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5 Benefits of Using The Free Blogger Platform

Five Reasons To Consider Blogger For Your First Blog

One of the first big decisions we make as bloggers is which blogging platform to use. Blogger and WordPress are two of the most popular blog formats and today I’ll share some of the benefits of Blogger. WordPress is probably the leader of the pack and I’m not here to trash-talk WP, just to offer an alternative. Blogger can be a nice place to start your blog with zero investment and move to self hosting when you gain more blogging experience.

Note From Brian: It’s no secret that I’m a huge WordPress fan and I certainly prefer a self-hosted blog. With that said, I love blogging and I understand that without a free and simple solution, many of today’s bloggers would have never had a chance. Everyone should have the option to write and publish; Blogger Blogs offer that opportunity to almost anyone with an internet connection. There are, of course, many free solutions available today; Blogger still dominates the free blogging market.

Blogger is the most preferred blogging platform by Youngsters and newbies. Many bloggers started with the Blogger platform and eventually migrated to WordPress and their own domain.

1. Free Free Free:

Blogger can be a cost free solution and this is a major reason why many newbies prefer blogger over a self-hosted WordPress blog. Blogger hosting is free which is provided by our mighty Google. You can even select from many beautiful and attractive themes/templates for free.

2. Reliable Hosting:

The blogger platform is hosted by Google with extremely low down times. You’ll rarely find your blog down or slow from server issues.

3. Almost Unhackable:

When a blog gets hacked it’s a huge loss to the owner in terms of money and valuable time. Many WordPress websites are more likely to be hacked due to various issues/problem, including failure to follow each security update. In WordPress, the blog’s admin must take steps to secure their blogs but in blogger, security is provided for you.

As long as the email linked to your Blogger account and your login credential are protected, the risk of your Blogger Blog being hacked is extremely low.

4. Owned by Google

One more great advantage of Blogger is they get indexed quickly in Google as it’s their own property. That’s always been a good advantage of blogger. As Google owns it, it indexes posts published on blogger quickly. I have my own personally experience with this.

5. Super Easy to Use

Using Blogger is really easy and comes with a very user-friendly Interface. From start to finish, anyone can become a blogger.

Let The Debate Begin :)

There you go; five reasons to consider Blogger for your first blogging platform. The Blogger -vs- WordPress debate has been going on for years and I’d love to hear your opinion.

Kuldeep Khatri
Kuldeep Khatri is a 13 year old guy who is a Student by Force, Internet User by Addiction and Blogger by Passion. Well, he wrote at Cool Tricks (closed). Hope you like his work.

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111 Comments
  • Naeem
    Reply

    My blog is on WP, I am now thinking of moving it to Blogger (with custom domain thing). Will I lose any data? If any precautions are to be taken apart from exporting, converting and importing to Blogger; what will be they?
    All my backlinks are having my homepage as Anchor text; so that should be okay I guess.

  • Reply

    Why don’t people know that Google will host a .com on the blogspot post. That takes away all of the negative aspects of blogger. Like sunsetacresbandb.com, it is a blogspot but a .com.

    • Reply

      Sure Ric, You can use self-hosted blog using the Blogger platform. A lot of bloggers prefer Blogger. I wouldn’t necessarily say it removes any negative aspects of blogger, if they are negative aspects. Like the top bar, for example, I thought that was an option but I’m not sure. The one thing that drives me crazy about Blogger blogs is the commenting system. WordPress seems much more user-friendly.

  • Reply

    Currently i am also using .blogspot and i think it one of the best platform to create a blog. It is free as well as easy.

  • Reply

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts. As blogger is totally free blogging platform one should start their first blog from blogger.

  • Reply

    Blogger is the best platform for newbies in blogging world and the structure of this platform is very simple and it’s user friendly interface makes it more easy for new bloggers. It’s all about adding content easily ! The best part ? ….100% Google friendly

  • Fraakz
    Reply

    Kuldeep I would agree with you. Blogger blogs are SEO friendly. If we host a blogger blog on a top level domain name than it increases the traffic by almost three folds. I have been observing the majority of blogs who have been effected by Google Panda update are WordPress blogs while Google owns blogger so loves them recently Google rolled out Affiliate marketing ads for blogspot users in America. This shows the love of Google for Blogger hosted blogs. I would prefer Blogger despite all the hard work required

  • David Bergeron
    Reply

    I’m a big Blogger fan and I think you can truly make an awesome website on Blogger! Not only that, I think SEO is just as good now with all the new additions from Blogger.com. There are so many premium templates too that are for free and basically any WordPress template could be converted to Blogger! And I think Blogger is taking it to the next level and will soon be better than WordPress because it is owned by Google and Google owns. So, you can’t argue with that.

  • Reply

    My recommendations are for beginners to try out Blogger and once they get an understanding of how to blog, then switch over to WordPress. This way you can obtain a free domain name, practice on the free blog and then when you’re ready, switch over to the more advanced WP platform.

  • E. Jones
    Reply

    Yeah, my first blog came from blogger, too. It’s much easier for newbies which is easy to get familiar in seconds. However, along with my progress now, all of my blog come from wordpress as this platform offers more advanced features and easy to tweak it.

  • Ardafinil
    Reply

    Really great post. I would love to read this post. I agree with you, blogger is the best place to post the blogs cost free. WordPress and Blogger both best sites for start blogging without paying. Thanks for sharing.

  • Sai Kumar
    Reply

    Hello Kuldeep Khatri, you have written a good Article but according to me blogger is good only but if there is a self hosted blog its more better and also easy to Customize. I love WordPress then Blogger.

  • Mili
    Reply

    Hi, great article, Ive used blogger for a few years now and have not even thought about changing as i think it is a really good platform for blogs and best of all as you said it is free which lets be honest is a big factor, please feel free to check out my website as you may find it useful

  • Anonymous (Read Comment Policy)
    Reply

    I think wordpress is the best free blogging platform ever created personally. To be honest I have only really used wordpress and blogger and wordpress is just amazing the fact there are so many awesome plugins that you can use, you can choose from so many themes too and it is so very easy to customize as well as write content for.

  • Jamie Northrup
    Reply

    I’ve been a long time user of Blogger, and now with the recent improvements that Google has made I love it even more. I use WordPress for all my self hosted projects, but Blogger for my free ones.

  • tr
    Reply

    Blogger is good and now Google is making lots of changes on blogger ,,and after the last panda update i see a lot of blogspot blogs on search

  • Sam
    Reply

    What a post, I really like to say that blogger is not very good in someway compare to wordpress, But Blogger is free and provided by Google. Even now it have pages and no follow things. But in blogger you get a blog which you have no control over it in back-end.

  • Akbar Rosarium
    Reply

    I would prefer it as it is easy to use, quick to start, and offers a host of features.As Blogger makes it easy to view all of my blogs via a dashboard feature that links directly to my Google login and it has the backing of the largest and most powerful Internet Company in the world.Blogger allows me to simply click a button and integrate AdSense or banners into my site.

  • manoj
    Reply

    I used to think that blogger platform is not good ,,but i was very wrong,,it is very useful and can handle traffic that even a VPS account cannot survive

  • Kimme Lanson
    Reply

    I would consider these 5 reasons for my first blog.I would prefer Blogger as its 100% free and is a quite user-friendly . It enables me to gain familiarity in posting, widgets, applications, elements, feeds and many others.I like its interface that allows me to easily drag & drop different sections into place any time I want to change the look & feel of my blog.

  • Berlin
    Reply

    Great article. Very interesting information. This is an interesting argument for newbies and or those just starting out for the aforementioned reasons of security, cost and user easiness. It still might be effective for any one

  • Heidi
    Reply

    I really like WordPress because it is so versatile and customizable. WordPress is a also easy to install and use since most host providers have one-click install of WordPress. There are so many templates out there to choose from that you can find almost anything or modify an existing template to suit your needs.

  • lunaticg
    Reply

    I try wordpress before and I don’t really like it because I need to update it every month. Maybe I have been in blogger for so long time.

  • Stefan
    Reply

    I’m definitely a wordpress man; just because when I was first starting up I found blogger to be really restrictive in what I (a technologically ignorant newbie) was able to do. I’m given to understand that things are a lot better these days and that Blogger has carved out a niche catering to the very people I used to be.

  • Pete Goumas
    Reply

    Hi Kuldeep,
    Blogger.com is my first plateforum to start blogging career.I think wordpress is much better than blogger.com and I am also looking forward for your post on best plateforums for blogging.Please write on this topic.

  • KennethThomas
    Reply

    Thanks i love to blog and looking for those and need to know about the benefits for that

    thanks for giving me such a useful info …

  • Nichole
    Reply

    I’ve been hearing negative comments on Blogger but in my case, I’m really on it. Blogspot has been my training ground since then. It’s not that I’m not an WP girl (as my site is actually build with it) but I find Blogspot a “hot spot.”Why? Because it’s easy and convenient to use. Though the features are not as good and as many as WordPress, still you can have the basic widgets that make up a blog. And not just a mere blog because you can transform it into a great one depends on how you tweak it.

  • Vishnudath
    Reply

    yes, Blogger is the best, cheap and easy way for newbie bloggers to learn blogging.

  • Charles Daniels
    Reply

    Blogger is such a great way to learn the blogging ropes. Gets you familiarized with the ins and outs, adsense is plug and play easy, and as you said…it’s totally free. I still have a little baby trickle stream of passive income coming from the .blogspot sites I learned on. Every little bit, right?

  • Herbert
    Reply

    I used to blog at blogger before but I finally decided to move to WP as I noticed that some of the posts I made were not yet indexed by Google :( The moment I moved to WP, in just minutes, I can see my post being indexed by G already. Though I still have a couple of blogger blogs running now

  • Alan
    Reply

    Blogger has been around for a while and many people use it. Many people also use wordpress. Blogger is less high tech and can be easier to use than wordpress. I just learned that Blogger was owned by Google.

  • Bishwajeet
    Reply

    Even as a noob, one should start with WordPress as it has great functionality and you will learn it early. Blogger has its only functionalities but at the end of the day with so many plugins and themes available for wordpress you will go for WordPress

  • Cristina
    Reply

    Hi,

    I think it’s great that I found your blog. It’s like you read my mind really. I have been pondering about setting up a blog about working from home and I’ve heard a lot about WP but thanks to you I now have an alternative. I definitely need something that is user friendly since I’m just starting out. So I think I’ll check out Blogger.

    Thanks!

    – Cristina

  • Tina
    Reply

    I love blogger and I am always using it.

  • Aswani
    Reply

    Absolutely right. I have been blogging on blogger platform from last 5 years and have never ever felt like moving to wordpress or any other blogging platform. Google Blogger is truly one of the most exciting blogging platforms ever. But yes, I also agree to the fact that WordPress is a way ahead of google blogger but finally it is all about your preferences where I am truly in love with Google Blogger..!

  • septem
    Reply

    all the Five Reason To Consider Blogger For Your First Blog would help me a lot as a guide so that my blog work would be great in result .

  • tim
    Reply

    I believe that any starting blogger should create his first blog on blogger platform. Its easy to manage, easy to edit, and google loves blogs from this platform. On the other hand, wordpress removes the limitations of blogger, and its more targeted to advanced bloggers

  • KennethThomas
    Reply

    Thanks buddy…
    Explanation is very unique and easy to understand…

  • sai krishna
    Reply

    ohh ! hey kuldeep . Glad to see you here ! your explanation is really very useful . but we will get some more benefits from self hosted word press blog .

  • Richard
    Reply

    I never knew that Blogger was safer from hacking or that it gets indexed quicker, I’m using WP just now but I might try my next site out with Blogger, thanks for the Info :)

  • Samantha
    Reply

    I really like WordPress because it is so versatile and customizable. WordPress is a also easy to install and use since most host providers have one-click install of WordPress. There are so many templates out there to choose from that you can find almost anything or modify an existing template to suit your needs.

  • Sonia
    Reply

    Not a fan at all of Blogger. I started out with WordPress and I am glad I did. Different strokes for different folks, but I just can’t stand the look and feel of blogger. If you get it professionally done, it could look really good, but what I can’t stand is control from Google.

    I have had 2 friends lose their blog and content from Google in a instant. One got his back, but the down time I know he experience was unnecessary. The other never got his blog back because they claimed he violated one of their polices. Free isn’t always what its cracked up to be and that is why I stick with a self-hosted WordPress site.

    Although I agree with a new person entering blogosphere to start with something easy, Blogger is it, but as you get more serious, start looking at WordPress.

    • Kuldeep Khatri
      Reply

      Hey Sonia,

      It’s quite nice to know about you and your views about Blogger, though everyone has his/her own views about Blogging Platforms.

      Well, I do not think that Google will delete your blog unnecessarily, there might be some string reasons for it, maybe the bloggers might have violated the TOS of Google. :(

      Well, Yes, it’s Blogger Platform which is super simple to use.

      Thanks for sharing your thoughts here. :)

    • Reply

      Hi Sonia, I’m a huge WordPress fan myself. The lack of control when it comes to a blog’s future existence is something every blogger should consider. Once a blogger decides blogging is something they want to pursue, migrating to their own domain should become priority one.

  • Asma Khan
    Reply

    After working with Blogger for a while and gaining moderate
    success, I decided to use WordPress. It is much more customizable,
    I love it!

    • Kuldeep Khatri
      Reply

      Hi Asma,

      Well, I am also thinking the same after working on blogger from the past 6 months. I agree that WordPress is very good in terms of flexibility and functionality.

      Thanks for stopping by. :)

  • Alicia
    Reply

    I completely agree with using Blogger as a platform! It really is easy to post and manage your blog!

    • Kuldeep Khatri
      Reply

      Hey Alicia,

      Thanks for agreeing with my Post and it’s views about Benefits of Blogger. Yeah, it’s super simple to manage your blog on Blogger Platform.

      Thanks for dropping a comment here!!!! :)

  • David
    Reply

    People usually dismiss Blogger because they think you have too many limitations on what you can do within the platform, that you’re limited to certain designs/layouts, and that “widget support” is lacking.

    What they’re missing is that Blogger allows you to build just about anything into your blog, hack the design as much as you’d like (free access to the HTML/CSS), and still have it be hosted for free.

    This article I wrote talks about some of the ways we’ve been pushing Blogger functionality and design: http://blog.confluentforms.com/2011/07/you-can-do-some-amazing-things-with.html

    • Kuldeep Khatri
      Reply

      Hey David,

      I never came across such situation where I difficulty in terms of customizing it whereas it can be done easily using HTML/CSS and using some Other Internet Sources for help!!

      Thanks for sharing your views here!!

  • Rye
    Reply

    I would normally not recommend Blogger. Anyway, normally people would just ask what the best or number one platform would be. Of course, when one says best it should only refer to one. But if asked for several options I would definitely recommend blogger as well specially for noobs. It’s great to know about Blogger being “almost unhackable” I will look more into that and drop that piece of tidbit if I encounter another conversation of this sort again.

    • Kuldeep Khatri
      Reply

      Hi Rye,

      Well, I think that everyone has own views about these Blogging Platforms. Well, you must look into it and give it a try and that would be Great.

      Thanks for sharing your thoughts here. :)

  • Kevin
    Reply

    Yes agree with above information. Blogger is quite easy platform to start a blog for first time. Thanks a lot for sharing more tips about blogger.

    • Kuldeep Khatri
      Reply

      Hey Kevin,

      Thanks for agreeing with the information given above. Yeah, Blogger is very easy to use platform.

      It’s my pleasure to share these tips with you!!

      Thanks for dropping a comment here!! :)

  • Jeane
    Reply

    Interesting points. I’ve been torn between this two giant blogging platform as to which is gonna be best for my blogging ideals. Got handy tips in here.

    • Kuldeep Khatri
      Reply

      Hi Jeane,

      I am very Glad to know that my Guest Post helped you and got you some Interesting points here.

      Thanks for stopping by. :)

  • Bhavesh Sondagar
    Reply

    Hey Kuldeep Khatri,
    Nice review on blogger platform.Before going on WordPress, I was using Blogspot platform and started earning.After having enough budget I chose WordPress.From my personal experience, I can say blogger is the best platform for beginners & after learning most of blogging things, we can migrates.The main feature about blogger is Free Free & Free !!!

    • Kuldeep Khatri
      Reply

      Hey Bhavesh,

      I think your decision was quite Great and I am also going to do the Same. Since I would be started earning some more amount, I will move to WordPress. Yeah, Blogger is an awesome platform for beginners!!!

      Thanks for being a part of this discussion!!

  • David
    Reply

    Blogger is the best platform for newbies in blogging world. The structure of this platform is very simple and it’s user friendly interface makes it more easy for new bloggers. New bloggers should try to make most from this platform by learning the basic rules of blogging and then try their hand on WP which is the best platform for experienced bloggers.

    • Kuldeep Khatri
      Reply

      Hey David,
      I agree with you that it’s the best and easiest choice for a newbie. I myself, being a user of Blogger Platform since long, really love it.

      I agree with your views.

      Thanks for dropping a comment here. :)

  • Kimberly Gauthier
    Reply

    My only problem with Blogger is that there are blogs that I used to follow that were the Blogger platform that I couldn’t comment on – Google kept kicking me out. It was so strange; not all Blogger blogs, just some and I could never figure out what it was about these particular blogs. Anyway, I felt that they could be losing valuable interaction, because of a “bug” and share that with people who are weighing the difference.

    Otherwise, it is a great platform, very user friendly, and I know a lot of great blogs that are using the platform, but they invested $10-12 for their domain. Smart decision!

    • Kuldeep Khatri
      Reply

      Hi Kimberly,

      Well, I could not figure out your problem but I can just hope that it may get fixed soon. :)

      Yeah, it’s a Great platform which is very useful and worth trying.

      Thanks for Stopping By. :D

    • Reply

      I’ve had the same issue Kimberly, I’m glad you brought it up. I don’t know if it’s the the blog’s settings or what but Blogger certainly doesn’t always make it easy to comment.

  • satyakam
    Reply

    My first and Last preference will be wordpress… I have never seen any Robust CMS like word press.

    • Kuldeep Khatri
      Reply

      Hey Satyakam,

      May be, you are right or wrong, but each individual has his own thinking about the choice blogging platform you use.

      In fact, I am quite opposite to you. For a newbie Blogger,I always recommend Blogger and then later on, it’ his choice that he can Migrate to WordPress.

      Well, Thanks for dropping a comment here. :)

  • Dipendra
    Reply

    Oh Yes.. Blogge was the first platform I started at and I would suggest all the new bloggers to use the same.

    • Kuldeep Khatri
      Reply

      Hi Buddy,

      Nice to know that Blogger was your first platform when you started Blogging and same is the case with most Bloggers. :D

      Thanks for sharing your views. :)

  • Shubham
    Reply

    Hi,

    You got all the points which I had in my mind. Free of cost is what newbies get attracted to blogging. And starts writing. I always say start with bloggers and after learning integrate to WordPress.

    Thanks.

    • Kuldeep Khatri
      Reply

      Hey Shubham,

      I agree with your views that Blogger attracts most Newbie Bloggers due it’s cost efficiency. Yeah, it’s always a good idea for Blogger to start with zero investment, get a domain, enhance their skills and then shift to Blogger.

      Thanks buddy for being a part of this discussion. :)

  • abhinav
    Reply

    Really its great points which can be very useful for me thanks for it sharing.

    • Kuldeep Khatri
      Reply

      Hi Abhinav,

      Glad to know that these points and my views help you.
      My pleasure.

      Thanks for dropping a comment here. :)

  • Miranda
    Reply

    Blogger is the perfect platform for those starting out in blogging. They may choose to shift to other platforms like WordPress once they get adept in the skills needed in maintaining a blog.

    • Kuldeep Khatri
      Reply

      Hey Miranda,

      Yeah, this is the same as what I think. Once we should enhance our basic skills on blogger, and later on Migrate to WordPress.

      Thanks for being a part of this discussion.
      :)

  • Joseph
    Reply

    I agree 100%. Blogger is the best and easy way to build a blog. Plus its free you can’t beat that. Also you won’t have to worry about Google hosting plan because I highly doubt that Google will shut down.

    • Kuldeep Khatri
      Reply

      Hi Joseph,

      Thanks agreeing with my views shared in this post. Yeah, Blogger is the best and Super Simple way to build a blog.

      Thanks for sharing your thoughts. :)

  • JamesW
    Reply

    Interesting point of view, and great article, blogger is really easy to use,there’s no doubt.
    thanks for sharing

    • Kuldeep Khatri
      Reply

      Hey JamesW

      It’s my pleasure to share this info with you.
      And Thanks for appreciating my article.
      Blogger is easy to use and I really like it for it’s user friendly Interface.

      Thanks for dropping a comment here.

      Stay Tuned.

  • Metallman
    Reply

    Hey there, Kuldeep. Great article. I have been tempted to move my blog from Blogger, but have kept it there for the simple reason that I just haven’t had any issues with it. It’s quickly indexed by Google and I’ve NEVER had a hacking prob. There was that one day where blogger was down, but that’s one day out of my 4 years of blogging. I’ll take those odds any day!

    Great article, my friend. Keep it up! Later!

    • Kuldeep Khatri
      Reply

      Hey Metallman,

      Thanks for appreciating this article. :D

      I am satisfied with your views that Blogger quickly indexes our posts and it’s rarely down and as you said it that it was down once in 4 years.

      Well, that’s a big advantage of blogger platform. Hacking problem are very rare with Blogger blogs and never happened with me. :) Thank God.
      And I hope that it never happen with anyone, no matter what blogging platform that person is using.

      Thanks for being a part of this discussion. :)

    • Abhi Balani
      Reply

      Hey Metallman,

      I think, I remember that day when blogger was down. Actually, that was the day Blogger was updating to new interface and Dynamic Views (May be).

  • sean
    Reply

    Great article. Very interesting information. This is an interesting argument and I think Blogger might be better for newbies and or those just starting out for the aforementioned reasons of security, cost and user easiness. It still might be effective for any one and it’s a great plus that it is owned by google. But is not as flexible as a WP site and that is it’s biggest problem.

    thanks

    sean

    • Kuldeep Khatri
      Reply

      Hi Sean,

      I agree that Blogger Vs WordPress is still an inconclusive debate. :)

      Yes, It’s always a good idea for newbie bloggers to start with zero investment, learn and grow their skills and Later on start with a Good Self-hosted WordPress Blog.

      Yeah, It is mighty as it’s own by Google. But I am also satisfied with the view that Blogger is not AS flexible as WordPress as WP comes with Lot of Themes and the best thing about WP is Plugins. :)

      Thanks for sharing your views here, :)

      • sean
        Reply

        Hi Kuldeep-

        It’s a very interesting topic. They are both very different in nature but both do the same thing. I use both WP for when I am building a site quickly and want to have a lot of robust functionality and Blogger when I am coding site myself.

        thanks

        sean

  • Lennart Heleander
    Reply

    Hi Kuldeep,
    I’ve never looked into the blogger, but after this article I will check and see what I have to benefits compared to WP.

    • Kuldeep Khatri
      Reply

      Hey Lennart,

      It is quite Great for me that my post made you aware about the benefits of Blogger and prompted you to look back into it. Well, I think you will find Blogger very beneficial and cost-efficient.

      Do share your views back after using Blogger Platform.

      Thanks for sharing your thoughts here, :)

  • Shy
    Reply

    Hi, Kuldeep! I’m amazed because you are still very young, yet you speak with so much wisdom :-) I agree to the points that you have presented here. My blog is also using Blogger platform and I am satisfied with it. It’s not as flexible as WordPress but we cannot expect to get the best of everything always. Overall, I have benefited so much from Blogger especially in terms of cost-efficiency.

    • Kuldeep Khatri
      Reply

      Thanks for the kind words for my writing skills and my age.

      And I appreciate your comment. Yeah, Blogger is a Great Blogging Platform and it is flexible. And Yeah, it is very much cost-efficient, and that’s the reason most people start with Blogger.

      Thanks for sharing your thoughts. :D

    • Abhi Balani
      Reply

      Hey Shy,

      I started on Blogger for the same reason. Because I didn’t know that blogging will work for me or not (still trying to figure it out). But all of that without spending a penny was worth a try.

  • Arunzee
    Reply

    I agree with you kuldeep.. i thats y i chose blogger as my platform.. thanks for such a awesome post…

    • Kuldeep Khatri
      Reply

      Thanks for appreciating this post,
      It’s my pleasure to share this info with you. :D

      Thanks for stopping by,
      Stay Tuned. :D

  • Jason
    Reply

    Blogger is a great platform for beginners, as discussed ; its easy to use and free. WordPress is better suited to those who are more experienced and want to get more out of their blog (e.g. Themes, Widgets and Plugins)

    • Kuldeep Khatri
      Reply

      Hi Jason,

      I am convinced with your views, Blogger is a great platform for beginners but I still use it and thinking to migrate it to WordPress Later on.

      WordPress is better in terms of functionality as it comes with various plugins.

      Thanks for sharing your thoughts here, :)
      Stay Tuned. :D

      • Abhi Balani
        Reply

        Actually, in WordPress, it’s easier to work (I think). The plug-ins make most of out work automatic. WordPress optimize the blog, images, content very well, in Blogger we have to work a little more than in WordPress.

        • Kuldeep Khatri
          Reply

          Yeah Abhi, Blogger requires a lot of manual labor but in WordPress, it’s Super Simple with the help of plugins.

  • Abhi Balani
    Reply

    Hey Kuldeep,

    You know, that I’m on Blogger and you are on Blogger, I know that, too. I’m going through the information on GOODs and BADs of Blogger platform and sharing what I’ve learnt from masters of blogging.

    I know, there are so many benefits. But it’s little BADs can be worst, actually.

    You said very well that, “Blogger is good to start with zero investment” I did the same.

    Google gives us FREE hosting that’s right, BUT…

    1) We don’t own our blog. We are not the BOSS, there. As you said, and what I thought when I just started blogging, that we can move to another professional platform after some success but if, in meantime, out blog got DELETED by Google of some issues. Yeah, it’d be just because of violating Google ToS. But what if newbies do it mistakenly?

    2) About unhackable: What if someone hacks to Google account? He or she will get everything, my bookmarks, my pictures, blogs and all my data synced with Google.

    3) Yes, it’s easy to use, free, owned by Google. It makes easy for Google to remove from indexing, SEPRs and even delete the blogs.

    I’ve used WordPress just 2-3 time, when I did guest post. Not aware of that very much. But I’m really thinking to switch just because of my point #1.

    • Kuldeep Khatri
      Reply

      hey Abhi,

      I know that there are some Bad’s too as a coin has two faces. But including the bad face in this post isn’t my aim as I wanted to state only the benefits as per the post title says.

      (1) Meanwhile Google may delete our blog. Well, Abhi, I do not think that an absolute majority of people get their blogs deleted. Only those who do not follow the TOS.

      (2) I listed that in my point and said that the chances are extremely low as compared to WordPress. As in WordPress, there are several things like we need to update our plugins periodically, use trusted plugins, then install several security plugins,etc. whereas in a blogger platform, the only way is that if someone hacks our Google Account and that is clearly mentioned in the post above.

      Well, Abhi, next you said well. As blogger platform is quite advantageous and beneficial.

      Thanks for sharing your views.

      • Abhi Balani
        Reply

        Yeah, right!

        But what do you think about me and my blog? Is the time to switch my platform?

        And when you’ll be switching? You’re doing a good JOB.

        • Kuldeep Khatri
          Reply

          Hey Abhi,

          I think Odd Blogger is all set to rock on WordPress. You can migrate your blog now to WP.

          Well, me, I am thinking to do it soon but I will do it within the upcoming days, Most probably at the end of this March.

          And Thanks for appreciating. :)

          • Abhi Balani

            Thanks for your suggestion, Kuldeep!

            As I told you I’m working and collecting all the information about Blogger-WordPress.

            Your suggestions are appreciated.

  • Amit Shaw
    Reply

    Hey Kuldeep 13 year old guy, are You really 13 Year ;) ?. Really i think if anyone want to start his blogging career than he should choose Blogger first than on other platform as you already mentioned the reason. Great.
    Thanks for sharing your huge knowledge with us.

    • Kuldeep Khatri
      Reply

      hey Amit,

      I am 13 years old. And this has been a big doubt from past since started blogging. I think I need to have a birth certificate as my Gravatar. Lol. :)

      And Thanks for appreciating this post. Yeah, it’s always convenient to firstly start with a free blogger platform and enhance our knowledge and later on Start a Good Self-hosted blog which is the case with most of the bloggers.

      Thanks for sharing your thoughts here.

      • Abhi Balani
        Reply

        Haha… Very right, Kuldeep! Have your certificate in your gravator. SO that people will know that there’s a KID really who is kicking the fun out of all his elders out there. Appreciable work, my friend!

  • Paul Waters
    Reply

    I’ll admit it: I don’t usually recommend Blogger to any starting bloggers, because of its obvious restrictions, but you’ve demonstrated and developed 5 benefits that will change my way of thinking. I particularly like the point of it being unhackable, which isn’t something that I or many other blogger would have thought of.

    I have used Blogger for the occassional project – normally to create backlinks – and I can confirm that it’s “super easy to use”; the usability of Blogger is absolutely outstanding, especially its text editor.

    Cheers,
    Paul

    • Kuldeep Khatri
      Reply

      Hey Paul,

      It’s not mentioned in the post that it is UNHACKABLE but it’s mentioned that it’s ALMOST UNHACKABLE and that’s I recommend it to most newbie bloggers.

      Well, Most Pro bloggers started from blogger and later on they Improved their skills in blogging and migrated to a different Blogging Platform.

      Well, no one can under-estimate the benefits of using Blogger platform as it is covering millions of users with it.

      And the point of views by including it as almost unhackable is something I think of before choosing any blogging platform. I turn towards the security features of it and take a look into it.

      However, I think at last, you said it well i.e. it comes with a user friendly interface.

      • Karo Itoje
        Reply

        Even if I am giving 100 benefits to using Blogger for blogging I will still not use it for any serious blogging. Nor will I recommend it to beginners. And I’ll tell you why.

        The simple fact that using blogger takes away the complete control of your blog beats every benefits there is to using blogger for blogging. You probably heard about it sometime ago when Google in the attempt of deleting spam blogs deleted some good blogs already earning decent income for the owners.

        Even if you’re not interested in making money and you’re using blogger for personal blogging, it’s still not a good feeling to know that your blog can be deleted at any time. Now this is the reason I won’t recommend blogger for any type of blogging.

        But let’s now focus on using blogger for business blogging.

        I have site that targets blogging for beginners. So I thought it was fair to also write articles about using blogger for blogging. And since I deal with beginners I like my articles to be as clear as possible and in a step by step format. So I was forced to actually set up a blogger blog, design it and optimize it for the search engines. Just so I could take the readers through the steps in my tutorial articles.

        Man, that was when I realized how hard and almost impossible it was to optimize blogger for the search engines. You will have to work with a lot of codes including when you want to correct the duplication error.

        Even with all that the blog is still not as optimized as it should be.

        I have used WordPress for all my blogs and it has never been hacked, never had problem with my hosting and the flexibility compares to nothing else. The fact that there is always almost a plugin for whatever task you want to achieve reduces your headache of blogging by 60%, especially a dummy to HTML and Codes .

        There will always be loyal fans of blogger, which is cool.

        But for anyone really serious about making money blogging, it’s WordPress or nothing. There’s nothing like testing the waters. If you are starting a venture that you intend to make money from, then start right and treat it like a business. And as long as you hope to make money from your blog, then there’s no reason to treat your blogging venture any less, not if you actually want to succeed.

        What is worth doing is worth doing well they say. If you have doubts whether or not you’ll succeed, and because of that start with blogger, then you’re already set up to fail, no doubt about it.

        There are of course some people who have been successful using blogger for blogging. But they are really, really few. And know that for anyone who succeeds using blogger for blogging, then the person could have been making at least 5 times more using WordPress.

        This is not about being passionate about a software. Or a loyal fan. It’s just telling it the way it is. I have had a first hand experience testing blogger. So you can trust me on this.

        • Reply

          Hi Karo, I really appreciate all the advice. I agree with all of it but (there’s always a but), I’d rather see a new blogger get a start on any platform than to just give up on the idea altogether.

          I’ve met many people that don’t know what a domain is; seriously, they simply have no idea. Yet, they might be on Facebook and manage to blog there and actually become reasonably popular. There are people that are just learning what blogging is and free platforms offer them a way to get their feet wet before delving into the other aspects like social media, SEO, SEM, themes, plugins and even domains. Truth be told, Blogger has weeded out a lot of bloggers simply by helping them realize blogging wasn’t for them.

        • Reply

          Hi again Karo, I decided to pin our best comments on Pinterest and yours certainly qualifies. I added a link to your site as well. You can see it here: http://pinterest.com/pin/280208408035607146/

          • Karo Itoje

            Hello Brian,

            I’m sorry I didn’t subscribe to this comment. So I am just seeing it now and thought I’ll comment anyway.

            I can’t remember how, but I did see it on Pinterest. And I was surprised; but pleased!

            I think as a result of that your site as at writing is my second traffic referral. And it has been like that (falling between 2 – 4th top traffic referral) every month since I left comment here.

            So thank you :)

            I think it’s a brilliant idea. And another great way to reward honest commentators.

    • Polly
      Reply

      I agree that blogger is easy to use – however I’m a big, big wordpress fan – mainly because it is possible to make your blog look more like a website and less like a blog. I do however think blogger is better for engaging in conversation and following other logs in a similar niche.

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