Having bought the domain jamesmichie.com and spent some time creating a landing page, I would like to move my blog to jamesmichie.com/blog. However, Blogger will not allow me to do this as it is neither the original domain nor is it a sub-domain. Therefore, I have been left with a choice. Keep my blog where it is and redirect from jamesmichie.com/blog (as it does now) or move my blog to a different blogging platform. This could be quite a bit of work and is therefore not an easy decision to make.
When I am struggling to make a decision I turn to mind mapping, so I can way up the pros and cons. Here is what I came up with this morning over a cup of coffee:
What do you think? Stick with Blogger? Move to WordPress? Or move to Posterous? Your thoughts and comments are welcome.
To view the mind map as a downloadable PDF click here.
What is your preferred blogging platform to use with students?
[Edit] Results of the poll were interesting. Posterous came out on top with 37% of the vote confirming its status as blogging platform of the moment. It was followed by WordPress, Blogger and Tumblr. However, no one platform gained a majority of votes reflecting the diversity of blogging experiences across my PLN.
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Today’s post was going to focus on my first classroom and what it meant, having a classroom to call my own but I will save that for next week as I got a little sidetracked, moving my blog from WordPress to Blogger.
Yes, after just two posts I have moved my blog from WordPress to Blogger today. I have been using Blogger since 2006, posting resources, links and ideas on my school media blog here. It has served me well but I had been impressed by some fellow educators’ blogs on WordPress so I thought that I would give it a go. However, sitting working on the blog today, attempting to edit the look and feel of it, I ended up being very frustrated.
The move from WordPress to Blogger is simply due to the fact that I do not wish, at this moment in time, to buy a domain for myself; my funds need to go elsewhere. Furthermore, Blogger offers far more freedom and control over the look of my blog at no extra financial cost whereas WordPress wanted me to pay to edit the CSS features of my blog. This made the move a no-brainer for me. I do not want to pay out money each month to make the blog look and work for me the way I want it to when Blogger will let me do this for free. This is not to say that Blogger does not have its own limits but these are not so plentiful that I feel I need to use a service in which money needs to be exchanged to achieve my goals.
I hope that I have not confused too many people? I will keep tweeting that I have moved over the next couple of days to get the word out!