Monday, June 21, 2010

Why Blogspot?

I did a good bit of research before deciding what blogging platform to use.  I talked to people, googled, read message boards, and after sifting through it all, there was a clear winner that everyone agreed was the best:


So why am I here, on Blogspot?

Well, let me tell ya...everybody said that I should just upload the wordpress software to my own domain and administrate it from my own page.  I'm paying for the web hosting, might as well, right?  And yeah, it uploaded in a snap.  But then, I sifted through the miles and miles of documentation telling me how to format this and CSS that but nothing told me where to log in.  I had to google a message board to find out, after an hour of frustrating flailing around.

Once I got into the program I still couldn't tell what the web url was supposed to be (since it read "" and two websites can't exist on the same url) or how I was supposed to was WYSOBAFRTWYG (What You See Only Bears A Faint Relationship To What You Get) at its finest.  But the worst thing was the templates.  The big selling point for Wordpress was you could choose from all these zillion templates, but they were all ass!  All very dainty and understated and clinical and boring.  I went through 20 pages of templates and I hated all of them.

Then I thought about all the blogs where the people cool enough to write about my music resided.  They were all on blogspot.  What's more, their layouts were cool.  I liked how the templates looked.  They made me feel at home.  Like I was among friends.

So, yeah, I know Blogspot is limited and google are censoring Nazis and they can take down my posts whenever they want.  I don't care.  If this thing isn't easy and fun, I'm not going to do it.  Blogspot it is.


  1. Blogspot was actually fine by me until they wiped out entire posts. One was a post with a link to a link to an obscure song, so I said screw it.
    It's good for you to have this outlet, and it's a bonus for the rest of us. Welcome!

  2. I like Wordpress, but I admit it took a lot of work to get either of my blogs to look the way I wanted them to look. I feel about blogging software the same way I feel about Mac vs. PC or orchestra vs. synthesizer or Wacom vs. pencil -- use what works. This site looks great, so -- good choice!

    I have bookmarked it, but if you ever get the notion, I'd recommend setting up an RSS feed, because then, every time you posted something new, it would come to me instead of me going to it, and I'm lazy that way! ;-)

    In the meantime, I hope you'll use Facebook to let us know when you post. I'm very interested in hearing what you have to say, Adam, whether it's in your music, or in this venue.

    Oh, and thanks much for the link. I'll have to be better about posting new stuff, so it doesn't sit there like a turd in the punch bowl!

  3. Agree with Craven, in that you'd do us a service to use a FB app like Networked Blogs, so we can link to your posts from FB. Purty please.
    (there are other apps, too, but I am not familiar with all of them.)

  4. Sounds good. I did look into this a little last night, but I didn't get very far.