I relocated my blog from Google’s Blogger to WordPress. The transition was pretty smooth. However, I didn’t see an easy way to have WordPress Permalinks for blog entries match the ones at Blogger. Blogger caps URL length, thus truncates the title of the blog entry in the URL if it is too long. Wordpress doesn’t, so the URL includes the entire title of the blog entry. This means that links to specific posts are now broken. If you arrived here by following a link to a specific post, you can probably find it by entering some of the words from the URL into the search box.
I relocated my blog to ensure that it was accessible in China. In China, access to my Blogger hosted blog was erratic. Some people could access it in its entirety, some couldn’t access it at all, and some people could access it, but the posts were broken up and missing content. I decided to relocate it to a hosted website at GoDaddy that has its own unique and stable IP address.
At the same time, I also moved over my personal website. Previously I had it hosted at Google Sites. It was inaccessible, or only occasionally accessible, in China. Now it is also at my GoDaddy hosted site. In case anyone it is interested, I am using Joomla. So far I like Jooma.