Richard asks – “I have a website and blog which is well established, many inbound links and high traffic. But the blogging software I can use is limited. It is difficult to customize and the categories are too big and slow to load.
Is it better to keep going with an imperfect blog software and lots of links or start afresh with the best blogging software?
I think there will be much better qualified people to answer this question than me Richard so I’ll invite readers to have their say.
My own experience of this is limited but I’ve seen many bloggers change blog platforms with varying degrees of success – quite often being able to keep the URLs of their blog the same despite swapping platforms. Of course this is much more difficult to do if you are using a hosted blog platform (like blogspot or typepad) where you’re not on your own domain – but in the long run it can be worthwhile making the move despite loosing some links and needing to start again with search engines.
But like I say – this is a question that exceeds my own personal expertise – so lets open it up to those who’ve been through this before.
- What are the pros and cons of moving from one blog platform to another?
- Have you done it? What did you learn along the way?