Final

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This is my last blog entire on this WordPress blog. If you haven’t read my previous blog entries, I’m going to stick with Blogger and stop posting to both services. I’ve enjoined blogging here the last couple of years, it was fun trying out and fooling around with some of the features. I might start blogging here again in the future, who knows? I guess only time can tell. Bye for now. I would like to refer all visitors to my active blog: http://matthewbarter.blogspot.com

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Blogging war concludes

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The bloging service war concludes, well for me. In my previous blog post, I’ve stated that I have to choice between Goolge Blogger (Blogger.com) vs. WordPress (WordPress.com). I have made my final decision, I compared both blogging services and I have picked the blogging service that have the features I like the most and have very few features I dislike. This is basically a follow up on my previous post.

 

Major things I like about Blogger are; they don’t show ads on your blog, I can indent, Blogger lets every template has a mobile version, The current template, I’m using is full screen and it adopts on almost every monitors/displays to maintain full screen, I can have third party gadgets and last but now least you can edit the HTML. I dislike that Blogger doesn’t really have non-simple templates and Blogger also doesn’t have a word count for posts.

 

Now on to WordPress, I like some things about it which are; there is an over overwhelming amount of themes (templates) and WordPress has an application on several devices including in the Apple App store. I dislike how WordPress might show ads on your blog, I can’t find a theme that will display full size on my full screen monitor, in other words I can’t find a theme that will adopt its size to most monitors/displays, WordPress doesn’t allow scripts/widgets, for example a visitor tracker. WordPress gives you very little control over templates and they don’t let you edit them. WordPress doesn’t allow you to have third party widgets. WordPress doesn’t let you indent in its post editor. Also WordPress doesn’t let you embed YouTube playlists.

 

I have narrowed down the features that I like and dislike. As I stated in my previous post both blogging services are good. They both bring something different to the table so I like to appreciate both but at the end of the day when it comes down to it, I need to use one instead of two and stop posting on both as that is ratter silly. I had made my final decision on which blog service I’m going to stick with and which one, I’m going to dump. I like and dislike many things about each service; Blogger and WordPress. I have made my decision based on which I like and dislike the most about each service. I’ve enjoined using both blogging services over the last few years. Now I’m only going to dump WordPress and stick with Blogger.

WordPress vs. Blogger

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WordPress (WordPress.com) vs. Goolge Blogger (Blogger.com). I’ve been blogging on this blog and my other blog which is on WordPress since 2009. I mostly only posted photos and videos but technically that’s still blogging. I had posted the same posts to each blog, when I look back at this it was ratter silly of me to do so. The reason behind this being, I couldn’t decide what blog to use. If you’re expecting a full in dept comparison between the two blogging services, you found the wrong article. I’m just stating my opinion on both blogging services.

I like several things about WordPress. One of the things I like most about WordPress is there over overwhelming amount of themes. You can get simple to advance themes. The one I got now, I think is in the middle of simple and advance. It’s called Notepad, similar to the Notepad application on iPhone/iPod touch. WordPress has an application on several devices including in the Apple App store, I used it in the past it’s awesome. WordPress has a contact form which is nice. WorpPress also has an amazing Dashboard. Which boxes include; Right Now which shows content discussion, Recent Comments, Incoming Links, Your Stuff, What’s Hot, QuickPress which lets you create a new post, Recent Drafts and Status. It also has a sidebar which includes links to things such as; Appearance, Users, Tools and settings. It has a nice top bar also. It looks great on almost all monitors because it’s the whole screen. It has a decent post editor. The word count to me is what really sets it off.

I dislike a lot about WordPress, I don’t even know where to start. I really dislike how WordPress might show ads on your blog. Another thing I dislike which isn’t a big deal for me right now is it’s against the terms of service to monetize (display ads) on your blog. The Dashboard homepage is somewhat hard to use. I can’t find a theme that will display full size on my full screen monitor, in other words I can’t find a theme that will adopt its size to most monitors/displays. WordPress doesn’t allow scripts, for example a visitor tracker. WordPress gives you very little control over templates and they don’t let you edit them. WordPress doesn’t allow you to have third party widgets. WordPress doesn’t let you indent in its post editor. Doesn’t let you embed YouTube playlists.

What I like about Blogger is they don’t charge you for any additional upgrades, templates and so on. You can customize the templates to your liking. You can have a mobile version of every template, all you have to do is go into setting and click “Show mobile template on mobile devices” and it’s that easy. Blogger lets you use its old templates as well as the old templates which I find awesome because I like the old (original) templates better because that’s what I had when I first started using Blogger. On my blog right now I have a old template because it looks good on almost all monitors/displays, it adopts its size/ It’s easy to change the Favicon/website icon of your blog. You can add many useful gadgets to your blog, first and third party. I have a third party tracker on right now and over the last year or so it informed me that I have had people visited from over twenty difference countries. Blogger claimed and have a proven record not to show ads on blogger blogs. You can monetize you blogs and have ads shown via Google AdSense. I had ads on my blog for sometime, I only made a small amount of money in the last little while. I recently removed them but If my blog ever become popular it would be easy to put ads back on it again as it was the first time. Blogger lets you submit your posts by email. In the future, I may want an domain name. Blogger would allow me to get a domain name easily via Google apps for a more than reasonable price. On the Blogger Dashboard they have a “Reading List” which is a nice feature. Once you get into sometime such as Design, it opens in tabs on the top which includes; Postings, Comments, Setting, Design, Monetize and Stats. Under the posting tab it lets you create new or edit. The tab just for comments is nice. Once you click one the Settings tab it is then broken down in semi-tabs for option which makes it pretty simple and basic. The Design tab is nice because it allows you to arrange widgets. The Stats tab gives you an overview of well your stats. It lets you easily embed YouTube videos and playlists. Blogger lets you indent. Last but not least the auto save is awesome if it wasn’t for that you wouldn’t be reading this post right now.

I dislike very few things about Blogger however there are a few things that I don’t like. I don’t like how there’s no contact forms; I had to add a third-party contact form. Also, I don’t like how there are only a few templates to choice form and most of them are simple. I don’t like how the template editor can’t be used with old templates; I guess they want you to use their new templates. I can see their point but more importantly I can see mine. Blogger is from Google, Google is pulling to try and break into social networking so they may change Blogger. Blogger had a simple post editor, features such as word count aren’t even included.

Both blogging services are good. They both bring something different to the table so I like to appreciate both but at the end of the day when it comes down to it, I need to use one instead of two and stop posting on both as that is ratter silly. I’m going to feature this post on both of my blogs until I make my final decision on which blog service I’m going to stick with and which one, I’m going to dump. I like and dislike many things about each service; Blogger and WordPress. I’m going to choice based on which I like and dislike the most. Feel free to leave comments below if you can hope me choice between the two or if you have a suggestion.

The time has come to start blogging again

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I’ve haven’t blogged in recent months because school work have gotten most of my attention. When school was out, I had a lot to catch upon which is based on my interests. Blogging happens to be one of my interests that is on my list to catch upon. Even with school work, I was still able to allow myself time to work on my videos which by the way is upon my YouTube channel. There’s simply wasn’t been enough time to do both; videography and blogging.

Now that I have caught up on things, I decided it’s time to start blogging again. Last school year, I did a lot of papers so my writing improved a lot. My teacher last year gave me the comments that I have a unique and original writing style. Another important thing which I need to catch upon is my Flickr. School isn’t the main reason why I haven’t been uploading photos to Flickr. Flickr have informed me that I’m close to my photo limit of two hundred (200) and If I didn’t upgrade to a pro account you will only be able to see my recent two hundred (200) photos but none will be deleted. I’m fine with that I guess, so I’ll be uploading new photos shortly of events I went to such as; The Salmon Festival, MusicFest 2011, LCW The Gore Tour and so on.

With regrades to blogging, I’m going to try and type a formal writing style and not just post photos and videos which I’ve been doing in the past. I’m still going to post photos and videos, the only difference being the post’s are going to have a lot of text explaining what the post, photo, video and so on happens to be about. I’m soon not going to be posting to both blogs; Blogger and WordPress. I’m going to choice one of my two blog’s and stick with it. It’s ratter silly for me to keep posting to both of my blog’s. I will have an blog post coming soon featured on both blogs on which blog I should choice; Blogger or WordPress.

WWE WrestleMania XXVII (27)

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WWE WrestleMania XXVII (27) come on tonight, I can’t wait! I decided to do predictions on who I though was going to win. My YouTube video will be uploaded soon, keep checking back here at my blog and on my YouTube channel. Here’s my predictions:

My WWE WrestleMania XXVII (27) Predictions:

WWE Champion The Miz vs. John Cena
I think The Miz will win and still be WWE Champion because Dwayne The Rock Johnson will come in and screw John Cena because last week on WWE Monday Night Raw John Cena gave Dwayne The Rock Johnson a Attitude Adjustment, The Rock is looking to get revenge on John Cena.

The Undertaker vs. Triple H (No Holds Barred Match)
The Undertaker will win because Triple H is not going to be the one to end Undertaker`s streak, Undertaker is not done yet. If they wanted The Undertaker`s winning streak to be over, Shawn Michaels would of been the one to end it last year.

World Heavyweight Champion Edge vs. Alberto Del Rio
Alberto Del Rio will win because it`s his “destiny” to win and because Edge & Christian def. Alberto Del Rio & Brodus Clay last week on WWE Monday Night Raw, this makes Edge look very strong, it wouldn’t make sense to have him win at WrestleMania he don’t need The World title to get over with the fans, hes already over, however Alberto Del Rio is not over, he could use the Word title to put him over.

Jerry Lawler vs. Michael Cole with special referee “Stone Cold” Steve Austin
Jerry Lawler will win because he is a wrestler who never had a WrestleMania moment before and Michael Cole got the best of Jerry Lawler over the past few months and people can`t wait to see him get his ass kicked.

John Morrison, Trish Stratus & Snooki vs. Dolph Ziggler & Lay-Cool
John Morrison, Trish Stratus & Snooki is going to win because if Snooki lost it would not make her look good. John Morrison is better than Dolph Ziggler and Trish Stratus is the greatest women wrestler of all time.

Randy Orton vs. CM Punk
Randy Orton is going to win because he been in the WWE longer than CM Punk and CM Punk go the best of Randy of the last few weeks.

Eight-Man Tag Team Match: Big Show, Kane, Santino Marella, & Vladimir Kozlov Vs. The Corre
The Corre will win because there a team, there going to be on the same page and they have experience. The Corre lost on both Raw and SmackDown last week; Santino Marella def. Justin Gabriel and Kofi Kingston def. Intercontinental Champion Wade Barrett by Disqualification in a Non-Title Match. This makes them look weak because WWE is trying to make the other team look strong and make people believe hat they will win but after tonight they will no longer be a team, The Corre is going to be a team after tonight, that why I fell that The Corre is going to win.

United States Champion Sheamus vs. Daniel Bryan
Daniel Bryan is going to win and become the U.S. Champion once again because he is the better wrestler between the two and Sheamus & Dolph Ziggler def. Daniel Bryan & John Morrison last week on WWE Monday Night Raw, this makes Sheamus look really strong and he got the best of Daniel Bryan as of late, I think Bryan will over come this and win and become U.S. Champion once again.

Rey Mysterio vs. Cody Rhodes
I think that Rey Mysterio is going to win because he been around longer than Cody and Cody Rhodes def. Chris Masters on SmackDown last week, this makes Cody look strong but after the match, Rey Mysterio rushed in and was poised to strike with a 619. However, Rhodes managed to escape Mysterio’s wrath. This match could go either way but I feel that Rey Mysterio will win.

WWE All Stars

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I got WWE All Stars today for Microsoft Xbox 360, I hope on uploading gameplay videos soon. Keep checking back on my blog and YouTube channel

Christmas Gifts Unboxing Video’s

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Unboxing video’s of some of my Christmas gifts.

Sony PlayStation 3 Slim

Games I got for Christmas:

LittleBigPlanet: Game of The Year Edition.

God of War III.

Madden NFL 11.

Sony PlayStation Move.

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