Well hello! I'm writing to you for the first time on the new and improved everydaycait.com. I have been a regular user of Blogger (or as you may know it, Blogspot). I've never been totally happy with it, but it was a good starter platform. Unfortunately, I got stuck. I don't know a ton about coding, and I didn't want to put in the time to learn. After experimenting with Wordpress, among three or four other platforms, I settled on Squarespace.
You guys have always been a major part of my life, so I thought that I would talk for a little while about what I like and dislike about Blogger and Squarespace, just in case you're looking to make the switch.
Blogger was mine, and a lot of people's, first foray into blogging. It's quick and easy to set up, and free. It's also attached to Google, so it's easily integrated into every service that they operate. You can also find a million different templates on the internet. To install most of them, you will need a little bit of coding knowledge, but not much. Unfortunately, the interface isn't flawless, and it does have a bit of a learning curve. Embedding videos was never exactly like I hoped it would be. Photo uploading (vitally important for beauty bloggers) was buggy and hard to use. There is also no customer service. None. Please don't have any problems. It does have a number of widgets, but only a few. It was good training wheels, and if you're looking to start something new and don't currently blog, it's great to start on.
Contrary to Blogger, there is constant customer service with Squarespace. I called them at 2am and still got through to a real person right away. They also either know what to do, or will figure it out. Squarespace is also beautiful. There are only a few themes. That part sucks. But the themes are extra customizeable, so those few themes can adapt to whatever you need. They also have so many widgets. A widget for every occasion! Their templates are also mobile-responsive, so they look beautiful on mobile too, unlike Blogger. But the biggest con is the price. Squarespace starts at about $12 a month, but that's great if you plan on using their built-in commerce platform to start an online store.
Given Squarespace's increased capabilities, it was time to make the switch. I am also taking advantage of their ecommerce platform, so look for some products that I designed (!) coming soon to the Shop tab! Yeah, shameless plug.
Anyway. Thanks for sticking around through all of my changes. There are certainly more to come.