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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?

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.