If you can only choose 1, which would you prefer to use, a Blogger blog or a WordPress blog? Why?
Which of the 2 do you think is better especially in terms of ease of use, income and traffic? What are some of the advantages and disadvantages for using a Blogger or WordPress blog? Which of the 2 would you recommend? Why?
I would say a Blogger blog; it's just easier to figure out and use and I like their templates; I've monetized some with minimal success. Now, if your talking about Wordpress.com, you can't monetize those blogs anyway. If you're talking about Wordpress for a website, I say it's good but again difficult to figure out when you're a newbie like me. I enjoy my Blogger blogs, though. They're easy to use and I can do pretty much anything I want with them.
I have had a fair amount of experience with blogger blogs and I am very impressed with the platform. I have several blogs and get a lot of traffic to some of them that rank well in Google.
Blogger is free to join, easy to set up, and easy to use. It is a simply platform, but has a lot of nice features that I enjoy, such as being able to customize any template and edit the website code. I also love how connected it is to webmaster tools and google analytics, which are both a must to set up if you are any kind of serious blogger. Both are easy to use with blogger.
I also like how easy it is to monetize the blogs on blogger. I run both Adsense and Amazon ads on my blogs and make easily 10-20 times more from them than what i make here on hubpages.
I have had some experience with Wordpress, but as others have mentioned, it is very important to differentiate between a Wordpress.com free blog, and Wordpress,org website. The free blog from wordpress.com cannot be monetized, and i am not very impressed with it, no reason to use it when you can use blogger for free.
A Wordpress website, which uses all kinds of plugins but requires you to buy a domain, hosting, etc. is the more professional way to go about blogging but there are a lot of initial start up costs and you have to know what you are doing when setting up the website. If you want more flexibility in a blog, and more control of all aspects of it, a Wordpress website is a good option, but it is not free and takes a fair amount of work to get going.
So i prefer blogger for blogging and most other things, but for more professional websites, using Wordpress is a good option. I would not suggest using Wordpress.com. Comment if you got any other questions relating to blogger!
I did mean the WordPress.org not the .com, guess I forgot to specify that. So, for beginners to this, would you suggest to go with Blogger first? It's good that Blogger is free but would it be better than WordPress.org?
Yes, I would go for blogger, especially if you are new at it.
Both are bad choices. The best idea is to have your own self-hosted wordpress blog and a domain name. Anyway, if you were to choose, Wordpress.com is the way to go. It's closer to your future self-hosted blog and (my opinion), better than blogspot. The bad thing is that you cannot put advertising on it. Anyway, at that stage I'd expect a blogger to be able to invest 25 bucks/YEAR for a small self-hosted wordpress blog
I did mean to say WordPress.org not .com, guess I forgot to specify that. For a beginner to this blogging thing, which would you suggest, Blogger or WordPress.org? And which would be easier to use? Looks like Blogger is good for being free.
When I first started out, I had this same question. I tried out both and was happiest with blogger. Now I am by no means an expert, and I found that blogger was a lot easier to use, and it was also easier to monetize. I am very happy with blogger and still have a site with it. My wordpress blog is is still around but I gave up on it.
I stick with blogger. You can also purchase a domain name through them, which actually is set up by go daddy for 10 bucks a year. I can use HTML there. In fact, I think it is easier to use and better than it was a few years ago.
I have not tried the WP that you pay for hosting, domain name, simply because of the issues with plug ins, etc. I am not a webmaster so I stay away from it.
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