HI there! What a great blog :). I just followed you under google friend connect (name is Laine), would love if it you could follow me at http://crispymom.blogspot.com
I just did this and then realized that if you follow from the pic on sidebar it will be to the old blog.... i think the new address is http://www.goinggreenmom.typepad.com.... or you can follow from my profile on here, but i have a kid asleep and cutting off my circulation right now. :)
This might sound like a stupid question, but should I switch to wordpress before I get anyone following me?
Megan Waugh said:
Hmmmm, you are right. IDK, I'll look into it, It does have facebook and twitter on it.... thanks for letting me know.
To be honest, I don't know much about the typepad platform. I've only ever used blogspot (for 1 month) and then I switched to wordpress because I already owned my own domain and it just made sense to do it. I do know a bit about wordpress because its what I've been using and I love it. What makes wordpress work for me is the quantity and quality of plugins available at no cost. And while I did purchase a theme (because I wanted to create my own look) there are a gazillion free themes & templates available for wordpress as well. Google Friend Connect is easily integrated into wordpress using a widget but I'm not sure if that holds true for typepad because I've never seen the backend of a typad blog. Does that make sense?
I hope that helps?
Yes it does, and I have already spent about 3 hours trying to figure out the typepad issues with letting people follow and have decided that I'm moving to wordpress. I am going to wait until I have a little more cash flow before getting the hosting back and doing the paid wordpress version, but will plan on customizing on that stuff later. I just want to keep going with this, if I lose steam it will fall out of routine and I won't get back to it. Thank you for the advice, I'll let you know when I get the wordpress blog set up.