Blogger Rulez, Wordpress Droolz
This blog is five years old* so I'm trained in Bloggerese. I have mass quantities of blogs, though, including blogs I started like sl-art-news.blogspot.com and blogs I contribute to. Two of the blogs I contribute to, combatcards.wordpress.com and slgames.wordpress.com are (duh) on Wordpress.
Wordpress has some weirdness and some coolness. Coolness includes simplicity of adding yootoob vids. The simplicity of adding yootoob vids is not as simple if one is forced to use Linkification because the SL forum BB code is disabled, however. Why is the SL forum BB code disabled? Uh... deliberate, slow throttling of that communication medium? Dunno.
Weirdness includes not wanting other kinds of videos, like say Blip.tv**, which I use a lot, or Putfile, which I use for snippety vids I don't need to stream. If I use one anyway I have to make an image and link it all.
The new Blogger templates are different than mine in many ways (post titles, for instance). I started long before changing the post time was possible, and even images were not exactly easy. There was no free image hosting, so I hosted my own images. That's got me into a bind now as I have hundreds of hosted images from the past.
I always just tinkered around in the Blogger template code, happy as a pig with a snout full of swill. In Wordpress everything seems occult - you have to go there, then there to here, then go from here to HERE. No matter how many times I change the side text on the CC blog I have to grope around. Then, I sometimes change that text and hit "save," which is next to it but which doesn't save it. To save it you have to X out.***
Anyway - Wordpress might not be weird if you have never done anything else, but it seems weird, unnecessarily occult, and boringly consumer-ish (instead of just expecting you to finger-paint in the code it presents ABC**** pre-digested widgets to plug in). As I say, the new Blogger templates are different from mine and may be more like that - I don't know.
*So I can act like a 5-year-old with my Rulez/Droolz schtick.
**Blip.tv is teh awesomeness.
***It's my belief that young children now think "exit" is "X it," as in, "Can I just X it?"
**** Already been chewed (and another 5-year-old line, I think).
posted by - 10:19 AM
You're completely right. Wordpress has too many jumbles in the features for me. It's hard for people to contribute if they aren't in the club.