Why wordpress is better than blogger

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 -
Wordpress Blog Software
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.

Blogger Blog Software4. 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 ;)

Comments

  1. great differences spotted..you 4gt to mention do follow thing which is their in wordpress not in blogger:d

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  2. great differences spotted..you 4gt to mention do follow thing which is their in wordpress not in blogger:d

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  3. Well wordpress is always rocking because you have control over everything, i mean that. in case of blogger your enemies or competitors can flag up your blog and get it blocked/closed but in this case all of the content is hosted by you on your own web host, this makes a hell lot of different and this is just the beginning.

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  4. Well wordpress is always rocking because you have control over everything, i mean that. in case of blogger your enemies or competitors can flag up your blog and get it blocked/closed but in this case all of the content is hosted by you on your own web host, this makes a hell lot of different and this is just the beginning.

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  5. Yeah flagging problem was one of those which i forgot to mention.. Self hosting therefore rocks again!

  6. Yeah flagging problem was one of those which i forgot to mention.. Self hosting therefore rocks again!

  7. Self hosting is always the best :)

    Because you can do anything with it and it is more powerful. Blogger doesn’t give all features to you and plus I dont like the URL – .blogspot.com Looks crap to me. Own domain is something I’ve always prefer :)

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  8. Self hosting is always the best :)

    Because you can do anything with it and it is more powerful. Blogger doesn’t give all features to you and plus I dont like the URL – .blogspot.com Looks crap to me. Own domain is something I’ve always prefer :)

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  9. Great reasons, Chetan. I prefer WP, of course, because of its powerful and flexible features. I believe that serious bloggers who use blogger.com will switch to WP sooner or later. :)

    P.S. I’m running a contest on my blog, hope you (and your readers) can participate. ;)

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  10. Great reasons, Chetan. I prefer WP, of course, because of its powerful and flexible features. I believe that serious bloggers who use blogger.com will switch to WP sooner or later. :)

    P.S. I’m running a contest on my blog, hope you (and your readers) can participate. ;)

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  11. I will check it out just now.

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  12. I will check it out just now.

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  13. Will check it out Jug :)

  14. Will check it out Jug :)

  15. Nice resource. It will help people to choice the right script.

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  16. Nice resource. It will help people to choice the right script.

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  17. WordPress is phenomenal because it is open to possibilities.

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  18. WordPress is phenomenal because it is open to possibilities.

    Syed Balkhi’s last blog post..A way to expose your blog to a larger audience

  19. WP definitley has it all over blogger or “Thingamablog”, which is what I started out on.

  20. WP definitley has it all over blogger or “Thingamablog”, which is what I started out on.

  21. i can upload filesize whatever i want on my own domain using wordpress, uploading any file that i want, but for blooger… there is always a limitation, thats why it is free, while having your own domain, you need to pay for it. Plugin, loads of them can be installed on my domain wordpress, blogger, not much to have at this moment.

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  22. i can upload filesize whatever i want on my own domain using wordpress, uploading any file that i want, but for blooger… there is always a limitation, thats why it is free, while having your own domain, you need to pay for it. Plugin, loads of them can be installed on my domain wordpress, blogger, not much to have at this moment.

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  23. i only prefer WordPress … as its Best, easy and userfrdly too.

    The above points are enough to explain or switch from Blogger to WordPress

    Plugins available for WordPress are awesome …

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  24. i only prefer WordPress … as its Best, easy and userfrdly too.

    The above points are enough to explain or switch from Blogger to WordPress

    Plugins available for WordPress are awesome …

    Puneet’s last blog post..Publicize Your Ebook for Sales Success

  25. Hi Chetan,

    i have seen that by adding Bookmarking buttons on our blog makes it slow while loading … can u give ur suggestion or recommend abt this ?

    I removed it from some of my blogs as it was already heavy and loading slow… not its much better than before…

    wat do u say ?

    Puneet’s last blog post..Publicize Your Ebook for Sales Success

  26. Hi Chetan,

    i have seen that by adding Bookmarking buttons on our blog makes it slow while loading … can u give ur suggestion or recommend abt this ?

    I removed it from some of my blogs as it was already heavy and loading slow… not its much better than before…

    wat do u say ?

    Puneet’s last blog post..Publicize Your Ebook for Sales Success

  27. Why not add some bookmark option like addthis bookmark manager?
    Like the one amit is using in his blog.

    Check any posts in http://www.amitbhawani.com/blog/

  28. Why not add some bookmark option like addthis bookmark manager?
    Like the one amit is using in his blog.

    Check any posts in http://www.amitbhawani.com/blog/

  29. Because,in wordpress, you are the owner and in Blogger, Google owns you…

    SEO can be done on your wish in WordPress
    And lot of good plugins and themes in wordpress which are absent in blogger..

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  30. Because,in wordpress, you are the owner and in Blogger, Google owns you…

    SEO can be done on your wish in WordPress
    And lot of good plugins and themes in wordpress which are absent in blogger..

    Shreyas’s last blog post..Introducing The WWW Blog

  31. Yup even I have observed it long back that some people flagged up my technology blog and got it blocked… since then I was thinking to move to WordPress.

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  32. Yup even I have observed it long back that some people flagged up my technology blog and got it blocked… since then I was thinking to move to WordPress.

    Life is Colourful’s last blog post..Congrats to Contest Winners for The Ultimate Blog Contest

  33. On Entrecard, if i see a blog hosted on blogger, i usually don’t bother advertising on it. Plus, the themes are blogger are just generally a lot worse than WP, what a pain!

    I know it’s daunting for people to switch (it took me ages before finally moving to WP from cutenews, oh those were the days), but at lest give it a try and check out the cool features.

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  34. On Entrecard, if i see a blog hosted on blogger, i usually don’t bother advertising on it. Plus, the themes are blogger are just generally a lot worse than WP, what a pain!

    I know it’s daunting for people to switch (it took me ages before finally moving to WP from cutenews, oh those were the days), but at lest give it a try and check out the cool features.

    Crystal’s last blog post..Chatter at the Orthodontist’s

  35. I think the do follow is applicable for blogger too, i’ve thought of adding the pluggin but not for the moment. @ life is colourful i like your blog very much :) sad that your blogger blog is no more because of being flag you could have removed the navbar so that people can’t be able to flag you

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  36. I think the do follow is applicable for blogger too, i’ve thought of adding the pluggin but not for the moment. @ life is colourful i like your blog very much :) sad that your blogger blog is no more because of being flag you could have removed the navbar so that people can’t be able to flag you

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  37. I am just learning about changing template of blogspot. Now with wp I truly think wp more confuse but I could be wrong as I haven’t try change the wp template.

  38. I am just learning about changing template of blogspot. Now with wp I truly think wp more confuse but I could be wrong as I haven’t try change the wp template.

  39. I recently switched from Blogger to WordPress at the advice of a friend. I absolutely agree that WP is better. I just need to learn how to get better at blogging. I am always scrutinizing what I write instead of relaxing and communicating. Any tips out there?

  40. I recently switched from Blogger to WordPress at the advice of a friend. I absolutely agree that WP is better. I just need to learn how to get better at blogging. I am always scrutinizing what I write instead of relaxing and communicating. Any tips out there?

  41. I really liked your article. My compliments!! Thank you!

  42. I really liked your article. My compliments!! Thank you!

  43. I am still new to blogging and I was looking for a comparison with WordPress and Blogger, and this really helped. I think the main reason that I would stick with WordPress though, is that I have it installed on my own server. Definately a must! I do like the thing with blogger where people can Follow the blog and it shows who is following your blog. Is there any way to do that on WordPress?

  44. I am still new to blogging and I was looking for a comparison with WordPress and Blogger, and this really helped. I think the main reason that I would stick with WordPress though, is that I have it installed on my own server. Definately a must! I do like the thing with blogger where people can Follow the blog and it shows who is following your blog. Is there any way to do that on WordPress?

  45. Well… I’m not fan of blogs. Even though I installed blogs (WP MU) on my site (should be linked from my name), it drives me crazy (WordPress). For example, when I moved my site from shared hosting to the dedicated one, I had to transfer the WP MU too. Files have been copied, so was the database. After uploading onto the new server everything worked except for WP MU. It actually worked, but registration of new users didn’t! Also the user interface (after logging in) became very slow. In addition, when I tried to migrate from older WP MU to the newer one, the database was screwed…

    So… everything works fine until you’re upgrading. In addition, when I was upgrading WP (single user installation) I lost customisations each time I did so.

    For me, WP is just another application which I don’t use.

    Nothing personal, of course… just my opinion.

  46. Well… I’m not fan of blogs. Even though I installed blogs (WP MU) on my site (should be linked from my name), it drives me crazy (WordPress). For example, when I moved my site from shared hosting to the dedicated one, I had to transfer the WP MU too. Files have been copied, so was the database. After uploading onto the new server everything worked except for WP MU. It actually worked, but registration of new users didn’t! Also the user interface (after logging in) became very slow. In addition, when I tried to migrate from older WP MU to the newer one, the database was screwed…

    So… everything works fine until you’re upgrading. In addition, when I was upgrading WP (single user installation) I lost customisations each time I did so.

    For me, WP is just another application which I don’t use.

    Nothing personal, of course… just my opinion.

  47. Actually, regarding reason 1 about subdopmains: you can buy your own domain for blogger for 10 bucks/year.
    As to reason 4 about customisation: you can edit the css of blogger anyway you want it.
    The reason why i prefer blogger over wp is becaise my email, and adsense account is with google, so I dont need to create opne more acount and thus have to remember only one username, password.

  48. Actually, regarding reason 1 about subdopmains: you can buy your own domain for blogger for 10 bucks/year.
    As to reason 4 about customisation: you can edit the css of blogger anyway you want it.
    The reason why i prefer blogger over wp is becaise my email, and adsense account is with google, so I dont need to create opne more acount and thus have to remember only one username, password.

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  51. rock & republic jeans :

    WordPress rocks. I am completely happy with my WP blog

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    WordPress rocks. I am completely happy with my WP blog

  53. I think your right, wordpress is far better in tools and seo and also in plug-ins. THANKS

  54. I think your right, wordpress is far better in tools and seo and also in plug-ins. THANKS

  55. Is WP needed incase we just need a blog for internal linking and regular postings?

    Google seems to have a bias over blogger for known reasons. Let me know incase I am mistaken.

  56. Is WP needed incase we just need a blog for internal linking and regular postings?

    Google seems to have a bias over blogger for known reasons. Let me know incase I am mistaken.

  57. i host 5 of my blogs on Blogspot and it is really good for beginners. but if you want something with more features, nothing beats wordpress:`-

  58. i host 5 of my blogs on Blogspot and it is really good for beginners. but if you want something with more features, nothing beats wordpress:`-

  59. Even though this post is old there is alot of truth about the blogging captivity that Blogger leaves you in. I have been using it and it looks as though my content is just thrown at the page do to lack of organization that catagories would provide. Thanks for the help.

  60. Even though this post is old there is alot of truth about the blogging captivity that Blogger leaves you in. I have been using it and it looks as though my content is just thrown at the page do to lack of organization that catagories would provide. Thanks for the help.

  61. WordPress is the king of all CMS. I prefer WordPress always since beginning.

  62. Well my dear friend i understand ur words and respect them but the thing that I would like to tell you at this point is that the first thing at Blogger w guys own the blog it is not owned by google or blogger,com and we can also use our custom domains instead of the thing you mentioned.
    Apart from this we guys can also build a brand name from blogger but ya I believe if it was an independent software the it would have been better../
    have a nice day

  63. WordPress has an unlimited number of advantages, take the self-hosted version into consideration as the free version is good for just writing and no customization.
    Blogger is one of the traditional ones with nothing much to work on it,and the designs have never been great with the blogger platform. But wordpress developers and users have built thousands of themes and plugins which makes the customization far better.

  64. In the span of 7 years I’ve had self-hosted WP and tried several different free services including Blogger, LiveJournal, Vox and WordPress.com. Honestly, so far WordPress.com has beat them all because of two important points – support and the user-to-user forum.

    Seriously, though, WordPress.com in my opinion can be a bit daunting for anyone who is completely uninitiated but decided this morning that they just have to have a blog and dives right in without any background reading or research, ie the FAQs or forums. As an aside, my daughter brought me a copy of “WordPress for Dummies” and it was a pleasant surprise to see three or so chapters devoted to COM. Most of that information is available in the existing WordPress.com FAQs, but *kof* is a little more accessible. Hopefully, the FAQs are being updated along with the rest of COM. :)

  65. Nice points you mentioned there. WordPress is always the best, with the availability of plugins, themes and many other customization options.

  66. I think one should not compare a professional Content management system with Blogger A Free CMS, it is not fare at any cost, But blogger is best for beginners.

  67. ya its very SEO friendly than blogger.
    but it may differ if we cosider about traffic and faster indexing

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