I wouldn't normally do this but since I have a captive audience and most of you have blogs of your own I thought why not. HighPlainsFlyFisher (this blog) was recently deemed SPAM by Blogger according to an e-mail that I recieved. After jumping through a hoop or two I was able to get most of my functionality back but still have several serious issues. One...I keep getting error messages on my dashboard and still have some functionality loss and Two....I can't leave comments on any of your blogs without it being deemed Spam as well. That was the first thing cluing me in that something was still wrong , I kept leaving comments on blogs I normally frequent and they weren't showing up. To make a long story short , I havn't been able to get any technical assistance from Blogger. Their first advice was that I should stop commenting on blogs where I wasn't welcome and had been deemed Spam , are you kidding? I explained that I was pretty sure that just overnight everyone didn't decide that my comments were spam , that it had to be a Blogger issue. They then explained that their filters could not be changed and if someone had declared my comments Spam there was nothing they could do about it. They just weren't getting the picture or just didn't really care to help me , I'm not sure which.
To make a long story short(er) I think I've decided to move on and try to host my own domain name at another site like WordPress or one similar. Basically I'm looking for any comments as to whether this is a good idea or not? I'm not extremely computer literate so I'll have to do some major research and figure it out but if it's a better place to have the blog hosted it'll be well worth it. Has anyone utilized both sites (Blogger- WordPress) and can give me a comparison between the two , which one did you prefer? Will I be able to maintain my current blog content at a new site without losing anything? I don't want to lose content or Followers because I switch but I am pretty frustrated with the Blogger support right now and don't really seem to have any other options. I sure appreciate any comments you have that might help me decide which direction to move forward with. Hopefully I'll still be posting in the meantime but with the issues I'm having , unless Blogger does something to correct them , who knows.
In the meantime I'll still be following all of your great work out there. I can't leave a comment to let you know that I enjoyed it....but trust me I did!