WordPress and Blogger are two of the most popular blogging options that are compared and put to the test by bloggers and tech geeks around the world. So which one is the best? The answer to this likely depends on your personal preference. Do you want the option of self-hosting your blog or to use a free service? Both offer benefits that bloggers can enjoy, but since they are the most popular blog platforms available, this gives to the most common question: is one better than the other?
What does WordPress offer?
WordPress offers blogging solutions for paid users and for those who want host own blog on wordpress.com. It offers options that allow you to upload content to share, maintain (store), and even helps users make money. Affordable options allow you to customize your blog design & theme, plugins, have storage space for media content, customize your domain, and the option to have your blog appear with no advertisements appearing on the page.
You can transfer data from another domain to your new WordPress domain for a small fee. You can connect your content through social media sites and your blog doesn’t have to be just a blog; it can be your main website. You can upgrade your version to something else that offers more features for the experienced blogger. Yet, those who are new to the program can follow through instruction details with no problems.
What does Blogger (Blogspot) offer?
Blogger is a platform originally acquired by Google in 2003. You don’t have to pay to use the service. You can upload content free and even obtain information from a previous blog domain with no cost. You can add media content with no storage limits. Content within the blog can be accessed via mobile phone, apps via smartphone and iPhone, and messaging through email. You can access Google’s schemes for advertisements quite easily. You can manage multiple blogs with the account or link it to one that already exists. Today Blogger is widely integrated with Google+ social network and you can share your posts with fans very fast. You don’t need to copy any link just can click share on G+ button.
So, which one should you use for blogging?
You can sign up for WordPress with your email address, URL name, and username. Blogger requires you to have a Google account, basically if you have a Gmail account or log in for YouTube, you would use this same information. If you don’t have a Google account you need to register upon signing up for Blogger.
When it comes to posting a blog article, some feel WordPress makes it easier for you than Blogger. With Blogger, you may have to perform a certain action that is related to Google+. Some may not want to use Google+ but may find their Blogger account to have a limited profile detail.
Some feel that while Blogger offers limitation in what you can do, their security is better than WordPress; meaning that you have a lesser chance of getting your personal information hacked. WordPress may be a better option for those who have a business and intend to develop it overtime. Blogger offers few plugins that may not make using the blog as functional as its competitor. Plus, Blogger is owned by Google, not by you, so if you use it inappropriately it can be removed.