Blogger VS Wordpress: Which Blogging Platform Is Right For You? (Part I)

Blogging Corner

With so many blogging platforms available, the question which blogging platform is right for you, is an entirely valid one. But what suits one person, won’t suit another. So, to help you overcome your selection headache, we are going to give you an analysis in the following lines. Done by David Hartshorne for bloggingwizard, the comparison between WordPress and Blogger, will make you aware of the pros and cons these platforms might offer so you can mull over beforehand.

Blogger (or BlogSpot)?

Before we go any further, let’s clear up any confusion regarding the terms Blogger and BlogSpot. Blogger is a free publishing platform, while BlogSpot is a free domain service provider.

They’re both owned by Google and are used together on the Blogger platform.

• Try entering the URL: blogspot.com

• And you’ll end up at this URL: blogger.com

When you create your blog on Blogger, you’ll automatically get a BlogSpot domain. But you don’t have to use the BlogSpot domain; you can also add your custom domain:

To summarize: Google hosts your blog on their Blogger platform with a default BlogSpot domain.

Setting up your blog

Creating your blog on Blogger is straightforward. You’ll need a Google account if you don’t already have one.

1. Enter a name for your blog.

2. Choose a Blog Address (URL) – Blogger confirms if your chosen blog address is available.

3. Pick a Theme – There are a handful of themes (templates) displayed as you create your blog, but you can browse more and customise your blog later.

The following steps are the same as we have already discussed in our previous columns like managing and personalising your blog and creating or writing blog content.

Pros:

• Simple to get started

• Easy to use and manage

• Hosted by Google so no installation issues

• Don’t have to worry about software updates

Cons

• Social sharing is geared towards Google+ rather than all social networks

• Google can suspend your blog at any time, or even cancel the Blogger service altogether.

To be continued…

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