Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Monday, September 03, 2012
Now for a Brief Announcement....
As of September 3rd, [That would be today] I will be taking a two-week hiatus from blogging. That is because I am seriously thinking about moving my blog from a Blogger format to Wordpress.
Since January 2010, I've been maintaining a Wordpress blog that deals specifically with my articles on premillennialism. I've seen how much better it is with Wordpress to maintain posts, track folks who visit my blog, and more importantly, the ability to handle comments that Blogger just doesn't provide.
For instance, with Blogger, I'm limited to really just a couple of options regarding what I can do with comments. I can either approve them or delete them. I can't edit them, nor can I go back and even edit a comment I left. Wordpress provides a wide range of things I can do with comments and commenting including the ability of returning back to edit them for content.
Also, I have not at all been happy with the "new" Blogger. I specifically don't care a lick about the new posting composition editor. In fact, the Blogger posting editor has been a major bane during my blogging career over the last 7 years. It has the terrible habit of just losing my posts in a blink of an eye. I can't tell you how immensely frustrating that is after you've spent an hour hammering out your thoughts on some important subject.
This past week, I had a long-time reader emailed me practically begging me to move my blog to Wordpress because he lost a comment that he was trying to post. That apparently happens a lot, too with people on Blogger. I told him that if I can do it with the certainty that I wouldn't lose seven years worth of blood, sweat, and tears contained in my articles, I'd seriously consider it. He sent me some sites that tell me how to do it, and after reading them as well as doing my own personal research, I'd like to give it a try.
So the next two weeks (at least), when I have a few spare moments, I plan to work on this project. My goal is to have the Wordpress alternative "Hip and Thigh" operational by mid-September and I will run this blog and that blog together for a couple of weeks and then close the Blogger version in October if all goes well.