The good side of online blogging it is that most publishing tools are free of cost, easy to learn, and they can reach out a lot of people. The bad side is that you are not always in control of the content you have created.
Today was also the first snowfall of the season in DC - and is not even winter yet. I took these photos last December 2010, by the time I left Blogger.
What you post online can be deleted without your permission, causing a big loss of time and money spent.
That's what happened to me by the end of last year when my blogs were deleted for 12 hours. I felt that I had lost a lot of my work and it was devastating. It happened before in 2009 when Youtube deleted my channels. I guess I can say I've been trough a lot.
Even though my blogs were re-posted, I felt that I couldn't trust Blogger (Blogspot, Google) any longer, so I moved to Wordpress. It took me months to get used to that platform after over 3 years with Blogger.
Even though Wordpress graphics are very appealing, but it resulted more complicated for me when posting videos, photos and organizing my blogs. Aso, WP posted advertising in my blogs without my permission.
I met some of the Wordpress staff at the 2011 BlogWorld conference in New York, but their unfriendly and short response left me wondering. They told me that I had to pay for an upgraded service, so I can post my own advertising and profit from my own work.
In the last few months I've been watching how Google has improved its products, including a more dynamic and user-friendlier Youtube, and the new Google+ seems very useful too. So I was tempted to return for awhile. Besides, every search engine always sent me to my blogs in Blogspot.
Finally, this is what convinced me of returning to Blogger.
So here I'm back, and it feels good, like getting back in touch with an old friend. In these past 10 months, Google has improved Blogspot in several ways, and its design is much more flexible now.
To Wordpress, thank you but I do like better Blogger. To the readers, thank you for your patience.
Today was the first snowfall of this season. My first post with WP last year was on the first snowfall day of the previous winter. A bit strange.