Saturday, June 13, 2009

Should I Stay or Should I Go?

This is a blog beg from a man on the edge... Ok so I really, really need your help with this decision, as I mentioned yesterday (though this being blogger it could turn up any day it chooses) I am spending most of the weekend trying to chill out whilst having a sort out. Now one of the things that I had set out to do was look at other blog providers and I have now set up a new blog site that I am going to trial for a week or so.

However what I need from you the people who come and visit the blog (and who, bar myself, I write the blog for) is your thoughts on the two different sites and if I should move. So the site for you to now run like the wind to and check out is...

http://savidgereads.wordpress.com/

I would love, love, love your feedback as it means heaps to me, and obviously I want you guys to like it. My current thoughts are that blogger looks more classic and I can have my 'current reads' on the page, wordpress looks more modern and I can have more than one page for things like The Savidge Reads & Kimbofo Book Group and also my top reads of all time etc, etc. The Converted One managed to drag thier eyes away from their copy of David Starkey's 'Henry' to announce 'the new one is better its more colourful, more you and you can put so much more on it' however, though The Converted One is now enjoying books, popping by my blog daily is quite a different matter!

So please let me know what you think by leaving your comments on here, like I said it means a huge amount to me. Thats my begging over... I will continue to sort my book world out and await your thoughts! It's a bit like Big Brother (which I am refusing to watch this year) "Blogspot or Wordpress, who goes... you decide!"

10 comments:

Sandy Nawrot said...

Simon, you poor thing! This IS a big decision and once you have made it, you will feel so much better! I have a number of blogger friends that use wordpress and I have no issues whatsoever with their blog look or content. It is simple, streamlined and clean, and is very easy to find what I am looking for. I vote you move to Wordpress. The frustrations you have been going through is just not worth it! The good thing is that you can still have the blogger site out there, with a message sending people over the new site, so you shouldn't lose any readers. Do you follow A Guy's Moleskin Notebook blog? He is the perfect example of a beautiful, developed Wordpress blog. He is at mattviews.wordpress.com. Go for it, Simon!

Sandy Nawrot said...

Another wonderful wordpress site is dolcebellezza.wordpress.com. Maybe you should e-mail one of them and ask how they like working with wordpress?

Rebecca said...

I may be in the minority, but I prefer the look of your current (blogspot) blog. I just think it looks more classic, as you said, and I think the type looks more pleasing and is easier to read. However, if you are having problems with it and it is not meeting your needs, then you should probably go ahead and change.

I just discovered your blog a couple of weeks ago, by the way, and I love it! I've been checking in regularly to see any new posts, so whatever blog you choose to go with, I'll keep reading!

Molly said...

If I had known just a wee bit more about this subject before I started my blog, I would have started with Word Press. I LOVE the fact that you can have tabs at the top of the page to file all that extra book information (and it doesn't clutter the front page of the blog). I think the design you chose for Word Press is still very classic (which I like) and if it won't cause too many headaches in the upcoming days/weeks to switch everything over, I would say "DO IT"

Also - perhaps you could write a post at the end of the switch to let us know how it went (in case we are ever brave enough to attempt the switch ourselves?)

TheLadyFerris said...

Mild preference for Wordpress, although can you turn the 'snapshot' pop-ups off? They are quite annoying!

Victoria said...

Wordpress sounds like the answer to your Blogger problems, and I like the look. Tis very fresh, and the tabs are certainly very helpful. I'd definitely go for it. :-)

Have to admit though I'm still a lover of Typepad myself. I think my £2.50 a month is well-spent, given the excellent service.

Btw, I'm with you on BB10. I became ridiculously engrossed last year; they were all so gloriously odd! But I watched this year's batch go in and thought they looked like a tired, cliched bunch. Maybe they'll get more interesting after the initial whittling down...

farmlanebooks said...

I'm another wordpress lover. Go for it!

Book Psmith said...

I love the look of your blogger blog...clean, classic, and a great background for the gorgeous photos you post. So my vote is for the original. I do like the tab options on wordpress...great for organization. Ultimately you got to go with what you like best...I'll keep reading either way:)

harriet said...

I think if you are not happy with blogger you should go to wordpress. There are no doubt pros and cons for both, but wordpress looks nice and if it works better for you, that's the main thing. I too use typepad and also do not mind paying £2.50 a month, but I can understand your reluctance.

Savidge Reads said...

Thanks everyone, I have moved officially, bit daunting but seems you are all behind the move and so I hope I will see you on the other site!

Thank you again for all your feedback its meant a huge amount to me!