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Wordpress vs Blogger

Updated on September 17, 2015

HERE'S WHAT I THINK

Wordpress vs Blogger

Which side of the blogging table are you on? Do you prefer Wordpress or Blogger? Which is better in your opinion?

I'm a Wordpress fan myself, but when I started I had all Blogger blogs. Both have their pros and cons. I'll present both their strengths and weaknesses here, and let you decide.

Please join the debate, or let us know in the comment section what you think.

The Scoop On Wordpress

Pro-Wordpress Video!

The Pros of Using Wordpress

When I talk about Wordpress here, I'm going to talk about a self-hosted Wordpress blog, from Wordpress.org.

1. The ability to customize your blog theme.

2. Wordpress is free, you only have hosting costs.

3. Most hosts offer one click installation through Fantastico or Simple Scripts.

4. The Wordpress community has developed hundreds of plugins to help improve the Wordpress functionality.

5. You can choose from hundreds of free themes if you don't want to invest in a custom theme for your blog.

Books On Blogging With Wordpress

There are some excellent resources out there to help you with your Wordpress blog. Here are just a few of my favorites. Let us know in the comment section if you know of a resource we're missing here!

Are You Trying To Pick a Host For Your Wordpress Blog?

I use Bluehost to host all my Wordpress blogs (and I have a couple). I've only ever had one issue, and it was quickly resolved with a phone call to Bluehost. The technician I talked to was knowledgeable and helped me solve my problem within minutes, and with only one phone call. I've been a fan since.

Bluehost lets you Host Unlimited Domains on 1 Account for $6.95 Per Month

I've been using Bluehost as my web host for a couple years now, and I've been very happy with their service.

They also throw in a FREE DOMAIN with their 6.95 per month package.

Disclosure: Some of the links on this web page may be affiliate links, if you click and make a purchase the person who created this page may be paid a percentage of the sale.

The Cons Of Using Wordpress

1. You have to pay to have your Wordpress blog hosted.

2. Frequent releases of new versions.

3. Plugins are created, and maintained by 3rd parties, and are not supported by Wordpress itself if you encounter a problem.

My Favorite Wordpress Book

WordPress For Dummies (For Dummies (Computers))
WordPress For Dummies (For Dummies (Computers))

Unlike other blog hosts, WordPress gives you the ability to create a blog that is tailored to your own tastes and needs. Sure, the codes, tags, and terminology can seem a little intimidating at first, but WordPress for Dummies breaks it all down to show you just how intuitive, friendly, and extensible the software really is.

 

The Lowdown on Blogger

Blogger Tutorial

1. It's free

2. It's easy to use. The dashboard is easily navigated.

3. Free domain name hosting.

4. 1G of free photo space through Picasa.

The Cons of Using Blogger

1. There are not as many options for customizing your blog.

2. Some people look down on Blogger blogs.

3. Unless you purchase your own domain name and point it to your Blogger blog your stuck with a xxx.blogspot.com domain name.

Problogger: Secrets for Blogging Your Way To a Six Figure Income

ProBlogger: Secrets for Blogging Your Way to a Six-Figure Income
ProBlogger: Secrets for Blogging Your Way to a Six-Figure Income

Blogging for dollars - Do you have what it takes?

Here's the place to find out. Problogger.net is where bloggers worldwide go for advice and information on enhancing their blog's presence. Whether you're just starting out or have been blogging for years, learn from two professional bloggers how to turn your passion for blogging into extra revenue or possibly a rewarding career. This is not a get-rich-quick book, but rather a practical guide to creating and marketing a blog with the potential for generating a six-figure income.

 

YOUR TURN!

Which Is Better?

Wordpress

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  • Bob Burns 2 years ago from Miami, Florida 33132

    I use both but I like Wordpress, more templates and widgets.

  • ravi551854 3 years ago

    I like both because both have their advantage and disadvantages.

  • RunawayLyon 4 years ago

    I'm personally working with both, blogger is nice and easy to use but it doesn't look professional.

    WordPress is has a better selection of options I'm still learning my way around it but I prefer it over blogger now.....

  • zenbook 4 years ago

    I use both, but mostly WP. Great lens about the pros & cons. :)

  • DataRet 4 years ago

    I like both

  • norma-holt 4 years ago

    I have used both and much prefer Wordpress but it is a little more difficult to use.

  • Amy617 4 years ago

    I've tried both platforms, and I prefer Wordpress.

  • CrazyGoblin 4 years ago

    Wordpress in my opinion is better. But the article is a little bit off. I doesn't talk about wordpress.com as a blogging platform but selfhoted wordpresss. You cannot compare these two since blogger isn't selfhosted solution. If we talk about wordpress.com blog I still vote for Wordpress, but the downside is you can't run ads.

  • sukamedi 4 years ago

    Wordpress is better as a blogging platform..blogger is also good.. But i will take a side of WordPress. I am using Wordpress as my blog platform.

    infotilla

  • TOPTENGAMERS 4 years ago

    I have been using wordpress since 2010 and must say it perfect for CMS, blogging and for ecommerce. Today almost 60% f wordpress user use wordpress and CMS and some big brands like playstation, nokia use it. Many problogger sites like copyblogger, problogger, basicblogtips, mattcutts etc are using it. So it simply means wordpress is perfect for everyone.

    Check out my other lens : Blogger Vs WordPress

  • Redactoraweb 4 years ago

    i prefer wordpress...: )

  • ronenl 4 years ago

    I'm with wordpress.

  • Jeph Maystruck 4 years ago from Regina, SK

    The simplicity of Wordpress makes it by far the best choice, I just put this post together on how simple it is..... http://strategylab.ca/5-reports-in-google-analytic...

    Great lens by the way!

  • DoranBaker 4 years ago

    I like WordPress but only when installed on your own domain name otherwise there services aren't all that great anyway. Blogger uhhh NO Way LOL

  • ratetea 4 years ago

    I used to think that Wordpress.com and Blogger were like comparing apples to oranges, and that there was no clear leader, but blogger's failure to crack down on spam blogs has made me strongly favor Wordpress. The blogspot domain is just too devalued by the numerous spam blogs that Google is negligent about shutting down. The Wordpress.com team, by contrast, really stays on top of spam.

  • kevinfream lm 4 years ago

    Wordpress seems to have many more features.

  • cassieann 4 years ago

    Wordpress all the way :-)

  • dressygirlkouture 4 years ago

    I love wordpress!

  • Vilja 4 years ago from Helsinki

    I've never tried Blogger, but I like the control I have over my Wordpress blogs.

  • namaserajesh 4 years ago

    I like WordPress, Blogger is also good but some limitations are there.

    Here's resourceful article: Blogger Vs WordPress

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  • Kimberly Schimmel, MLS 4 years ago from Greensboro, NC

    Blogger is easier to use. If I had the time, I'd learn WordPress

  • binwaayeel 4 years ago

    i would rather choose blogger in terms of simplicity.

  • TOPTENGAMERS 4 years ago

    I also want to give like to blogger, just because its super easy to handle and to blog. Check out this : blogvkp

  • Jethro 4 years ago from Philippines

    Blogger as I haven't dived in Wordpress yet.. But some of my friends recommend me the latter. Anyway, it all comes on how you handle a blog. Thanks for this! :)

  • HollieBadDog 4 years ago

    I have been using blogger for a few months now and it seems to work fine for what I need. Someone recommended that I use Wordpress so I did start an account but I have not really done much else with it so far. I also did not realize that I would have to pay for it so thanks for that info.

  • cbjones 4 years ago

    Blogger does what I need it to do. I never felt comfortable using Wordpress.

  • supersiva 4 years ago

    So far I have used blogger which makes blogging easy and fast - May be after trying word press I can judge more effectively.

  • vattana-nith 4 years ago

    i think blogger is better because i used blogger

    itbmcg.blogspot.com

  • arsenalfun 4 years ago

    blogger is better and here is also good comparision:

    http://webmagz.net/2012/06/wordpress-vs-blogger/

  • weheartjunk 4 years ago

    I actually use both for my business, but I use blogger a lot. It is very easy.

  • sofyansodik 4 years ago

    I think the blogger is a better and more educated, well we can blog, we can also learn html, css, and javascript online. And now, bloggers have provided the setting for Search Engine Optimization.

  • anonymous 5 years ago

    Blogger is better!

  • cstrouse lm 5 years ago

    Neither one is really better IMO. I use Blogger for sites that I'm writing on for personal satisfaction and Wordpress for sites I use to make money. I think Blogger is a better option for people who just want to get their word out there but don't need a whole slew of fancy options. Blogger is probably best for testing out new ideas before dedicating money and resources to a Wordpress site.

  • Rural Farming 5 years ago

    I like blogger better because it is really so easy to use. Makes building a site & getting a blog going easy and affordable.

  • anonymous 5 years ago

    I am using blogger is better for me and its fast and secure easy to post and you can add lot of video directly and you can post via mobile and email so it easy and now the dynamic page is very good to ready the interface and the domain cost is low 10$ only per year

  • kevquirk 5 years ago

    I'm unsure - I use blogger for my blog http://blog.jingaling.co.uk but I've been thinking about moving over to Word Press because of the extra functionality. I've been playing around with Word Press but I just can't get it to work how I want it to work, everything seems so complicated.

    I'd love to use Word Press, but at the moment it's still Blogger for me.

    http://blog.jingaling.co.uk/2012/05/blogger-or-wor...

  • RuralFloridaLiving 5 years ago

    I like Blogger. It's easy. www.-rural-florida-living.com!

  • anonymous 5 years ago

    Blogger is good for SEO for google.

    but wordpress is better for long run seo. if you use proper hosting and a own domain.

  • MarkTrueman 5 years ago

    Blogger by far because it gets indexed a lot faster

  • NickyT LM 5 years ago

    I'm having a tough time leaving Blogger, though Wordpress is more powerful. I think I'll stick with what I know: Blogger :)

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      Cheryl Kohan 9 years ago from Minnesota

      This lens is just what I needed to see because I'm going to be starting another blog so need all the info I can get.

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      Jeff Wendland 9 years ago from Kalamazoo, MI

      Great work here on the compare and contrast of Blogger and Wordpress. Blessings for you

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      Nice lens, very helpful, keep up the great work, thanks.

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      Interesting info since I am new to this and need all the info I can get.

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      lemonsqueezy lm 8 years ago

      I am a new blogger (via blogger) and I like the info that you include about wordpress. It is good food for thought. 5*

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      Mynde_Mayfield 8 years ago

      Excellent Lens Linette. I teach people how to blog and build websites using blogger and we're always answering the question of which is better. I am including a link to this lens as a resource in some of our articles. You rock!

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      poutine 8 years ago

      I much prefer Blogger for his easiness of use.

      I sometimes publish some posts on WordPress but find it much more difficult to use.

      Poutine

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      religions7 8 years ago

      I'm featuring this lens on my lens with video tutorials about blogging. https://hubpages.com/technology/blogging-tutorial

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      Patricia 8 years ago

      I have both and am not sure which I like better. I do tend to use my wordpress one most.

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      PattB LM 8 years ago

      Thanks for this lens, Linette, this is very useful for me. I'm new to blogging and had only set up my iWeb blog. I wanted to check out WordPress, and was surprised to find WordPress does have a free blog, which is often not mentioned in comparisons-is it new?(wordpress.com as opposed to .org) I set one up and it was very easy, and lots of templates are available to customize the appearance. I understand the hosted WordPress is supposed to be better for business, and it has all kinds of cool plug-ins, but I've also heard it's challenging to use so haven't gone there yet...Haven't tried blogger. Great lens! Pat

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      Jimmie Lanley 8 years ago from Memphis, TN, USA

      Thanks for this lens. I want to get my own domain, and this is very helpful.

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      financialadvise 8 years ago

      I am just now learning about all these different "blog" worlds. This really helped me to understand the difference.

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      Kiwisoutback 8 years ago from Massachusetts

      I'm on the fence. I'm relatively new to Wordpress and find it much harder to find plugins. The dashboard is also a mess compared to Blogger, but I agree, Blogger blogs don't look as good as Wordpress. Once I get the hang of it, I'm sure I'll say Wordpress, but right now the convenience of Blogger is great.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      I use both but I guess I would have to give it to WordPress. I haven't used their self hosted version yet but am about to try it.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      I say that these are both very overrated. Try FreeBlogZone.com.

      They are pretty new, but extremely simple to use, they have a decent selection of templates, and are unique. They bring many new features to the internet that Blogger and Wordpress do not currently have. They have a great support team, and keep everybody updated with what is going on with the site.

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      juandy 7 years ago

      As The Ends of Wars in the real world cannot be predicted.... No one knows when Blogger Vs Wordpress war will end...

      Btw I use both, and Thank God Both of them bring me Some Cash.... This time is Squidoo's turn...

      Anyway... Nice Work... 5*****

      http://www.squidoo.com/myfreebloggertemplates

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      Cynthia Arre 7 years ago from Quezon City

      I have blogs that use both Blogger & Wordpress but I must side with WP on this one. (: Cool topic for a debate lens, lots of great interaction on here. (:

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      Moe Wood 7 years ago from Eastern Ontario

      I also have blogs on both. I think it's easier to start on blogger if you have little tech experience but after a few years I quite like self hosted WP. There are so many opportunities.

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      Moe Wood 7 years ago from Eastern Ontario

      This lens has been blessed!

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      Anthony Godinho 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Another great lens that I enjoyed interacting with and a great topic given that blogging has become so popular these days. I would like to try Wordpress at some point later, but I'll stick with Blogger for now. blessings! : )

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      Mickie Goad 7 years ago

      I began on Blogger. I joined Crabbysbeach and I also now have a wordpress blog Mickie's Blooming Garden which I started to compare it to "the beach".

      My daughter us using Blogger because several of her favorite blogs are located there. She is finding it very easy to use.

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      hlkljgk 7 years ago from Western Mass

      well, i use both. i find it easier to totally customize blogger's theme's to match, identically, a current website's theme. wordpress is great for my blogs - i do love the plugins.

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      stargaterich 7 years ago

      Always make it a point to backup your blogger postings because you never know when the blogger management decides to take down your blog or ban your blog account.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Blogger has everything a blogger needs, custom templates, fully editable, infinite ways of adding functionality, custom domain, unlimited bandwidth, AdSense, template designer, and much much more... for freeeeeeeee.

      www.youalbania.com does it look like a blogger blog to you???

      With time Blogger keeps becoming better.

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      jodik 6 years ago

      WordPress! I have self-hosted. It's essentially free as well. I'm paying for the hosting (for my web site) anyway and there's no extra charge to add the blog. Plus, WordPress has a lot more options - gazillions of plugins. Aksimet (plugin that blocks spam) alone is worth it. And, there are lots of knowledgeable people to help me if I get stuck.

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      tandemonimom lm 6 years ago

      Good points on both platforms, and I do have blogs in both places. Sadly, Squidoo won't let me add to the plexo tonight!

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      nebby 6 years ago from USA

      Good information for someone who is new at blogging. Setting up a self hosted blog is so much easier than many new people realize.

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      Tahamtan 6 years ago

      Good information. Very good lense

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      njoylife42day 6 years ago

      Great lens! Thanks for the info!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I believe platform does not mostly matters onsite traffic. I am a pro blogger because I can't afford for wordpress and my site still visited with a lot of visitors. I'll just apply various techniques to improve everything and I will until the next year...

      Hey another pro blogger point about why they left blogger.

      http://bennixcomputertips.blogspot.com/2010/10/cou...

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      vet000 6 years ago

      This is a great resource so thank you for going to the time and effort to make this available to others! Cheers

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      MargoPArrowsmith 6 years ago

      Interesting lens. I just wish there were more tech people around to hire for an hour or two. Craig's List doesn't work, its been a disaster for me and word of mouth well..... anyone who really knows what they are doing?

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Great lens! I'm looking to start up a blog soon and wasn't sure which ones i should choose, but this lens cleared a lot of things up for me..I'm definitely liking this one! Thanks! & Stop by my page sometime & tell me what ya think? I could use the feedback..Take Care

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      rwoman 6 years ago

      Lots of good info here! I wish there was one easy solution. Sigh.

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      squid-pinkchic18 6 years ago

      Very good information! I'm sure this will be very helpful for people who are looking into blogging for the first time!

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      vet000 6 years ago

      Great informative lens as I have just decided to start a blog and this helped a lot. Please feel free to check out my lens at http://www.squidoo.com/stock-market-trading-hints

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      Violin-Student 6 years ago

      I was slow to get on the blogging bandwagon. I spend most of my time right now with Blogger, but Wordpress keeps rearing its head and beckoning my way.

      Thanks for the information.

      Art Haule

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      lilymom24 6 years ago

      Lots of nice information here. I tried to add my blog to the wrong list though. Sorry about that. ;)

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      leasefunders 6 years ago

      Blogger is more use-friendly than WP but then I think it is more stable. The only advantage of a free-wp blog is adding of adsense on sidebars, etc, unlike blogger.

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      gmcsyclone 6 years ago

      As someone who manages multiple business blogs, wordpress hands down.

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      gmcsyclone 6 years ago

      This is a webinar / video about the benefits of blogging for businesses

      http://www.tuneyfish.com/video_player.php?vid=682

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Very good!!!

      I liked it ... I hope more good posts like this.

      como ganhar dinheiro

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      MattCranfield 6 years ago

      Since I switched to Wordpress I've never looked back. There are just so many plugins to choose from.

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      Check out Wordpress

      Plugins.

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      crazygailg 6 years ago

      I'm new to blogging (2 months) and Wordpress comes with its challenges. However, there is so much scope and everyday I discover a new-to-me feature or plugin that takes my understanding and my blogs to another level. I definitely cannot complain. Take a look -->

      http://crazywealthtoday.com/blog3/

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      texasshutterbug 6 years ago

      Although I use blogger I think wordpress has more options if one wants to make a site versus just a blog. Unlike blogger wordpress allows a user to develop a site that can be made into an e commerce with the option of having the blog option as well. Still for ease of use I like blogger. But if your looking at SEO's wordpress comes out on top as far as search engine ranking but that's my good guess what do you think?

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      wecomparebooks 6 years ago

      From my point of view wordpress is better than blogger because one can apply his wordpress experience for other CMS purpose.

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      Ann Hinds 6 years ago from So Cal

      Interesting debate. I had wordpress but changed to blogger. I simply like it better.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I've signed up for blogger, but haven't completed my blog yet and want to know the difference between blogger and wordpress. I think I made my decision. I will stick with blogger due to the fact wordpress just seems to have hype for the design features. While blogger, although less features, I would be able to use affiliate programs to earn some extra case and it seems to be easier to use.

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      RBUK 6 years ago

      Wordpress is in another league, it really is the ultimate blogging platform. Blogger has zero support and likes to delete users blogs for the mere fun of it. Very interesting Lens here, thanks for sharing: Ryan: My Blog

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      miaponzo 6 years ago

      I was surprised when you said that some people look down on blogger.. what would they? a blog is a blog.. but they have a habit of messing people up by proclaiming their blogs as spam.. when they're clearly NOT! :)

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      joanv334 6 years ago

      Thanks for the tips!

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      Virginia Allain 6 years ago from Central Florida

      I'm using wordpress.com (not .org) and find it works find with the three blogs I have going. Can't monetize them though.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I am using both. I find wordpress is the best for blogging and it is search engine friendly also. Thanks for sharing. M6.Net Affiliates

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      cara-blog 6 years ago

      Blogger is the best coz I'm using blogger... :D

      Blog Terbaru

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I like free. I self-hosted for a few years, but because I was doing it only for personal

      enjoyment and not for business, I found it silly to pay. So, I currently use both blogger and wordpress.com. I use a theme at wordpress.com that allows for a lot of customization, but really you can't beat blogger for the thousands of themes at places like 'btemplates' etc. My biggest problem with blogger is that it seems as though google is totally taking over and different conflciting google accounts are a pain.

      i cross publish via posterous.

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      sych06 6 years ago

      Blogger is awesome cause the template designs are the best

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      GrahamCurwen 6 years ago

      This is very interesting. We are just looking to set up a blog site for our Kleeneze business and have been looking in to what is best (and easiest). Thanks for the tips, just what we needed !

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      Ruthi 6 years ago

      Great info lens and love the interactivity, thank you!

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      MoonMaa 6 years ago

      I like blogger, but they have tagged my blog as spam and as of now it has not been restored. I don't know why they did that because clearly it is not spam. Eventually, I want to move my blogger blog over to wordpress.org. I also have a blog at weebly. It is a very good blogging platfom and it is very easy to use.

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      PaxLamprey 6 years ago

      I prefer Blogger over Wordpress. I found that Wordpress was getting in the way of my blogging.

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      RandomSpecifics 6 years ago

      Thanks for a great lens! Although I personally wouldn't recommend bluehost - they seem cheap and easy but as soon as you get any type of high level traffic, you get major bandwidth issues. I've switched from bluehost to hostgator, who are far easier to use and have instant 24/7 online chat help with pros.

      I originally began using blogger, which was great for what it is - free and easy to change around. However now I have a few hosted wordpress blogs, I like them more!

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      refrige23 6 years ago

      Great info lens,I like both

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      UKGhostwriter 6 years ago

      Good lens Linette

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      UKGhostwriter 6 years ago

      Wordpress for me!

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      Renaissance Woman 6 years ago from Colorado

      Excellent comparison. Thanks!

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      peteretelej 6 years ago

      Awesome lens. Being a Blogger blogger myself, the fact that they've implemented mobile view and dynamic views leaves me a very proud Blogger blogger :)

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      You made a mistake in writing, IS NOT Moveable Type, IT IS: Movable Type

      Yeah not very common but to me the best by too much far

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      AllyVuitton 6 years ago

      Wordpress is definitely the best! Blogger was in my early days, but I soon got tired with all the extra work I had to do, instead of just doing it with a click of a mouse on Wordpress.

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      littlezotz 6 years ago

      I like them both! I use Blogger for my "personal" Blog and WordPress for my "business" Blog.

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      PellicaanOnline 6 years ago

      I'm a WordPress girl and found WordPress for Dummies quite helpful when starting out.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Nice lends, i am wordpress freak simply love it and think it is the best and easy blogging platform on the Internet. I have lensrolled your lens with mine on "How to Register a Website and Use Free Web Hosting Sites to Create Your Own Blog"

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      Sire01 6 years ago

      Wordpress wins hands down as far as I am concerned. I have a blogger account but I never felt safe having one as I always had this feeling that they could possibly shut it down and then I would lose all the hard work I put into it. That's when I decided to host my own blog and never looked back. I nowhere 9 blogs.

      Sure there is a cost but that cost is minimal and fi you do things not only will you cover those costs you will make a profit along the way

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      avgsuperheroine 6 years ago

      Great lens, I see this question a lot on forums

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      homeaudiovisual 6 years ago

      Love my wordpress site!

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      Jereme Causing 6 years ago from Philippines

      nice lens.. I'm also planning to make one about wordpress..

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      ShellB 6 years ago

      I love WORDPRESS! I make a full time living from my self hosted wordpress sites. I have a few blogger blogs which haven't made me any money in all the years I've had them up.

      For those that love blogger, be aware your blog could be taken down at any time for any reason.

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      Steve Dizmon 6 years ago from Nashville, TN

      I am getting ready to choose between Wordpress and Blogger. I have been leaning toward Wordpress. Thanks for all the good info. I think it helps solidify Wordpress.

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      AigulErali 6 years ago

      Self-hosted Wordpress is by far my favorite!

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      Donnette Davis 5 years ago from South Africa

      I have both - 2 at Blogger and just on 70 at Wordpress :) No contest for me!

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      cleanearth 5 years ago

      I am still new to wordpress, but so far I do like it better than blogger, although, I do like the fact that blogger is so much easier to use. I am thinking though as it goes along, I will probably be doing more wordpress as it does seem more professional.

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      Fiona 5 years ago from South Africa

      Maybe it's just me but I found that Wordpress is more difficult to use than Blogger - am I just being silly?

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I'm a newbie currently using Blogger. If WPress charges to host, does that mean it can't be found by a search engine? I apologize to all of the experts who already know the answer to this.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      @AigulErali: How do you self-host? I'm a newbie and just learning. Thanks for your time.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Think about the goals of your blog or website before you create it on any platform. Research the platforms. I've used Wordpress for years because I worked for companies that used it. Blogger is all you really need for most blogs. Type, images, videos, links, community. The basics are all there. If you've got a lot of static pages and need lots of customization options then consider Wordpress. Wordpress does have a learning curve, lots of updates, plugins and themes that don't work together but most of the time it's worth it. If you don't get separate hosting for a Wordpress powered blog I would tend to dismiss that blog before a Blogger powered blog. I'm hoping that starting with Blogger will allow me to build a following community more easily than what I've been doing with Wordpress for 3 years. Hey wait, did I read somewhere above that Google owns the content you publish on Blogger? That can't be right... Anyway.. Long story short, I'M A WORDPRESS GIRL!!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Definitely Wodpress. At first sight it can seem a bit complicated but after a little bit you discover how powerful it is. I also use blogger but I don'l like the fact I can not edit the url, can't change the html for each page. Blogger for beginners, wordpress for advanced. My personal opinion.

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      webcodez lm 5 years ago

      Nice lens, I like the comparison, I've been using Wordpress myself for years now on a self-hosted server.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Both have too many flaws that are not easy to overlook. Blogger tends to allow duplicate images to appear on Android phones, if syncing with picasa is enabled, and it was not optimized for mobile, when I last used it. Wordpress will not work on both LAN and Internet easily, like MediaWiki, Mantis, etc. do. I use Habari instead as I can access my blog, which runs on my own publicly accessible server, on LAN or Internet, without a complicated address setup.

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      RhondaSueDavis 5 years ago

      I only know blogger, so that is where I have started. Thank you for some first person tech info on wordpress and other free blogging platforms.

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      Dietzster 5 years ago

      I haven't been using Wordpress blogs. I think I'll give it a try for linking purposes and see if it helps my static sites.

      Thanks for the information.

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      Tony Payne 5 years ago from Southampton, UK

      Excellent lens. I have used both Wordpress and Blogger, and I prefer the self hosted version of Wordpress by far, it's so flexible. Blessed, and added as a Featured Lens on my How To Add An Image To Wordpress lens.

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      whoisbid lm 5 years ago

      Good debate topic I must say

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      MinRu 5 years ago

      I love wordpress and blogger. Both have easy to use interface though they have its own pros and cons.

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      Benolds 5 years ago

      I use a wordpress.com blog. It's free, simple to use, but still powerful.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I like your lens, the pros and cons are really well.

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      Blackmetallic 5 years ago

      I mostly use the Wordpress CMS (Wordpress.org), but I often create blogs on Blogger too.

      Wordpress.com is great for SEO, but you don't have many options if you aren't VIP.

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      whitewarhorse88 5 years ago

      Good info I love WordPress

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      MariaMontgomery 5 years ago from Central Florida, USA

      Thanks for giving the lowdown on these two. I've been considering both of them. Not ready to venture out there yet, though.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Blogger is best one.I like very much

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      Mrmillennium771 5 years ago

      Well, i feel the need to try both now...I am new to blogging and lenscrafting.

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      QuinnWolf LM 5 years ago

      I've been using Wordpress for over 6 years now and have to say it's the best CMS system out there.

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      Linda Pogue 5 years ago from Missouri

      I use WordPress on several hosted sites. If you know HTML, CSS, and/or PHP, these are almost totally customizable.

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      davidcam 5 years ago

      go east or west wordpress is best

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      camshaw007 lm 5 years ago

      Great lens and extremely useful

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      jonessc 5 years ago

      Wordpress gives so many more options than Blogger. The plugins available alone make Wordpress the only choice. It is customizable, flexible, and easy to use. That is why I created a Top 20 Workdpress Plugins.

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      amberram 5 years ago

      very good information. i like wordpress but i have paid domains so that is why.

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      aussieremovals 5 years ago

      great ! your lens is really informative.

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      BusinessSarah 5 years ago

      Like you, I started with Blogger and moved to WordPress -- we run our company blog off of WordPress, and as soon as I found out how clean and lovely the interface is, I switched my personal blog right away!

      ...all but one, that is -- I have a great Blogger ap on my Android that I use to update my quote blog on the fly. Does anyone have any information on a WordPress mobile app that they especially enjoy?

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      dragonsix 5 years ago

      What other platform can you use to start a membership site, article directory, business listing, property directory, ecommerce store, review sites, personal blog, company website, etc? The user-friendliness of it is just amazing.

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      meschmie 5 years ago

      I've used self hosted Wordpress blogs many time and love the customization. I have little to no experience with blogger.

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      FitnessFuses 5 years ago

      I'd say a self hosted WordPress blog is best for those who are serious in terms of taking their blog/site in a certain direction. But other than this, I think the free version of WP and Blogger are just fine for "casual" bloggers.

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      bosieboy 5 years ago

      Great lens - You get my thumbs up!

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      najem lm 5 years ago

      Very good lens.

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      Teri Hansen 5 years ago

      I have been using squarespace.com for my blog and like it fairly well but am thinking of switching to wordpress.com Good info thanks for sharing your valuable info.

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      geektax 5 years ago

      Great lens.

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      OrganicHealth3 5 years ago

      Loving this lens I stumbled it. I have both wordpress and blogger blogs because I know that there is an online community on both that I can tap into. Thanks for writing this and posting the links to others blogs!

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      legaleze 5 years ago

      I find wordpress very easy to use

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      glazberg 5 years ago

      Open Source is a Great !

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      Spikey64 5 years ago

      Great information to assist anybody who is not sure which blog platform to choose.

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      MagicBeanDip 5 years ago

      Thanks for the point to Bluehost. I'll check it out next time I need to set up a server account

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      AnnArborRealEstate 5 years ago

      Because most hosting companies will set them up for you, often for free (not just the one button installers), self hosted wordpress is my vote for the best blogging platform.

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      SIALicenceUK 5 years ago

      good stuff, thumbs up for you.

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      fmessina 5 years ago

      My favorite is self hosted Wordpress. You just can't beat the tons of plugins and themes!

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      ruraldweller 5 years ago

      You made me think. I am a Wordpress fan, but I am a Blogger user. Both are simple and user-friendly, though. Thank for sharing. Great lens!

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      Xstroy 5 years ago

      Standalone blog is always better and he can rightfully be yours. You can edit it, and peredalyvat use as you like and even sell it. On blogspot so you will not tell. Bunch of restrictions and burdens, but as an auxiliary or seo-blog tool for training - the most it

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      BuddyBink 5 years ago

      Very good comparison of the two blogging options. Also a nice duel going on with the 'Who's Better' question. Good lens.

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      CraigDesmarais 5 years ago

      Blogger is great for a free blog but if you are going to get serious about blogging WordPress offers a much greater experience. With the plethora of widgets and themes at your disposal you can create a unique environment for your readers will enjoy. Making your content sharable is much easier with WordPress as well.

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      zitamas 5 years ago

      I say that WordPress is a good blogging platform for career purpose as it supports java scripts. However, blogger not.. website registration india

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      ekkoautos 5 years ago

      a nice lens of talking about the difference between wordpress and blogger.

      I prefer to the blogger in these two options.

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      JanezKranjski 5 years ago

      I love self hosted Wordpress because is very flexible. I actually just took a little 5 minute break from creating my brand new spanking Wordpress theme for my next project.

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      jadehorseshoe 5 years ago

      Really Nice Lens.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Wordpress is now not hosting :( you have to buy it

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      Tolovaj Publishing House 5 years ago from Ljubljana

      I think wordpress is leading platform at the moment and it is also in favor of search engines. But here come new players: posterous, tumblr and other with more web 2.0 characteristics.

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      Senditondown 5 years ago from US

      Not familiar with either format, but this info has been very helpful. Thanks.

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      Vlad 5 years ago from USA

      I love using WordPress platform for my blogs, it is fast, reliable, and very professional.

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      GetResultz LM 5 years ago

      Interesting article, just need to make a decision now ;-)

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      navalava lm 5 years ago

      I think Worldpress is better for SEO. That gives it huge plus over Blogger.

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      lunagaze 5 years ago

      Thanks for the lens this will help me choose what to do

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      Close2Art LM 5 years ago

      I'm trying out WP so will see which is best or if they're the same, great page, great info.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      excellent, very nice lens...

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      Squidoo-Freak 5 years ago

      Great page! I'm a wordpress fan - hands down! WP selfhost is much better in terms of flexibility, and the fact that YOU are in control of your own site makes the choice a no-brainer to me.

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      Tugee 5 years ago

      I've got both, a blogger and wordpress, and I personally prefer the wordpress.

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      2ezasia 5 years ago

      Wordpress for sure. Incase you would like to own this wodpress site you can purchase it and then there are lots and lots of things that come handy. Such as Themes for wordpress which are free, amazing plugins, premium themes and lots of other things only for wodpress. Blogger doesn't give you enough freedom to use the site your way.Please Visit 2ezasia Website.

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      2ezasia 5 years ago

      hiI used blogger before finding out about wordpress. There are so many more options and features on wordpress, it's more organized and flexible. You can choose how you arrange your blog and it's easier to keep track of things.Visit 2ezasia Website..

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      JoyfulReviewer 5 years ago

      Nice debate you have here. Blogger and Wordpress each has a place ... this doesn't have to be an either-or decision. BTW, Squidoo is a pretty great option, too. ~~Blessed~~

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      poutine 5 years ago

      i use blogger because it's easy to use.

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      RuralFloridaLiving 5 years ago

      This was fun! Thanks.

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      seemarahate 5 years ago

      Word press site is high page rank sites......its a good

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Hello and thanks for sharing this! I a person who enjoys blogging and have written a few informational blogs myself. Feel free to visit http://www.blogadvice.info thank you...

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      wildfia 5 years ago

      Great lens. I think I'll give wordpress a try.

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      wolvyz 5 years ago

      Wordpress is the best blogging software which comes for free. Although I agree that there are a lot of free templates for wordpress, I really wished that people would not sell something for a free software.

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      bluefish1960 5 years ago

      I can't imagine life without Wordpress. It is the ultimate blogging tool and so so customisable.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Every time I try to switch from Blogger to Wordpress...I go nuts!!

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      freewordpresspremium 5 years ago

      Great lens!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I love blogger more!

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      GilliansCloud 5 years ago

      I have loved WordPress ever since a friend introduced me to it 3 years ago. I enjoy the widgets that are addable on the side of the page. Thank you for a great lens. Have a wonderful weekend. :)

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      qasimalhammad 5 years ago

      That was a great comparison between wordpress and bloggers. The best and most professional blogging platform is wordpress with self web hosting.

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      zourkas 4 years ago

      Hello Barkely! I believe that both wordpress and blogspot are great and competitive but I use wordpress cause I like their platform !! ;)

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      ajaxlimpp 4 years ago

      Hello! I'm a web designer here in Brazil, but I have a blog in each atmosphere, among many pros and cons to both has come to prefer the wordpress! However I find it interesting to mention that a new external tools like pluguins, xml, etc ... jquary gives very good results to have both! I liked the lens, very well organized, congratulations! Eckoweb Webdesigner Brasilia a>

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      IMKZRNU2 4 years ago from Pacific Northwest

      Nice lens. I have tried Blogger and was thinking of trying Wordpress for my next blog....thanks for answering my questions!

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      joykennel 4 years ago

      I read them from different "types" but I'm not a blogger so I'm not sure. Hear lots of good things from Wordpress users.

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      steph-naylor 4 years ago

      Just the Lens I was looking for - Thanks!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Great post. I love it.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I used wordpress.com for awhile, but as I grew more serious there was more and more limitations. I then opened a new blog on blogspot. As this has pointed out, it's free and easier to just get set up. I registered with a .tk domain (very easy when using blogspot) and got a new theme. I've looked into wordpress.org but I really can't see the point. Blogspot will eventually have better SEO. Both you can customize completely. Blogspot is easier to set up simple things like adsense... All accounts run through google... I really can't see anything wrong with it.

      Nice comparison.

      www.LittleSpaceCheats.tk

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      Vilja 4 years ago from Helsinki

      Thanks for the lens! One note: You appear to have a broken image link. It could just be my browser... Check it out!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      yes

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I definitely prefer Blogger. It has so much more customization than Wordpress IMO. Minimalistic doesn't always equate to 'professional'.

      Just my spin on it.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I just want to tell that , i got wonderful result for my site so thanks for wordpress theme www.jokesfb.com

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      WordPress and Blogger both are best platform for the Blogging. In WordPress You can did the WordPress Blog Customization very easily same way Blogger is also easy and anyone can do it. Thank You.

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      review33 lm 4 years ago

      wordpress, simply the best

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      cbjones 4 years ago

      I like wordpress.com, but never felt like I was getting the kind of traffic I would get if I stayed with blogger. Kinda weird, because people praise self hosted wordpress all the time. Neat bells and whistles, but it isn't for me.

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      Marika 4 years ago from Cyprus

      If you like fiddling with your own domains, self-hosted WP of course. As for the two free platforms - Wordpress.com vs Blogger, I do prefer Blogger. At least there I can have ads, whereas Wordpress strictly deletes blogs with any promotion whatsoever.

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      newbie2pro2 4 years ago

      Wordpress is my favourite after trying both. I feel the flexibility of the plugins just makes it that little more professional.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: For you? What is the best feature of wordpress that blogspot doesn't have?

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      practicemastery1 4 years ago

      Could have made this a duel module.

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      kevinfream lm 4 years ago

      @kislanyk: Wordpress.com started having their own ads this year.

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      Jeph Maystruck 4 years ago from Regina, SK

      Awesome lens, long live wordpress!!!

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      ronenl 4 years ago

      Wordpress !!!

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      Jethro 4 years ago from Philippines

      This lens is awesome! The lens tier is great too. I wonder how do you make it. Anyway, blogger is my favorite. :)

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      Warr1611 4 years ago

      How about Tumblr? What are people's thoughts on it?

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      TOPTENGAMERS 4 years ago

      Wordpress slef hosted : most for me " at least". I like the wordpress.com, but their service is over priced. Check out my personal blog : http://blogvkp.com

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      sitebildz 4 years ago

      Wordpress is way more customisable than Blogger and I recommend it if you are familiar with setting up and designing your own PHP based websites. Blogger on the other hand is very simple to use and perfect for those who don't want to get involved with anything technical.

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      norma-holt 4 years ago

      I have used both but lately become very lazy and not keeping them up to date. Thanks for an interesting lens on comparing the two platforms. Featured on Blessed by Skiesgreen 2013.

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      belinhafernandes 4 years ago

      Interesting lens. I use Blogger since I started blogging back in 2004. Never tried Wordpress, so I don't have an opinion.

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