Don’t get me wrong with this post, Google will always be my #1. I have been with them for years. I got the explorer version of Chromebook and was able to get Google Glass (was not able to afford the trip to get them so I never got mine).
Android is the first-ever phone I got and still love. I still am a proud user of Chromebook and will never go to anyone another computer version. I even have an Android tablet. So I am #TeamGoogle all the way.
In the start of April, I took the leap and switched hosts. I went from Blogger to Namehero which is for WordPress. Which is why we are here at WordPress and not Blogger.
So why is I am such a diehard Google fan did I make the switch? That is what we are talking about today. So if you are on Blogger or any other site and contemplating making the switch, then this post is for you.
Why did I make the switch?
I got a few reasons
- 1. My fear of Google Apps dying
If you notice over the recent 2years or so Google apps have been dying out. Hangouts is just one of the many examples. With WordPress becoming more popular with more plugin, it is only a matter of time that Google stops updating Blogger.
Every day I feared that I would see a news article that says ‘Google to shut down popular Blogger site’. Sure this news is highly unlikely but you never know in the year 2021.
- 2. People seem to earn more with WordPress
I have yet to figure out the reason. If you know then leave your comment down below. My first thought is the Yoast plugin which makes seo easier.
- 3. It seemed like the right time
I have been on blogger for years. I started my first blog there many years ago. I have had like 6 blogs (all but 1 failed. Fablemoon Says being the 1 I am currently working on) It is time for me to venture out and explore my other options.
There comes a time in your life when you just need a change
- 4. There is more options with WordPress
Plugins galore to help with everything from resizing images to seo.
More theme options to satisfy every need.
My first thoughts
So far this is my first post on WordPress. For the past month, I have been working on getting it set up. I have a few thoughts that I would like to share
- 1. It is way more complicated. Blogger makes it easier to write posts. I have a hard time writing posts on here. I find it hard to scroll up when editing.
You also have to write in boxes which makes it harder. Sure sometimes the boxes make it easier like when you have to put a H2 heading. Not easy when you are just typing paragraphs
- 2. In order to use your blog, you have to sign into Namehero then Cpanel then finally WordPress. This turns into a long process when all you want to do is just write or edit your blog.
- 3. The html code is very strange. Blogger makes finding anything in the code easy. All you do is is click theme then customize then edit html. You find all the code in one spot. Easy to find anything. Here, it is formatted into different functions so trying to find something like <head> is difficult.
What theme do I use
So far I am using the free GeneratedPress theme but am going to upgrade to premium soon. It is $59 a year but you can also customize your H1… heading colors. So hopefully soon my headings will be green.
I had a different theme but was told that the theme has not been updated. Thanks to groups on Facebook for helping me with this whole switch. You can see on my Instagram which groups I am talking about.
So far I am happy
Maybe who knows in the future Blogger will become what WordPress has and I will go back. Or Google will open a whole new and improved blogging system. I have to say, making the switch has made my blog look better then ever
I will tell you in my end of 2021 post what I have thought about it. It will take some time to get used to. I thi
I am forever and always a Google fan whether I use all their products or not.
Have you made switched from Blogger to WordPress? have you made the switch from WordPress to Blogger? If so then why? Share your experience down in the comments