WordPress vs Blogger: An Artist’s struggle to master social media

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I currently use and maintain a WordPress blog at WendyFallon.com. However, I’ve just learned about the expanded distribution I might receive through Blogger via Google. As an artist and writer, technology is not typically my thing. I’ve often said, and believe, that I can learn and know just enough about social media to make a mess of it. But there’s really only one way to find out, and that’s to jump in and try it.

I’m fascinated by the idea that I just might be able to communicate, even interact with, people from all over the world, essentially for free! So here is just a bit about me.

About Me
In my day job I spend my time formating, editing and writing about software. In my spare time, I write for myself and create art. My latest interests have been publishing my own books through Createspace and  making them available on Amazon, creating book cover art for other published authors, and am currently writing a American Southwest Paranormal Murder Mystery. I love to create scenes and stories in my head and have finally decided to develop one ‘on paper.’

Creative Process
Just as I love hand drawing, I also prefer to hand write my stories rather than type them into my laptop. For me, the whole creative process revolves around pencil and paper, scribbles, drawings and bubble diagrams. I think this is because it involves my right brain functions much more than typing does and allows me the posibility of forming three dimesional characters and worlds from a two dimensional piece of paper, just as painting or drawing does. I am actually conscious of the grain of the paper and the sharpness, or dullness, of the pencil. Often I’ll finish up a writing session and have several doodles in the margins.

Opinion
Blogger is certainly easy to set up, change colors, fonts, and backgrounds. WordPress was also easy to set up, but not nearly as easy to customize. So far, Blogger is flexible enough to satisfy my inner artist. I’ve succesfully uploaded an imaage of a few of my doodles to my first post on Blogger. However, I’m having trouble ‘sharing’ my Blogger post with the world. It looks like this may take more investigation. ~ Wendy

About Wendy Fallon

By day I am a technical writer, and by night and on weekends I am an artist and creative writer. Living in Phoenix, AZ with my husband Tim, I find the urban wilderness in which we live to be endlessly fascinating. Our home is tucked up against South Mountain, the largest city park in the U.S. The canal slashing across the base of the mountain provides inspiration for paintings, drawings, and sitings of wild coyotes, skittering fluffs of newborn quail, lizards and constant change.
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