Blogger or WordPress: Which One Will Work Better For You?
Posted in WordPress on May 15, 2014
Blogging is used in a number of different ways. It is so popular that it has become perhaps the best way to express yourself in any forum. There are blogs for almost every topic you can think of! Just this morning I found a blog about messed up cakes… it was hilarious!
Many bloggers also set up their sites with the intention of earning a living with it, either by directly selling products or selling advertising and using AdSense.
When deciding on Blogger or WordPress, the first thing you must decide is what you’re using your blog for. For me this is the deciding factor when deciding which platform to use.
Blogger or WordPress: The Comparison
First of all, I’m referring to WordPress.org, where you buy the hosting and install the program itself. That right there is one of the problems with using WordPress because it is a little more technical to set up and maintain than a Blogger site. However, there are thousands of tutorials all over the web that can show you how to deal with problems as they arise. And, after a while, you’ll have a thorough understanding of how to use it.
With Blogger, it’s much more plug-n-play. You fill out a little info about yourself, and you can start posting. Almost that fast too!
However, there are two main important debates with the Blogger or WordPress issue. The first is the domain name. With WordPress, you can purchase your own domain, and it can be whatever you want. With blogger, your domain will have the word “blogspot” as in yourdomain.blogspot.com.
The second issue is that you don’t own your Blogger site. If for someone reason you break some silly rule, or for whatever arbitrary reason Google comes up with, you could have your blog taken down.
With WordPress, you host it on a 3rd party site and you own the domain. Essentially, the site is yours and cannot be taken down.
I have also noticed that WordPress tends to rank better on Google. I’ve had dozens of posts show up on the front page of Google, when Blogger sites are nowhere to be seen.
Blogger Or WordPress: When To Use Each
I personally believe that Blogger is fantastic for two things. One, anyone who just simply wants to share their thoughts with the world completely for fun should absolutely use Blogger. It’s probably not worth the hassle to set up a WordPress site in this case. Also, if you’re just barely, barely, barely starting a business and don’t have any time or money to work with WordPress, you can use it for a little while.
However, when using your blog for making an income, I highly suggest using WordPress. The domain name looks much more professional and you don’t want your blog shut down for some dumb reason when it’s making you good money.
And, once you’ve learned the basics of setting up your site, then you can charge to set up other WordPress sites! This is a great way to earn some fast, easy money.
As you can probably tell, this Blogger or WordPress debate for me is easy. The hands-down winner is WordPress. Even though it costs a little money, it’s really only like 8 bucks a month. It can be a little work, but it’s not hard to find sources on the internet to help you.
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By Erin P Smith