There is an interesting post on Detectives Beyond Borders
where blogging systems are discussed.
How to manage comments efficiently is the main issue and it has set me thinking about how quiet my own blog is in comparison with some of the ones kept by writers.
Since photography was the main reason I started blogging in the first place, I have not set out to have a vibrant comment forum here. If I want to chat I go to a chat room, though this is increasingly rare.
It may be worthwhile for anybody who is betwixt and between in the Blogger/Wordpress debate to take a look at the various comments on Peter Rozovsky's post.
I posted the following comment there and, so far, it has not been uploaded. As comment moderation is used on that blog, this is not a problem. However I thought that the comment might be worthwhile sharing here...
"There is nothing to stop you having both a Blogger and a Wordpress blog (both free). I imported quite a few posts into Wordpress, just to get used to a new system and play with templates.
However, writing blogs do not tend to need all the bells and whistles that grapic based ones do and you might be just as well to stick with Blogger and try to resolve the comment issues.
Wordpress is time-consuming, I found, but that is probably because I'm not up to speed on HTML.
You could join the Irish Webmasters Forum and ask for help, perhaps.
Also, making another Blogger blog, designed purely for discussion, might solve some of the comment issues. Your comment box is very popular and the pages read more like a chat room. Asking posters to discuss topical posts in a separate blog might help rationalise all the material?
Although I started out with just a photography blog,
I ended up making several blogs.
This encourages clarity of thought and each blog is like a chapter of a never ending book."