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 🙂