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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    (Saturday, Oct 25. 2014 08:15 AM)
    :-)
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    (Saturday, Oct 25. 2014 08:11 AM)
    @Bam I’ve sent you the rough sketch via Deviantart. Don’t expect too much, It’s only done to show the perspective and lighting.
  • Bam
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    @Friend: I’m excited to see it, but unfortunately hadn’t had long access to desktop to draft mine yet :/
    You might wanna leave an indication on yours as to where the shaman goes if you can, that would be great.
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    Woah, that was a long discussion about the Inca O.o
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    @Vincent: That was pretty much the entirety of it. We were destined to cross Mississippi and inhabit the west, so why not take an active part in manifesting our supposed fate?
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    @Bam Slightly. Did americans use manifest destiny as an excuse to steal land from the natives?
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    @Vincent: I guess we were slightly more honest about it. It is funny how we use the fact after the matter as evidence of our divine providence. It’s like holding a gun to somebody and saying “fate wants you to die”, proceed to shoot them, and then say “see! I was right” lol
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    @Bam But unlike the american concept of manifest destiny, the Japanese used it as an excuse to wage what they were really doing: a war to hoard resources.
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    (Saturday, Oct 25. 2014 02:52 AM)
    @Vincent: I see. A similar doctrine to Manifest Destiny.

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