Friday, December 18, 2009

Ah, Yes, the Much-Maligned Comments Format

I confess this blog was done on the quick-and-cheap, using Google's Blogger even though I own the domain.  And yes, I set up the comments ill-advisedly, so that you couldn't just post without a Google ID.  And yes, Blogger's Comments function is horrible.  I admit all this.  I apologize.

My husband -- excuse me, my IT consultant! -- has promised to look into my non-Blogger alternatives for 2010.  In the meantime, I've opened these comments to "anyone" which will allow you to comment with your name, or even anonymously.


  1. Wordpress is an excellent alternative. It is what I use at Love Romance Passion. It's free source and because of that allows a lot of really smart SEO programmers and programmers in general to write code (plugins/widgets) for it. I would definitely vote that if you decide to change it.

  2. Almost certainly I'll be switching to Word Press in the new year. Thanks for the recommendation.

  3. I use WordPress and I'm very pleased with it. I'd be happy to answer any questions you had about it.

    Do you currently pay for hosting, or is your blog on a free account? WordPress caters to both options but on separate sites. is for self-hosted blogs. You have far more freedom with these but obviously you have to pay for server space. My WP blog is self-hosted because Christian owns server space for a number of sites. is for the free blogs. These don't allow you as much creative freedom with the design.

  4. WordPress is clearly the way to go, but I'm going to let my IT consultant (aka, the husband) figure it out. I want the blog to look the same, but I freely admit that it could use more bells & whistles.

    The key thing is that the Comments function is currently horrible and needs drastic improvement. Ah, well, that's what New Year's Resolutions are for.


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