Goodbye Blogger

Services for Real Estate Pros with R & D Art

Many of you have known that I have an outside blog site named The Mortgage and More Blog that has been housed by blogger for some time now. Last night, I decided to leave the free service that blogger offers. I have now housed the domain on my servers that I have with host monster and have used wordpress as the new platform. There are many contributing factors, but I think the biggest has to do with the look and feel of the site itself. I have never been fully happy with the way it looked until now.

Another of the contributing factors is the ability to add anything that I want. With blogger, you are not able to add some things into the layout that I really like. In having this new setup, I can pick and choose what I want and have total control over the final product.

Comments (10)

Matt Listro
National Credit Fixers - Matt Listro - Vernon, CT
Your Credit Repair Expert

I'll have to bop over and check out the new look!


Mar 12, 2009 05:05 AM
Vickie Nagy
Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate - Palm Springs, CA
Vickie Jean the Palm Springs Condo Queen

Danny, you made the right choice. I have had my outside blog up with WordPress (hosted on for just over a year and am very satisfied with the flexibility and functionality.

Mar 12, 2009 05:06 AM
Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
A moving experience!

doesn't active rain offer an outside blogging service?

Mar 12, 2009 05:13 AM
Charles McDonald®
Charlottesville Solutions - Charlottesville, VA
REALTOR®, Principal Broker®, Owner

I also use Wordpress for the same reasons:

My outside blog with AR is nice but still does not have all the features of WP

your friend in Charlottesville Virginia!

Mar 12, 2009 05:26 AM
Team Honeycutt
Allen Tate - Concord, NC

Wow sounds like your not the only one.  Maybe we will see you in both places.  Have fun.


Mar 12, 2009 05:53 AM
Irene Tron
Valparaiso, IN

Thanks for some good information.

Mar 12, 2009 06:35 AM
Bo Hussung
Bell Title /Triserv LLC - Nashvle, TN

Danny, good call. WordPress is awesome.


Mar 12, 2009 08:12 AM
Danny Thornton
R & D Art - Knoxville, TN
WordPress Guru

Matt, c'mo by.

Vickie, I have 9 of them as well as 2 multi-user platforms that I have built and just love the features that they have.

Alan, that they do but it is not free to blog to the public nor do you have TOTAL control.

Charles, I think it is smart to keep as least 2 active blogs.

Shelton, would love to see you there.

Irene, no problem.

Bo, that it is.

Mar 12, 2009 09:19 AM
Kay Van Kampen
RE/MAX Broker, RE/MAX - Springfield, MO
Realtor®, Springfield Mo Real Estate

Nice looking website.  I've checked out Wordpress in the past, but I'll look at it again.

Mar 12, 2009 02:24 PM
Danny Thornton
R & D Art - Knoxville, TN
WordPress Guru

Kay, it is a great thing.

Mar 12, 2009 02:42 PM

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