Friday, December 18, 2015

Book Blogger Hop - 12/18 - 12/24

 Question of the Week: 

Which format do you use? Blogger, Word Press, or an independent format? Any reason for your choice? 
My Answer:
I use Blogger.

Blogger was the first format I found and have stuck with it for the past five years.

I doubt I will switch to any other format.

I did open a Word Press blog called Silver's Reviews Mini, but it is just a skeleton blog.  I post to it but not that often and have a "sticky" post directing readers to my blogger account.

I needed to open the Word Press blog so I could comment and follow other Word Press blogs.

Look below for a giveaway...

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Giveaway and review of this book in the book's title. 

THE VIOLINIST OF VENICE by Alyssa Palombo:


The book is as beautiful as the cover.

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21 comments:

  1. Happy Friday and Happy Hopping!!

    Thanks for stopping!!

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  2. I use Wordpress because it's what my son suggested.

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    1. Thanks for your reply and for stopping, Ksthy.

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  3. The Sally Hepworth book looks good.

    I use blogger, too. I did open a Wordpress blog and still have it, but I don't post there anymore. I prefer blogger.

    Have a great weekend!

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  4. I like blogger the best too. I guess it is what we are used to.

    Thanks for stopping, Yvonne.

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  5. I love the way you set up the skeleton site!! Great idea!!

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    1. Yes...it helped get my feet wet with Word Press and showed me I like Blogger better. :)

      Thanks for stopping, circumspect4.

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  6. I used to use Blogger until I found out Google can do anything w/your content so I switched to Wordpress where I own everything. Wordpress took a bit longer to learn how to navigate around but it wasn't bad at all.

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    1. What do you mean they can do anything with your content? I never knew that.

      Thanks for stopping, Stefanie.

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    2. I use blogger to---for the same reasons as you. First one I came across and it's easy to use. BUT---what the heck? They can do anything they want with it?

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    3. I don't know what Stefanie means. Wish I did.

      I like Blogger, and have no idea how to switch so everything from my five blog years gets transferred.

      Thanks for stopping, Debbie.

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    4. Google could decide to shut down Blogger tomorrow, and if they do the same thing will happen to your blog that happened to a bunch of Geocities websites. If you don't pay for it, the one who does can always shut it off. On the other hand if you self-host with WP and you don't pay the bill, your host can take your site down.

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    5. Oh dear. I never knew that.

      I always wondered what happened to Geocities.

      I better not schedule too many posts too far in advance.

      Thank you for the information, RAnn, and thanks for stopping.

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  7. I started on Blogger but switched to wordpress after two years (I've been blogging for almost 8). Each has good points but I'm staying with WP.

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    1. I am afraid to switch. :)

      I am happy with Blogger, though.

      Thanks for stopping, Mary.

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  8. I'm using Wordpress.org. But since I'm not very techie, I think when my three year period is over, I'll switch as many of my reviews as possible over to a wordpress.com account. They seem to offer quite a bit of 'extras'.
    @dino0726 from 
    FictionZeal - Impartial, Straightforward Fiction Book Reviews

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  9. How easy or difficult is the transfer?

    I am afraid to switch, but really do not feel the need to. I am just curious. :)

    Thanks for stopping, Diane.

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  10. My blogger is like that - there is a sticky post pointing to my Wordpress, as I had first started there but then quit soon after and moved it to WP.

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    1. Ohhhhh....I want to know how to do a sticky post on Blogger.

      I didn't know that was possible.
      Thanks for the info.

      Thanks for stopping, Ruthsic.

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    2. Elizabeth you can either publish a post with today's date and then go back and edit it and give it a date far in the future or you can do it as a gadget http://www.mybloggerlab.com/2015/08/how-to-create-sticky-post-on-homepage-in-blogger.html

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    3. Thank you so much for being so helpful.

      Great information today.

      Thanks for stopping, RAnn.

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