Arrg! I say. My brain has just exploded. Why, you ask? (What do you mean, you didn’t ask?!) Well, I’ll tell you anyway.
By “The Blog” I mean this blog. I love this blog. I love to blog. To blog, have blogged, will blog. Awesome.
But I am horribly computer illiterate at times, and it hurts. Throw in WordPress, the Shiny Blog of All Blogs, and I’m downright screwed.
Today’s drama comes when I decide that I’ve had it. I want a list of followers like everybody else has! The main reason for this is because I love to read and comment on blogs. Also, if you’re gracious enough to read and comment on mine, I want to return the favor. This is how friendships strike up. It’s fun. It’s networking.
But noooooo, WordPress doesn’t have that feature. There’s no plugin, and from what I’m reading, it won’t support Google Friend Connect. Which doesn’t matter, I suppose, since the GFC files won’t download for me, anyway. But that’s another story. Anyway, this sword cuts both ways. Not only can’t I see who is following me, but I can’t actually follow anybody.
“What?!” you gasp incredulously, clutching at your heart. “How can this be? Mercedes has her follower icon on my blog!”
And you’re completely right. I do. I placed my “I shall follow you publicly!” icon on there with my smiling little face because I want to support you. And I want to follow you, I really do. I clicked “follow” with the brightest of dreams and the best of intentions. But oh, I was let down. When you post new content, I don’t know. I’m in the dark. I’m out of the loop.
Lost and alone am I.
So. I’m at a crossroads. I can’t decide whether to laboriously export everything from WordPress to Blogger like everybody else on earth. I even have a www.mercedesyardley.blogspot.com all ready for me in case I choose to do that. I started it in July! My eyes were starry! And look, Google Friend Connect is included automatically! Blogspot is much more user friendly. But WordPress has some cool stuff, too. And exporting a year’s worth of content post by post doesn’t sound that entertaining. In fact, it sounds dangerously close to work, and I’m too busy to add more to the stack. Also, I don’t want to ditch this blog absolutely. But maybe it’ll be worth it, I don’t know.
Advice? Comments? Hopes, dreams, fears?