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Since I’m planning on doing quite a bit with the Three Speed Ride et al this year, I decided to create a whole new and spiffy website dedicated to my three speed stuff! So behold the Society of Three Speeds!
This new website is a work in progress, and I intend to do quite a bit with it this month. This new site is intended to be more a “static” site and less a blog, so all the big blogging activity will still be here.
You’ll also notice that I’m not calling it “Three Speed Ride Portland” or something. That’s because I intend to create an honest-to-goodness “club” out of it, as much as someone like me can. (See also: Urban Adventure League.) Details on how to join the club will be made available in March after the ride on the 3rd.
And you may also notice something else about the site: It’s a WordPress based site. I’ve toyed around with WordPress based sites before (my work one, Cycle Wild, Tweed Ride Portland) so I’m no stranger to them. But this is the first one I’ve created from scratch. I wanted to try my hand at building one. So far, so good. Right now it’s got a wordpress address, but I intend to get my own domain at some point.
The other reason why I’ve built Society of Three Speeds in WordPress is because I’m probably going to switch this website over to wordpress as well. When I started this blog almost eight years ago (yikes!) I went with blogger because it was free and what was available. While blogger hasn’t done me wrong, it’s been getting clunkier for me to use. (Which is weird since I use Chrome. You figure a google product through the google browser would be trouble free, but no.) Also, the WordPress mobile app is so much better than the Blogger one (you can moderate comments, for one), so if I want to blog (and maintain the blog) on the road, it would be easier and better through WordPress.
WordPress isn’t all puppies and balloons, though. It’s not as customizable as Blogger (well, if you don’t pay money) and I don’t understand why “justify text” isn’t a basic option. But I’m willing to put up with these inadequacies. I’ll probably change it over in April at the earliest, after Society of Three Speeds is up-to-speed. (Har.)
Anyone have any informed opinions on Blogger vs. WordPress?