blogging with evin.

Blog tip: always re-read your posts before you publish them.

YUP.

This post isn’t over yet. That was just STORY TIME.

let’s move on to the Pros and Cons!!

In WordPress, there are hundreds of FREE themes to choose from, and it’s very easy to customize, add widgets and graphics.

But in Blogger, there are only like 20 themes and layouts to choose from? You CAN use other themes from websites in Blogger, but my blog was not easy to customize.

I didn’t get notifications for ANYTHING in Blogger. I had to log in, and check every single comment page to see if there’s new comments. it’s the same for new posts from blogs I follow too; I had to check my reading list and I didn’t get notified. You may have gotten notifications, but I didn’t.

and that’s the complete opposite of WordPress.

The best thing about blogging in wordpress is… (according to meh)

THE COMMUNITY!! everyone I know has been soo supportive, friendly and kind from DAY ONE!!

The media storage: There’s actually UNLIMITED pictures/media you can upload and use in Blogger, but only a limited amout- 3GB in WordPress (you can upgrade it, but I’m talking about the free plan) 3GB is actually enough for me, because I don’t use more than 5-8 pics in a post.

Trash folder: I remember one day, I accidentally deleted a post in Blogger. I kept looking for it, and I found out that THERE IS NO TRASH FOLDER!โ˜น๏ธ Thankfully, I saved that post in a word document, so I retrieved it and re-published it. But if I hadn’t done that, then I’d have to retype the post ALL OVER AGAIN. but in WordPress, there’s a trash folder where you can retrieve your posts๐Ÿ˜Š (some of my posts are still chillin out in there๐Ÿ˜‚)

Blog tip: check your comments’ spam folder everyday, and DON’T touch any of the links in spam comments, delete them permanently. Sometimes, normal comments go to spam, so make sure you check that too.

what else…? ummm well…. I THINK THAT’S IT?

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I hope you now know which could be better for your blog!! thanks for reading, and wait a second….

DID I JUST COMPLETE A WHOLE SERIES?!!?!?!

I did it

I hope this series was helpful!!! tell me in the comments:

Should I do Quarantine Vlog Diaries every Friday now that BWE is over?

Let me know!!

I’ll see you on Friday with the results of week 4 of the Avenue of Art๐Ÿคฉ which reminds me! TOMORROW IS THE LAST DAY TO SUBMIT YOUR WEEK 4 ENTRIES!! email them to summerblogcontest@gmail.com

Bye!

LAST POST ON A CURLY SUE’S RAMBLINGS: My sistah’s B’day!! + A guest post. (be sure to check it out and comment!!)

it’s a very old sign-off, but I like it!

*still admiring the featured image*

53 thoughts on “Blogging with Evin! Part 4, week 4.

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  1. Oh I know! It doesnโ€™t seem possible that itโ€™s almost October!!!!

    You had 25 friends in a week??? I didnโ€™t have any followers for like 5 months. ๐Ÿ˜‚

    This has been such a fun and helpful series!!

    I donโ€™t have any ideas for a new series, but the quarantine vlog thing sounds cool!!

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  2. I know! October starts in less than a week! It’s crazy!
    It took me forever to find a blogging community, plus I wasn’t putting any tags on my posts, or visiting anyone’s blogs! ๐Ÿคฃ
    My fav weeks were 2 and 3 ๐Ÿ˜
    A quarantine vlog sounds cool! I’m sad BWE is over though… ๐Ÿ˜ข

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  3. Heyyy!!

    So, BWE ends๐Ÿฅบ๐Ÿฅบ??

    WAAHHHHH๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ!!!!

    I DEFINITLY prefer WP!

    Tho I โค your blogger blog

    So, I dunno๐Ÿคทโ€โ™€๏ธ

    Wait, THAT’S how you met Lrose5?!?!

    WOAH!

    COOL!!

    I still donut get what a blog button is๐Ÿ˜‚

    WOO-HOO!! You’re gona do another series!!!!!!!!

    T O O .. E X C I T E D!!!!!!!!!!

    YOU DID IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOO-HOO!!!!!!!

    BUT๐Ÿ˜ญ

    Well, I’m too excited for the next post! Bye! See you on Sunday๐Ÿ˜˜!!

    -CoCo

    P.S. Congrats on 370 foloweres!!!!!!!!!! You go girl!!!!!!!!!!!

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    1. Yeah ..

      Me too!!

      Aww thanks so much๐Ÿฅฐ

      ๐Ÿ˜‚ I can help you there.

      Yeah!! It’s a series that I’m already doing, but haven’t done in a long while. You can click on the link or search “Quarantine vlog diaries”

      Yeah that’s how I met lrose5 ๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜ƒ

      I haven’t gotten any submissions, but I hope I get some soon!! I’m super excited too๐Ÿคฉ

      Wait I have 370 blog friends?!? Thanks so much letting me know!! Love ya!๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿ’•

      ~Evin

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  4. I definitely prefer WordPress! AWWWWHHHH, CAN’T BELIEVE IT’S OVER! This was a great journey, eh?
    *wipes fake snot with fake tissue fake virtually fake fake fake*
    370 FRIENDS, WHAT ARE YOU, EVIN?!?!?!! YOU GET IT RIGHT, BABYGORL!!! WHOOP WHOOP!
    Yeah, I’m definitely staying cool *puts thug glasses on*

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  5. I’m kinda sad this is over๐Ÿ˜ฅ But all good things come to an end, and this was def one of the BEST things!!!!! Yeah ikr!! Where did september run away to?! Time flies ๐Ÿ•Š๐Ÿ’ธโœˆ๐Ÿ›ธ๐Ÿฅ
    I LOVEEEE the featured image!!๐Ÿ’•
    Ooooh!! I love the part where you said *UNO reverse card* hehe. I LOVE UNO!! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‰
    I love it that you added tips between everything!! Cool idea bruh!!๐ŸคŸ๐Ÿผ
    I honestly loved ALL the parts…. but I think part 1 and 3 helped me alot and part2 was so fun!!!โคโค๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜
    Congrats for finishing yet another series in your wonderful blog!! ๐Ÿฅณ
    You asked for some ideas for a curly Sue’s Ramblings….. go check out your own post!!๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ In part 2 you listed 90 freakin ideas!!๐Ÿ˜…
    Cool signoff!!๐Ÿ˜Ž

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  6. Woah this was a ride ๐Ÿ˜‚ Man I blogged for 2 years and I still don’t know anything ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ Honstly I want September to be over bc I’ve an external in October and my bday is also in it. I don’t like the month September all that much anyways ๐Ÿ˜‚ what’s your fave month??

    What I love the most about wordpress is that it”s comfortable. My readers won’t leave me if I stray away from my posting schedule bc I’m having a tough year. They’re friends more than anything yknow?

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    1. ๐Ÿ˜‚
      Me too! But it’s over too soon.. my fav month’s August- my bday, friendship and a whole bunch of other bdays, and my country’s independence day and everything.

      Thats so true! Thanks for sharing your views๐Ÿ˜€
      Yess totally ๐Ÿ˜‰

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