Saturday, June 13, 2020

Why I Prefer Blogger Over WordPress

I've been blogging on and off for about four or five years. I honestly can't remember when I started. I wanted to share today the pros and cons of using Blogger. It's my favorite platform to use for blogging. I'm hoping more people make the change to Blogger!

Pros of Blogger:

  • Free. Free. FREE! I feel like you can get just about anything you want on Blogger for free. You can add any template you want without having to pay extra money. Unless you purchase your template, of course. I don't think people should have to pay to get the freedom to decorate their blog as they would like.
  • Unlimited space! You know how your free WordPress account comes with limited space? That's nonexistent here in Blogger! I upload extremely high quality photos to my blog. I wouldn't be able to do that on a free WordPress account without having to worry about taking up a lot of space or having to use another site to upload pictures and use the link. 
  • You can find hundreds and hundreds of free Blogger templates. Free WordPress only gives you a handful of themes and it makes it to where a lot of people have the same themes. It doesn't really give people the option to be themselves. You can also find cheap templates on Etsy!
  • It's user friendly! I find Blogger to be very easy to work with. It took me a while to get used to WordPress and I honestly never ended up really liking it. 

Cons of Blogger:

  • Lack of conversation. As everyone is on WordPress, I don't get much views/following/conversations on my posts. I feel like more people are willing to follow a WordPress blog over a Blogger blog. I think this is something that really needs to change!
  • Doesn't have a like button? I'm not entirely sure why they don't have one yet. Maybe with the new updates we'll get one. I did find a little work around for this! I made my like button here.  
  • No app? Also, unlike WordPress, Blogger doesn't have an app! I mostly use the WordPress app to go through other posts. I never use it to make posts. I like scrolling through and looking at posts on my phone compared to on my computer. 

I'm hoping these pros will help more people decide to use Blogger compared to WordPress. If you have anything else you'd like to add or if you have any questions, please leave them in a comment!

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