I will admit that when I was over on Blogger, it was very easy to navigate around the features. I didn’t need to know much about programming and it was very easy for me to launch my posts into the worldwide web.
I will also admit that Blogger would be rather easy for those who are first time bloggers, because the account is easy to set up and it can be up and running in less than five minutes’ time.
In regards to WordPress, it would take the newcomer a little while before they can manoeuvre themselves around WordPress’ settings. I must add that it took me awhile before it all sank in.
The truth is: I never regretted making the transition from Blogger to WordPress; the migration was worth it; Renard Moreau Presents said, “Goodbye,” to Blogger and said, “Hello,” to WordPress.
I am also curious to know if it is a regular occurrence for people on WordPress to bring their blogs over from Blogger via importation. I doubt that I am the only one who removed their blog from Blogger and planted it firmly in WordPress.
I know for a fact that many of you on WordPress who once held blogs on Blogger deleted them or simply ignored them and started new blogs from scratch.
I had no intentions of throwing Renard Moreau Presents in the figurative trash-can; it would have been crazy of me if I made a move like that. After all, it was filled with great articles — articles that I wrote and started compiling in the year 2009.
I must say that the themes on WordPress are professional-looking.
The themes on Blogger are nice too, but I prefer the look of WordPress’ themes.
The disadvantage of WordPress is, that in order for you to use a customised theme that you have created, you would have to pay WordPress a fee via your credit card in order to do so; some people on Blogger (especially those who use their own customised themes) might see that as a deterrent, because the people on Blogger are free to use themes of their own without occurring any additional cost; I think that is fair to those who are programmers and enjoy creating their themes from scratch).
I have mentioned in the past that I never received spam on Blogger; which I found to be most impressive (I guess that the technical geniuses at Google were quite effective in that respect).
Those of us who have accounts on WordPress would know that we are flooded with spam on a daily basis; if you checked your spam folder, you would notice that Akismet was working overtime to keep you free of those annoyances.
Those of us who made the jump from Blogger to WordPress have noticed an increase in views and that they have acquired a much larger following; which proves that WordPress is doing something right (I like to know that people are perusing my blog and that I am not blogging in vain and I am sure that many of you feel the same way too). Apparently, WordPress is highly skilled at getting the work of their blogging community noticed via all those search engines from around the world.
We all have those special friends of ours who visit our blogs regularly and I wouldn’t be surprised at all if someone told me that they get a higher readership on Blogger than WordPress; which would be quite rare, but not impossible.
At the moment, WordPress is the place to blog effectively and in my case, I prefer to blog here. Figuratively, I would be spinning a top in mud if I were to go somewhere else like Blogger to blog (No offence to those hard-working bloggers on Blogger, but things have worked out in my favour with WordPress).
One of the main factors for people leaving Blogger and switching to WordPress, is that Google owns Blogger; they dislike the idea that Google can give out their information surreptitiously to marketers.
Also, Google has the authority to remove blogs on Blogger without warning; it can be here today and gone tomorrow.
By the way, WordPress can shut your blog down for violating their terms of service. However, the removal of blogs without the owner’s consent is more rampant on Blogger. I could just imagine the look on a person’s face when they find out that their blog is no longer there.
Although WordPress is a favourite for many bloggers worldwide, I don’t think that Google is going to give up in the area of making Blogger more appealing and attractive to those people who wish to start a blog of their own.
WordPress on the other hand, is always upgrading (never mind that during the upgrading process, their users are affected); however, the upgrades are meant to enhance the blogging experience on WordPress and I genuinely believe that they are way ahead of their competitors.
In reality, we are free to choose any blogging service provider; but unfortunately, not all blogging service providers are equal. When I weigh the pros and the cons of Blogger and WordPress, WordPress appears to be more favourable.