This will be my second attempt to maintain a blog. My first attempt was going excellently for a couple of weeks. I was inspired to write my quirky little observations of everyday life. However, I quickly became frustrated and gave up. As someone who has little patience for difficult technology and software, I lost interest when my blog service didn’t allow me to use a specific image. I could see the filename on the list of images, but I could NOT work out how to make it display on the blog.
I know this sounds mildly pathetic, but it was enough to turn me off blogging for almost a year. When I use a piece of software or crank up a computer, I just want it to WORK. Is that too much to ask? The significance of my frustration is the fact that I had been blogging with Wordpress.
Anyone who has been blogging for a while knows that there is an ongoing debate between lovers of Blogger and Wordpress fanatics. I Googled “Blogger vs Wordpress” and read through the most relevant results. Some of them compared such things as CSS editing and scripts. That’s fantastic for the techno-savvy, but I just want to know: which one is the easiest? Which one will allow me to write an entry, upload a photo and not HAVE to worry about inconsequential things like CSS editing and scripts?
A friend suggested Blogger because of its ease of use. He finds that Blogger is simple, while Wordpress is involved and unnecessarily complicated. I know there are enough Wordpress fanatics who will vehemently disagree with me. Go right ahead. One day, when I get a bit more interested in blogging, I may join you. But for now, I want to concentrate on writing blog entries, not wrestling the blog service to display one lousy picture.