There are certain things in cyberspace that I cannot seem to wrap my head around. So I'm asking you to explain it to me. You can answer as many of these questions you are capable of answering, or you can just agree that you too are befuddled by the following.
It's extremely easy to post comments to my blog, which I will address in question #2. So I would appreciate it if you would post today in one of two ways: either answer as many of my questions as possible, or publicly agree that you too are as confused as I am so I don't feel all alone. Ok. Here we go.
Question #1 - RSS Feeds. What?
Question #2 - Blogger vs. WordPress.
First. For those who don't even know what Blogger or WordPress are, they are free services that allow you to create your own blog. Hangin' With Hendo, this very blog, is hosted by Blogger. Ok. Now onto the question.
It seems the overwhelming majority of people are pro WordPress for their blogging needs over Blogger. But I have a Blogger account (Hangin' With Hendo.com) and I have a WordPress account (The AntigoneRising.com mainpage).
My Blogger account is way easier to navigate. The WordPress account tends to be clunky and every time I log in, it feels like the first time and I have to figure everything out all over again. The WordPress account also gets inundated with spam comments, so I've been forced to hire homeland security to protect the page, which is why we never get any comments on our AR.com main page posts. Who wants to spend 45 minutes registering and cracking CAPTCHA codes? Obviously, none of you do. Meanwhile, Hangin' With Hendo, hosted by Blogger, has minimal settings in place where we are all free to comment back and forth. And we will demonstrate that ease of commenting with today's blog post, won't we? Indeed we will.
So why is everyone slagging Blogger and loving WordPress? Am I missing something? Explain it to me.
Question #3 - Video Podcasts vs. YouTube.
@ninicamps and I are talking about doing a video podcast. But our brains get scrambled over a few things. Why would we start a video podcast for you to download when you can all come to our website and stream it instead?
If the answer is - because you can download the podcast to your iPod or computer to watch whenever you feel like it - that's a fine enough answer-ish. But you can also stream it on those devices via the internet. So that's not a total answer.
Or maybe it's because we would be exposing ourselves to a whole new audience - those who love podcasts. Ok. That's a pretty good answer. But here's the real question to this question:
Why are there RSS Feeds involved with podcasts? And for that matter, please refer back to question #1 because what the hell is an RSS feed? And do any of you happen to know if I have an RSS Feed or is this something I need to create?
Ok. That's enough questions for one blog.
For those of you wondering why on Earth I'd be reading Blogging For Dummies, you now have your answer.
Clearly, I understood the chapter on monetizing my blog: