Saturday, July 31, 2010

New to Blogger, and me likey!

I did it. I took the leap of faith - I relocated my blog from Wordpress to Blogger. After ensuring my domain name, imaprile.com switched over safely, I can now celebrate! 
 I decided to make the switch mostly for creative reasons. I LOVED some of the things you can do with Blogger, that you can't with Wordpress.com, mainly the use of Javascript, which WP didn't allow. There are SO many really cool widgets, add-ons, etc. that I liked but couldn't use, for example... 

You see that really awesome floating bar at the bottom of your screen? That's my Wibiya bar - it's truly like the best thing EVER! Why? Well, it does everything! It can link you to my YouTube videos, pictures on Flickr, my Twitter page, etc. ALSO, it allows my readers to be able to easily share the topics they're interested in on other social media sites. How cool is that? Try it! Click on the 'Photos' tab and scroll through... isn't it awesome? It kind of reminds me of the screen they used in the movie, "Minority Report"! :) 

This is just one of the examples that I found worth it to switch for. Plus, the template control was a biggie for me. I've become quite good at CSS & HTML editing, and there's only but so much you can actually do on Wordpress.com. 
So, it might take me a bit to copy/paste (Sadly, there isn't an easy import feature) all the "must" posts from Wordpress, but enjoy in the meantime! I plan to update it as much as I can - I hope you ALL enjoy it as much as I do! 

Let me know what you think by leaving a comment!

Thanks for visiting!

~XOXO

2 comments:

  1. Girl your blog looks great! I don't know the differance between the two domains though. However, I see you have a play list, I want one...

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  2. Thanks Brenda! The main difference may not necessarily be the things you can see, but there's alot more creative control.

    If you want the music player, go to www.mixpod.com and register. You can upload your MP3's and it'll guide you though customizing your own player. Once you customize the player, click "other sites" and copy the HTML code at the bottom. Paste it into Notepad for editing purposes. Look for and copy the following:

    http://???
    width/height
    my id=
    6 digit custom HEX colors

    Paste YOUR info into the code below EXACTLY as you see it.

    If you use this exact code (changing out my info for yours) you'll have your own music player! Make sure you tweak the width/height to fit your particular sidebar. Place in a text widget. Save. Voila! You have music!

    Click this link for help: http://wpbtips.wordpress.com/2009/12/05/alternative-audio-players/#update1

    [gigya src="http://assets.myflashfetish.com/swf/mp3/mixpod.swf?myid=44929065&path=2010/02/21" quality="high" flashvars="mycolor=27081D&mycolor2=47232C&mycolor3=66997B&autoplay=false&rand=1&f=4&vol=51&pat=0&grad=false" width="300" height="300" salign="TL" wmode="transparent" ]

    Let me know if you need any help!

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