THIS IS REPOSTED FROM (resource220.com)
- The inability to use some of the widgets that I have used in the past that I do miss using here.
- When I attempt to post to this blog from gDocs Documents, it takes some messing around to get it right and I have to remember the correct code at the end of the URL to make sure it will post correctly – a small but another inconvenience.
- The main reason for my disappointment is my inability to easily embed work created in Google Docs into my WordPress.com posts. In school I am a big user of Google Docs and if I want to share what I create using those tools, I have to use workarounds to use them in my posts on WordPress.com.
I understand that some of this is related to the security precautions that WordPress.com has in place, which is their choice as the blog host, but does not mean that I agree with their stance.
Am I regretting my choice to use WordPress.com instead of Blogger – I think I am. I do like the openness of what Blogger allows you to do and use on that platform and now I remember why I kept going back to it. When I moved to WordPress.com in July, I deleted my other Blogger blog sites so that I wouldn’t just keep bouncing back and forth like I had in the past and now I believe that was a mistake on my part.
So am I going back to Blogger and retiring Resource Room 220 completely? I have thought seriously for the past two weeks about my frustrations and it has reached the point where I have created a couple of new Blogs in Blogger – one for School and one to replace this one if I decide to stop using WordPress.com and stop writing at Resource Room 220.
I haven’t determined what I will do yet, but the more I use Google Docs during the school year, I have a feeling that I will get more and more frustrated with the inability to easily embed here what I have created using those tools. As I write this blog, I believe that I am closer to retiring this blog than I was when I started.
I hate this bouncing around on different blog hosts, but if I do go back to Blogger, it will be to stay. I am very tired of just starting over every few months, (reinventing the wheel), but it seems that every time I use a WordPress based blog that I end up going back to Blogger.
Decisions, decisions – I am tired of moving around all the time, it is time for me to find a host and stay there to establish some stability for my blog, but it doesn’t look like it will be here.
Yes Rich another move, but this one is well thought out and addresses a solution to specific issues. Besides I find that I am becoming fairly loyal to the products of Google, they work the way that I do.
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