#Giveaway and Review - How to Move From Blogger to Wordpress

Even before Blogger's fiasco with being down for more than a day, and then losing posts, I was considering the move from Blogger to Wordpress - and I am still considering it... but since I had the opportunity to read Sharon Hujik's new .pdf book, aptly entited How to Move from Blogger to WordPress: a comprehensive guide so you don't miss a step, I have a better understanding of exactly what that entails and what decisions I need to make before I move.

The book is laid out in simple language, and any 'techy lingo' is in the glossary of terms at the beginning of the book, so that even the most non-techy person can easily follow the step by step directions and make the move to Wordpress on their own, if they want.

So, what exactly does the book cover?
  • Part 1: Welcome! (An introduction to the book)
  • Part 2: Self-Hosting (Helps you set up a test blog, configure your WordPress account, etc.)
  • Part 3: Customizing WordPress (Things such as themes, layout, widgets, plugins, etc., are discussed in great detail here.)
  • Part 4: The Transfer Process (This section talks about importing your content, keeping permalinks, etc.)
  • Part 5: Launch (Nameservers, FeedBurner, etc.)
  • Conclusion
  • Appendix (which also includes how to transfer your GFC widget, how to use FTP, etc.)

For me, this was another great piece of intel before I make my decision... since I already know that I want to change up my look and some of the functions of my blog but wonder if I should do that in Wordpress rather than Blogger - I have to say that I am super comfy in Blogger - it really is idiot proof... but I don't own my content and am at the mercy of Google...

But, Wordpress isn't idiotproof... and they don't give me little hints that my html is broken or that I've done something wrong in my post that is going to screw up my blog site...  

What I can do though is get familiar with Wordpress by creating a mirror site - something that Sharon walks you through in How to Move From Blogger to Wordpress, which would allow me to play around with design, learn the layout and then move my content... once I'm sure that I'm ready... it's kinda like riding with training wheels and then taking them off... which is really a great way to go, I think.

I am still on the fence about moving my blog to that next level, but now that I've read How to Move from Blogger to WordPress: a comprehensive guide so you don't miss a step, I have a much better understanding of what it will entail and what the pros and cons are of making the move.  If you are considering making the move from Blogger to Wordpress, than I sincerely recommend this book - it will answer all of your questions in a simple, well laid out format that includes screenshots and great advice!

How to Move from Blogger to WordPress: a comprehensive guide so you don't miss a step is available for download for only $35 and you can often find a discount code on the site!  But, better yet, you can win one of two copies here at Acting Balanced:

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Disclaimer:  This is a Mamabuzz review.  The product was provided by Sharon Hujik for this review.