Search Google(or any search engine) for “Blogger vs WordPress”. 9/10 people would say that WordPress is better than Blogger. And I don’t deny the fact, but it’s wrong to say BlogSpot is bad. BlogSpot may not offer as many features as WordPress, but for a novice blogger, BlogSpot have it’s own advantage.
When people face criticism for blogging at Blogger, they don’t really know what to say in their favor and hence make the change without any thought. This is bad, totally bad. When you cannot stand in support of your blogging platform, then it is a shame.
Benefits of BlogSpot platform:
1. It’s Free!
People, especially in India, are fond of freebies. Blogger is free. No domain required(Even though a domain is suggested after the blog is success), no hosting and anything like that. You get all the blogging experience for free unlike WordPress. Also, if your blog is a failure, you don’t lose a single penny.
Blogger is totally free and never asks for a penny. All the features are free other than buying a domain(you can buy domain directly from blogger). So, whenever someone tells you the goodness of WordPress, tell them that they are paying for WP goodness but you aren’t paying for Blogger goodness.
Definitely! For a long gap of time, there was a chat that which blogging platform is easier. Of all the reviews I have read(7 reviews), all of them have said that BlogSpot is easier than WordPress. After using both the blogging platforms, even I decided blogspot is easier to use over WordPress.
Recently, a friend of mine told me that he wants to switch his blog to WordPress so he wants to test it once. I gave him the details of my WordPress blog which I rarely use(I have 4 WP blogs). He tried it and kept asking me what to do, what are plugins and all that. It took me some time to explain the meanings to him but eventually, he decided to stay with Blogger just because of the easiness.
Google, the most famous name on the internet. Google, the best search engine on the internet. When Google is with Blogger, that would be definitely a great point for Blogger. Google is always doing one thing or the other with its services. Recently, they redesigned Blogger(in draft.blogger.com) which gave Blogger a lot of attraction.
Then they also announced the name change of Blogger to Google Blogs. Google will also integrate Blogger to Google+, as the rumors say. That means that Google gives Blogger a lot of attraction by their reach and that’s the third and the final point for which you should choose Blogger over WordPress.
Editors note: Though when it comes to professional Blogging, I would always recommend WordPress over BlogSpot. Though as a new/first blog, BlogSpot is one of the best place to start or you can also start from WordPress.com blogs. I would suggest you to read:
- How to create your first BlogSpot blog
- 8 Reasons why self hosted WordPress blog is better than BlogSpot blogs.
So, what do you think which blogging platform is better? Do you think that Blogger stands a chance in front of WordPress? Do comment.