That’s the million dollar question that I’ve asked. Ok! Not the million dollar but probably one of the critical and most discussed. In fact, most of newbies start their journey with blogger and end up using WordPress. However, they are few who don’t like to pay for hosting and sticks to using Blogger.
Today, in this article we will be discussing benefits as well as disadvantages of using both platforms.
Benefits of using Blogger
There is no match to the security offered by blogger. Absolutely no one can hack into your blogs. Also, neither you nor any other users have access to the database of your posts and media. Therefore, it is highly unlikely that anyone can attack blogger blogs.
Yes, blogger free hosting to certain GB. I’m not sure about the exact number but be assured that you don’t really feel out of space unless you try to host some really big files like songs or videos.
No Bandwidth Issues
With blogger, you don’t really need to worry about how much bandwidth your blog is taking. That’s the matter of concern for google. They will never ban your blog; no matter how much bandwidth you are consuming.
Blogger offers numerous themes which are absolutely free. If you want, you can check out some of the best blogger templates of 2013.
Although, setting up blogger template requires a basic knowledge of how html works, it is not that difficult. You can probably learn that online.
Disadvantages of using Blogger
Google can delete your blog
Yes, you heard it right. Google can delete your blog without notifying you. Although, it doesn’t really happen too often, its still matter of concern. And if this happens, there is absolutely no way you can get your blog back unless you have backup.
I’m sure, most of you’re aware of the fact that blogger has limited set of customization options. On the other hand, WordPress offers way better customizing options. In fact, you can even add custom sitemap and much better flexibility using adon plugins.
Benefits of using WordPress
WordPress lets you add custom Meta title and Meta description for each post. You can also categorize these posts with the help of tags and categories. When it comes to blogger, you can only make use of labels.
Also, WordPress lets you change the permalink structure which is not changable in blogger.
High and Easy Customization
You dont need to be a coder to add extra features such as social sharing buttons. You can easily do that by installing plugins. Similarly, you can also add widgets to the sidebar and navigation menu from the dashboard.
Apart from these benefits, the disadvantages that I’ve mentioned for blogger are actually the benefits of using WordPress.
Disadvantages of using WordPress
You need to purchase separate hosting package which would cost you around $100-$120. When it comes to buying hosting, you also need to take care of bandwidth. You don’t want to run out of bandwidth because if that happens frequently, your hosting provider will simply ban your account.
As I said earlier, WordPress isn’t as secured as Blogger. Hacker can’t simply sneak into your posts especially database when it comes to blogger. However, that can easily be done on WordPress.
This marks an end to my discussion about the benefits and disadvantages of using WordPress and blogger. If you’ve anything to add up, simply put your comment below.
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