Thursday, 4 February 2010

Goodbye Blogger

2010 has brought a few changes. I'm now a freelance software engineer with my own company, 1011 Ltd, based in London. This is also ideal opportunity to do something I've been planning for a while - stop using Blogger.

Blogger used to be fine, but it just hasn't kept up. Wordpress, for example, (and there are plenty of others) offers so much more in terms of usability, customizability and administration. Some real pain points for me are:

  • In Blogger you have to work with a minuscule editing window that you cannot enlarge. Wordpress has a fullscreen mode.
  • You can download and install Wordpress to your own domain, even modify it as you like, and have ownership of all your posts.
  • Blogger has doesn't have proper previews using the blog template, whereas the preview in Wordpress is an actual preview.
  • At this very moment the image feature is broken
  • The html in uneditable

It feels to me like Google bought Blogger and then just stop working on it. A bit like Microsoft disbanding the IE team in 2004.

Find me at my new blog, www.1011ltd.com/web/blog

[Update: And as you can see, the Spam protection is woeful]

23 comments:

Jaksa said...

Good luck Ben. Btw, the link to your blog is wrong.

Benjamin Nortier said...

Thanks, and thanks!

Porsha蔡Coghlan明宏 said...

活是一種鍛鍊靈魂的東西......................................................

TerryMontanez2289 said...

笑口常開~~天天開心........................................

嘉容嘉容 said...

Well done!........................................

雅婷雅婷宛佳 said...

Practice what you preach.......................................................

RashidaD22 said...

Practice makes perfect.......................................................

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裕以 said...

Efforts to fight fuel!........................................................

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童祖如童祖如 said...

Many a little makes a mickle..................................................................

林坤郁 said...

時間就是塑造生命的材料。

韋陳富 said...

活是一種鍛鍊靈魂的東西..................................................................

浩子 said...

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文瓊王王慧山 said...

死亡是悲哀的,但活得不快樂更悲哀。. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

8468 said...

No pains, no gains.......................................................................

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我是天山,等待一輪明月。......................................................................

孫邦柔 said...

累死了…來去看看文章轉換心情~............................................................

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你不能決定生命的長度,但你可以控制它的寬度..................................................

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