Comparison of sites for blogging – Blogger and WordPress
At first – I’ve started my blog on Blogger. It’s very good but I’ve decided to test also other blog services and I’ve chosen WordPress. At this moment I’m running my blog at the same time in both places: rightweb.wordpress.com and rightweb.blogspot.com. I did also some tests of the blog.com website but since I didn’t liked it at all – so I don’t compare it here
Here are pros and cons for Blogger and WordPress. I’m referring here to free version of WordPress hosted on WordPress.com. WordPress engine offers much more flexibility and majority of the limitations are gone.
- Cons: Cannot schedule posts for publishing at certain date, necessity to publish your posts to other server (extra steps, sometimes problematic), doesn’t support categories of posts (only simple list), difficult to use spellchecker, annoying spam control mechanics (for comments and sometimes also for editing of blogs)
- Pros: good choice of templates, simple and intuitive post designers, built-in simple blog traffic reporting that includes also stats for feeds, excellent support for high ranking in search engines, doesn’t show advertisements on your blog, very good spellchecking interface,
And the winner is… it’s a draw with WordPress being slightly better.
Blogger is very good too but it needs to start supporting categorization of posts and have ability to schedule posts for the future.
In meantime – I run blog in both places. :-)
What are your thoughts – do you see other differences? Do you know other good blogging sites? Your comments are very welcome!