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Blog, Inc.: Blogging for Passion, Profit, and to Create Community
Blog, Inc.: Blogging for Passion, Profit, and to Create Community | Joy Deangdeelert Cho
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TheAromaofBooks

So I've blogged on Wordpress for over ten years. Recently, they switched to the Block Editor, which I absolutely hate. You can kind of use the Classic Editor but it's a hassle to get to. Today when I logged on the entire dashboard has been completely “updated“ & is an absolute nightmare. For instance, I have individual pages to link to books I've reviewed by specific authors. Those are now listed by which ones have been most recently updated ⬇

TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) instead of in alphabetical order, with no option for sorting them any other way. The whole thing is a disaster.

All this to say - does anyone out there blog anywhere besides Wordpress? I just want my old, simple, straightforward blog host back where I type out a review & add one picture & move on. I don't need all this stupid drag & drop & each paragraph is its own little mini-blog & you can make it cool & shiny & everyone will want ⬇
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TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) to pay you money!!! I literally just want to write basic book reviews so I can look them up five years from now when I'm trying to remember whether or not I liked that one book.

So if anyone is using a different blog host that they like & that has a simple interface, please let me know. I'm in the market to move because Wordpress is sending me over the absolute edge with their “updates.“
9mo
Nebklvr I hate the new version too 9mo
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EvieBee Ugh! I understand completely. I went back to blogger and I‘ve enjoyed it. Gradually, they too have changed things to a newer platform that doesn‘t allow as much customization as before, but it‘s still very good considering it‘s free. 9mo
TheAromaofBooks @Nebklver - I was somewhat able to work with the block editor even though I think it's awkward, clunky, and completely unintuitive, but the latest update that has changed the entire dashboard, how I access different aspects of the blog, my ability to find/edit Pages & Posts - it's SO horrible. I've used & loved WP for so many years & hate to leave it behind, but I can't deal with these updates any more! It's sucked the joy out of blogging for me. 9mo
TheAromaofBooks @EvieBee - Blogger was definitely one of the ones I was thinking of checking out. I'm totally cool with minimal customization because that's just not important to me. I'd be happy with a page that looks like a Word document haha ... hmm, maybe I should just be typing into a Google document & sharing that 😂 9mo
julesG I hate the new version too. I used to blog with Google's Blogger, but I don't think it's much better. 9mo
DogMomIrene It‘s been 4 years since I used a free Weebly site for my classroom, so I don‘t know how “shiny” they are now. The drag & drop blocks were easy to add/manipulate. Generally, I had my lessons typed up separately, so I would copy & paste onto my “daily lessons & homework” page. I added other pages for special projects. Easy to add a picture block & move it around. At the time Weebly used themes, so one of the education ones might suit you. 9mo
DogMomIrene I use Squarespace for my dog blog, which I do monetize. Squarespace is shiny, for sure, but I‘ve been using them since 2014, and I like how they‘ve developed. If you‘re looking at Squarespace and have questions, please feel free to ask. I‘m not an affiliate for them since I‘m not B2B marketing. I‘m just a happy Squarespace blogger. 9mo
TheAromaofBooks @DogMomIrene - Thank you for your thoughts!! I will definitely check out both of those options. I'm just glad to even get some names of options since I'm not sure what choices are even out there!! 9mo
Bookwormjillk I use Squarespace as well. I like it- very clean and easy to use. 9mo
TheAromaofBooks @Bookwormjillk - That is good to know!! Thank you!! 9mo
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Mimi28
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Today's #libraryhaul I'm thinking of starting a blog. Where is a good place to start? I really need to structure my thoughts and writing into something much more constructive. I am also excited about the other books pictured. What are your thoughts? ❤️❤️❤️

LauraBrook I have a much neglected blog on blogger, and I wish I would've used Wordpress instead. Blogger/blogspot is fine, but tends to look a little dated IMHO, and seems a little clunkier somehow. 5y
Mimi28 @LauraBrook Thanks! I'll check that stuff out this weekend sometime. Are they free? I'm so out of touch I don't know what IMHO means. 5y
4thhouseontheleft I like Wordpress! My blog is 4thhouseontheleft.wordpress.com. I agree that blogspot looks a bit dated. 5y
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Mimi28 @4thhouseontheleft I really like your blog!! I think I am going to start with Wordpress. Thanks!! ❤️❤️❤️ 5y
LauraBrook @Mimi28 Yep, they're both free. IMHO= in my humble opinion. 5y
Mimi28 @LauraBrook Thanks! I honestly thought IMHO was type of weird internet speed/ protocol or something!! 😂😂I still feel sooo far behind. Thanks! 5y
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BookishMarginalia
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A taste of the book. And aren't the illustrations pretty? #Chronicle

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BookishMarginalia
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For those aspiring bloggers among Littenkind, here's a concise, easy-to-read introduction to bloggingdom that also happens to be quite useful. From setup to content to monetization, Cho has it covered.

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HotMessJess

Hey all!

I am looking for recommendations for bloggers you follow! Or if you have your own blogs please feel free to share! I'm open to reading any and all kinds of blogs (I read a lot of cooking ones, to be honest!), so feel free to share!

Please comment below and help me find some cool stuff!

ScorpioBookDreams I've just started a book blog 😊. It's www.scorpiobookdreams.co.uk 5y
BookNAround Mine is http://booknaround.blogspot.com but it hasn't had much recently because I've been swamped with stuff. 😜 5y
Bookwormjillk I like modernmrsdarcy.com for book recommendations. Mine is allthebooksihaventread.com but I'm a bit behind 😀 5y
HotMessJess @ScorpioBookDreams @BookNAround @Bookwormjillk thank you!! I have them book marked 😍😍😍can't wait to read along! 5y
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DogMomIrene
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I know many of you are fellow bloggers. Anyone participating in the April #atozchallenge?

🤔Thinking about giving it a shot this year. If any of you participate, please let me know. Leave your blog URL in the comments. There's an intriguing Bingo card to encourage people to visit various types of blogs & comment. I would love to support other Littens taking part. 26 posts in a month?😬 Cracking some knuckles time!

http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com

JazzFeathers I am partecipating. Will be my third year. Have a great challenge! It is domandina, l won't hide it, but it's a great fun too ^_^ 5y
JazzFeathers Found you! I'm now following your blog too ^_^ 5y
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Josie
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Do you have a book blog?!? I want to read it! Comment with the link to your blog and I'll take a look!

rachelm Rachelmans.wordpress.com some book reviews, some writing stuff :) 5y
Bookish_penguin I do! It's www.bookishpenguinreads.blogspot.com 5y
Josie @rachelm @Bookish_penguin thanks guys! I'm going to have blog reading time as soon as the tiny human goes down for a nap! 5y
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CocoReads I wish. One of these days I'll have time to figure it all out... 5y
Lindy Started my book blog in 2008 and have reviewed over 1,000 titles, but I really dried up after joining Litsy. Just now getting back into the blogging swing. Lindypratch.blogspot.ca 5y
Mamashep litandlife.blogspot.com 5y
DeborahSmall @rachelm I love your blog 💞 5y
rachelm @DeborahSmall thank you!!!! 5y
MidnightBookGirl I don't post as near as often as I should but: http://midnightbookgirl.com 5y
Cinfhen I need to check these all out 🙌🏻 5y
ReadingEnvy I do! But half the posts are really the podcast. Readingenvy.blogspot.com 5y
annahenke I do! It's www.loveonlit.com 5y
BeckyD Mine is beckysbookbarn.blogspot.com, but it is really boring right now. The last post I did was listing my readathon progress. 5y
Bianca Allthetext.wordpress.com 5y
Beachesnbooks Mine is beachesandbooks.wordpress.com 😄 5y
JacintaMCarter bookhoardersanonymous.weebly.com 5y
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