Saturday, May 14, 2016

Book Blogger Hop May 13 - May 19th: Shakespeare Wrote 154 Sonnets (That We Know Of)

Book Blogger Hop

Jen at Crazy for Books restarted her weekly Book Blogger Hop to help book bloggers connect with one another, but then couldn't continue, so she handed the hosting responsibilities off to Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer. The only requirements to participate in the Hop are to write and link a post answering the weekly question and then visit other blogs that are also participating to see if you like their blog and would like to follow them.

This week Billy asks: Is there a reason why you choose Blogger over WordPress or a different platform?

I had reasons, but they weren't particularly good ones. When I started blogging, back in the days when we chipped our posts into stone tablets, a friend of mine had been writing a blog using Blogger (their blog has long since been abandoned). That pointed me towards Blogger, and since Blogger was (and is) a free platform, I decided to use it. That's pretty much the reasons that I decided to use Blogger. As I said, I had reasons, but they weren't very good ones.

I've considered moving to WordPress, since that is a more robust platform and some of the workarounds that I have used to make Blogger work the way I want it to are kind of clumsy and strain the capabilities of the system, but at this point that would be a major undertaking as there are literally thousands of posts made under this blog with thousands of internal links that would need to be updated. I may do it at some point,, but I figure that to do it I would have to stop updating the blog for at least several weeks to be able to do all the work needed, and I just haven't found a good time to do that yet.

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  1. I am with you on using Blogger and I understand the migrating to WordPress. I would hate to lose everything I have put into my book reviews.
    Sportochick’s Musings Blog Hop Answer

    1. @Teri Lloyd: I figure it would take me at least a month, if not more, to migrate everything to WordPress, and that is assuming that I would be able to devote all of my non-working hours to the project.