When we talk about blogging, what does come in your mind? May be these two
Yes, WordPress and Blogger are two platforms that you might like to post with.
As you can see in this graph, how WordPress is growing rapidly and grabbing everyone’s attention. Many users love to do blogging with BlogSpot because there are less number of technical issues with it. But many users love WordPress because of their increased features and power.
I would recommend to start with wordpress.com for a while and as you get familiar to blogging with this, just go with writing a new blog on WordPress.org as I have explained difference between wordpress.com and wordpress.org in one of my blog.
As BlogSpot is free but don’t stick to it. In this article, we will do comparison between WordPress and BlogSpot. We will discuss all the points between them and then you can make your best decision to choose a platform according to your need.
Difference Between WordPress and Blogger
BlogSpot is the blogging service provided by Google. It is free, reliable and really good to publish your blogging stuff on the web. Google can shut down its service at any time. So, you don’t have any right to access it.
While using WordPress, you would definitely need a hosting provider to host your own site. You have full rights to decide to run its service or to stop. You are the owner of your data and have full control over the information you want to share.
Another big difference between WordPress and Blogger is control. If you use BlogSpot, then you are with limited tools which would allow you to perform some relevant tasks on your website. It is a tuned service but has some limits which won’t allow you to extend any service by your own.
If you are a serious business owner, then you would definitely go for WordPress as it is an open-source software. You can customize it any time. There are many free WordPress plugins with which you can extend default features like adding a store to your website and creating portfolio etc. So, WordPress is the best and long-term solution for your business.
BlogSpot provides a limited number of templates. Although you can change colors and layout of these templates. You can use the built-in tools for that but you can’t do any modification in it means you can’t customize it. There are also some non-official templates of blogger available but those are of very low quality.
Now, if we talk about WordPress, thousands of free and paid responsive WordPress themes are available to create a professional website. It doesn’t matter what actually your site is about, you will find a lot of themes in which you get the relevancy of the theme with your particular site.
If we talk about portability, moving your site from BlogSpot to a different platform is really a difficult task. It has some risk that you might lose SEO, subscribers or may be your followers. Your data will be stayed on Google’s servers for a very long time.
If you are using WordPress, your site could be moved anywhere. There are several options as you can move your WordPress site to a new host, change the domain name, or can even move your site to any other CMS.
So, you can see how WordPress is performing. Even if you compare the SEO for WordPress and blogger then, the WordPress offers more SEO advantages.
While using BlogSpot, you already have Google’s robust secure platform. The worry should be negligible in case of managing your server’s resources, securing the blog and creating backups.
On the other hand WordPress is secure, but as you know it is WordPress.org that means a self-hosting services, you are the one who will be responsible for security and backups. It can become really easy for you if you use WordPress plugins for this.
Both WordPress and Blogger have their own points to put on. If you want to write a simple blog post then you can use simple BlogSpot platform but for writing a professional blog WordPress would be a great platform for you.