I’m debating switching from WordPress.com (the hosted version of wordpress) to Blogger. I’m also thinking of switching from Flickr (Yahoo!) to Picassa (Google) for my photo sharing needs.
As far as the blog goes, If I were hosting this site on my own, which I should be doing anyway, I would use wordpress.org hands down. But I’m not, I’m being lazy and cheap and for the time being I want a hosted blog.
When I first started, Blogger looked a little rough around the edges. WordPress.com seemed to have more options, more customizations and more freedom in general to create the blog that I wanted to make…but their stats are horrible and they won’t let you add google analytics and some other third party features that would be nice/fun to have. I’m feeling very contrained right now.
Blogger as I’ve recently begun to look at again has some nice customization features, lots of widgets, open to third party apps (especially Google Analytics), a blog post template(which would be nice for Eddie) and lets face it…I love Google! Which is also partly why I’m also thinking of switching from Flickr to Picassa. I am leaning more towards Picassa just for the fact that it’s tied to my Google Account and I use that account for a lot of different things already. It has a nice desktop application that makes uploading photos fairly easy. Flickr probably has the same features, but I haven’t used it enough to really find out and I’m at a point where I need to commit to one or the other.
What to do, what to do? Anyone have any advice? I’m accepting all opinions and will keep everyone updated on my transitions. Leave a comment with your thoughts…
And Yes, I know that I should just host this thing on my own and be done with it.