Blogger VS. Wordpress - Which is better & why?




The amount of bloggers I follow that have moved their website from the Blogger platform to Wordpress is so high it honestly is making me sweat. What is so great about Wordpress that Blogger just can't keep its users? I keep hearing about these amazing plugins and SEO advantages but somehow I just can't be bothered. Everything I want and need, is on my site. Is Wordpress worth it or is it just a hype? 

I've done research on this topic more than I can remember and all the articles I've read are always written in favour of Wordpress, and pretty much sum up the same 'drawbacks' when it comes to using the Blogger platform: you're not the owner of your content because Google is the tech mojo providing the service, Google can shut down your site whenever they want and they can deny you access whenever they want. The platform hasn't been updated in absolutely ages and only offers a limited amount of tools and support. The 'only' plus about Blogger is that it comes with Google's security features. In all those years that I've been using Blogger, I've always loved the simplicity of the site, how easily I can connect to more Google features, like Adsense and Analytics, and how I can access different accounts in the same place, like going from my blog to my youtube channel. Through Blogger I've taught myself to be pretty HTML savvy and make my website exactly the way I want it to be. I have no clue what Wordpress bloggers are talking about when they say Blogger only has a limited amount features available that can't be customised, my template is completely customised and responsive. Everything I've ever paid for on my site is also very budget friendly. When I hear smaller bloggers talking about paying €150 for hosting per year or 2 to €300 for a personalised template, my eyes widen in disbelief. If I had bills like that to pay I wouldn't be blogging right now. 

I would love to know what all the fuss is about, is Wordpress really that much better than Blogger? Am I missing out? Leave your thoughts in the comments below! 


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  1. Ik was ook altijd super blij met Blogger. Tot google uit het niets een admin account voor mij had gemaakt, zonder mij op de hoogte te stellen. Waardoor ze later mijn URL hebben door verkocht.

    Ik heb ook veel HTML geleerd van blogger, maar ben wel heel erg blij met Wordpress, inderdaad de plugins die het nog makkelijker maken!!

    Trouwens, ik heb gelijk even rond geneust op je blog. I really like it. New follower!!!

    xo

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    1. Amai ik wist niet eens dat zoiets mogelijk was, met Youtube usernames had ik dat wel al gehoord, wat een rotte move! Dus jij bent ook naar Wordpress overgestapt dan, nu begin ik echt te stressen! Dankjewel :) Xxxx

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  2. I use blogger and, honestly, I'm really happy with it. It's very simple to use and it just offers everything I need. Maybe Wordpress has more features, but I don't even use all the ones offered by Blogger... I don't know, I wouldn't change it for now!

    onmywayacqua.blogspot.com | Acqua xx

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    1. Same here, I am afraid however that once I do consider changing to Wordpress, that it's so different it will give me a headache XD

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  3. Blogger is blog-publishing service and wordpress is a content management system. Your needs are very simple at the moment that's why you are satisfied with blogger. But if you want to implement something more complicated on your website than you will find out how limiting blogger is.

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    1. Thanks for your feedback, let's hope I'll never have ti find out lol ;) Have a nice week! Xxx

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  4. Let's hope that your blog does grow so much that you do have that need. Then you can easily outsource that task to a professional ;)

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