Posted by psgels on 28 February 2006 with categories: Random Posts

Okay then, I finally managed to get everything over, although it didn’t come without sacrifices, as I lost every comment that has been made. Okay, there may have been only ten of them, but I do feel that I lost a small part of the sitewith this.

Anyway, The past week gave me a good chance to evaluate the pros and cons of Blogsome when compared to Blogspot.

Pros:
- So many possibilities to customize. You aren’t limited to html-only anymore.
- The template is much easier to edit, and it comes with some good documentation.
- Categories. <3
- Custom fields are also possible with Blogsome. I’ll probably use them to rate individual episodes and anime, because then I’ll be able to sort anime and episodes by their ratings. I know something like that’s possible, but I’m still working on it, though.
- The possibility for custom pages. I have no idea what to use it for, but it’ll surely come in handy someday.
- A decent in-site Search Function.
- A Calendar, the most popular posts and links to posts I made a month ago. Always useful.
- Creating a blogroll made easier. No longer do I have to edit the template in order to add a new link.
- Better statistics. Okay, it may not seem useful, but who knows.

Cons:
- Uploading Images will be a hell.
- Blogsome’s pretty difficult to understand.
- The Wysiwyg-editor needs a lot of improvement. For some reason, it doesn’t really give me the freedom in posting, furthermore, it creates nasty extra space for new paragraphs. Something I’d like to do myself. Thank god there’s a way to turn this off.
- I have to be careful with using smilies from now on. This is because in the template, I defined each image to have a small border (as you can see when looking at some random screenshots). This looks great with screenshots. But for some reason, the all of the smilies also got a border. The result is this: :(
- Transferring posts was horrible, as I had to do it completely manually. That wasn’t really fun.
- Although the categories are great. You have to have a default category.

5 Responses

  1. Problematic says:

    LOL Congratz on the move! :D

    I might be able to solve your uploading problem. Instead of uploading images using blogsome, you could upload them using a free image hosting site like imageshack! Haha that would probably save you a lot of time…

  2. Willuknight says:

    Have you thought about trying wordpress ? Animeblogger.net offers free hosting packages for anime bloggers ;)

    uploading images can be done via ftp, post writing is in html, with a static preview underneath that updates each time you save.

    And, you can transfer posts from blogger automatically ;D
    probably a bit to late for that now though :(

  3. psgels psgels says:

    Hehe, yeah. ^_^;

    Still, I don’t plan to stay here forever. I’m probably going to move again somewhere in this summer. Around that time, I think I’ll certainly take animeblogger.net into consideration. :)

    Thanks for the tip. ^_^

  4. Willuknight says:

    glad i could make a useful suggestion :)

    Btw, would you be interested in exchanging links on our blogs ?

  5. psgels psgels says:

    Sure. ^_^

    *added Uknighted Manganime to blogroll*

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  • SuperMario
    (Saturday, Apr 30. 2016 09:01 AM)
    for me though, I only pay for projects that I’m certain to watch (and have to pay for it eventually), so I don’t see the point not to “helping” them out. It’s all the same for me.
  • SuperMario
    (Saturday, Apr 30. 2016 08:58 AM)
    @Bam I think the core concept is 1) with Kickstarter, many projects that otherwise never could have made is get supported here and 2) creators have more artistic control over their project. Take Amonalisa for example, big studios was very hesitate to fund the film, because of the commercial failure of his first film, but he insisted to get crowdfund and we have one of the more creative animation output last year.
  • Bam
    (Saturday, Apr 30. 2016 08:53 AM)
    A lot of the tech stuff is things you will never use twice; like a smartphone microscope attachment. they’re usually pretty shifty with it too. Yeah I’m sure it takes the price of a house to make a video series about sexism in videogames- right? And it takes almost a million dollars to make a 4 level indie game with three guys- seems legit. Must be pretty nice to basically do business with zero chance of failure.
  • Bam
    (Saturday, Apr 30. 2016 08:47 AM)
    I just don’t get the core concept of why I should pay for someone else’s business endeavors? They’re going to reap the benefits, they usually have money, let them pay for it. I get it if it’s research, or some strange art project for the sake of the art, but movies, games and anime that are going to get a commercial release? I swear people are so easily bamboozled.
  • SuperMario
    (Saturday, Apr 30. 2016 08:21 AM)
    @Kaiser:I have been supporting Kickstarter for a while, but not for games or movies, but for animation projects. I think it’s worth it. But like Bam, Aiden and K-Off said, sometimes it gets a bit muddy. For movies for example there are a lot of projects that was just ideas… and ideas alone are not enough.
  • Kaiser Eoghan
    (Saturday, Apr 30. 2016 08:08 AM)
    Ah but that would frustrate me in muv-luv, I’d be the one suffering as a result of having to wait for the characters suffering to start.
  • Kaiser Eoghan
    (Saturday, Apr 30. 2016 08:06 AM)
    I’ve heard kickstarter being used for crowdfunding indie films, honestly as a film buff I really should get on that and start supporting.
  • Kaiser Eoghan
    (Saturday, Apr 30. 2016 07:41 AM)
    I generally don’t pre-order unless its a gift for someone else, so I can guarantee for 100% sure I can get it for them and it won’t sell out.
  • Bam
    (Saturday, Apr 30. 2016 07:06 AM)
    Now Kickstarter is different, since it is basically a much riskier preorder, albeit not paid all at once. It’s worth it if you wanna support the devs and have full faith in them; though I can’t think of one that I personally believe in all that much. I think it makes more sense for localization of VNs and stuff that you browsed before, and know you’re going to like.
  • Bam
    (Saturday, Apr 30. 2016 07:02 AM)
    I preorder stuff I know I’m going to get. Like I knew I was getting DSIII, so might as well pay it off when I had the dough on hand. Plus you usually get some little extra stuff, like keychains, soundtrack and posters when you preorder. Most retailers would refund you if you decide not to pick it up.

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