I started blogging on affiliate marketing back in February 2004. At that time, I wasn’t sure if it was something I wanted to really do, so I took the easy step of getting a presence on Blogger.
Soon after, I decided to upgrade to a more branded, tweakable environment, and purchased a license for Movable Type. And there I remained for a good 1,000 days or so.
Along the way, I heard repeatedly how WordPress was better, easier, more flexible, etc. But the prospect of migrating to another service was so unattractive that I kept putting it off. But the comment spam on my Movable Type blog put me over the edge.
Finally, I made the switch in the past few days and I’m elated. The interface, plugins, themes, etc. I cannot believe I waited this long. And the “Did You Pass Math?” plugin has eliminated comment spam for me.
Anybody blogging with anything else – seriously, you should check out WordPress.
And a BIG thanks to Sam Harrelson for his guidance and assistance in the process. If you’re looking to make the leap, check in with Sam and his Cost Per News Marketing Services/Food Co-op.
Also a thank you to Scott Jangro for helping with some RSS issues in the blog move to keep me alive on BUMPzee!
Last of all, Sam turned me on LivingDot, a hosting company that bill themselves as “Blog Hosting Experts.” I setup my blog with them and they’ve provided amazing tech support – refreshingly surprising on an account that costs just $15.95/month.