The decision to start a blog is the easy part, trying to decide which platform to go with is the hard part. With so many choices it’s hard to figure out what the best one for you is.
When I first started this blog I was using Blogger, mostly because I have been using it for another blog I was writing. Then someone told me I should be using Tumblr.
Since I am always curious I thought I would give it a try. At first it was hard to get going, it seemed every variation of JL Design was taken, I finally got one to go through as jl-designstudio. After creating an account I got to the chapta page, entered in the goofy symbol, and then nothing. Every time I logged in I received a page not found. Hmmm so far this was not going well. Thought maybe it was my browser so I tried the site on Firefox (was on Safari), same thing, blank page.
Well after days of trying to troubleshoot I decided to contact support. At first all I got was an automated replay that had nothing to do with my issue, BUT then after I replied to that I recieved quick support and they had to reset my account.
YAY! I made it in. At first glance tumblr is a little more confusing to set up, but after accidentally creating 3 blogs I think I have a handle on it. Blogger seems very outdated compared to Tumblr’s interface. It also seems much easier to follow others (one downfall I think Blogger has).
I was able to find a ‘Blogger to Tumblr’ importer so that made it easy to move everything over. Here is the one I found that worked well. You have to enter in your password so I suggest making a temporary one to use.
I’m curious to see if it gets indexed as well as Blogger sites do.
Now on to make a custom theme I’ll post more as I use it more.
Which blogging system do you use?