Blogger is one of the best platform to start your blog with. But it is more efficient for beginners and if you are going to build a brand then it is not the one for you. I started my first blog 3 years ago and yes i have chosen Blogger for blogging.
Present Slide was also started initially on Blogger but soon i moved it to Wordpress because I wanted to take blogging seriously this time.
Note : WordPress in this post refers to WordPress.org and not WordPress.com.
Today i want to tell you all about the confusion among thousands of people to choose from Blogger or WordPress. First i will tell you the reasons why Blogger is the best platform for beginners. Then i will also give you some solid reasons to move your blog from Blogger to WordPress.
Section 1 – Why Blogger is the best blogging platform for Beginners
1. Easy to Start a Blog
It all needs a Google account to start a blog with Blogger. You don’t have to worry about buying hosting and domains for your blog. It is all maintained by Blogger on its own. It is thus good to start with Blogger as you have nothing to loose.
Learn the basics of blogging even without spending money on it. This makes Blogger so popular among the beginners around the world.
2. Free Platform
For a beginner it is very hard to spend money on something new. What if it ended with a failed blog or what if you get bored with blogging soon. So it is easy to start a blog with blogger because you don’t need to spend any money on it.
Blogger also provides you with a free subdomain which you can use with your blog. So you don’t have to worry about buying a domain and configuring it. Even if you want your own custom domain with blogger you can set it anytime.
3. Easy Customization
You don’t need any coding language to get started with Blogger and to customize it. There is a simple and easy user interface to get started with a blog. No need to deal with plugin an themes features and you just have to focus on your blogging.
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Even someone with no knowledge of blogging can start and run up a blog with ease. When i first started blog with Blogger i found it so easy to get started. Just a few clicks and my blog was up and running.
4. Secured Platform
The security and performance of your blog is handled by Google. As everyone knows the power and security of Google as a company. There is no need to worry about your blogs’ security, performance and uptime.
All these things are managed by Google perfectly. You don’t have to face server down or bandwidth is reached while running a blog.
These were some of the reasons for which Blogger is best for beginners to start their own blog. But as you will move forward in your blogging journey you will face some issues with expanding your blog with time. This makes it important to move your blog from Blogger to WordPress as it is one of the most popular blogging platform.
Lets see the reasons why should you move your blog from Blogger to WordPress
Section 2 – Why to Move from Blogger to WordPress
1. Designing a Blog is Easy
The availability of thousands of themes makes it easy to design your blog according to your need. Although many themes are available for Blogger too but the themes do not look much professional. There are only a few themes available officially for Blogger.
On the other hand WordPress has thousands of professional looking themes. You can use these themes to suit your blogs niche and your audience too.
2. Mobile Friendly
The default themes available from Blogger do not look good on mobile phones. Even when you use a third party theme it has some issues with responsiveness. But WordPress is totally mobile friendly. Themes provided to use at WordPress are completely responsive.
As the increase in use of mobile phones you should not forget your mobile audience. Most of the traffic now a days comes from Mobile users. This makes it very important to make your blog mobile friendly.
3. Search Engine Friendly
With better coded themes the chances of search engine ranking increases. There are lots of plugins available to help you with your Search Engine Optimization. One of the fact is that Google loves WordPress websites and blogs because they are coded well.
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Also with the plugins you will be able to dive more deep into the Search Engine Optimization. Blogger will help you to learn the basics of blogging but WordPress will make you an expert.
4. Great Commenting System
Getting feedback for your hard work is always good. The comment system provided by Blogger is not that much good. People hesitate to provide a comment even if you have written awesome content. WordPress on the other hands provides a simple and user friendly commenting system which will get you more comments.
There are many other comment plugins available which helps you to deal with Spam. This way you will only get good and true feedback for your hard work.
5. Plugins for Everything you can imagine
Blogger provides only a few gadgets to work with. Some of them are not even useful and even without any guide. WordPress deals with widgets and plugins perfectly. It is an open source platform so anyone can design themes and plugins for WordPress.
Thousands of plugins are available for you to use. You can use a plugin to save your time and energy and without writing a single line of code.
6. More flexibility and control
When you are on WordPress you own your blog and no one else. Your Blogger blog is hosted on Google’s servers so if they find your content against their policies, they can delete the blog without any prior notice.
WordPress also gives you more flexibility with your blog and content. There are plenty of customization options available for WordPress blog which Blogger can not compete with.
7. Branding of your Blog
Blogging is not the same as it was years ago. Now it became a business in some matters, so it needs you to brand your business for long term goals. Blogger does not provide enough tools to brand your business and lacks in this field.
A blog made with WordPress can be represented as a brand with tools and plugins. This is the reason why about 23% of blogs are using WordPress as its blogging platform.
These were just few of the reasons to move your blog from Blogger to WordPress. So you should too think about it. I have chosen WordPress as my blogging platform and i am happy with my decision.
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