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but maybe there are some regular bloggers that can help me out with this one??  I wrote awhile back why I thought WordPress was better than Blogger.  I have not changed my position.

I follow several blogs, and I realize that Blogger is popular.  I don’t have a problem with this.  Sometimes I like to comment on other people’s posts.  Whenever I want to comment on someone’s post who has a blogger account, you have to enter a word-verification to make sure there is no spam.  It’s annoying, but again, not really a problem.

What I DO have a problem with is how to connect my comment with my WordPress account instead of my Blogger account! (Yes, I have one.  I do like Google for other things.)  I have the option of choosing my comment identity as my Google account, which is definitely the easiest.  But when I try to connect it to an “Open ID” (WordPress), I always seem to have issues.  I just spent 10 minutes trying to post one comment (with my WordPress identity) on someone’s Blogger blog, and it kept saying that I wrote in the wrong word verification.  I did NOT have the wrong word verification, blogger just seems to hate people with open id’s.  UGH.  I finally just gave up since it hated me.

Has anyone else experienced this issue and can tell me what I’m doing wrong?

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I’ve followed (too) many blogs in the past couple of years.   I have also created at least 5 or 6.  Currently, I keep one updated…this one.  Why this one?  Because WordPress is better than blogger.

I was just visiting my brothers new blog, Daddy Can Cook, and tried to leave a comment.  Just when I had quickly typed out my comment, lo and behold, one of those stupid word verifications come up.  Ugh.  Another three seconds more than I wanted to spend.  Seriously.  Why does Blogger have this?  It makes me want to never leave comments.

Do I have any other good reason not to like it?  Sort of.  My husband is the main author on our Blogger blog, but every once in awhile I do.   What drives me crazy is that it takes me about four minutes of clicking around from our blog page just to find the admin page.  Since I have a baby, I never can remember these things, so every time I go back, I deal with the same annoyance.  It sounds trivial, but it reminds me that I hate Blogger.

Here’s another thing: sometimes I follow other people’s blogs.  All I want to do is put their feed in my Google reader, but sometimes it links it to my Blogger homepage.  Weeks later I am wondering why I can’t find their posts in my reader.  Why not?  Because it put them into the feed on my Blogger page.  So, again, I spend four minutes trying to find my blogger homepage just so I can delete it there and try to get it into the right place.  Boo.

 

I like WordPress.  It’s intuitive.  It’s easy to use.  It’s clear.  They even have specialized blogs available to educators with protections on them.  I used one with success for almost three years while I taught.  You don’t have to type in annoying non-words just to leave a comment.  Yay WordPress.  I like you.