intro

by chloepeh

this is an intro to another one of my attempt at blogging.(hopefully it’s not JUST an attempt.. haha.)

embarrassing enough, i got confused with wordpress.com and wordpress.org.
initially, i had posted a (crappy) post before this.
but i didnt like the font.nor the size.nor other limitations, and i went to search for other blogging platforms.
i found wordpress.org. so it’s just a software or some sort of a blogging template, i still don’t know what it really is.
but it’s too complex for me to figure out. and it’s likely you might have to pay for something. idk what also.

from wp site:

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WordPress.com Benefits

  • It’s free and much easier to setup
  • Everything is taken care of: setup, upgrades, spam, backups, security, etc
  • Your blog is on hundreds of servers, so it’s highly unlikely it will go down due to traffic
  • Your posts are backed up automatically
  • You get extra traffic from blogs of the day and tags
  • You can find like-minded bloggers using tag and friend surfer
  • Your login is secure (SSL) so no one can get into your account if you use wifi

WordPress.com Cons

  • We provide 100+ themes (and adding more every day) which you can modify and edit the CSS, but you cannot run a custom theme*
  • You can’t hack the PHP code behind your blog*
  • You can’t upload plugins

WordPress.org Benefits

  • Ability to upload themes
  • Ability to upload plugins
  • Great community
  • Complete control to change code if you’re technically minded

WordPress.org Cons

  • You need a good web host, which generally costs $7-12 a month, or thousands of dollars per month for a high traffic site
  • Requires more technical knowledge to set up and run
  • You’re responsible for stopping spam
  • You have to handle backups
  • You must upgrade the software manually when a new version comes out
  • If you get a huge spike in traffic (like Digg or Slashdot) your site will probably go down unless you have a robust hosting setup
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now that i’ve seen the list again, the pros of wp.com seems more than pros of wp.org. just saying.
i thought there are limitations to wp.com cos of the web host difference.
so if you can get a good host, then you will be able to customize more.
(wp.com is so restricted as compared to blogger, the previous blogging platform i was using.)
and i didnt want to use blogger anymore. yes, i am stereotyping.
blogger seems like the sub standard as compared to wordpress.
soooo, i went to try figure out how on earth wordpress.org works.
i honestly thought the domain would be wordpress.org.
and..of course it isn’t!
i decided not to use .org cos i am no technician. and i totally do not want to be responsible for the site’s database and stuff.
hence, after all the shuffling between sites like posterous(i actually kinda like that too), i shall start blogging, or rather rattling on and on, here.
hopefully i’m not being too wrapped up with my little confusion and seem to be talking in riddles here.
here’s my not too lame intro for a blog. hey, anything that sounds techy on a technology platform, can’t be too lame right? :)

10:30 pm

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