The main reason i moved blogs recently was because I was experiencing major delays and difficulties with blogsome.  WordPress.com is so fast and easy to use I can’t believe the difference it has made to my attitude and blogging practice.  Maybe its because it is new and still has novelty factor, but I realise that the cumbersome process of the old blog actually deterred me from posting much for quite a while.  It was too time consuming, and I would lose posts in the ether which meant I felt like I was wasting time.  But now that the process has become so easy I have a tendency to blog more often.  I wonder how many other people notice that the interface significantly affects their blogging / literacy practices?

And one of the unexpected results of moving blogs has been the number of widgets now suddenly available at the click of a button.  So I am going overboard a bit and trying them all out – from the movie trailer “pod” widget, to adding in some of my favourite blog feeds directly into my blog.   It’s fun and I haven’t finished experimenting yet, but I feel guilty about spending too much time on it and better get back to some serious work 🙂

4 thoughts on “Experimenting

  1. Well, i can definitely recommend using wordpress BUT they are very strict with embedding, so I am dismayed to learn that I can’t embed my own flickr style of widget (they choose the style for you) and I can’t embed my slideshare slides. So although it is tons faster and a lot slicker to use, there are some downsides to it.

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