Not happy with blogger or godaddy, forced to consider WPress now…

I am not happy… many others are also not happy, this mess with blogger and their recent shafting of FTP users could have been dealt with alot better than it has been, wasting hours trying to sort this out has pissed me off no end, the reason we used blogger was for it’s ease of use, yet here we all are having to deal with technical crap.
I was using blogger long before google went and bought it, as usual they piss everyone off, don’t get me wrong, I like and use google for lot’s of things but they ain’t covered themselves in glory with all this mess, like they never when they buy half decent stuff and let it die…
All credit to Rick Klau though for being the only blogger staff who seems to help any of us, blogger should have hired him YEARS ago!

This FTP situation with blogger and this blog, plus godaddy and the DNS stuff is really pissing me off, godaddy say I should “park” with them so I can change DNS settings using their total DNS, yet that would mean this blog vanishing, as it is, there is no way that is going to happen.

I do want to sort this mess out but feel blogger has let us all down the way it’s been done, will they change something else in two years and piss us all off again? Who knows?
They should never have allowed us to use FTP of they had no intention of supporting us properly, they only did that because everyone was dumping them for WordPress, people wanted to stop using blogspot, especially after so many were deleted, to combat more crap happening like this they wanted people to be able to use their own domains so allowed us to do so, using FTP so we host our own blogs, like I have here, yet they went and changed it all again with custom domains, basically they shafted us, they want you to host with them so they have control, whatever happened to the “don’t do evil” mantra google shoved down our throats?
They should have started with custom domains in the first place, I take anything they say now with a huge dose of salt, do I trust them? Not really!
Yet, I don’t really like WordPress, many others don’t either, but this mess is forcing us to think about it, me included.
I have yet to hear from anyone who has used godaddy for their domain, and their own host for the blog who have sorted this mess out, who I can ask how they did it.
Are you one who has sorted it using godaddy etc? Any advice?
I am running out of patience with it to be honest, it’s a shame, I was one of those who argued with WordPress users, sticking up for blogger over the years, never again will I do that.
As things are, I am now waiting to hear from my host in the hop they can help in some way, if they can, I am going to give it three months and see how it fairs, if I have issues, I will dump blogger and use WPress.
I think blogger screwed up big time, they could have done this a whole lot better.

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10 Responses to Not happy with blogger or godaddy, forced to consider WPress now…

  1. Lee says:

    I don't know much about Godaddy but I am on blogger using blogspot. I have struggled with letting it go as it's my baby, so I clearly know what you mean as for standing up for it previously.
    Having said that I also know that it's just a short matter of time before I switch to WP. Once I decide to go ahead and purchase my own domain I don't feel like I need to stick with blogger nor should I. I've put a lot of time in, not nearly as much as you of course but it's meaningful time. Time to move on. I am going to look into ipage or hostmonster.. what do you think?

  2. Rob says:

    Hi Lee,

    Well if you are using blogspot then when you come to get a domain, you can keep your blog as it is, nothing will change except the URL address you use, my advice stick to blogger with that, like I did with http://portland-bill.com that's what yours would be like, hosted by blogger and simple to use, this blog here has never been on blogspot.

    I would rather blogger made it easier to sort out, yet it's hassle I don't need.

    I am only considering WP for this because it's looking like I got no choice.

    Rob

  3. John Sullivan says:

    Dude if you want I can export this blog install wp import all these posts in about 15 minutes :)let me know I had many people's passwords it's no biggie for me I spent enough time jacking shit up to have to down pat 🙂
    Give me a holla just make a temp PW for your host and FTP
    and the blogs when I'm done switch it back oh and it's FREE for YOU

  4. Rob says:

    Hey John,

    Thanks mate, I have installed WPress before, I tried it on a subdomain, just to see if I could, got it right but just couldn't get head around php, drives me nuts lol, but should I need to do this, as I have not tried exporting and stuff I will certainly let ya know, bound to learn a thing or ten from you. ;o)

    Thanks, I really appreciate it.

  5. Lissie says:

    Rob come on over to the dark side- your're love it! Blogger pissed me off with their crappy comment management and yes there is a learning curve with WordPress but yuo won't believe the flexibility. Also I would seriously consider losing GoDaddy – I use them for registration but they have a bad rep for hosting

  6. Rob says:

    Lis,

    I don't host with godaddy, I never ever host with the same place I get a domain, not a good move no matter what. I only got domain there. :o)

    I would never use godaddy for hosting, I'd rather not have a blog than use their hosting lol…

    Thanks. :o)

  7. Micheal says:

    I am not sure, but there are still many people using it.Frankly, i am one of them. It’s not that bad.

  8. Laura says:

    I’ve been using WordPress for a long time and I do think this is the best blogging platform. I tried blogger before but i didn’t really like it, as for Godaddy i don’t use it so i can’t say !
    Laura@TV 3D´s last blog post ..La 1er caméscope 3D grand public chez Panasonic

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