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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Oh, HI!

Thought I'd stop in over here, and leave a post for the folks who might not have made the trip over to MattConlon.com yet...

I've posted a few times over there at my wordpress site, and I miss the comments! Please come on over, and check out the header and background I put together. I had a lot of fun drawing it, but I think it may just be a little too busy for my likes.

Anyway, miss you guys! Come on over! http://www.MattConlon.com/

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Oh, and by the way....

I'm still fleshing things out over there, and I'm created a long blogroll list for the front page.

If I missed you, please don't be angry, I'm really not that smart... Comment and let me know, I'll rectify it right-quick!

Come visit at www.mattconlon.com

Welp, I've done it...

So, I have officially moved over to wordpress... 



I'm still going to keep this page active and such, leave forwarding information, and I hope you all drop by at the new mattconlon.com and leave a message.

There'll be an RSS feed of that site over here, so if you come by here, you'll be able to see all the latest posts and click links to come over there, and what not. I'll also still be using this account to read your blogs, so I'm still around.


Monday, July 2, 2012

Blogger vs. Wordpress

As you may or may not know, I've got other blogs, one of which is www.brewnewb.com. I used to host it here at Blogger, and then moved it to a different CMS (Content Management System - prepackaged website template), and subsequently flipped it over to Wordpress...

I have to say, I like Wordpress a little bit better than I do Blogger.

I find that Blogger is a bit more basic, which in and of itself isn't a BAD thing... But I feel like I have much more control over the site at Wordpress.

A friend of mine hosts the site, instead of just signing up for free hosting at wordpress.com. This allows me to use a ton of different "plugins" and widgets and so on.

I also like that anyone can comment if they supply a name, their email address and a website (the website is optional).

The development of the plugins and such seem great, everything is up to date, everything works, etc. So far, there's nothing that I get here at blogger, that I don't get at wordpress, and I think the themes are nicer looking at WP.

That said, I think blogger gives you a little more control over the theme itself, though I haven't explored all of the options at WP yet...

I DO like the "follow" widget here at Blogger though. I'm trying to see if I can get a widget like the "Follow" one here for blogger users, but I don't think Google is interested in that anymore... They seem to be forcing everyone to just use Plus.google.com instead. That said, I have a plus account, so no biggie.

I was shocked how incredibly easy it was to import an entire blogger blog to WP. I migrated one site to WP in less than ten minutes, and had it looking the way I want it in just another ten minutes.

Have you checked out Wordpress at all recently? What are your thoughts?