Blogging on Blogger always has been a hassle. Here are some of the things I found annoying about writing a post on Blogger:
- The spacing always got messed up. I had to carefully place
<br> tags here and there to keep things consistent.
- I had to type in HTML. Why? Cause I had codes in my posts and I wanted to highlight them using SyntaxHighlighter. For that I had to create
<pre class="brush:cpp;"> tags. You can’t do that in the normal visual panel.
- The most annoying part is when I switched between Visual and HTML view in the editor. It always messed up my clean HTML.
- I had to HTML escape my code before pasting it ( < sign would need to be
Well, that’s it actually. Writing and editing post on Blogger was a pain.
Now that I wanted to resume blogging again, the Blogger editor was making it hard to get started. It would have been amazing if Blogger had a markdown editor, but it didn’t. Nowadays, I write most of my notes in markdown, which I keep in a git repo: notes.
Then, I also read a recent blog post (TechCrunch: Blogger gets a spring cleaning) on how Google stripped down some of the (already lacking) features from Blogger. Forget about getting a markdown editor, someday the whole platform might disappear.
I had to switch before I continue. And I did. And I am glad that I did.
How did I switch? Well, basically I just followed this tutorial: How To Move Your Blog From Blogger To WordPress