Above, another sketch in the flower book, a bloom from one of my Indian Hawthorne bushes.
Below, my first bearded iris! My good friend, the Herb n’ Cowgirl gave me several little ones to plant trimmed from hers last year. They appear to really like this climate because they are all doing well – even the ones that I forgot to tell our house sitter about, which he mowed over and I thought were gone forever. Lo and behold, they are popping up!
This week I have been thinking about moving my blog from blogger. There are pros and cons to both moving it and keeping it at blogger. For me, the big draw is I’d like to have everything in one spot – it would be easier to maintain and easier to tell people about it. I haven’t reached any conclusions, but I thought I’d share some of my reading.
Of course, like anything on the computer or in DIY, it’s more complicated than it seems at first glance. There are complications and difficulties no matter what you do to “move”. Essentially, there are two routes: importing or starting again. Importing means you run the risk of duplicate entries on the search engines (spam). Starting fresh means you lose your archives, any page ranking (PR) you had before and potentially anyone who doesn’t follow you over.
Case Study by SmallBizTrends.com – an excellent recap of the issues (I identified with alot of it.)
Import or Start Fresh? – an argument for “abandoning” the old blog, but bringing everyone with you.
An Import Story – all the details and hiccups of importing your blogger blog to Wordpress and a custom domain.
Another Import Story – definitely techie, but gives you an idea of the issues involved with your decisions.
If you have any thoughts or experiences, please share in the comments!