Since last spring I have been blogging (somewhat irregularly I know) from my Word Press blogging tool, moving to it because I felt that it had more security offerings. This space is actually a whole new blog since I can’t figure out how to link my original blog to the new site. To be honest, I also thought that Word Press might be a more sophisticated site to blog from, since many of the bigger blogs that I follow use Word Press. Do I need a more sophisticated content management system??? I am starting to think not.
The reason I am beginning to think that way is because I have not become as comfortable with Word Press as I was with Blogger. When you open up my original Blogger page (froghollowfarmgirl.blogspot.com) you see more content, and I have to say that it used to looked prettier than my Word Press page until I started trying to jazz it up. Overall it was so much easier for me to personalize and add little interesting things to the page. Word Press has not offered itself to me as openly and easily as Blogger did.
Am I blogging less because of this…I am beginning to think this might be the case. Everything is harder for me on Word Press. I have tried looking at some of the tutorials, even subscribing to Lynda.com for some paid tutorials. Nothing seems to match my needs or concerns. Frustrating is not a strong enough word…and speaking of words I just found this very cool dictionary called The Devil’s Dictionary.
It’s described as a satirical dictionary written by American journalist and author Ambrose Bierce. Originally published in 1906 as The Cynic’s Word Book, it features Bierce’s witty and often ironic spin on many common English words. I need an ironic spin on words like ‘frustrated’ and ‘annoyed’ and ‘just-plain-mad-that-I-can’t-figure-this-out’.
So, a decision must be made, and I think it is leaning towards going back to Blogger. (some relief experienced after typing that sentence)
In the meantime, besides the snow, we have had a busy few months here at Frog Hollow, ! As I mentioned before in another post, the beginning of January was so exciting with my daughter’s wedding, a truly spectacular day with a little bit of snow and a lot of love. The music and food and flowers were perfect, a fairy-tale evening for all of us.
Provodenciales in Turks and Caicos called to FHFB and I once again…what a great getaway. Lots of conch on the island… and a delicious rum punch as well. Need I say more. For me, blogging on Word Press requires lots of rum punch.