It’s a hefty battle, this one. One that’s been going on for sometime –perhaps even since the medieval times (I kid. Although I’ve got such an awful sense of humour, I apologise in advance for any wince-worthy puns in future posts.)
WordPress and Blogspot are both equally amazing in their own ways. When you think about it, personal preferences are what keeps them apart. It’s difficult to choose among them: both of them have their advantages and disadvantages.
As a Blogger-user since 12 years of age, I have a fairly good idea of the interface. Whereas with WordPress, I’m still learning.
Regardless, here are the advantages of each Blogging platform:
- Custom CSS/HTML markups/designing FREE OF CHARGE. (This one’s huge for me, because I love working with HTML/CSS)
- More flexible with themes. (There are thousands of Blogger themes, whereas for WordPress, the ones available by default are better than additional, downloadable ones)
- Widgets work all the time. (I’ve never had a third-party which didn’t work on Blogger; something I cannot say for WordPress)
- Looks more attractive. (If you’ve creating a website for your art, and you want it to look attractive, Blogger’s the way to go. That’s not saying WordPress isn’t ideal for displaying artwork, but Blogger looks absolutely excellent for colourful/fun pieces)
- More editing options. (I guess this fits under the HTML/CSS category, but I feel the need to add this on. This is a major advantage Blogger has over WordPress.)
- Very professional themes. (I can look at a website and immediately tell it’s been made by WordPress without looking at the very bottom. They have a distinctive, professional look to them, whereas Blogger ones are obviously more for fun).
- Wonderful post-writing full-screen mode. (In fact, I’m using it right now. I love the distraction-free writing mode. Blogger doesn’t have that.)
- There’s something about the air. (I know, very specific. What I mean is, WordPress is the kind of Blog I want to always go and update. There’s something extremely attractive about the styling and formatting, though I cannot quite put my finger on it.)
- The likes below each post. (This one’s also huge. On Blogger, nobody used to comment on my posts –was it something I Blogged about?– so I was left, always wondering if somebody visited at all. I mean, I had a fair amount of followers and views, but I felt unacknowledged. On WordPress, however, it seems there’s always somebody who clicks on a post somehow, sometime. That makes me happy.)
- Nicer default widgets. (On Blogger, the widgets they recommend are quite unhelpful. The WordPress ones are, however, plenty of assistance and are conveniently placed.)
By the lengthy answers for WordPress, it’s obvious I prefer this Blogging platform over Blogger. However, Blogger’s brilliant for web-designers/artists and graphic designers.
I understand my responses are going to be biased, asking on one of the previously mentioned Blogging platforms, but which Blogging platform do you prefer?
Tell me in the comments’ section! 🙂