I had thought to post about this since a long time, but now finally got to write this. I am a fan of wordpress since when i shifted to it from blogger long time ago when i was still new to blogging and to the blogosphere. Both blogger and wordpress are free softwares to use, but the actual fun and reality of blogging is seen only with wordpress.
You can learn more about blogging with wordpress and then decide yourself which you should go with.
Here are the 5 basic reasons why i feel that wordpress is better than blogger –
1. Ownership and branding – I could install the software to the server under my owned domain name with no sub-domain name structures. Like am on thewwwblog.com which looks lot better than thewwwblog.blogspot.com, and having something behind your desired name doesn’t look brandable. WordPress proudly hands over the “Ownership” rights to us, making us the sole owner of the blog. With blogger, you are under their ownership and are just a blogger with no much branding to your blog.
2. Blogs never go dead – This statement is right until you yourself kill the blog. If in any case, your blog is hacked or the database is lost, then you can have a backup from your server, or directly through your host. But in blogger seen most of the times, blogs are just gone, and a line “Blog not found” is seen there when we try to access the blog. There are very little chances of recovering a deleted blog in blogger.
3. Categorized blogging – This is one of the main advantages with wordpress, we can have any number of categories and can post in these categories, rather than having no categories and posting random stuff as in blogger.
A normal visitor searches for articles/posts in his desired category if he is browsing a blog powered by wordpress, but in a blogger blog there is absence of categories leading to visitor being in a confused land.
4. Plugins for customization – There are thousands of plugins that help a wordpress blog to look more smarter always, easy to use and makes it more search engine friendly. A wordpress blog can be customized into any type and can be made look like a normal website/forum etc. Blogger gives just a blog, nothing more like plugins are included with it.
5. Reaching the world through pings – Hundreds of pinging services and blog directories with RSS accept all wordpress feeds and are pinged once and always when a post is published in the wordpress blog, and the pinging in their sites can be automated.
The same isn’t there with blogger and very few blog directories accept feeds from blogger powered sites.
This is enough from my side to explain why wordpress rocks Hope most of the perfect bloggers now are using WordPress 😉