Blogger To Wordpress Migration: Diary 2

The second part of the diary of a tech idiot, migrating a Blogger blog to a self-hosting Wordpress site.
The first part can be found here

just cracking the surface of the blogging egg

To take-the -plunge or not-take-the-plunge, that's the bloggin' question

So, I spent 6 weeks scouring the Internet and reading all the information I could find about migrating from Blogger to (not I contacted some people who’d done it before, but their answers lacked the details I was looking for. I also wanted the best website host for the best price. I didn’t know if this combination was possible, but I was going to find out.

October 4, 2011. I found a place online I’d never heard of, where people advertise various services for $5.00 (or in the UK - £5.00). I contacted one of the sellers - J - there and he agreed to do the migration process (you didn’t think I was doing it myself, did you? That would be mental! I give writing tips, not coding tips) But first I had to choose a domain name and purchase it.

Blogger To Wordpress Migration: Diary 1

The diary of a tech idiot, migrating a Blogger blog to a self-hosting Wordpress site.


I’ve spent 5 years writing online and the most I’ve made in one month is £50.00. This did not even come from my blogs, but rather from a site I used to write articles for. I decided that since I was spending all this time writing online, it was only just that I started to make some decent money from all my hard work.
I delved into finding out how folks all over the Internet were making thousands every month. What did they have that I didn’t? I started studying the work they were putting out. I realised they knew way more than I did where technical Internet stuff was concerned, but I was more knowledgeable about writing and research than some of them were.
I concluded therefore, that since they were actually making money from the materials they wrote, I could do the same regardless of my lack of technical knowledge. I reasoned we were both deficient in one of the two things which made them successful online.

Is Your Blog Mobile Internet Friendly

Most young people I know are accessing the Internet from their mobile phones. Mobile Internet use is probably going to out weight PC Internet use in the next few years (if it hasn't already). This is why it's vital that your blog is Mobile Internet friendly.

Internet Mobile for Blogger in 2 clicks
Thankfully, Blogger is on the ball where this is concerned, and Blogger users can get Internet mobile with literally 2 clicks. Many bloggers use their mobiles or cell phones to blog straight to the Internet, but this article is aimed at those who just want to make their sites look good to the majority of people accessing them.

Google Analytics Best Features

In my recent article, What Is Google Analytics, I started a discussion about this tool that every blogger must and should have. Google Analytics have several features - they are far too many to name. So in this article I'll show you my best Google Analytics features and give you a chance to show us yours. 

Google Analytics is supremely fascinating. When I log in I have to make sure I have more than a few minutes to spare because (be warned) time slips by when you discover the details and information it's collecting and storing about your sites. 

My top four Google Analytics features

Page views
I think it would be hard to find anyone who doesn't agree that Google analytics page views is the top feature when it comes to tools for your blog. Granted, my Google analytics always gives a different number of pageviews than my Blogger stats (usually fewer), but the other features that come with detailing your page views far outweigh any insight to traffic Blogger stats can provide. You can choose weather you want to see your pageviews on a weekly or monthly basis, and toggle between the two.

Great Book Deals! Amazon October Discount

This is just a very quick update to give A Blogger's Books readers and subscribers a heads up on a massive Amazon book sale in October. Apart from the usual top-selling Autumn books, Amazon has rolled out the red carpet and has put hundreds of good books in a 50 % off sale you should not miss. So click on the link and have fun choosing one that suits you! 

Best sellers on offer
I've also searched for some of Amazon's top books which are both best-selling and presently on offer. The following are too enjoyable to get from the library on loan. Such tasty reads desire your full attention and certainly 'earn their keep'. I've also included part of the product description for each of these great books to help you make up your mind. If none of these take your fancy, the discount books on the 50% sale above, just might!

What is Google Analytics

Google Analytics Facts
Google Analytics is a free Google service that allows you to see all the details of how visitors interact wtih your websites or blogs - in other words, where they go, what they do, what they view and how long they stay etc. These details also include how many people stopped by, your top posts, entrance paths (where people are coming from when they visit your blog), exit paths (where people are going when they leave your site), how much money you're making on your blog, your bounce rate  and much much more.

Why Google Analytics is important to you
If you know what's bringing traffic to your blog, you'll know what to concentrate on to attract even more visitors. If you know where your visitors are coming from (which part of the world) then you'll be better able to target what you say, holidays, and pictures etc more effectively to match your visitors' style. Google analytics improves your blogging because you're given every possible information you need to make your blog the best it can be for your target audience. You're never working in the dark. 

Anne's a published author, freelance writer and experienced editor. She's just signed her second publishing contract this year with 2 separate publishing houses. You can hire her or see her available books in the side panel on the right.
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