Tuesday, June 11, 2013

To Switch or Not To Switch

I've been pondering a switch to WordPress for a couple of years. Being rather technologically challenged, I've been hesitant to make the move. But I decided while we're back in the U.S. for a few months I'd look into it and see if it's something I really want to do.

On the one hand, I've used blogger for six years and there's the old adage "if it ain't broke, don't fix it". On the other hand, I do get frustrated with what I can't do -- or can't do easily -- here, and I keep hearing how much more user-friendly WordPress is in that regard.

Lots of googling has ensued, checking out the tutorials for switching content over, oohing and aahing over the pretty templates on WordPress... and I'm still as indecisive as ever.

And then there's the whole name thing. Do I stick with "Just A Southern Girl", or is it time for a change?

Back in 2007 I was coming off a bad bout of bronchitis and had some time on my hands while recovering, so decided to check out this new blogging thing I'd heard about. I didn't put a lot of thought into it when I started, and chose "Just A Southern Girl" after brainstorming less than half an hour. I figure if I want to change my "name", the time to do it would be if I make the switch.

Although I do like being Just A Southern Girl...

Oh, to be afflicted with such a severe case of decision-making disorder! What's a southern girl to do?!

5 comments:

Mari said...

I've looked into Word press before and I decided I still like blogger better. You could start one there and just use it as a test blog and see what you think before you commit.
I didn't put much thought into my blog name either, but I guess I don't know what else I would name it. I'll visit whether you're a Southern girl or not! )

The Bug said...

Well, I can't comment on Wordpress blogs at work (& half the time I forget to go back & comment when I get home). But that's about the only input I have :)

I will say this - I'm not all that excited about being part of the Google conglomerate. They did away with reader (well, July 1) & they're doing away with the google homepage & that I use, so I worry about the future of blogger.

Skoots1moM said...

pondering the same ...
So enjoyed your visit...it didn't feel like a first-time meeting, felt more like a life-long friend catching up quickly and getting involved in the fun of the day. Get rest, enjoy your family and friends and keep sharing those great pictures. I miss you already and I'm eager for your next visit and more thrifting!

Christy Duffy said...

I've been considering a move, too, but being rather technologically challenged, I think I'm going to stay put for now. But I agree, WordPress does seem like the way to go these days.

oldfangled said...

I use Wordpress and like it, but I can't remember why I chose it over Blogger...

I agree that starting a test blog might be a good way to go, to see if you like it. Feel free to ask me questions about Wordpress. I've been using it for quite a while, but I'm sure I don't know all the ins and outs. Still, I'll answer what I can!