WordPress or Blogger?

blog with mouseI’ve set up my WordPress blog, but I’m not sure if I like it any better than blogger. Admittedly, the design is cleaner, but blogger has more widgets and customization options. I know that self-hosted WordPress blogs have gillions of plug-ins and unlimited customization, but I’m not quite ready to jump into self-hosting. What do you think?

Pinterest: Happiness Project


I love Pinterest! If you are on the site, please follow me! If I had two wishes for Pinterest, I would want to be able to pin pages without images using a customizable default image and to be able to group boards into collections. Alas, I do not work for Pinterest nor do I have programming skills.

As of today, I have 118 boards with more than 9,000 pins. My boards are well-organized, and you can pick certain boards to follow or select “Follow All.” Currently, my most pinned item is “Pit Bulls Are Just About the Nicest Dogs There Are.” My favorite of my boards is “Happiness Project” with quotes, strategies, and images related to happiness, meaningfulness, compassion, empathy, and positive psychology.

Screenshot of happiness project board on Pinterest.

You can also search the millions of pins (over 30 million as of March 2014) for your personal interests. Once you’ve entered a search term, Pinterest gives you suggestions for limiting the search. You can also look for pins, boards, or pinners that include the search term as indicated in the figure below.

Tutorial for searching on pinterest


Future of Blogger

Blogger LogoWhen Google announced the death of Google Reader, I heard some commentators remark that Blogger would go that way soon. Sometimes, I don’t like the layout, but it is easy to use Blogger, and I’ve had this blog so long, everything is quite automatic. I do wonder if I should move to WordPress. I know it has devoted users. Any thoughts?