I have decided to move my blog over from Blogger to WordPress. After thinking about it for a while and weighing in the pros and cons, I have finally come to a decision to move my blog over to WordPress.
For those unfamiliar, WordPress is a blogging software and is the most popular one out there. It is not uncommon to start blogging on Blogger for novices and once the traffic and following grows, majority of the users move to WordPress as it provides better control.
The advantages far outweigh the pain of moving the blog, including the following:
- I will own my own content – as the current agreement by posting on Blogger is that Blogger owns the content. This was a big deal for me as I am creating value with my words and dont want it belonging to someone else.
- Even though Google has made no indication of shutting down the service, we have seen many a great Google products shut down just because. Google does not provide any explanation when shutting down services except that it was not meeting their goals…and that is unacceptable for me and you – the readers who rely on the service.
- WordPress provides better control on lots of aspects of blogging that are unavailable on Blogger. There are also way better options for design and themes that I am looking forward to incorporate on the blog.
Followers of the blog shouldnt see any issues – my old links/handles will still remain the same. I intend to make this transition over this long weekend. Please let me know if see major issues during the time.
See you on the other side!