I went to my first writer’s conference in 2004 and so much of the talk was about how you should have a website for your writing. I didn’t want to invest in a website and I really couldn’t see myself blogging. But,three years later in 2007, I took the plunge. I began with Blogger and it was very easy to set up. Matter of fact, I made three blogs, one for my writing, which I named, His Heart, My Desire and then a blog for Homeschool Moms, called, A Heart for Homeschooling Moms to go a long with a little support group that I had at that time. I was also serving in my church as Women’s Ministry Director, so I made a blog for our ladies and other leaders, A Heart For Women’s Ministry. Three blogs were hard for me to keep up with like I should. I found someone to design the headers for each one and I absolutely loved what they did. When I went back to the designer for some updating, she no longer was doing that. So I kept the same headers for quite a while.
Now, seven years later, the talk is how you should really move your blog to WordPress if you are on Blogger. So, I gave it a whirl. I met, Lindsey Riel, at a blogging conference that has her own blog design business, Pretty Darn Cute. I absolutely love all of her designs and they are very easy to work with. ( Be sure to check out her site and view all of her designs, she and her team are very talented!) I worked with a precious lady, Susan, who was and is a huge help to me!
To be honest it has been an adjustment for me in learning the difference between Blogger and WordPress (just ask Susan). I’ve been told that once I learn and figure it all out, I will be glad I switched over. I’m hanging in there and I’m determined to learn it all. I will say this; I never had any problems with Blogger, it was very easy to set up and manage. My advice is, to check them both out and see which one you like the best and go with it. If you are on Blogger and love it, I would stay put. With WordPress, you will have more options in setting up more of a website type blog. I’m not a pro by any means, so you may want to find someone who knows much more than myself. I’m just sharing what I know….at the moment. 🙂
What I wanted to share today with you is; when I made the switch from Blogger to WordPress, I had a book made of all my posts from the beginning (2007-2014) until my last post on my “old” blog. This company, Blog 2 Print, downloads all of your posts and pictures of your choosing. I just received my new blog book a couple of weeks ago and I love it! If you are a blogger and you would like to save all your posts, I would recommend using this company to put all your writing in print. It was all very easy to do and trust me, if I could do it, anyone can! It’s a great way to save all of your posts and pictures in book form.