I thought I would share why I decided to make the move from Blogger to WordPress. Both Blogger and WordPress have their pros and cons. I did a lot of reading before I switched and the one thing that I did notice is just about everyone said, “One is not better than the other.” They are different and they meet different needs. When I first started blogging I loved Blogger and the ease with which I could use it. As I started to learn more about WordPress I became intrigued.
I would say Blogger is extremely user friendly. I was using it and I am not to computer savvy. With WordPress I have had to ask more questions and do more reading but the good news is there is a wealth of information to be found online. Basically, if you have a question Google it.
Cost Blogger is free, WordPress you will need to pay for a domain name around $10 a year and then hosting is around $5ish a month. It can be even less than that depending on who you go with.
What it really came down to for me is ownership. I have heard stories (completely here-say) where blogs were deleted from Blogger. That was enough for me to explore WordPress. I want to be sure that one day Joel could read about his journey and read the love people shared with him. I also love how there is so much freedom on design and layout.
Comments, I have heard from so many people that they had a hard time leaving a comment on my Blogger blog. With WordPress it is supposed to be much easier. Soooo, those of you have had trouble in the past give it a try and let me know how it goes!!
I think in the very short time I have been with WordPress I have learned more than the whole time I was on Blogger. In the end one isn’t better than the other. You just have to pick the right one for you.