I received an email from Gene asking about the updating of blog posts from blogger to wordpress.com.
Here is her his question.
If I wanted to do a test of my own between the two blog platforms – you mentioned an update button in your article. That would allow me to update all of my information (content) from one blog platform to the other. I.E. (in example) go from blogger to wordpress. Could you blog about how you do that or send me back an email describing that feature and where I would locate it. Gene Hallmark
His question arises after reading my post on blogger vs wordpress.com
So I have decided to blog it, so it would benefit other readers too.
Suppose you want to start a blog, and you are comparing between blogger and wordpress.com. You could actually manually “sync” the 2 blogs together. Well, not actually sync but import blogger to wordpress, thus you need to provide your content in blogger. This was what I did when comparing I was comparing the 2 platforms.
- I start a blogspot – leetucksing.blogspot.com
- I also started a wordpress.com blog – leetucksing.wordpress.com
- I start off with blogspot and trying out the different widgets that it allows me to customize. (esp. Adsense)
- then I login to my wordpress.com
- Go to tools > import > blogger
- you will be prompt to enter you blogger user id and password
- your blogspot and its url will be shown (just like the photo below)
- and you click the import button
- after which wordpress.com will do all the work > all posts and comments on your blogger is imported to wordpress.com
From now you while you are trying out blogger and you are posting on blogger, your post could be “sync” on wordpress.com too. And if the case you are thinking of leaving blogger to wordpress.com. The posts you created are already in wordpress.com.
Or if you are thinking of maintaining 2 blogs, ie Blogger and wordpress.com > a possible reason may be that blogger gives you the ability to put ads, while wordpress.com gives you the quality audience. Maybe you could follow what I did previous was to import my blogger’s posts to wordpress.com once a week. And both of my blogs show the same content,it also helps to channel the traffic ways I think.
However in the end, as you know I still go for wordpress.com.
I hope this answer you question.