February 27, 2009
Have you noticed it?
The identity crisis
that my blog suffers?
Lately, I have made
changes to backgrounds, headers,
colors, layout, look.
The way it looks, it
hasn't made me happy so
I keep changing it
Wordpress lurks, peeking
at me around a corner -
I know it wants me
But I am afraid
Do I have the brains for it?
Okay, so here's the thing. Clearly, as you can tell by my changing header and background, I am not happy with the appearance of my blog. There are things I want to do with the design that I can't really do here. Wordpress has some cool features, and my husband thinks I should make the switch. But... well, I admit it, I'm afraid. It's more complicated and more techy than blogger, which is pretty close to point and click. But I feel like if I switch, I can make my blog more my own, does that even make sense?
I have questions, and I don't really know the answers. So, here is my cry for help - if you use Wordpress or have switched to it from another blog, let me know if you have any advice or answers for me!
Is there a way to have categories on Wordpress like I have labels on Blogger? When you import a blog to WP it automatically converts the labels into tags, which when you click them will take you to all WP posts with that tag instead of just YOUR posts with that tag.
What exactly does it mean to self host? What is involved in that?
How much do you really have to know to create your own WP template? Is it easy to learn?
What are the biggest advantages of switching or not?
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