Are you thinking of starting a blog and are you confused about whether you should use WordPress or Blogger as a blog-developing Platform? Then, by the end of this article, you will be in a better understanding of what blogging platform to use. 😊
WordPress and Blogger are the two blog platform where you can create a blog easily. More than 75 million of the website on the web are created in WordPress whereas more than 300,000 websites on the web are created in Blogger. The popularity of both blog platforms is increasing as the number of people who are starting the blog is increasing. But, each of them has its Pros and Cons.
So, in this blog, I will emphasize the key difference between WordPress and Blogger so that you will have a proper idea of what blogging platform to use.
Brief Explanation of WordPress:
WordPress is a free and open-source blogging platform that manages more than 35% of the total website on the web. Using the different plugins and themes available in the software, you can create any type of website in WordPress.
WordPress has two versions: WordPress.com and WordPress.org.
2. WordPress.com: It is powered by wordpress.org. It is really simple to use but you lose many features as compared to the self-hosted site.
(Note: In this blog, I am talking only about WordPress.org)
So, If you want to have full control over your content and website, I recommend you to use wordpress.org.
Brief Explanation of Blogger:
Blogger is a free platform to publish your blog which is owned by Google. It manages more than 1.7% of the total website on the web.
You simply need a google account to log in to blogger and create a new blog. But, the address of your blog is created with the extension of ‘blogspot.com’.
The most useful benefit of Blogger.com is that you don’t need to pay for anything to start your website.
Here are the fundamental differences between WordPress and Blogger:
1. Blogger is very easy and quick to get started with. You just need a google account to log in and you can create a blog in a few minutes. Whereas, setting up a blog in WordPress might take around 20-30 minutes.
Here’s how you can Get started with wordpress
2. You don’t need any monetary investment to start up with Blogger (You get a free domain with ‘blogspot.com’ and Free hosting from Google) whereas You need some small monetary investment to work with WordPress (Monetary value goes toward owning a domain name and hosting)
Although not recommended for serious sites, here’s How you can start your blog for free in WordPress.
3. In Blogger, you don’t own your content fully. Google runs the ownership and it has the right to shut down your blog. Whereas, You are the full owner of your content and You have full right of service on your blog.
4. You have restrictions customizing your site in Blogger. But, with the availability of more than 11000 themes and more than 50000 plugins, you can customize your blog in WordPress the way you want.
If you can code, you can even customize your own plugin 😲. How cool is that?
5. As you have no full control over your blog in Blogger, you lose a lot of monetizing options. But as you own your all content in WordPress, you can have a lot of monetizing options like Affiliate marketing, Ads, etc.
But note that, as Blogger is owned by Google, Google AdSense performs a bit better in Blogger than WordPress in terms of showing AdSense ads.
Why I use WordPress over Blogger?
As a newbie blog writer, I still chose WordPress as my Blog Platform. After doing a lot of research, I found all the features that I need for my blog in WordPress. I wanted to have full control and own all the content of my blog. Being able to put ads from different ad networks and being able to monetize my channel that way I want is one of my basis I use WordPress. I also wanted full customizability and ample functionality to work within my blog, which WordPress provided, and Blogger didn’t.
Well, Choosing between WordPress and Blogger completely depends upon our preferences and necessities.
If you want to get started with free and easiness of the platform by compromising a lot of customizability and features, Then you should choose Blogger.
And, if you want all the features and functionality but is willing to spend some money, then you should choose WordPress.
The Choice is yours 😊