Dis eez mah 50th post!!! Yayay 😝💕🎉🎉🎉🎉
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.
It feels like I wrote the “September??!? Vas’ happenin’” post yesterday.
BUT IT WAS A MONTH AGO. almost. 😮
How’s it going?
TODAY I’M BACK WITH ANOTHER POST FROM YOUR FAVORITE BLOGGING SERIES!!!
I hope BWE is your fav blogging series.
Read other BWE posts!
- Part 1- Must haves of a blog.
- Part 2- Finding inspiration and 90 blog post ideas
- Part 3- Ways to grow your blog.
and I am super excited for today’s post!
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.
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?😂 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 sweet😄)
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 😛
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.
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!☹️ 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 posts😊 (some of my posts are still chillin out in there😂)
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?
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 hope this series was helpful!!! tell me in the comments:
- which part was your favorite
- which part helped you the most
- and ideas for a new series on A CURLY SUE’S RAMBLINGS!!
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 Art🤩 which reminds me! TOMORROW IS THE LAST DAY TO SUBMIT YOUR WEEK 4 ENTRIES!! email them to email@example.com
LAST POST ON A CURLY SUE’S RAMBLINGS: My sistah’s B’day!! + A guest post. (be sure to check it out and comment!!)
*still admiring the featured image*