Hi there! I've been contemplating on buying my own domain and hosting a blog that will serve as my "official" website. I am choosing between WORDPRESS and BLOGGER. Basically, I would like to have a website that is sleek and organized. I know that contents are more important than the facade of any website but I'd really want something that would suit my taste. Between wordpress and blogger, which of the two can be transformed (customized) into a beautiful website layout? I would really appreciate feedback. Thank you!
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I have tried setting up in free blog site platforms before Ma'am. And now that I am actually decided to take my writings and website to the "next level", I think I'd be needing a self-hosted site already.
I checked the site and viewed some of their sample active sites. I love the facade and it looked so convenient to use. It reminded me of moonfruit and yola. Mind if I take a look at your own squarespace-hosted site? :) Thanks!
Sure. I didn't spend much time on the appearance. Used one of their templates and mostly just played with the colors, but i got a better result quicker than anything else I tried (Weebly, Blogger, Wordpress.com). www.xpocalypsesurvival.com
But, with the free wordpress account when you have a subdomain there you can't place adsense ads right?
Thank you Bobbeacham - you are 100% correct. I would never recommend a free platform for serious online purposes.
But in case I do it on blogger, I can still have it self-hosted right Sir?
@thesingernurse: Yes, I believe Blogger have a very comprehensive guide on how to self-host your Blogger blog. Looking for the link for you reminded why I don't use Blogger much - it's extremely slow.
Hahahaha... Actually, I plan to self-host it after it's designed. And given my tight budget at the moment, blogger becomes an alternative. I also heard that you can later on "transfer" it to wordpress. I dunno, is that true Tony?
Yes, you can import your blogger content from inside your WordPress dashboard. Images and other media that were on the Blogger site will have to be loaded manually though.
Gee... thank you so much for all your help. :)