4 Reasons why WordPress is better than Blogger for Blogging

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This is a guest post by Aritra Roy, who is the co-founder of daPazze & is a professional and experienced blogger. He writes about ‘Blogger vs WordPress‘ topic as seen in this post as well.

Day by day blogging is becoming more and more popular. But for blogging you need to have a platform, like Blogger, WordPress or Tumblr – I just named the three most popular and most used blogging platforms. But there remains a huge confusion among many new and not-so new bloggers, in choosing between the most suitable blogging platform for them.

In this article I am going to show you a comparison between the two and how WordPress wins in the Blogger vs WordPress battle.

Blogger vs WordPress

Let the outraging begin :p

Fortunately or unfortunately, after the launch of WordPress, it has been the most favourite and most used blogging platform ever. There are hundreds of reasons on why you should choose WordPress over Blogger as your blogging platform. In these article, I am just going to do the same for you.

I will show you a few reasons and factors that make WordPress better than Blogger and I will also give you clear and solid reasons, as to why you should go for WordPress and not Blogger.

But before going into this article, I want to make things a bit clear. This article is a bit biased about choosing WordPress and not Blogger. I have expressed my own views but that doesn’t mean that Blogger is bad or should not be used. It’s completely up to you to decide, but I hope you will enjoy the post.

1. Customization and Flexibility

This is one of the main reason why people choose WordPress over Blogger. WordPress can offer you any amount of customization you want for your blog. There is a vast availability of themes and plugins for WordPress. One can argue by saying that Blogger also has a vast availability of themes. But the word “vast” doesn’t suit with Blogger.

Blogger definitely has availability of some cool and beautiful looking themes, but they are limited in number and are generally non-customizable.

Now lets come to the point of plugins. Does blogger even have any plugins ? The answer is no, whereas WordPress has over 18,000 plugins to offer you for free in its plugin directory. This doesn’t end here, as you can avail not only free but also plenty of premium plugins for your blog which are very essential for any blogger.

2. Hosting Opportunities

Though Blogger offers you to blog for free of cost, as you don’t need to spend a single penny on either hosting or domain, but still there are enough reasons to choose WordPress over Blogger.

Blogger can be like a prison, where you have to stay behind the bars. But if you buy a premium hosting service by spending a little amount of money, then you can customize each and every file on your server.

If you want to become a professional blogger, and want to continue your blogging career for a long time, then you will surely need these customizations. Who wants to live in a prison, where there is no room to move your limbs.

3. How Secure is your Blog ?

Blogger is definitely secure as it is quite obvious that anything that Google itself is hosting will definitely be in secure hands. This simply means that there is no one to steal the data and files of your blog from you. But there is a different issue on this matter.

Lets discuss it in a brief. Google simply hates spam and has a very strict web spam team. So if your blog is hosted at blogger.com, and somehow your blog’s content is related to spam, then Google can sue you at any time. There have been many cases where Google has just deleted the blog without even a single prior notice.

Even if your blog is not having any content related to spam, but still there remains a huge risk, that the next day when you sit at your computer desk and intend to open your blog, you find it deleted. But if you are on WordPress there is certainly no risk of your blog being sued or deleted. Its your own blog, and its completely safe at your own hands.

4. Blogger for Newbies, WordPress for Pros

There has been a huge talk over the Internet that Blogger is generally preferred by the newbie bloggers, who are unaware of the technicalities of blogging. Simply put, most people use blogger as a practice platform where they can get their hands ready.

Statistics say that a large number of bloggers, migrate from blogger to WordPress. Popular reasons are ‘customization, flexibility, features and more security’. In this article I have shown you why WordPress is better than Blogger.

So which side are you on ? WordPress or Blogger ??

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Aritra is the co-founder of daPazze. He is a professional and experienced blogger, who writes excellent articles about Blogging, SEO, Social Media,Technology, Tutorials, Make Money Blogging and many more.

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  1. #

    I agree 100%. WordPress is definitely better. The plugins options and customization are tremendous.

    Most importantly, its your bolg, you own it. I cannot say that confidently for blogger.

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      You said it rightly, Ankur. WordPress gives you a pride of ownership of your blog as you get the scope to customize each and every corner of your blog.

      There is nothing that is out of your control in WordPress, but there are most of the things that are in Blogger.

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    I think you left a point. Blogger is difficult to access through phone. Its new version isn’t supported by many of the browsers. But, I can easily remain updated using phone when I am on WordPress. It is supported by my mobile browser. :)

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      Yeah,I missed it out.the point that you have mentioned is correct. blogger is definitely difficult to access from the mobile devices, but WordPress gives us the ease of use from any mobile devices.

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    Blogger cannot stand in front of WordPress. My first blog was hosted on Blogger, but second Blog and this blog is hosted on WordPress. :)

  4. #

    Great post, I also think that wordpress is on the first place right now, maybe we will find something similar in the future but for now it’s the one of the best choices.

  5. #

    Maybe we can have something better in the future, till then WordPress is the best consideration.

  6. #

    I do not know why this debate is still on between wordpress and blogspot. WP is better than blogger on any given day and if you are thinking about serious blogging, then there is one option- wordpress

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      That’s the one line I could have said other than writing this article. WordPress is way better than blogger in all ways. There remains no scope of debate between the two.

  7. #

    When I was new to blogging, WP was the only platform I ever used, up until now. I’m glad I have used WP since the beginning because most bloggers I have known usually migrate from Blogger to WP because of many reasons, most of which you have mentioned here in your post.

  8. #

    Yeah, only a few bloggers start their blogging career using WordPress. Even I myself used blogger during my beginning. Glad to know that you started using WordPress.

  9. #

    Blogger has a simple but not too flexible interface. WP is the best for sure, and there are many reasons why. Long live WordPress!

  10. #

    You are so correct!

    Blogger.com is for Newbies and Losers! Ha Ha Ha! (sorry to sound so harsh!)

    I would NOT even suggest a Newbie start with blogger. They will LOSE whatever following they have when they finally do the right thing and move to a self-hosted WordPress site. Also, if there are any backlinks to that blogger blog, they will vanish when you move to WordPress. All that work wasted!

    Using blogger is like building a house on someone else’s property! Why would you do that. You wake up one day and find out the owner is selling the property and tearing down your house, there’s nothing you can do.

    Same thing happens if you wake up and find out there for whatever crazy reason, Blogger just deleted your blog! Nothing you can do. That is not just a story, I have met, At Least, one person who had her account deleted for NO reason.

    Hello?

    Do the right thing and build your blog or website with WordPress. Fortune 500 companies are using WordPress and now you can, too!

    Thanks for this post!

    ~ Jupiter Jim

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      Wow, I didn’t know that Blogger would really delete your personal blog for no reason at all. Glad I started out with WP :)

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        You cannot say that Google will delete your blog for no reason, neither did I :-)

        But if Google suspects that you have some illegal or spammy content, or you link to many spammy sites, thereby turning your site more into a spam hub, then they can delete your site without even a prior warning…

  11. #

    thank for this information, I’m used to WordPress, Wordprss is best, good for SEO, For Business

  12. #

    WordPress all the way for me, it is really customisable with widgets and plugins, you just have to watch the compatability of updates.

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    Word press is a big and branding plate form for blogging as it provides more relaxation in optimizing vastly a webpage.You can easily prepared a well look aggressive page for your online work but in case of blogspot which have limited optimizing techniques it is very hard to make profitable working plate form

  14. #

    This is something really interesting shared here.. Still Bloggers Vs WordPress is like an inconclusive debate and everyone has it’s own views.

    But I think it’s true that Bloggers is for newbies and WordPress is for pros.

    Thanks for the interesting post!

  15. Fuuny Man
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    True, I agree that WordPress is far superior in terms of customizability, and the owner in charge can modify a large part of the backend components in WP. However, Blogger is great if you want free hosting (no, those free hosting sites that give you subdomains won’t do). Yes, I realize there is wordpress.com which is also free, but they don’t let you customize your layouts and such (you can if you pay). Those who say Bloggers are for newbies and newbies only are just plain ignorant.

    *There is an option to backup your Blogger blog with all the posts and comments just in case there comes a time that Google actually does delete your blog. But hey, if you’re running a spam-infested blog, it deserves to be deleted.

  16. #

    i need to say something here. i have 2 blog that used to post what ever i learned on online about technology, i have some amount visitors to my each blogs per week. my one blog from Google blogger another one is my own site using WordPress. i will post something on my WordPress site then i change a bit to post on blogger.

    i come to the point now. SEO . what ever i post on my blogger , its indexing by Google in a second , i tried and checked on my each post . but Google not indexing my WordPress site like blogger.

    if you guys thinking for SEO . its better to go Google Blogger. its indexing so fast and come to top in organic search result.

    from my experience,
    Alvis.

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    thanx for sharing the post. very nice :)

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    I started out in 2009 using Blogger and just last week I switched to WordPress because I wanted a professional look and feel to my blog. I just couldn’t get that with Blogger.

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