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Wordpress vs Blogger
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
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.
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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
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
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
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.
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