WordPress or Blogger For Starting Your New Blog
Today, making a website has been made easy. You do not need to learn any kind of coding. This has been made easy with the introduction of content management systems and the web scripts which allows easy creation of blogs and websites. The most popular of the blog building CMS includes WordPress and Blogger. Both of them have great benefits but the thing is which one should people use? For this, I am going to do a comparison on there main features which would benefit, making it easy for you to choose the best platform according to your needs.
First of all, I would like to tell you a brief introduction. WordPress is a CMS which is used by millions of blogs and websites. It is easy to setup without any coding. It has a web blog website through which you could create a blog without needing a domain and webhosting. They provide it by themselves and the other version is a stand-alone CMS script which needs to be installed on a special domain and a webhosting or server. While Blogger could not be installed on your own server. It is introduced by Google and they will handle it and your blogs. The first clear difference is that if you want to run a professional website then the best option would be WordPress self-hosted as it is more flexible than Blogger.
Blogger has an easy to use interface with a good looking dashboard and easy theme customization function. It supports xml based theme file and you can change it according to your needs. WordPress also has a good dashboard and theme changer but here the theme options are more flexible which could be again changed according to the needs. Wordpress has its own plugins directory which gives you the ability to add new functions to your blog, this makes it more usable as you can do a lot of new stuff which can not be done using Blogger.
I also want to talk about a Myth which says that Blogger is owned by Google so blogs made by Blogger are rank higher in search engine than WordPress. Well, if you are thinking this then believe me it is not true at all. Google is searching for quality content no matter which CMS provides it. It might be Blogger or WordPress. WordPress is also favored more in terms of SEO as great plugins exist to handle all stuff easily.
If you want to start a new professional blog then I would suggest you to go for WordPress self-hosted blog but if it is personal and you need to also earn money then go for Blogger as WordPress.com does not allow you to post ads on your blogs. Anyway, keep in mind that your professional blog would need a domain name and reliable webhosting which comes with Blogger for free.