Friday, June 15, 2007

Site News and Maintenance

You probably realize this, but I've been trying to look for a good (free) alternative to Blogger for a while now. I like the ability to manipulate the template graphically that Blogger started with their upgrade to 2.0, but it has become nearly impossible for me to manipulate the site in other ways. The whole widgets thing? I have only the most basic understanding of how it works. So, mostly I try stuff, break the site, and then give up and pine for a site that's as cool as everyone else.

I'm considering a move to mee.nu, but it's just going to depend on whether or not the other website is user-friendly. There's no point in escaping from the widgets if I'm still unable to do what I want with the website out of ignorance.

The only drawback I'm thinking of is that I'll have to redirect everyone to the new site if I move. I don't know how to do that, but I can't imagine it to be terribly difficult. Another consideration is that I do get some traffic from random Blogger/Google searches. Will Google still list me if I switch? Will my traffic plummet even further? Does it even matter?

That's the news that isn't really news. Stay tuned for more.

2 comments:

Nick Byram said...

I hear you...I have been pondering the same thing

David Cintron said...

While you can't really modify the appearance of your blog, WordPress.com provides free blogging service that is very powerful and in my opinion great.