Today I have been looking at the web site “WordPress” as a new host for my blog. There are a lot of nice things about Google Blogger, the best being that it is free! However, I would like to include more media and Blogger is pretty limited in handling photos and media. During last weekend’s Jamboree, I attended one session that was all about blogging. I asked about this problem and the web site “WordPress” was suggested by a couple of the Blogger Summit panelists. I have been exploring it and will probably switch over to it this weekend. One of the blogger summit panelists, Judy Russell–The Legal Genealogist (http://www.legalgenealogist.com), said she wasn’t very technical; but found it easy to use. So far it hasn’t seemed that easy; but I think I just found a breakthrough that seems to have cleared up the problems I was facing.
Before I make the final decision to switch, I want to play around with the site a little more, in particular with managing photos, to confirm that it is better than Blogger.
Hopefully, I will be convinced to switch by tomorrow. Then for a couple days I will announce the URL address of the new site, so that the followers I have developed so far will know where to find me. I also need to become more familiar with the process of transferring all my past blogs from Blogger to the new site. For a couple days I will probably post the blog on both sites to assist people with the transition.
If any of you have experience with WordPress or other blog hosting sites, I would appreciate and comments or suggestions you might have.
I have to play around with WordPress a little so will just insert some photos of Oberhofen Castle in Oberhofen, Switzerland on Lake Thun. Ritschhart ancestors were bailiffs her for three generations in the early 1600s.