It was December last year when I first contacted Tim Challies about the possibility of changing my blog and/or leaving Blogger. Nine months later, I have still haven't done anything about it. Even worse, I haven't updated my blogroll very much either. So, as I look to make some changes in the future, I would like some input from you if are so inclined to respond . . .
1. This morning I have been updating my blogroll and have been looking for a good way to categorize the blogs. I thought about doing "bloggers I know" but I am not sure what has to constitute "knowing" a blogger. Then I thought about doing "daily reads" and "weekly reads" and all, but then that would be misleading as I probably would not stay true to that. Then I thought about general categories like SBC or Reformed, but then they overlapped. So I am at a loss on this. Do you have any suggestions or advice for organizing my blogroll?
2. Speaking of blogroll, I have been thinking a lot about adding a list of bloggers I disagree with. I have in my head a list already of blogs I watch closely that I seriously disagree with, so in my head I think, "Why not just put a list on the blog?" You know, like the affirmations and denials, it is good to present those whom you recommend and those whom you don't. But then again, linking them would be an implicit recommendation anyway. So what do you think? Should I provide a blogroll of those contra-P&P?
3. Also, if I choose to leave Blogger, what blog software do you recommend. From what I can tell, the big three are Wordpress, Typepad, and Moveable Type. At SBF, we use Wordpress and I like the admin page and dummy-proof functionality. Challies uses Movable Type, and others still use Typepad. So which would you recommend?
4. Finally, if any of you subscribe to P&P, I was wondering which program you use or prefer. From what I can tell, most seem to use Bloglines or Feedburner, but I have seen others use Google Reader and NewsGator. I haven't got on board with any of these yet, so I was wondering what feed host you use and would recommend to me.
Over the summer months, I have been blogging on other computers, most which used Internet Explorer. Almost a year ago, I changed to Firefox and haven't turned back. I have noticed real formatting issues and frustrating template errors in IE and have been disappointed in viewing any blogs from it. Therefore, let me urge any of you . . . if you read blogs or intend to do so on a regular basis, let me encourage you to switch to Firefox. It will be well worth the change, trust me.
Thanks for the help, and I hope to make P&P a better place both in form and content in the future.