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.
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.